This is a brilliant article and gives a lot of confidence to entrepreneurs like us who are attempting to be different and not use the cut copy paste model. And what Vartika Manavsi and Navneet Singh say is concern for us as well.
A refreshing read Mr. Murthy, thanks for sharing.
Read the following in a magazine recently: If you’re trying to build the next search engine, you’re not learning from Google and if you’re building the next social network, you’re certainly not learning from Facebook.
You have just thrown cold water on Indian Startup opportunity!!! With 60 M @5500 USD vs 360 M @55000 USD it is already 60 times more difficult to do a startup in India. The numbers and time frames are always questionable though! More here….https://medium.com/@scharanb/indian-internet-startup-opportunity-overestimated-few-more-years-30ac0e279424#.14jqfaq1q
Hi Mahesh, great article. This reminds me of Peter Theil’s Zero to One moment quote.
“ZERO TO ONE EVERY MOMENT IN BUSINESS happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If…
I think any macro statement of the form of India’s growth potential is 10x because China’s at 10x us deserves a take down of the form you’ve put here Mahesh. In fact I’d be more brutal — there’s simply no reason for India to ape China in growth when we have not been able to demonstrate a similar kind of scale in nearly anything else (exception: IT…