Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg's hearing in US Senate

If you are a marketing person or an entrepreneur then you got to watch Facebook's CEO - Mark Zuckerberg's hearing in US Senate. Key points:

  • Violation or Exploitation of Privacy is not new. Google does it in bigger and better way and so is other social media platforms. It's just FB is caught. 
  • Free service is never free. As the old saying "there is nothing free in life. Somebody is paying something somewhere". All the social media platforms or in that case many high tech firms - Ad network plays the major role in revenue generation.
  • There is nothing that you can do about it. It's part of our lives, you cannot shut it down - but what needs is laws, guidelines and regulations. 
  • It was interesting how Zuckerberg was answering the questions. He never went overboard or aggressive. Never flaunt with the ego of senators, show off "I know everything attitude".
  • Most of his answers were diplomatic, and on the lines of finding solution rather than - I am the culprit or fight against the people.
  • Good learning for every entrepreneur to deal and talk with government authority.
  • Your data is never too safe. There are tones of loopholes. Having anonymity is next to impossible in today's world if you using bank account, mobile phone, internet etc.
Full video is available on youtube. Just search and you can find good link. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

My views on Plagiarism

Plagiarism, Idea Stolen, Inspiration etc. are all the terms that are been used now a days. Here I came across this video on Facebook and thought to share my view.

1. The basic rule that i am convinced is - Jo Jita Wahi Sikandar. Being an entrepreneur i know how hard it is to make success. Just Idea is not everything. I see so many budding entrepreneur at Elevator Pitch or Startup Meet who hesitate to revel his/her ideas fearing on being stolen.
My Point - Passion and Management gives the success. No body can copy both.  And Idea is the first step but without proper execution its just a Dream.

2. There are 7.5 Billion people across the world. People say there are 7 people who looks similar to you in the world. Now how can be all the ideas be 100% original. There is 4 possibility as per me:
a. Coincidence - Here it's like having similar looking face example. You thought something and somebody is already thinking in similar direction. Its a very much possible. Example: Some invention which are felt coincidence.
b. Unintentional - Sometimes you read/hear/see something which is part of your learning, or get registered in back of your mind.. and your ideas derived from your that learning. I mean all the ideas are based on some learning. Example: No one knows if its intentional or intentional but I thought The Ghazi Attack had some scenes like Crimson Tide. I doubt its intentional but i have seen both the movies have many scenes similar.
c. Intentional / Inspiration - Many times you have seen/heard/read something. But feel that its not complete. You can add your value to it. Only think is - Give Credit (as taking permission might not always work). Example: Five Point Someone Book by Chetan Bhagat to 3 Idiot.
d. Rip Off - Copying as it is with making minor changes is just wrong. And i can guarantee that extra-ordinary success never falls in this category. No one that i know have 100% rip off and been very successful. Example: Awara Pagal Deewana Rips Matrix Scene

3. There are cases where Passion and Management is there but the Time/Money/Audience is not there. So Luck also plays huge part of success. Example: WebTV

Here are some interesting reads:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Learning from The Grandmaster

Viswanathan Anand is a gem. He has proved himself and been on Top during his Peak phase. Now he is 48 and still fighting it out. Here is a small interview that I came across today - so much to learn. Here is are some key takeaways:
  • He has done all, been on top and have been #1. After falling from last few years, he still finds passion and motivation to learn new things and fight it out. 
  • Always remain focus during the tournaments. As per his statement - he was chit-chatting between the two matches and that screws his focus. Now in free time between the matches - he prepares for the next matches. Thus this reminds me of Seven Habit Book's "Sharpen the Saw" law.
  • Taking inspiration from the likes of Federer or Nadal. Interestingly legends also take inspirations then why we shy in admitting to admire others. 
  • Change and updating to the new ways. Tried and Tested methods who have given victories in past doesn't mean that they are the best. One should always be open to learn new things and upgrade themselves. I think this abilities only make them legends.  
Here are some interesting tweets:


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Raise Voice again GST Fraud. Govt. probe against big names for anti-profiteering

Indian government sending Notices related to Anti-profiteering to the names such as McDonald's, Lifestyle, Honda on GST rates.
This is a good move. I think:
1. Government have to be very Aggressive, Honest and Transparent in taking such actions against the companies who don't comply. They should be sent notices, fined and allow them to correct with penalty. Few raids/notices will help the system to straight up.
2. We citizen should raise the Red Flag towards any such activities. There are portals and helplines setup but we don't care (which of course includes me) and have time to raise any query. Yes the portal needs to be easy and user-friendly but we will only know all this once we try to raise any query. So I feel we should be an aware citizen and Speak Up if we don't like or have problems. Criticizing the government (and I mean any govt. be it BJP or Congress or AAP etc.) by sitting home will not help. It's time for a change and take things in our hand - In a Positive and Constructive way. 

Some Details from

"Actions against GST Fraud
For any type of GST fraud related complaints, customers are advised to contact the GST Helpdesknumber and/or email id mentioned below.
GST Help Desk Number: 0120-4888999
GST Help Email:
In addition to this, GST fraud affected people can also follow one or all of the following measures.
Contact GST-fraud complaint helpline number at 011-23370115
There are many unofficial GST forums and boards where you can share your complaint with complete description. It may not help you find the resolution of your query but it will certainly help other users.
Contact CBEC Mitra Helpdesk via email at: or Toll-Free Number 1800 1200 232
You may also contact your regional or state GST helpline to file a complaint against a fraudulent activity or dealer.
Make sure to check the applicable GST rate on a product and/or service online before paying any tax amount to a dealer. The government has launched a “GST RATE Finder App” that you can use to find the exact GST rate for any item or service.
You can also share your GST fraud related complaints and/or questions on our free GST helpline website or mobile app. We will try our best to resolve your issues as early as possible on our end or forward it to the concerned government authority if needed.
Anyone is allowed to file a complaint using any of the options above against any shopkeeper/dealer charging unethical GST tax amount or a fake person pretending to be a GST officer. Further, for any GST fraud related assistance, comment below, we will suggest you the best measures for the same."


Foolish Or Brave - But i LIKE IT - Trump's latest statement on Pak Aid

President Trump is been in heat for lot of 'crap talk' and 'foot in the mouth' moments.
BUT today - i enjoyed his latest tweet on Pakistan. He said

My Thinking out Loud:
1. Its strange and funny when someone who talks bad and don't hold good frame in your mind (here Trump) - but when talks about something you like (Pakistani Aid Tweet) then you are not sure whether to enjoy it or criticize or ignore.
I think most of the time people don't react or ignore the unconventional talk. This can be for both the case - if you like someone and when he/she makes some silly statement then you ignore that or don't criticize it. Same for someone you dislike and makes some good statement then you ignore that. WHY??

2. I think it's a very bold statement. Most of the leaders will not do it being diplomat against such issues. Just wondering - How can I be so candid.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Railways Executive Lounge

Yes that's right... Indian railways or IRCTC have executive travel lounges at New Delhi station.
Very Clean, Comfortable, Cooled, Prompt service and at par with any 4 star + hotel.
Various charges are there for different services like:
- Entry are with Swipe cards. Cost Rs.150 for two hours with 1 time Tea-Coffee and Wifi
- Recliner chairs is costing at Rs. 400 for two hours with unlimited Tea- Coffee, Snacks, and wifi
- Single beds are at Rs. 700 for three hours will all the above things.
- Unlimited buffet Snacks at Rs.150 and also Unlimited buffet dinner/lunch at Rs.250
- Shower and Changing room for Rs.150 which includes Nice towel, and bathing Kit.
Comment under for reviews/feedback or know more.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Standard 10 students gets 3Cr funding

I believe sustain is the key to every business. And in order to sustain, Funds are the main factor of every entrepreneur.
Besides funds, you need management skills, superior product/services, team, marketing and persistence.

Here is the latest story of young guys of age 16ish getting 3Cr funding.

The highlight of this funding which is inspiring is:
- They got out in first round of some startup meet but didn't gave up
- Pitching same thing over and over at multiple places require passion
- Differential product. They catched the trend of No Preservetive, and No Soda.
- Followed up till the end.. as it took almost 1 year for the entire process.

Hats off to the young lads as getting funded is not at all easy in startup world.

Details can be found at

Thursday, August 20, 2015