Posts Tagged Best practices
7 Habits of Effective Early-stage Entrepreneurs that are counter-productive to scale
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Business, Entrepreneurship, Human Behavior, Leadership, Management, Marketing on December 14, 2012
Entrepreneurs & Start-up leaders that are successful in the Jump-start phase are so because of certain effective habits that they either have or have developed during the initial phase. However, the same habits, if carried forward too long become counter-productive to scale for their business. The main reason being that once the business is off the ground, it’s not about the entrepreneur any more, but about the engine that propels the business. Here are seven such habits that are very effective for entrepreneurs in the early stage, but can potentially become counter-productive as business scales. […]
Through the SEO maze, a good resource in Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Business, Marketing, Technology on October 14, 2012
Technical side of the SEO is pretty complex, made even more so by the incessant updates from Google on their algorithms. We have had 20 Panda updates, 3 Penguin updates, an EMD update, and 2 ‘Top Heavy‘ updates, and four of them in the last two weeks itself. It’s nearly impossible to keep a tab […]
Five Paradoxes of building a successful Product Business
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Business, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing on October 13, 2012
[I wrote this post on 27th Sep 2012, for ProductNation and Nasscom Product Conclave Blog] Building products is hard. Building a successful product organization is even harder. Start-up ecosystem is replete with ideas and prototypes. Few of them reach the market with a product and very few turn up as successful. And, a minuscule number of product businesses are […]
The new role of IT – from Cost Center to Business Platform Provider
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Architecture, BPM, Business, Cloud Computing, Innovation, Management, Platform-as-a-Service, Technology on April 7, 2011
IT can, driven by APaaS, become a Business Platform Provider and facilitate Business Value, and move beyond being Cost Center. While IT may, for some time to come, control the buying and maintenance of such platforms, the key to their success lies in understanding that they need to focus on the role of platform Engineering and Governance, and facilitate the business value driven applications development.
Incentive! What Incentive?
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Human Behavior, Leadership, Management on March 19, 2011
There are many employees (if you want to call them that) that love their job so much that they just don’t care what the incentive is. They just want to excel at what they do. They just love the work they do. And that’s the kind of employee one should ever want in their team for the right job. No incentive ever helps if the person you employed doesn’t love doing “what you expect them to do”.
Vendor Lock-In & Proprietary Technology: Ask the Right Questions!
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Architecture, Business, Design, Management, Technology on August 28, 2010
Vendor Lock-in. Proprietary Technology. Switching Costs. These phrases are thrown out there more often than they need to be, without real thought to what the concerns actually are. Asking the right questions is important. If you want some real functionality and technological strength for a price, prioritize that and do not confuse a proprietary & strong enclosed technology with a closed & rigid architecture. Everything, that is standard today, was once proprietary in our minds until it eventually became common, universal or functionally indispensable.
Quicklectic: Popular Posts and Redux Update
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Architecture, BPM, Business, Design, Management, Technology on May 13, 2010
[tweetmeme source=”ashish_bhagwat” only_single=false] A quick update on what’s up at Eclectic Zone… Last week, I have started blogging at Redux Online as guest blogger. I feel excited about being able to share my thoughts through more channels. I already have few posts there, check them out! There’s one on BPM-SOA confusion titled “And We Thought […]