Indian startups must face up to sexual harassment

This article first appeared on FirstPost on January the 4th, 2018. Time’s up, reportedly, for a well-known high profile evangelist and investor in the Indian startups. A police case has been registered against his alleged sexual harassment of women, who had approached him for advice. This is providing a much-needed opportunity for reflection and corrective […]

“I failed. Now what?”

This article is the twenty-first, and the penultimate, in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on August the 21st, 2017. “I failed. Now what?” Whenever I hear these words, the first thing I do is remind the founder: People don’t fail or succeed, ventures do. A “failed” venture can mean various things […]

On Founder wellness

This article is the twentieth in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on August the 6th, 2017. In the very first column in this series, I wrote about the loneliness of entrepreneurship. Add to that the stresses of building and running a fledgling business, with the worries of making cash last, making […]

Work and isolation

On the same day that I saw a journalist in London seeking to speak with people about workplace isolation, a friend in California noted that she wanted to have a little social but found that her real world community was either virtual or non-existent. My friend in California chalked her lack of community down to her being an […]

Of untenable CEOs

The positions of two CEOs are being discussed this week as untenable. One of them is the British Prime Minister Theresa May, fresh from the weak and wobbly win at an election where she campaigned as the “strong and stable” alternative. The other is Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, who is currently running an […]