• ENTREPRENEURS
    How These Three Entrepreneurs Pivoted Their Way To Success

    Garçon Wines CEO Santiago Navarro GARÇON WINES Not all successful businesses turn out exactly as their founders had originally intended, thanks to unpredictable factors that got in the way of their startup plans. Too much competition, a lack of market interest, or simply bad timing can send a founder with an otherwise promising business idea […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Three Things Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Saying To Their Life Partners

    At the very core of an entrepreneur’s marriage lie two contrasting phenomena. Marriage is an institution based on security and stability, whereas entrepreneurship is defined by the risk and uncertainty that accompany it. Building a company from scratch or taking a venture forward is a formidable activity that takes courage, confidence and a certain degree […]

  • PODCASTS
    Three More Great History Podcasts That Aren’t Hardcore History

    The New York Pride Parade rides past Stonewall innPhoto: Spencer Platt/Getty Images When those bullies from business school mocked you for getting a useless doctorate in medieval literature, they didn’t see the world of history podcasts coming. Now it’s cool as hell to sit in your closet and read out your doctoral thesis. Because it […]

  • STARTUPS
    Three startup myths busted

    At the TiE Bangalore meetup, where several common learnings were shared, many beliefs of startup founders turned out to be either untrue or exaggerated. A dozen shortlisted startups participated in the ‘The First 6 Months’ meetup organised by TiE Bangalore for early insights from an audience of seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals. You can find details […]

  • STARTUPS
    Three founders ousted in three weeks; why startups fail to check sexual harassment

    “I made advances towards multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate. I put people in compromising and inappropriate situations, and I selfishly took advantage of those situations…. My behavior was inexcusable and wrong.” Thus begun the confessional blog post titled ‘I’m a creep. I’m sorry’ by Dave McClure, co-founder and managing partner […]

  • SUCCESS
    Three Indicators of New Franchisor Success

    As an academic, I always find it gratifying when someone confirms my earlier findings with more current data. This past June, FranchiseGrade, a provider of information and analysis on franchise systems, did just that with a report (PDF) on new franchise systems. Specifically, they confirmed three key findings on the performance of new franchise systems that I […]

  • SUCCESS
    Three Indicators of New Franchisor Success

      As an academic, I always find it gratifying when someone confirms my earlier findings with more current data. This past June, FranchiseGrade, a provider of information and analysis on franchise systems, did just that with a report (PDF) on new franchise systems. Specifically, they confirmed three key findings on the performance of new franchise systems that […]

  • STARTUPS
    Three start-ups from empoWer receive seed funding from govt and Vodafone

    Saral Design Solutions received Rs10 lakhs and Shubhpuja Services received Rs500,000 from the Department of Science and Technology. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Three start-ups from empoWer, a Zone Startups India accelerator for women entrepreneurs, have received equity-free seed funding from the Department of Science and Technology and Vodafone. Saral Design Solutions Pvt Ltd, which makes sanitary […]