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Combining entrepreneurship and leadership: Vision India 2020, by Sramana Mitra

March 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Vision India 2020 by Sramana Mitra describes where India could be – or should be 10 years down the road. Is the country destined to remain an outsourcing haven? No – and anyway, this outsourcing industry shows some cracks. Is its historical heritage doomed to disappear entirely? Yes, if nothing is done. Are the sprawling […]

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Talk to INSEAD Students: Starting a Company: Thrills and Agonies

August 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs

About 40 students of the INSEAD business school from both the Singapore and the Fontainebleau campuses spent the week in Silicon Valley and attended various presentations and lectures, all remarkably coordinated by Dominique Trempont (left on the picture with three students, Mauricio from Colombia, Fawad from Pakistan and Philipp from Germany). I already spoke about INSEAD […]

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Sramana Mitra, Bootstrapping: Weapon of Mass Reconstruction

May 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

I just finished reading Sramana Mitra’s Entrepreneur Journeys: Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, the second volume of her Entrepreneur Journeys series. Great title: Yes, small companies and mom-and-pop businesses are the very texture of this country (as they are all over the world), and some of them can be grown to a significant level and address […]

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