imparting urgency

August 2020 one of the tougher challenges in being an entrepreneur/manager is imparting an appropriate sense of urgency to colleagues & collaborators. what is urgent, what is important, and what's the right sequence of priorities at any given point changes from context to context (for individuals, teams, counterparts). Yes, there are umpteen tools & frameworks … Continue reading imparting urgency

How to think about Corporate VC investors

Couple of friends asked me this question recently, so I thought it may be useful for a wider audience. Often during a fundraise process at startups, you come across the investment arm of an Operating Company (unlike VC’s who only invest and don’t run companies). Let’s call them OpCo’s. OpCo’s typically invest from their balance … Continue reading How to think about Corporate VC investors

Mentors – your aides in career navigation

I often find myself deeply confused and unclear about navigating life and career decisions. These may range from simple things such as whether to take on a project at work?, or broader questions such as what geography do I want to be in 10 years from now? No matter what the question, it is quite … Continue reading Mentors – your aides in career navigation

startup culture — where does it come from ?

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js One of the most mysterious elements of startup culture is question that Naval Ravikant posed in his tweet above. So, where does it really come from ? Culture is mostly intangible at the earliest stages, and tends to be dictated by the relationship amongst the founders (or the founding team). In my time at Feeva, … Continue reading startup culture — where does it come from ?