If You Want to go for the Big Bet and Change the World, Quit Whining!

Well, startups are different! They are not the same enterprise you've worked for or you've seen. You don't work a 9 to 5, you don't have paid vacations, you don't do just one thing, hell, it is not a white collar job to begin with! Don't work at a startup if you don't want to … Continue reading If You Want to go for the Big Bet and Change the World, Quit Whining!

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The Tragedy of ‘Silicon Blah’ is not ‘Silicon,’ but People Themselves!

I came across Brad's post on 'Silicon Blahs' around the world right after we started calling Colombo start-up community, The Silicon Reef. The first question Shamal had was 'What do you think?' Then I replied him with my thoughts. I wanted to  comment on Brad's blog, but I guess a post on this would be … Continue reading The Tragedy of ‘Silicon Blah’ is not ‘Silicon,’ but People Themselves!

How We Added the ‘TWiST’ to Colombo: The Rise of New Silicon Reef!

It's been 'something!' Over the effort that was put in, it was great to work with the start-ups from Colombo and share their experiences and work with them to pitch at the most viewed start-up talk show in the world, This Week in Start-ups. I couldn't have done this if it was not for couple of people who helped … Continue reading How We Added the ‘TWiST’ to Colombo: The Rise of New Silicon Reef!

That’s it! I’ve had enough, I have to start at some point!

It was just like 'The Day That Never Comes!' (Oh my, why did that album sucked so bad??) I changed my wordpress to a WordPress.com premier account, changed themes from time to time, had my designers come up with a new look and feel, but it just did not work. All of a sudden I … Continue reading That’s it! I’ve had enough, I have to start at some point!

Lessons to learn from great companies like Hostdime: Global Hosting, Personalized!

It was sometime back in 2002 I was referred to Hostdime by a friend of mine and back then I wanted somewhere cheap to host my 'business idea' (It had a different brand name back then) I had. Hostdime was cheap comparing to the others we found and so went ahead with them. Around 2o03, … Continue reading Lessons to learn from great companies like Hostdime: Global Hosting, Personalized!