Why this Kolaveri Di?
THE COLD-BLOODED KILLING OF AN HR MANAGER MAYBE THE MOST EXTREME EXAMPLE OF HOW EMPLOYERS ARE STRUGGLING TO MANAGE THEIR WORKFORCE DURING A TIME OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY; BUT IN ITS WAKE, IT ALSO DRIVES HOME IMPORTANT LESSONS IN REDUNDANCY MANAGEMENT I WOKE UP in the morning last Thursday to read about the horrifying death of Awanish Kumar Dev, the General Manager (hr) of Maruti Suzuki. This was...
Dev Ghar ala re!
I have known Dev Khare for a while as the silicon-valley-based venture capitalist with Venrock, the iconic Venture Capital firm that lists companies like Intel, 3Com, and Mentor Graphics among its successful investment portfolio! Active in the mobile and web space, Dev’s investments included Slideshare (yes, that’s the company I wrote about recently, and that got acquired by LinkedIn), Appia,...
GROWING UP PANGS
INDIAN START-UPS SHOULD TAKE A FEW GREY HEADS ON BOARD, WHO CAN HELP THEM BREAK OUT OF THE PACK OF THE PACK STARTUPS ARE in vogue, again. If Bay Area had its Facebook and Zynga, Benguluru has its Flipkart and InMobi. Not a day passes by without some new funding being announced and the promise of yet another hot start-up that is going to transform the landscape. Exciting times definitely for the...