Top 5 Books for Startup Leaders
Top 5 Books for Startup Leaders

As an entrepreneur, I read non-fictional books only. And most of these books are business or self-help books. Well, there are tones of books written on this subject. It really depends on whether you wish to read something light or something highly complex. We’ve all got our own reading-list. I prefer books that talk to me in a simple fashion. So, here’s a list of Top 5 books for startup leaders.

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Food Tech Startups – Is It The Beginning Of The End?
Food Tech Startups – Is It The Beginning Of The End?

Until a few months back, the buzz was all about online grocery stores. There was a new player jumping the wagon, almost every week. Why? The usual herd mentality that we have; if one online grocery startup gains some traction, others will follow suit. In this case, it was Big Basket, in India at least. Very soon, we witnessed at least one online grocery startup shutting operations, every month. This trend to exploit… err explore the food industry is still on in full swing.

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Startup ideas In India – 3 ways to kick start your entrepreneurial journey
Startup ideas In India – 3 ways to kick start your entrepreneurial journey

A few days back I was wondering why most of us don’t start our entrepreneurial journey. What makes us wait for months or years to take the plunge? Well, there are quite a few factors; lack of funds, experience, guts, mentor, co-founder, et al. But after talking to some individuals, I realized that most of them are awaiting a breakthrough; a life-changing idea. My question, however, is do we lack good startup ideas in India? No. We don’t. Then why are people still awaiting an idea to kick-start their entrepreneurial journey? Here’s why.

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Why startup fails? Here’s one of the key reasons.
Why startup fails? Here’s one of the key reasons.

Every startup journey begins with an idea. And every startup is synonymous to the word “idea”. It’s an idea that fuels a to-be-entrepreneur to take the plunge, and build everything around it. Ideas are of two types – good and bad. Isn’t it? Well, the startup world has two more dimensions to the word idea – relevant and irrelevant. Unfortunately, most startup ideas die in a war between these two dimensions. That’s because there’s a million-dollar question awaiting every entrepreneur in the making. Does my startup idea solve a relevant problem?

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Book on Startups – Why writing it was a bad idea but I still did.
Book on Startups – Why writing it was a bad idea but I still did.

After dabbling with the idea of writing a book for a while, around 2 years back, I decided to write my first book. The subject was Startups & Entrepreneurship. But somewhere inside I knew that it was not a great idea to write a book on startups as I didn’t have decades of experience in running them. This thought kept hitting me hard in the face. I kept fighting until I could. But finally, it managed to knock me down – obviously, in more ways than one.

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