Rajesh Jain’s Recommended Reading – 10

This week’s links:

  • How YouTube’s Global Platform Is Redefining the Entertainment Business: from FastCompany.
  • Building Better Social Graphs: by Fred Wilson. “As software becomes social, the creation of the social graph on each web service becomes a chore. I do not believe that you simply want to port your social graph from Facebook and Twitter into new web services.”
  • When Cities Rule the World: from McKinsey Quarterly, by Parag Khanna. “In this century, it will be the city—not the state—that becomes the nexus of economic and political power.”
  • Making Change Happen, and Making It Stick: from strategy+business. “Five factors make the greatest difference in fostering the new behaviors needed for a transformation. All of them reflect the basic importance of people in implementing and embedding change.”
  • Go Go Gujarat: by Sadanand Dhume (WSJ). “Elements of the state’s model—strong leadership, anti-corruption efforts, a streamlined bureaucracy and a welcoming attitude toward business—can travel without damage across its borders. And Mr. Modi, Gujarat’s longest-serving chief minister, is proof that good governance can also be good politics. The sooner more states figure this out, the better it will be for India.”

Rajesh Jain is an entrepeneur based in Mumbai, Founder and Managing Director of Netcore Solutions Pvt Ltd (messaging and security solutions, and mobile data services), and have made a number of investments in various companies as part of his own fund (Emergic Venture Capital). He had earlier set up IndiaWorld, India’s first Internet portal which was launched in 1995, which was  acquired by Sify in November 1999 for USD 115 million (then, Rs 499 crore).

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