Posts Tagged ‘ Mohanjit Jolly ’
Monday, December 21, 2015
I have never started a piece with a joke, but I will make an exception here. Here goes… Husband comes back home after a hard day at work and says to his wife, “Honey, I saw someone today who looked just like you”. Wife smiles, turns to the husband and says, “Was she pretty?” Husband’s [&...
Despite the recent market doldrums, I love the fact that the global entrepreneurial zest is in full swing, and billions of dollars are pouring into startups in Asia – India, in particular. The tech entrepreneurial wave is truly global with yours truly recently having had the pleasure of speaking w...
28 August, 2015 |
I often host groups of business school students conducting their annual obligatory tour of Sand Hill Road Venture Capital firms. My steady advice to all of them is very clear (and I wish someone had really drilled it into my head when I was going through my MBA tutelage) – The one class in busines...
9 March, 2015 |
In March 2014, I remember speaking at the annual Harvard Business School India conference. The mood was somber. I had just returned from a “doom and gloom” trip to India in February. To liven the mood in the auditorium, I remarked, a bit tongue in cheek, “all that goes down must come up”. I ...
6 January, 2015 |
In the summer of 1991, I had the pleasure of backpacking through Europe with three of my MIT fraternity brothers. One of the sites that I vividly remember from that trip is a bronze statue at the edge of a cantilevered beam on the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany titled the “balanced man”...
25 November, 2014 |
I recently came back from an absolutely exhausting, yet exhilarating 10-day, six-city, two-continent, three-country trip through India, the UK and China. For a people-watcher like me, the sfo – hkg – blr – del – bom – doh – lhr – pvg – vcr – sfo itinerary was a “drinking from th...
26 September, 2014 |
I have spent several years as a technology venture capitalist in both India and Silicon Valley. Hence, I have a unique perspective from which to analyze the Indian startup scene. Any startup ecosystem consists of three fundamental constituents – startups, investors and the market. When analyzing I...
9 May, 2014 |
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining a select group of folks in San Francisco to celebrate Dlight Design being awarded the Zayed International Prize For The Environment, which is a large prize given to an SME that has truly transformed lives globally through use of clean technology. The gr...
14 May, 2013 |
I have gone through a love-hate relationship with social networks lately, and have selectively disengaged to focus my bandwidth. While I am drawn to contribute and stay in touch with friends, colleagues and family, I sometimes wonder about the overall opportunity cost, and productivity loss, as I ge...
28 March, 2013 |
It turns out that one of the most interesting and devastating exports from the US during the past few of decades has been the fast food industry. I still remember when the first Taco Bell opened in Bangalore and the hoopla around the event was closer to a five star hotel opening or a red […]...
2 January, 2013 |