Who Took Our Cards?

Who Took Our Cards?

Growth
After great networking at SEAP Pune Connect 2018 (on October 20th) the Xsemble team was very excited about attending NASSCOM Product Conclave 2018 (on October 25-26) at Bengaluru. And why wouldn't we be? Bengaluru has been known to have the largest activity in the IT space and is a great hub of startups. True to the expectations, Bengaluru turned out to be another great networking opportunity. As with the SEAP members in Pune, the NASSCOM members in Bengaluru left no stone unturned to attract the right kind of crowd to the event, most of which checked out the stalls present. But... We lost most of the cards collected at our stall at Bengaluru. To be more precise, they were stolen from our stall towards the end of the day. Someone…
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Salute to the Fools Who Change the World

Salute to the Fools Who Change the World

Growth
Today is the April Fool's day, and I remember the following famous quote: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw Many such unreasonable men have contributed to make our world better. Think about it: Wouldn't people have mocked Larry Page when he said he wanted to download the internet on his computer? This seemingly outlandish idea was the genesis of Google. In 1943, IBM's president Thomas Watson said, "I think there is a world market of maybe five computers". Then in 1977, Ken Olsen, the founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (which was a well-respected name in the world of computing then) said, "There is no…
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The 10X Game

The 10X Game

Growth
Who does not want a 10X growth? Everyone wants spectacular business growth. Yet there are so few who actually achieve it. And when they do it, it appears as if the universe has always been waiting for someone to do it. The equations of the business change forever. Competitors are left miles behind wondering what happened. Amazon became the largest book seller very quickly, and the book selling business changed for ever after Amazon. Same thing can be said about what Google made to the searches (and many other things), what Uber made to the car rental business and what Flipkart did to the retail business. Many of the recent initiatives from the Indian government -- take Aadhar, Jan-dhan or GST for instance -- are similar game changers. In the…
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