Archive for the 'startup essentials' Category

Favorite interview questions of startup founders

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

  While there are companies who sweep hundreds of folks in one go at a college through a test which is designed same for all, Startups on other hand, pick one by one. And each time, the criteria, the screening & the attitude is different. Recruitments at Startups are very unconventional / different and you [...]

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Be More: Focus on Customer Experience!

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Originally posted on October 29, 2010 by @nandinih at nandini.me I’ve not written about a movie or a television commercial in a while, though they are one of my favorite topics of discussion. A recent advertisement i saw prompted this post. The latest (not sure if its latest, but the one that’s on air these days) Titan, Be More [...]

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Health bound – One step at a time.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The Morpheus being the melting pot of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Struggles and Successes we get to interact with lot of Entrepreneurs on a daily basis. The one thing which we get to witness from the cockpit is the Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur(The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale), now there [...]

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Customers say the Dandiest things, sometimes

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Most of the times entrepreneurs  get to hear complaints and good byes from the customers and they are constantly working to improve and do it better. Today I am proud to share a couple of customers posts, where customers have gone out of their way and said very nice things about Deskaway and Commonfloor (two [...]

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Startup Madness

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

(This article is jointly written by Sameer Guglani and Nandini Hirianniah) In recent days, while working with the MVP portfolio companies and reflecting back on the days of madhouse, we have identified this phenomenon we are calling ‘startup madness’. It’s visible and present from the time when you start thinking of your million dollar/world changing [...]

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Startup Essentials: Social Leverage

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Sahil shared an article today about “Why not to start a company in today’s time” and the importance of social leverage, The social leverage part is extremely critical in the success of today’s agile, low cost and young startup. On the internet this is one of the most important (and free) marketing tool available and [...]

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Startup Essentials: Hire the right kind of people (and fire the wrong ones)

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

This article is reproduced from Sameer’s Blog, my personal blog. It was originally written on 10-March-2008.  Original post can be found here:Startup Essentials: Hire the right kind of people (and fire the wrong ones) Jason / Michael and bunch of other folks have been talking about kind of culture startups should have, to be able [...]

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Startup Essentials: If you have an idea, tell it to a 100 people

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

This article is reproduced from Sameer’s Blog, my personal blog. It was originally written on 27-January-2008.  Original post can be found here:Startup Essentials: If you have an idea, tell it to a 100 people This post was jointly written by Sameer and Nandini Many entrepreneurs working on new ideas, seem to live with this assumption [...]

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Oh my god! What will happen to startups?

Friday, October 17th, 2008

This is the common thought right now: “Oh my god! What will happen to startups?“. We have heard a variation of this question from all over the place – bloggers, media, investors, startup employees, startup founders, folks considering doing startups, etc. YC’s Paul graham has published Why to Start a Startup in Bad Economy Here [...]

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Startup essentials: Law of learning and openness (New role, new rules)

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

This article is reproduced from Sameer’s Blog, my personal blog. It was originally written on 24-January-2008.  Original post with all comments can be found here:Start-up Essentials : Laws of learning and openness (new role, new rules) Every startup has a core team, consisting of the founders (or just the founder) plus other key early employees. [...]

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