Category Archives: Barriers

Hyperlocals, Aggregators: Developing the Ecosystem

Aggregator models and hyperlocal delivery, in theory, have some significant advantages over existing business models. Unlike an inventory-based model, aggregation is asset-light, allowing rapid building of critical mass. A start-up can tap into existing infrastructure, as a bridge between existing … Continue reading

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Social Investing in India: Landscape study & Investor perspective

India has a rich culture and ecosystem of social enterprises, non-profits and many other social purpose organisations that serve the needs of many segments of society within a vast landscape. However, for a foreign investor looking for impact investing or … Continue reading

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The Business of Government – An 8-point agenda for Growth

(If you’re in a hurry, go to the Slideshare presentation. You can always come back for the complete read.) The sum total of analyses of India’s 2014 election results already exceeds what one sane person can read in a lifetime. … Continue reading

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Teaching kids to be entrepreneurs

Most school-going children are still rigorously provided skill-sets and build attitudes that belong in an earlier age when kings, nobles or religious leaders wanted to sustain a military-feudal power structure through obedience. Not discovery. Most universities still teach specialist skills that belong mainly in large-scale, … Continue reading

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10 Books for Start-ups and Small Businesses

For someone who loves books and dislikes naming favourites, it’s tough to quickly make a list of only 10 must-read books. There are so many valuable books an entrepreneur can learn from that this list is only a starting point, … Continue reading

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