To fulfill our material aspirations To secure our future and our children’s future We do not find anything else in our job to motivate us We are too tired or too complacent to find out ways to make our work exciting and meaningful We are too afraid to quit and find work that offers . . . → Read More: Why we focus on money as a reason to work
Jugaad is a vital element of Indian entrepreneurship. Depending on whom you ask, you get different definitions of jugaad. Improvisation. Making do. Resourcefulness. I like Ratan Tata’s definition of “frugal innovation” because jugaad arises from constraints, scarcity and competition. Tata Nano might be tacky to some but there is no denying the ingenuity involved in . . . → Read More: Jugaad vs Dishonesty
I saw The Social Network recently. It’s sharp, smart, funny and very entertaining. One fascinating scene in the movie got me thinking about what it means to be an entrepreneur. The scene involves Sean Parker, who is like the sidekick in this movie but could easily be the hero in another movie. Sean Parker is . . . → Read More: What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
[Part 3 of a 3 part post. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here.]
It’s not as if you call a family meeting and start discussing if returning to India is right for you. These questions need to be part of ongoing conversations in your family, regardless of how far out the eventual decision . . . → Read More: 6 questions for NRIs considering returning to India – The Decision
[Part 2 of a 3 part post. Part 1 is here.]
While the choice of returning to India or staying is personal and depends on each family’s unique circumstances, the answers to the following questions lead us to a decision we can live with.
How important are your Indian roots to you? How important is . . . → Read More: 6 questions for NRIs considering returning to India – The Questions
[This is first part of a 3-part post - The Dilemma, The Questions, The Decision.]
It is a well-known fact that all Indians in the US consider moving back to India at one point of time or the other. We discuss and debate about it, all the while putting off the final decision. The reason . . . → Read More: 6 questions for NRIs considering returning to India – The Dilemma
Till December 2009, I had a nice job in a big company. I had a beautiful home in a quiet Chicago suburb, two cars and was living the American dream. And one fine day I lost my head – I quit my job, sold my house, returned to India and bootstrapped a startup. Or so . . . → Read More: The Big Leap