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FinSum @ Tokyo, Sept ’16

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:31:06 +0000

Great to have been at FinSum in Tokyo last week…The energy and excitement was palpable! I participated in a panel that Sheel moderated + led a session on FinTech in Development… Here are the slides and an artist’s visualization of my talk (it’s flattering!): Will try and share notes soon…  

Why the Minimum Wage may not be such a good idea after all…

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:56:27 +0000

Watch Milton Friedman explain why such a move might actually hurt the ones it intends to help… and read why “Raising the Minimum Wage is Still a Bad Idea” and why good intentions end up as bad policy… Cartoon by Henry Payne, courtesy  ..and while on this, here is a thought-provoking, nuanced take on […]

The Math of VC Returns…

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 16:26:03 +0000

…or how important winners are to venture returns and how difficult it is to find them. Excerpts from a recent Seth Levine post (emphasis added): Based on their data, a full 65% of financings fail to return 1x capital.  And perhaps more interestingly, only 4% produce a return of 10x or more and only 10% produce a […]

Twilight Session on SocEnt at London Business School..

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:35:00 +0000

Looking forward to a “Twilight Taster Session” on Social Entrepreneurship at London Business School this evening!

Social Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion @ Imperial…

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:34:15 +0000

Looking forward to a panel discussion on social entrepreneurship at Imperial next month. After the period of financial turmoil of last few years, there is increasing awareness today that businesses that are solely motivated by bottom line and pure financial profit may be less beneficial for society at large as compared to those who measure […]