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Ventures..

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This summer I am in Chantilly, VA. Northern Virginia, DC suburbs as they say. I am at a Venture Capital firm that looks at companies in the software sector. Quite interesting work and challenging. Although quite a lonely place.

My introduction to the Venture Capital industry was through the company I helped get started (www.indiaretailnews.com). That was the first half of last year. I wish I had done more on that.

I had dabbled with several things in the past – tried to help an open source project, an online fantasy sports platform among other things. Those two were driven by pretty motivated and capable guys and I never felt I was a part of it to the extent that I would go out of my way to get things better. Truth was that I never really bought into the vision. And unless that happens, it is hard to put things aside and gun. I still did reasonable amount of work on both for free but I never felt that I achieved anything. The venture last year was much more promising. Unlike others, I felt like a part of this endeavor. It went far. Mainly because the other founders strongly believe in the vision to the extent that they left things behind to pursue this. I am sure they will succeed.

I am still looking for the elusive idea that will drive me to work those nights and those times that I surf aimlessly to put something together that I am proud of. And that is a tall order.

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June 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

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A new beginning

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I promised Nicky that I would start blogging again on my birthday so this is a placeholder to a new beginning. To make it interesting, here a clip from one of my favorite comics –

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July 22, 2007 at 2:00 am

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the lower upper now..

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Kireet’s comments open up a lot of discussion. Another interesting piece, again from marketplace, about the Eliot Spitzer’s and the travails of the lower upper class, the wretched few who “are working themselves ragged to scrape by on a few million — or, God forbid, $400,000 —”

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/11/06/PM200611064.html?refid=0

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November 7, 2006 at 9:14 am

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the middle class

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Marketplace on public radio happens to be one of favorite shows. It is something that on some days makes me leave work at 6:30 just so that I can catch it on my way back home in the car. It has also made me believe it or not drive to work sometimes when there were reasons I should have worked from home. But I digress. This morning, in the morning edition of the program, i heard this story of middle class plight here. The lady is commenting on the changes in her income and expense over the past 20 years http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/10/31/AM200610312.html?refid=0
most emotions that one would go through after listening to this story are – anger or some such to a certain degree followed by can this happen to me? I started thinking about what might have caused this? And the answers are clear. This is a capitalist economy, one that rewards adequately for innovation and punishes for not keeping up as well. social good is a by-product. I believe in that. Limited resources are being consumed and so are getting more expensive. You cannot expect them to cost the same or lesser in 20 years. Real wages cannot remain the same for similar jobs unless it is artificially kept at those levels through some kind of a regulatory mechanism. This country stands where it does because people here realize and understand those things better than others and adapt themselves. What is different about the change that has happened in the past few years is globalization, which has accelerated this change and being able to adapt to this pace of change and use it to advantage would be the ultimate test.

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October 31, 2006 at 1:19 pm

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on the origins of this blog by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

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Vinit Srivastava, 2006

ok. that was a little too much. this blog will not match the masterpiece in its significance and symbolism. it is just a means to present certain snippets from what i see and read and have some feelings about. information “naturally selected” by me would be presented. its about fair and its about time.

i begin with a justification of the blog’s address. it is always difficult to come up with an all encompassing symbol or title of your ramblings. i thought it would be fitting to search for the worthless word of the day and lo and behold, google delivered –

the worthless word for the day is: internesia
[blend of internet + amnesia] informal: the inability to remember either the location of or information contained on a web site

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October 19, 2006 at 10:08 pm

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