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Listening Is The New Reading

I rarely have time to read books anymore. I used to accumulate sizeable bills on my Kindle doing a book a week, now I don't even remember the last book I read in print form. My babies, both actual and startup, have been occupying a whole lot of my time. I've also re-committed to writing on a particular…

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Why Startups ARE For Everyone, part 1

"Startups aren't for everyone." I've written this considerably in this blog. (very prominently here) We've also heard it uttered by every other entrepreneur, it seems, right? "Entrepreneur you say? Well, ho ho ho! You have to have a unique skill set: a combination of cast-iron will, uber-magnetic charisma, the ability to laugh in fear's face, and space-age…

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The Software Guru tells the Real Story: On Startups, Bankruptcy, and Attitude (Part 1 of the Joey Gurango Series)

I remember texting Peter right after my interview with Joey Gurango, which was just days before Startups Unplugged. In my text, I asked Peter about what he thought about posting an uncut version of Joey's interview on JGL. The reason for my suggestion was that after my interview with Joey, I was completely taken aback by the incredible…

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The crucial art of finding business partners

I've written about this matter extensively in this blog - I can't over-emphasize how important finding the right partner is. In fact, I think I can say that for my case, this factor has been THE biggest factor determining a startup's success or failure. I recently wrote an article for homegrown.ph summarizing what I think are the…

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Employing The Mach 3 Strategy
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Employing The Mach 3 Strategy

I was shaving my head this morning in the shower with my trusty Mach 3. I thought the blades needed changing. I made a mental note to myself to buy a fresh pack of blades - the woefully overpriced ones at the grocery counter. I had been buying these blades for FIFTEEN years already - I had…

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Open Coffee Fun!
February Edition

Open Coffee Fun!

Last Saturday was just an awesome experience. It never fails - get a room full of entrepreneurial people together to talk about startups and the room just erupts with energy. In the last open coffee, the discussion veered towards mostly finding co-founders and some the more philosophical aspects of doing a startup. This one was really all…

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ADDENDUM: Learn How To Build Your Startup By JOINING One

Here's an interesting thing I realized when I was thinking of the previous post : From my stint in Chikka, I know around 7 people who have developed (or are developing) startups upon leaving the firm. In my own startup, STORM, a company of around 12-15 people at any given time, 2 people who've left the firm have formed…

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