From the Editor's Desk So what is the definition of a startup? As per Paul Graham of YCombinator, a startup is a company that is designed to grow really fast (5-7% a week is an internal YC benchmark). That's it. Nothing else matters. Growth could be revenue or it could be active users. Of course, trickery like bribing users with more money than their lifetime value doesn't count. The beautiful thing about being narrowly focused on growth is that other factors like capital, talent and eventually revenues and profits generally follow if you have growth. But growth is elusive and is never smooth, even in the case of seemingly seamless journeys like that of Facebook or early days Twitter. These companies had to employ growth teams whose job was to ensure that user growth continued from millions of users to tens of millions to hundreds of millions. With Twitter user growth stalling and LinkedIn showing a drop in user engagement, their stock prices have taken a beating recently, so the thinking extends to Wall Street too - Comment
The 1991 moment of Indian banking State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and others declared poor third-quarter results last week after being pushed by the central bank to set aside money to cover bad loans.
Thinking of a start-up? sit down and read this then We can’t seem to get enough of it. Fail and learn, fail again before you sail is the new mantra. That’s a scary idea in a country where toddlers are expected to know algebra and parents are interviewed for LKG admissions. Disruption is key – disrupt and disrupt well is also what we are being told. I have been a part of three start-ups in India and abroad. Two of them succeeded, one tanked. I want to share what I learnt. It may even be relevant.
Japan meets India on Shinkansen tech export NEW DELHI (Jiji Press) — The governments of Japan and India on Sunday held the first meeting of their joint committee on the introduction of the Shinkansen bullet train system for a high-speed railway project in the South Asian nation.
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Taylor Swift kicks off Grammys, Kendrick Lamar wins 5 awards Taylor Swift kicked off the Grammy Awards with performance of her latest hit single, "Out of the Woods,'' while Kendrick Lamar collected his fifth trophy for the night. Lamar won best rap album for his sophomore effort, "To Pimp a Butterfly." It was the first award televised Monday.