Ideas Are Cheap – Execution is Worth Millions

People who know me well, will know that I give away ideas freely to anyone who asks me for advice. Why? 1. One of the defining features of an entrepreneur is her ability to generate ideas. But an idea is just that – an idea. An idea is NOT a product. NOT a business. NOT a patent. NOT a trademark.…

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Money Can Buy Happiness – Only if You Know Where to Shop!

Part 1: Is it all about the Benjamins? Three sociologistsfrom the University of British Columbia asked 315 Americans to rank their happiness on a 100-point scale and predict how happy they would be if they made ten different incomes, ranging from $5,000 up to $1,000,000 a year . They found a few interesting things related to…

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If Today Were Your Last

For most of us, our biggest sin is taking things for granted and hence, not be grateful for it. I’m as guilty as anyone else. I woke up early today , a new habit that I am trying to assimilate into my life. It was 6am, I still felt tired. I woke up and fixed…

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Ignore The F*cking News!

I have a confession to make. The last time I picked up a newspaper was 3 years ago. The last time I watched the news on TV was 5 years ago – during the financial crisis. I don’t read a single newspaper, offline or online, and I don’t watch any TV at all.  Ironically, choosing…

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The Quick Follower Advantage

Al Ries & Jack Trout’s are completely wrong with their law of leadership. it is exceedingly difficult for a first mover to keep their advantage. This worked in the 90s when the book was written (1994) where the network effects were not as viral and people didn’t have the ability to reconsider their options with just a touch of a button (smartphones). Find out what works here.

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10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Lessons from Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. Steal Like An Artist : 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative by Austin Kleon is a quick read that gives good instructions, healthy encouragement and real advice to any budding artist (i.e. creative types) while maintaning a good balance of quirkiness and humor. 10 Things Nobody Told…

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How to do your investor updates right in less than 30 minutes?

At Infinite Ventures, we have more than 70 mentors and investors. During the founding batch of our accelerator, we realised that creating a system that connects 70 mentors to 5 startups can get pretty messy. We did a couple of things right, and many others wrong — but somehow it worked. A major factor that contributed to…

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