Price is what you pay, Value is what you get

This blog post inspired by the article written by Warren Buffett in the Fortune Magazine, it is an excerpt from Warren Buffett‘s Annual Letter to his shareholders. I have read most of the Annual letters, but there are things that stick with you, like the title of the post. Price is what you pay and…

Giving up is the greatest failure

Entrepreneurship is life and life is entrepreneurship. I have been thinking long and hard about what is the one quality that I really admire with all the Entrepreneurs that I work with. And I always come back to Tenacity… despite all odds, they trudge another day and live to tell the tale. I am really…

Internet trends

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has been putting out a presentation titled “Internet Trends” for quite some time now. It is a clear articulation of the trends we see year over year. In addition to that she also has written a number of Internet related research reports since the early days of 1995. So,…

Startup Iceland 2014 – Get your early bird tickets now

You can get your Early Bird Tickets here… there are only 50 Students tickets so get your seats before they are all gone. We are getting the website and other logistics ready for Startup Iceland 2014. As I wrote before the theme this year is the same Building Antifragile Startup Ecosystems, with a twist –…

Tinkering with the Business Model

Last evening we had Einar Gunnar Gudmundsson from Arion Bank speak at my Rotary Club, I have been a Rotarian for the past 7 years if you did not know. I have also been the President, Secretary and Treasurer of our club. Einar has been leading the effort to create Mentorship driven accelerators in Iceland,…

Leadership Lesson # 3 – Aspiring to be a Level 5 Leader

I have written about the book Good to Great by Jim Collins, it is one of those books that profoundly changed my perspective on how to build teams and companies. One of the key items that Jim Collins and his team talk about in the book is the presence of a Level 5 leadership in…

Leadership – Lesson 1- Vision

Every leadership initiative starts with a Vision, “I have a Dream!” speech by Dr.Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela‘s Vision for South Africa built on equality and reconciliation or Mahatma Gandhi‘s Vision for Free, Democratic and Self Governed India are the quintessential examples. I believe strongly that everyone… I mean everyone, starting from a child…