Is India ready for Media 2.0 ?

          I had been chewing this thought for a few weeks now in my head, there is so much discussion about the rise of the new media all over the developed parts of the world but is this new baby been given birth to in India.           A question that is been nagging me…More

Openness and Attention Economy

Goldhaber’s article on “attention economy” when I read a few years ago was an absolute aha moment for me. It was a seminal article which attempted to articulate in a nice manner the nature governing our lives after the advent of the net. The keypoint put forward was that with the net becoming an important…More

Bourgeois in arms

      Madhu, Raji  & myself used to discuss and debate over coffee & lunch breaks at my previous organization on whether IT workers should form unions. I used to argue that IT workers incentives are way too differently aligned for them to form a collective body to address their common issues [One big…More

Ideas do matter

I have met many VC’s, listened to many more them in conferences, read even more of VC blogs, one theme that I have seen recurr without fail is the talk of “Ideas do not matter, execution does”.  While I don’t deny that execution matters, it matters a hell a lot but Ideas do matter as…More

Invention is a flower, innovation is a weed

John Hagel and Seely Brown have an excellent article in Businessweek on the difference between invention and innovation. The article though written for a general reader is more accessible to people with managerial background. But nonetheless the arguments made in the article are quite excellent.The difference between the two is very favourite subject of mine,…More

How not to analyze ?

Mobile pundit critiques an article on Number Portability, the article suggests that number portability implementation in India should be delayed as it is not the right time now. While it is true that number portability is not the holy grail solution to competition problems in the telecom industry but nonetheless the arguments in the article…More

Thoughts from Atanu

I have been an admirer and have been highly impressed by Atanu Dey‘s thoughts and ideas. Atanu is a development ecnomist and also works as VP(strategy) at Netcore. I had the chance to meet him in person on last weekend. He was in hyderabad to give seminar talks at IIIT’s festival felicity. He is I…More

Use value vs Exchange Value

   I was interested in economics but I never gave much attention to it while I was studying. I got interested in exploring it only after college mostly after reading from Rajesh Jain’s posts about economics. Infact I even bought a copy of “Developmental economics” by Debraj  that he suggested as a must read. My suggestion…More