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Over the last 5 years, the Indian government has made progress on many fronts — expanding access to banking to the rural population, dramatically improving sanitation, digital delivery of government subsidies, universal health insurance, and implementing the bankruptcy code. It has also accelerated existing initiatives to expand the national highway network, build metro train systems in major cities and provide gas/electricity to every Indian.

However, this is just the start. By 2030, India will be the 3rd largest economy in the world (after China and the US) in absolute terms, and bigger than the US after factoring in purchasing power parity. India needs to both accelerate growth (if the economy grows at 9 % vs. …


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“It never gets easier; you just go faster” — Greg LeMond

When you start a company, the initial challenges tend to be around hiring your first few employees, raising capital, and most importantly figuring out that elusive thing called “product-market fit”. …


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Founders rarely start companies because they want to manage people or scale teams. In fact, many founders have never managed people and don’t really want to do so. At the same time, most founders do want to be the CEO for as long as possible; because the company is their baby, and they want to control its destiny.

In the early days, founders often are able to manage by sheer force of will. And until 50 employees, or so, the founders often know every one by name and people can walk across the floor, and resolve issues. Once you cross 50 people, cracks start to appear, and by the time companies have ~ 100 employees, many founders find that things are slowing down, there seems to be more brownian motion, and politics is starting to creep in. …

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