January, 2010

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5 Social Platform Predictions for 2010

Sachin Rekhi

As many of you know, I'm a big proponent of open platforms and have spent much of my career designing, building, or leveraging open platforms and APIs. While we have seen explosive growth in social platforms over the past several years, I believe they are still very early in their history. I wanted to put out my 5 social platform predictions for 2010, as I think we are poised to see another exciting year of innovation.

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Stop !!! Stop !!! Stop !!! Educated Illiterates

SidsAvenue

I was travelling back from my home town and had just boarded the bus. There was a field next to the bus parking plot and I was observing a family of 4 members(Husband, Wife, a Daughter of around 8 years and another girl of around 6 years of age) putting their blood and sweat in the field. The lady was busy in spreading Manure on the field while the man was desperately trying to get the bore working to water the field.

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What is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence?

Sachin Rekhi

After last week's post I got quite a few folks asking me what exactly is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Since I didn't describe it in my previous post and there isn't very good information out there about the role, I thought I would provide an overview, it's benefits, and drawbacks. The Role The reason the definition of an Entrepreneur-in-Residence is so elusive is because the role takes on different meanings at different firms.

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Lessons Learned as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Sachin Rekhi

As many of you know, I spent the better half of 2009 as an Entrepreneur -in- Residence at Trinity Ventures. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had and would encourage anyone who gets the opportunity to do it. Working alongside Gus Tai , Ajay Chopra , Jim Tybur , Dan Scholnick , and the rest of the Trinity team provided an inside look into the world of venture capital.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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The PayPal Wars and its Lessons for Today's Entrepreneurs

Sachin Rekhi

I was perusing Andrew Chen 's bookshelf and came across The PayPal Wars by Eric M. Jackson. It turned out to be a riveting tail of the entire journey of PayPal, from its early conception to its monstrous success, retold by one of its earliest hires in marketing. It's a story I thought I knew, but there was so much more to it than the simple success story we all hear about.

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Matter of a mouthful

SidsAvenue

Being a blogger, I feel apart from putting across my thoughts, I should also support, raise awareness whereever and whenever possible. One such platform is Blog Action Day. I would be happy and feel privileged if my post saves even a glass of water. Because we all know, Water is synonym of life. No Water No life. This is a kind of very weird observation I have made and I am sure many of you might consider me crazy.

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"Its All About Money Honey"

SidsAvenue

Recently saw the new campaign launched by Government warning customers about bogus products and their lucrative advertisements. It’s a very fine initiative and will certainly save many ignorant people falling into the traps of these fraudulent products. The government takes legal actions against products found to be fraudulent. But I feel people who market, endorse are as equally responsible as the manufacturer.

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My New Year thoughts

SidsAvenue

Bigg Boss season 3 finished recently and my favourite actor Big B was the host. The media was buzzing around about the compensation paid to Amitabh. It is said to be 1.25 crores per episode.isnt it a whooping amount. I mean, probably half of India’s population will not be able to earn 1 crores in their entire lifetime. There are people in our country who earn not more than 100 rupees a day after tiring physical work for the whole day.