Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Microsoft buys Teleo

the VoIP space is really heating up. Skype, please hang in there. Don't want my service stopping anytime soon.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Nice Interview with Bruce Chizen

click the link above to read the whole article. Some nice snippets:-

Chizen: My view is (that) more people will view, consume and interact with information on non-PC devices than PC devices. It is going to be less on a PC and more on mobile devices.

Chizen: It means that even though most of our customers will want to create and manage and deliver that information using their PC, we have to make sure that that information can easily be consumed on a non-PC.

If you look across the venture capital community, are you still seeing much interest in terms of the real heavy-duty software investment? Or is it pretty much over?
Chizen: Not in the traditional sense. I still see investments going into security, and I see some investment in low-end apps. I think has proven to a lot of people that you don't need a $10 million solution to satisfy a simple problem. It's a much different world than it was five years ago. It's also harder to compete. It's not just about the product any longer. The big guys have gotten bigger and R&D budgets are big. It's just a tough market.


Saturday, August 27, 2005

Must Read: Jack Welch Winning

Just got done reading Jack Welch Winning. It was a long overdue read. Bought the book when I met Jack Welch in person (yes!!) a few months ago and just never got around to reading the book. Picked it up a week ago and read it over multiple long bath sessions(yes, the best place to read!!). The book is gold. Truly every page is filled with insight that is amazing. I would push everyone out there who wants to lead or to win in life to go out and buy the book. It's well worth the money spent.

If not debt, then equity?

Given that my last post discourages entrepreneurs from raising debt apart from a few specific cases namely:- 1. Very high ROCE low risk bus...