Madam, are you male?

Madam, are you male?

Let me start by elaborating the title. This is a real incident that happened at India office of a very reputed global firm. This firm deploys cab service to pick and drop employees and their women security policy states that only males should sit next to the driver of a… Continue Reading

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Managers have Infinite Bandwidth

Managers have Infinite Bandwidth

I have had a really interesting thread of discussion running with our alumni group about managerial capability and bandwidth. Many managers feel overworked and under-appreciated. I have had the good fortune of being in a C-level position for a number of years and that gave me a vantage point to… Continue Reading

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The Right Time to Start on Your Own Entrepreneurship

The Right Time to Start on Your Own Entrepreneurship

There are so many professionals these days who want to be entrepreneurs. They keep waiting for the right idea, right opportunity, right team, right financial situation or some such combination. It's by no means an easy decision too since its potentially financially crippling, severely taxing and stressful. So when is the right time? Defining… Continue Reading

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yes / no / maybe ? mynit can help you decide

yes / no / maybe ? mynit can help you decide

Caught in a dilemma? To be, or not to be.. Yes, no, maybe...If that's you then mynit might just be the solution you are looking for. mynit is a complete shape-shifter, it's awesome because the idea is so simple. The app helps the user seek opinions from fellow users on anything under… Continue Reading

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Coding is Sexy

Coding is Sexy

After I finished my engineering, I started my own company. I was a coder and CEO. This was really awesome. The first serious solution I ever built was a credit card application which is used till date in PoS terminals, after 16 years. I see my code all over the place. It was… Continue Reading

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Tracing the History of Uber – Fascinating Bits from its 6-Year Run

Tracing the History of Uber – Fascinating Bits from its 6-Year Run

There are only a few greater and more inspirational startup stories then that of Uber. The pioneers of the ‘rent-a-cab-through-your-smartphones’ company which has revolutionized the way we view, select, use and dispose-off a service - recently turned six in June this year. We at Knowledge latched on to this opportunity… Continue Reading

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Why Investors Want You to have a Co-Founder ?

Why Investors Want You to have a Co-Founder ?

If you have ever tried to raise money, you would notice that there is a strong reluctance in investing into single founder companies at an early stage. If the startup has already become an organization with revenues, traction etc., that’s another matter. Otherwise it’s that much harder to get investment… Continue Reading

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Is it Getting Tough to Get Work Done by your Team? Here is Why

Is it Getting Tough to Get Work Done by your Team? Here is Why

A 30-something Captain driven by purpose defiantly leads his three-man bomb disposal squad in a war-ravaged Iraq. A little imagination and this script from the Oscar-winning Kathryn Bigelow movie ‘The Hurt Locker’, could easily be playing out in the safe confines of your air-conditioned, super-cooled, corporate board room. Only here: The Captain =… Continue Reading

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Do You Know What a Woman Engineer Looks Like?

Do You Know What a Woman Engineer Looks Like?

It’s the universal truth -- we are all judged for the way we look. The way we dress, and carry ourselves makes an impression on people – be they friends, distant family, or people at work. Sometimes things go too far, however. Consider this, for instance: if you are male,… Continue Reading

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The ‘most generous Indian’ – Azim Premji

The ‘most generous Indian’ – Azim Premji

Now there are great things to be said about the rich and successful business men of India. But when you come across a distinct breed amongst them, you sit up and take notice. Mr. Azim Premji, is not just a businessman but a human being par excellence! True, that he has no… Continue Reading

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