The Curation of Insights at Incubators

Axilor, now a year old in Bangalore, is dedicated to translating ideas into enterprise, fast. Of course, the world seems awash in ideas. Whether you access your information individually glued to your mobility device or tête-à-tête with like-minded souls, or consume it through video, audio or old-fashioned text, the challenge


How Can We Make Incubators More Effective?

My earlier two posts (here and here) introduced the work of our Expert Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, especially our Pyramidal model that is a guide to short- and longer-term actions to creativity and (job) creation. Here, I’ll discuss how to upgrade the network of incubators that have sprung up across the country, as

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Fail and pass

Here’s an op-ed titled ‘Fail and pass: Why Modi must take a cue from Li’s rhetoric‘ published by The Indian Express.  That India should not be afraid might seem an odd thing to say at a time when Indians are brimming with confidence. After all, it is the only one of the


Start-Up & Stand-Up India

On this Independence Day in India, I watched PM Modi’s address to the Nation in Delhi. The oration was spirited, as is normal with this PM, and the message reassuringly positive. Of course, the jury is out until there are results, but in the meantime, I want to highlight the


The Passing of an Idealist

The passing of the 11th President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, has triggered an outpouring of affection. The so-called “missile man,” named after his former career as a scientist and researcher involved with India’s space and missile programs, was popularly also called the People’s President. This outpouring prompted me to


Entrepreneurship as a Team Sport

This post is part of my Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Series, where I attempt to distil my personal experiences for would-be entrepreneurs. In the world cup football finals (soccer to my American friends) in Rio de Janeiro last summer, I witnessed the surgical precision with which the German team defeated the