10 business lessons for start up founders from Cricket

Recently in our company blog, we published an article titled Top 10 Leadership & Life Lessons from Tokyo Olympics 2020. While it touched upon my learnings from the game of cricket briefly, this post is essentially a long-form version of it. Cricket is one sport that I have enjoyed...

Tenets of professionalism

Over the last 12 years, I have worked with hundreds of people. Here are some of the top traits I have seen in people that are true professionals. Tenets of professionalism Professionals take ownership of their work. Whether they are serving their notice period in an organisation or just...

When good billionaires become bad

Ruchir Sharma, in his book ‘The 10 Rules of Successful Nations’, talks about ‘bad billionaires’ and ‘good billionaires’. Bad billionaires owe their wealth to rent-seeking industries like minerals, petroleum, real estate etc. Good billionaires owe their wealth to innovative industries that boost productivity and improve the overall quality of...

The Psychology of Money – My Highlights

Last month I read ‘The Psychology of Money’ by Morgan Housel. These are the highlights I made. On idols and role models and following their paths Therefore, focus less on specific individuals and case studies and more on broad patterns. Studying a specific person can be dangerous because we...

India and The 10 Rules of Successful Nations

What will it take for India to succeed? When will we shed the tag of emerging nation and graduate to developed nation status? Why is 28% of our population still poor? We explore these questions in detail in this article based on the book ‘The 10 Rules of Successful...

Design Basics for Content Creators – Guide

Here is a small guide I made on Design for Content Creators. It covers the basic elements and principles of design, Gestalt Principles, Colour Theory, Mobile Phone Photography and Videography basics. Design Resources The below is a comprehensive list of resources linked to in the above guide Tutorials Here...

Learnings from life – Part I

This is one post I have been trying to pen down for quite some time. While these are some of the learnings I have had in my life they are by no means some golden rules for anyone to follow as they are a result of my unique experiences....

Making progress through continuous improvement and step changes

“Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.” ~ Charlie Munger This quote by Charlie Munger embodies one of the principles I try to follow in life, which is to get a little better everyday. Progress is vital in any aspect of your life be it professional or...

Business Valuation in 5 minutes

This is a 5-minute read on Business Valuation for Start-Up Founders  looking to understand the basic mechanism behind valuation. Basics of Business Valuation There are 3 common approaches for valuing a business Cost Approach – What is the cost to build a factory or what is the cost to...

Margins – how they can make or break your business

Gross Margins, Net Margins, Profit Margins, Operating Margins are few of the terms thrown around when we talk about the profitability of a business. What do they mean? Why are they important? In this post, I will try to cover these in very simple terms. If you are a...