This week’s links:
- Pivoting: by Jeremy Liew writing about startups changing direction. “Pivoting has two components, knowing when to quit plan A, and taking on plan B. It’s easy to pivot towards doing more of something that is working and users like. It’s also easy to stop doing something that gets no traction. What’s hard is stopping doing something that is just doing OK, but that is usually the right thing to do.”
- WSJ on Gujarat: “A look at India, minus the Red Tape.” Also read: Kanchan Gupta (Pioneer) and Swapan Dasgupta (Times of India).
- China’s Winning Schools? by Nicholas Kristof in New York Times. “Education thrives in China and the rest of Asia because it is a top priority.” Also see: Pratham’s Annual Survey of India’s Schools.
- The Future of American Power: by Joseph Nye in Foreign Affairs. “The United States is not in absolute decline, and in relative terms, there is a reasonable probability that it will remain more powerful than any other state in the coming decades.”
- Corruption Matters: by Atanu Dey.”I sometimes wonder: of the two — the criminality of India’s leaders or the stupidity of its people — which is the greater curse.” Also see: In India the corrupt get power, and the absolutely corrupt get absolute power.
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).