Hedgehog vs Nifty Fox and Culture of Discipline

Jim Collins‘s work has influenced me quite a bit when I was working at Capgemini. I remember one of the partners/principals in our Houston office actually having a book club session on one of Jim’s book Good to Great right after it was released. Good to Great is a great book, it clearly outlines the…

Whats timing got to do with success?

I was listening to Helga Waage yesterday in the Startup Stories organized by Startup Reykjavik team. Helga is the co-founder of Mobilitus, a mobile platform development company. Helga is a veteran in the startup circles in Iceland and is a mentor to many startup entrepreneurs. The other co-founder of Mobilitus is Toti Stefansson, both Toti and Helga…

Calling all Angels

I have been focusing a lot on writing about Entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship and what does it take to succeed as a startup. I think one of the key links in the sustainable startup ecosystem is a steady flow of capital into the startup ecosystem. Typically, in other regions an entrepreneur who has an exit invests the money…

Startup Reykjavik

Startup Reykjavik is one of the pieces in the puzzle to transform the Icelandic economy. I was very pleased to see how quickly we were able to get this program going, I am one of the mentors in the program. I started writing about my vision for Iceland and Strategy and Execution of the strategy…

Duolingo.com

Union Square Ventures just announced their investment in Duolingo.com. The company founder Luis Von Ahn is so smart and has a track record of really creating valuable solutions on the time people spending doing boring tasks on the internet. As Brad Feld says, the machines have taken over, they are just making us enter information…

Startup Iceland Video Channel

Startup Iceland Channel in Vimeo has been created thanks to the Innovation Center of Iceland which sponsored the whole video shoot and the channel. It is a great archive of talks related to Entrepreneurship, Startups and Building an Ecosystem. For those who could not make it to the conference this is an awesome replay of…

Dr.Ted Zoller – Deal Makers and Startup Ecosystems the case of Iceland

Ted D. Zoller from Innovation Center Iceland on Vimeo. An insightful look at the deal makers with the context of Iceland. Dr.Ted Zoller has been looking at Deal Makers for a while now and all his new work is based on that. Ted has become a good friend and I am looking forward to reading…

Efficiency != Sustainability

I started working with technology as an intern in India for a small startup which was building software for Financial Services companies. The network architecture that we were building then was client server, for those who are wondering what the heck is that click on the link. The servers were just another personal computer that…

The Brads Show – Interview with Brad Feld and Brad Burnham

PanelDiscussion from Innovation Center Iceland on Vimeo. It was a great privilege and dream to meet with Brad Burnham and Brad Feld. To top that off I had a chance to ask them a bunch of questions related to building startup communities. As Brad Feld mentions in his answers I did have a laundry list…

Building bridges and entrepreneurship

Luis E. Arreaga from Innovation Center Iceland on Vimeo. Ambassador Luis E. Arreage introducing Brad Feld and Brad Burnham and the importance of entrepreneurship and partnership between Iceland and the United States of America. I believe the best export out of the US is Entrepreneurship, there are so many recent role models that it behooves…