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Last year, I had conducted a half-a-day workshop for NASSCOM on “Rebooting Software Services Industry” where I presented on why the threat of a premature death of the industry as written by mainstream media is real – this is the industry that has made India an export powerhouse – and what needs to be done to tackle the problem and grow. My friend Mr Sankaranarayanan followed it up with C6 Framework which is a tool…

Digital Transformation is “Business” Transformation; Digital is not about developing a website or a mobile app;  Digital Transformation is not a CIO’s problem, it is CEOs. These are some of the points I covered in my talk on “Digital Transformation” for Rotary Kilpauk (Chennai) Club, today. An engaged audience made it interesting for me. Recording of my earlier talk(s) on the same topic: Few of my slides from the talk are below:

The Tim Ferris Show is an engaging podcast channel to listen. In episode #301, Mr Tim Ferris sits down with Mr Joe Gebbia, the Co-Founder of Airbnb – what a show it was – entertaining, insightful and informative. Don’t miss listening to or watching this show. In the interview, Joe covers a wide range of topics, right from his college days where his entrepreneur skills were honed, to the motivation/situation leading to starting AirBNB, his…

I wrote a response to the above question that was asked in Quora, which I am sharing below (with a bit of tweaking). As an entrepreneur for last two decades, I have seen this “hesitation” often and used to wonder why?. I will list few of them that come to my mind, in no particular order. After you graduate, when deciding between a job or starting on your own, you are generally given the advice…

Today I delivered a talk to members of Rotary Club of Madras, Central on Why should I care about Digital Transformation?. Recently I spoke on the same topic in Kochi, seeing that the club secretary invited me to their assembly. Rotary meetings bring an interesting mix of personalities and I like talking to them. For the same club, I have spoken a few years ago on Net Neutrality when it was a burning topic. Video of…