Think small picture

Some months ago, I was interviewing with venture capital firms for an analyst role. Around that time, I was chatting with a friend who was working with a global top 3 VC firm, about a startup that he was evaluating. Now I have a really bad memory for the important things in life, but something …

Culture in the workplace

Both startups and large companies (not that these are exclusive anymore) have similar objectives in mind. Solving a real problem for customers, making money for the business, making money for investors, and building a happy workforce. It's strange however, how some companiesĀ go about the last one. Asked to solve for that, wouldn't you begin by …

Startup lessons from the Lord of the Rings

While re-reading LOTR after a long time, I couldn't help but notice a number of parallels between the epic and likely story of many a startup. To fans of the trilogy, a startup can seem a lot like the Fellowship of the Ring (the people, not the book). Small team, fighting against all odds, on …