Working on the cusp of regulation, investment and strategy, I often think about the role of trust in the information flows that inform investment decisions. How does an investor know for certain the trajectory of regulation in a sector except for the trustworthiness of the sources of such information? How do regulators determine when to … Continue reading Trust as ‘social currency’
My investor and business clients are increasingly interested in investing in India. While many of the conversations are about the less glamorous sectors, the chatter about social media is unavoidable. A quick Google search on the 'social media opportunity in India' brings up over 0.5 million articles, in English alone. This suggests a considerable degree … Continue reading The social media opportunity in India (1)
This occasional series appears when the week’s readings have been good and should be shared. The themes are strategy, technology, investment and regulation, but sometimes they just cannot be separated. Gaping Void's Hugh McLeod has 10 questions for Seth Godin. Seth in my estimation is one of the rare, fluff-free marketers out there. Om Malik … Continue reading Four For Friday (3)
This occasional series appears when the week’s readings have been too good not to share. Problogger calls this "reader evangelism". The themes are strategy, technology, investment and regulation, but sometimes they just cannot be separated. ReadWriteWeb has a fascinating series on how religious organisations are using web technology with articles focusing on Christianity, Judaism and Islam. … Continue reading Four for Friday (2)
This will be an occasional series when the week's readings have been too good not to share. The themes will be strategy, technology, investment and regulation, but in most cases, these are so intertwined that they cannot be separated. Dharmesh Shah summarises Seth Godin's start-up insights; for those, who have not met Dharmesh, he is … Continue reading Four for Friday
At this time, I know two women and know of another woman, who are all undergoing the prolonged physical and mental agony of a battery of treatments to have a child. It has led to many interesting conversations with the former two about identity, the role of children and the reasons behind why they are … Continue reading Maybe baby?