Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Startup Wisdom|| |
| Mahesh Shantaram: Indian Blogs are just like the Olympics -- because five of us have to represent a billion people !|
I read a very thought provoking essay by C.K.Prahalad, a respected management
guru, in the recent issue of SiliconIndia (in print edition, this story is not
online, otherwise I'd point to it) about corporate re-engineering to meet the
challenges of true globalization. The author calls for systematic
re-organization of products and services to meet the needs of the poor in
countries like India, China, and Brazil. This is a brilliant strategy for
large corporations, but a true eye-opener for startups.
Some ideas from the article are contained in this document -- The
Bottom of the Pyramid (pdf document)
BTW, SiliconIndia.com and Garage.com
have been sending me e-mails selling seminars on How to Go Public. Are
these guys out of touch? or desperate for any kind of revenue? The former
even has a seminar on How to Get out of a Startup. Reminds me of the movie
Breast Men -- the doctors first make money by implanting silicones, then make
money by removing them.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Monday, October 1, 2001|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.