Archive for September, 2013

A couple of recent reads

September 10, 2013

I got a recommendation for The Honky Tonk Big Hoss Boogie from here; enjoyed it.

I also read Gaiman’s latest — The ocean at the end of the lane; the book ended when I was looking for more. A good read though.

As an aside, I think my reading speed is high when I read it on Kindle even though I do not understand how or why!

Determining fair values of companies and IIT degrees

September 10, 2013

From here:

… my partner Guy Kawasaki at Garage Technology Ventures developed a tongue-in-cheek algorithm for determining the valuation of a startup company:

Entrepreneurs ask us all the time how we figure out the valuation of a startup company. Most VCs suggest that this is a very mysterious art. But actually it’s quite simple: To determine the fair value of a startup company, multiply the number of engineers by $250,000, add $250,000 for each engineer from IIT, and then subtract $500,000 for each MBA.


Via OrgTheory.

Bharati, Tagore and Venkatachalapathy

September 3, 2013

A piece that is worth reading for three reasons: it is about Bharati; it is about Tagore; it is by A R Venkatachalapathy! As a bonus, it is a rebuttal to one of Ashokamitran’s earlier pieces in the Hindu. What more can you ask for?

Zac O’Yeah’s Mr. Majestic

September 2, 2013

A good read!