Simple answer : No.
The average age of a fortune 500 company is 40 something years. It takes time to get there. The ones that are there before that, are an anamoly.
Also valuation doesn't correlate to innovation. twitter.com/Carnage4Life/s…
"I recognized that while I hated nuclear power, it was going to be necessary. Then I realized that everything I hated about it turned out to be a pack of lies. We were regulating it as if it were the most dangerous energy when it is actually the safest." discoursemagazine.com/politics/2022/…
While everyone is focused on @Meta's move, catching up to AR, and @Apple 's supposed AR offering that is right around the corner, the dark horse in this race might be @Snap or a total outsider like @NimoPlanet
Here is someone who has spent close to a decade driving innovation within large organizations. If you are a startup trying to sell to massive organizations (think billions in revenue), talk to him. 👇twitter.com/0xVikram/statu…R
I am amazed how many of the folks who were core members of Proto.in, are today now in prominent and influential positions. And that seems to translate across most of the community initiatives that I can think of.
Passion leads. Rest follows.
Seeing this report by Morgan Stanley that the next decade belongs to India. It could, if we do all the hard work required. There is still much to be done, figured out and the toll to be paid for.
Let's celebrate when we get there. Not yet.
The team that organizes the CHN Photo Biennale @PhotoChennai, is working on this interesting project where they are equipping govt school kids with photography skills (in Partnership with @TeachForIndia)
I'm excited for the stories they'd be able to tell
After ~18 months in Govt, we've fixed the basics enough to increasingly shift focus towards investment & growth.
We are looking for professionals and leaders for senior roles in our SEBI-regulated AIF Manager, at a time when the macro trends are very favourable for India & TN
Congratulations to the british people for their new Prime minister.
That office has churned through a few PMs as of late, and the work to be done to stabilize the UK is a monumental task (with a lot of unpopular moves to be made).
🤞🤞 and god speed!
Everything that you do is an opportunity to set the standard. You cant build a great product or service, if the experience that candidates have when they apply for your org is transactional. You set the tone there itself.
At the bare min, deliver utility. Aim for experience.
Take the three main characters. Adithan, Kundavai and Arunmozhi. The king's three children are three different personalities, representing three different values.
Adithan is an egocentric warrior who is driven to conquer and possess.
Talking to my brother recently, I can safely conclude that I have had a very interesting and (full childhood).
The ingenious ways that our parents (especially mom) kept us engaged and setting up for life - someday it's worth a topic for a book.
Most of the big problems that are are starting to see (and ones we have been just postponing) like Climate tech, are deeptech problems. There is much that is / can be done in the information layer (tech), but the real solutions require deeptech breakthrough.
Deeptech signifies companies that are trying to solve a really really hard problem (the industry term is wicked problem) and pieces of the solution exist, but some bits and parts of the technology need to be developed and they push all of our understanding of science to be done.
This is where Emerging and Deeptech sectors diverge.
Emerging technologies are when two or more "stable" technologies are leveraged and put together to create a sum that is greater. AI / Applied AI is a great example for this.
Most "cutting edge" companies would fit here.
There are also levels of role that technology plays in creating value (Startups are one way it is expressed).
Tech Enabled Businesses = A traditional industry that is leveraging emerging technology, to unlock scale and value.
It is always good to define things right.
Observation -> Science
Understanding how something acts / works -> Research
Development of a means where we can manipulate the science to deliver a defined / desired outcome -> Technology
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Or in this day and age, by a hit piece written by an "anonymous author" hosted on a site with a disclaimer that the post might or might not be true.
Those who know me, know my work and the integrity with which I conduct myself. NB2W.
There isn't much said about the road less travelled.
I supposed most of them don't make it.
And those who have been through it, after they get to the other side, consider it a rite of passage and make light of the years of toil and heckling trying to make a path.
Two thirds of the pixel taken with a digital camera is manipulated - at the sensor level itself. And then comes all the filters and post processing.
I wonder if we will reach a point when images will look better than reality in every aspect that we aren't awed by nature anymore.
I read a stat that said that 2/3rd of the folks who are in prisons in India are those awaiting trial. The courts are apparently swamped. And then two people bickering over a party can get hearing and verdict within a week. 🤔
All the economic promises and ambitions of a country like India depends on students who are in colleges today, to innovate not just for India but also for the world and through entrepreneurship.
Most students havent realized it yet.
Following up on the conversation last week, scheduling the next Twitter space topic.
If you are an entrepreneur building a deeptech startup for India, or an enabler, would love to hear from you.
Proud moment for India to pip UK, our colonial ruler, as the 5th largest economy: India $3.5trn vs UK $3.2trn.But a reality check of population denominator: India: 1.4 bn vs UK.068 bn.Hence,per capita GDP we at $2,500 vs $47,000. We have miles to go…Let’s be at it!
We are going back to the moon. Almost 50 years later, NASA through the Artemis Program is going back to moon, and this time working with international partners to make it happen.
Artemis 1 launches today at 6pm.