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Like all the events around the world, this year’s TIECON 2020 global organized by TIE Silicon Valley has become virtual. For me, it was a blessing, as I could attend the event for free (as a TiE Chennai member) and not spend the thousands of dollars travelling to the USA and also the entry ticket fee. Earlier there were talks by Mr Deepak Chopra, Mr Vinod Khosla and Ms Shellye Archambeaua. Today, the grand keynote was by Ms Indra Nooyi, Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PepsiCo, who happens to be from my city (Chennai, India). Below are from…

நகரத்தில் (சென்னை) பிறந்து, இங்கேயே வளர்ந்து, சொந்த ஊரின் தொடர்புகள் இல்லாமல் இருக்கும் பலரைப் போன்றவன் நான், அதனால் தான் என்னவோ தமிழ் நாட்டில் முழுவதும் இருக்கும் எண்ணற்ற ஊர் தெய்வங்களை, காவல் தெய்வங்களைப் பற்றி எனக்கு எதுவும் தெரியாது. ஐயனார், மதுரைவீரன், பாடிகார்ட் முனீஸ்வரர் போன்றவர்களை கேள்விப்பட்டதோடு சரி, அதற்கு மேல் தெரிந்ததெல்லாம் தமிழ்…

TiE Austin had hosted an interview by Ms Kerry Rupp with Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the executive chairperson of Biocon Limited, and the former chairperson of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Below are from the notes (in no specific order) I took during the talk: There are two types of entrepreneur: The first are those who are looking at how quickly I can make money, how can I take my business to billion dollars; the second ones are like me, those who think how can I make a difference? When I started my bio-tech journey 40 years ago, I started developing…