Deconstructing WeWork’s Pitch Deck

Check out WeWork’s series D deck used to raise $335 million which valued the company at $5 billion. It’s 38 slides long and has a good level of detail, graphics and analysis in it to make it a good read.

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The Startup Idea Litmus Test

Back in school, you must have learned a simple test to determine if a liquid is acid or alkaline. When dipped in the liquid, blue litmus paper would turn red if the liquid is acidic and vice-a-versa. In the same way, by listening to few hundred pitches and working with few dozen of investors, I…

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The Myth Of Originality // No Idea Is Original

No one has ever had an original idea. Every idea worth having has been had thousands of times already. All the great subjects, all the great ideas, have been had already. What can be original is your unique perspective on it. It means that trying to come up with some completely original idea is pointless — if…

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PSA: Trump is Batshit Crazy!

I hate trump and his views. He is full of himself and bat-shit crazy. There I said it. My friend was shocked when I said that and commented that she thinks that “America needs a dictator as they are in the shits, all time highest in homelessness, and so segregated socially, racially, financially”. I completely disagree with…

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What Startups Can Learn From Nigerian Scammers?

Ever wondered why the spam emails from Nigeria is always so badly formatted with poor grammar? Or why is it always from a member of a Nigerian royal family? I always wondered why don’t they use better formatting and good english, as I am sure that it will convert thousands more. A few days ago,…

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Startups Are Hard. Really Hard.

No one will give a damn about your startup if you don’t (even your mum won’t) So work harder, hustle more, cry less and quit all your whining. Entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Kevin Hale make building a startup feel easy. Don’t Believe The Media! Globally, there has been this mega trend to glamourise startups. Instagram sold for a $1B.…

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Top 11 Mistakes By Entrepreneurs (Inspired by Guy Kawasaki)

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate…

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Pomodoro Guide (The only guide you’ll ever need)

I have 25 minutes on my pomodoro timer.Note: I have been using Pomodoro for the last 7 years. I believe that I am somewhat an authority when it comes to this technique. I have taught the method to many. I have written a blogpost about it previously. I would like to share it here. Do…

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