- Obsess about customers.
- Resist proxies
- Embrace external trends
- High-velocity decision making
Friday, April 14, 2017
Monday, December 12, 2016
Friday, November 04, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
- APU Trilogy
- Megha dhake taara
- Killing Veerappan
- Raman Raghav
- A Wednesday
- Dev D
- Khosla ka Ghosla
- Oy lucky lucky oy
- Sex sur Dhoka
Director's to Watch
- Anurag Kashyap
- Sujoy Ghosh
- Neeraj Pandey
- Sriram Raghavan
- Dibaker Banerjee
TVF Movies on YouTube
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Sunday, October 09, 2016
I have seen this happen in my SMEs over a decade of operations, before a simple idea occurred, of "putting the horse in front of the cart", in other words, putting profit before cashflow. We have since started to book a certain percentage of our revenue into a dedicated bank account (which we call our "diet account"), as soon as customer payments flow in, and forget about it. Which percentage of put-away you transfer to the diet-account depends on your expectation of profit as an entrepreneur, sector-specific benchmarks, your intuition of operating your business etc. Pick a reasonable percentage.
An important hack is to make sure that the diet-account does not have access by online banking or mobile-banking, isn't accessible to your accountant, and as much as possible concealed from your chattered accountant doing monthly tax filings. You will be protecting your profit for the daily operative cash requirements better this way!
I have been practicing this simple, almost household-sophistication, method for 4 months in one of my companies as of date of publication, and am already seeing accessible profits accrue.
There are of course 2 sub-challenges yet to overcome.
- Make sure that the balance-sheet also shows more or less similar figures.
- Sustain the practice over 1-2-3 years, to actually prove the merit of this procedure.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
- Are we disrupting the target market?
- Do we have resources to deliver?
- Can we sell enough to grow?
- Filled out the Business-Model-Canvas?
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Zeitgeist was eye-opening enough, and along with the Venus Project, inspiring. But while both concepts did a great job of painting a picture of a utopian future, neither helped to connect in my mind the present world-order, with that Utopia.
That being such, here're a few things that could improve living conditions, at least in the industrialized world.
Nationalize following industries:
1. Food production, processing and distribution.
2. Research, production and distribution of medicine.
There are a few necessities for life - air, water, food, shelter, medicine, education, security and some would argue information (facilitated by Internet). A society aspiring for a "high standard of life", could aspire to guarantee these basics to itself.
Essentially, these industries should remain outside the domain of profit-making.
While the above sounds utopian at it's own level, it leaves the key question of innovation open. Can the public-sector in these "necessary industries" produce innovation (like NASA and the BBC), comparable and better useful than the private-sector?