The One Percent Project are conversations that will help you understand how some of the smartest minds build, scale and implement new ideas and ventures
My very first guest on The One Percent Project is my ex-colleague, Robert Hao, Co-Founder & COO, HYPE Asia. HYPE is a venture builder that helps startups demystify, unlock, and succeed in Asia. Presently, Robert is heading the expansion of Goat into China. Goat is the world’s largest sneakers marketplace.
In 2012, he helped form the Asia landing team to expand Airbnb into the APAC region. From 2013–2017, Robert relocated to Beijing to start Airbnb China business, where he led Business Operations & Strategy and Host Community Operations and grew the China team to two hundred strong. …
People who know me well will agree with the fact that I try to live in a particular and minimalistic way, not OCD, but can sometimes drive people up the wall.
Having set the context, when I saw Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix, I was not only glued to the TV, comparing notes, but also announced that this series is going to touch and change many lives and households.
But, as a person who has been trying to achieve zen mode in minimalistic living, not even close. Few things I wish the show should have included.
First, cleanliness is a habit and a mindset which comes from years of training, practise and perseverance. Therefore, a one time clean up would not change the habits of the people who cleaned by their houses on the Marie Kondo show. In addition to the techniques of cleaning and folding, one needs to inculcate a routine to maintain the cleanliness which was not highlighted on the show. …
This article of mine was recently published in Entrepreneur.com
The Indian e-commerce industry has seen significant churns and consolidation. The homegrown firms flourished for a few years. The spate of acquisitions started when Flipkart acquired Myntra in 2014. This was followed by the acquisition of Jabong, which left Flipkart as the sole native beacon of the Indian e-commerce industry. Flipkart could neither handle the competition by Amazon nor mighty aspirations and deep pockets of Walmart. Flipkart fell prey to Walmart’s big aspirations and deep pockets. …
Why India is Not the First Destination of Choice in Asia for International Growth-Stage Startups
The subcontinent has the world’s 2nd largest popularion, 460 internet users, a world class engineering and management powerhouse. Yet, it’s not an attractive market for international early-stage growth startups.
Why is the case? You can read here.
1. Privacy is a strategy and not a core value in the information age.#dataprivacy
2. “We go into married thinking we’ll be monogamous” #marriage #relationships #fidelity
3. Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust, norms, and institutions inherently function better than the type of no-need-for-trusted-parties systems blockchain envisions. That’s permanent: no matter how much blockchain improves it is still headed in the wrong direction. #blockchain #future
5. Book Read: Short, Factual and Funny #stevemartin
Ready to break out of the 9–5 trap and be your own boss? Well, if you have decided to take the plunge of being an entrepreneur after all, these startup lessons can serve as a guiding light throughout your journey to achieving your dream.
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