Today I was just going through my Linkedin network and suddenly realized how much I have gained through this.
Honestly, I have been using linkedin for past 2-3 years now.
I still remembered an incident…
Once I applied for a seed fund at some newly born VC firm in Pune, and a lady there went through my power point presentation. Despite providing all information in the ppt, she said, “Presentation looks good but I could not find your Linkedin profile?”
Me: “Oh I don’t use Linkedin”. I immaturely replied in a disgusting manner…
“Does it really help you to close potential business deals”?
“Does it really help you get connected with genuine guys who will take you seriously?”
I did not even have a Linkedin profile at that time.
Gradually I started exploring it.
Undoubtedly I was ignorant. Yes it does!
So if you are an entrepreneur or wannapreneur then you must have your Linkedin profile.
Believe me, Linkedin is much more effective than any other non profit orgs/NGO promoting and fostering entrepreneurship out there.
With the new Linkedin interface and functionality what you can achieve is limitless…
Switching from WP is a big relief!
Now, I have started regularly using Tumblr a couple months ago and I am loving it!
Tumblr is fast, easy, convenient and free.
Unlike Wordpress, Tumblr does not create clutter.
They have superbly clean and elegant interface.
It does not bombard you with 100s of themes and 1000s of unnecessary plugins and updates.
It lets you create mini-posts and blogs within no time and that’s what important especially if you are running a business and maintaining a business blog.
it’s like a magic, your fingertips automatically start hitting the keyboard as if you do not have to think before you write.(Works best if there is a glass of whiskey on the table ;))
Once again, a perfect example of why minimal design and simplicity plays an immensely important role in any kind of business…
I am gonna stick to it for a while, let me know what you think?
Whenever I came across this wonderful app, needless to say I wonder!
The app showcases more than 100 appropriately categorized sex positions along with beautifully drawn illustrations. Each position displayed in the app is accompanied by “Overview” and detailed description of “How to get started” with the position, you will also find some interesting tips as well!
You can browse these positions randomly, by certain category or there is a nice calculator given based on “Intimacy”,”Complexity” and “Strength”. It’s up to you, you have to choose what suits you. App also lets you keep track of positions you have tried, which ones are your favorite and which ones have to be tried.
It’s just a simple mobile, with beautiful images, soothing background music. It is available for Android, Windows Phone, as well as iPhone and iPad, but recently removed from Apple Store due to violation of Apple policies.
You get lot more stuff in full version including accessories like body paints, luxurious oils and other bath and massage products. If you have not yet tried this app then go and get it…
Remember, there is a position for that!
Recently, I read a book, written by David Packard, called
“The HP way. How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company”
But before going into that, I would like to copy some excerpts from the foreword written by Jim Collins. In teaching a class on entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School Of Business in the early 1990s, I would start the first class session by reading the founding notes from the 1973 meeting, careful to disguise the names of the founders. Then I’d challenge my students: “Rate this start-up on a scale of 1 to 10, and jot down strengths and weaknesses of their approach.” The average score would be about 3, my MBA students blasting the founders for lack of focus, lack of a great idea, lack of a clear market, lack of just about everything that would earn a passing grade in a business plan class. Then I’d say, “Oh, one more little detail. The names of the founders were Bill Hewlett and David Packard.” and the company was HP. Another para.. Today, we take the tenets of the HP way almost for granted, but when first formulated, they were visionary— indeed, quite radical for the times. In 1949, David Packard, attended a gathering of business leader. As the day wore on, Packard became increasingly frustrated with the parochial, small-minded perspective of his fellow CEOs. Peering Down from his 6’5” frame, the 37 year-old Packard voiced a contrary overview: A company has a responsibility beyond making a profit for stockholders; it has a responsibility to recognize the dignity of its employees as human beings, to the well-being of its customers, and to the community at large. Packard later reflected in a 1964 Colorado College commencement speech: “I was surprised and shocked that not a single person at that meeting agreed with me. While they were reasonably polite in their disagreement, it was quite evident they firmly believed I was not one of them, and obviously not qualified to manage an important enterprise.”
Let’s discuss what it really takes to be an entrepreneur?