From the past three years, reading Pride & Prejudice is my yearly ritual. If I cannot write like that, I will read it until I do — that’s my philosophy.
Anyway, so yesterday, I got to know a Netflix movie based on the novel, and I made a split-second decision to watch it. It was pleasant.
Here are the three marketing lessons I learned from it:
I love writing letters, they take with themselves a promise of truthfulness that no other mode of communication does.
If Mr Darcy hadn’t written that letter to Elizabeth telling her his side of the story, Elizabeth would have never looked at him a new light. …
How do VCs think? How do they calculate odds? How do they like their coffee?
If you know the answers to these questions, then chances are, it’s the last time you are presenting a pitch deck, for this particular idea.
Entrepreneurs and Investors are motivated by two different sets of values.
While entrepreneurs are motivated by the value they can provide to society, VCs, on the other hand, think differently.
VCs have money which is not theirs. They have to invest it in a risky venture and at the same time, has the potential to grow.
If their calculations are right, they end up earning a lot more than they spend. However, if they are wrong, they would have much less than they started with. …
Hertz is the SI unit of frequency. Now it is also the SI unit of bailouts in the US.
If you’ve been following the news as religiously as Moon follows Earth, then you have to know America’s 102-year-old car rental firm has declared bankruptcy. I am talking about Hertz if you couldn’t catch up.
Yet, their share prices are higher than they were before the sad announcement.
Did you say ‘what’? Yeah, I heard you.
It is not Harry Potter induced magic, economists call it —
The moral hazard of unlimited bailouts — sponsored by the Fed and the US Treasury. …