6 inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who made it big

The rags-to-riches stories of many entrepreneurs across India will serve as an inspiration for those hoping to make it big in the start-up world. ET profiles six success stories of people who made it big from the scratch. Read on… Shashank Paranjape’s Rs 1,500 crore…

Don’t Wait for Motivation. Do This Instead.

Franz Kafka is considered one of the most creative and influential writers of the 20th century, but he actually spent most of his time working as a lawyer for the Workers Accident Insurance Institute. How did Kafka produce such fantastic creative works while holding down…

Why You Aren’t Paid As Much As You Are Worth

Software developers usually make pretty decent salaries, but did you know that companies that hire software developers usually make much more money off of a single software developer than they pay that software developer? I guess, if you think about it, it is common sense….

Why You Are “Stuck” In Your Career

For software developers, there is no guidebook that tells you how to advance from one stage of your career to the next. Many programmers start out quickly in their careers, advancing up the ranks, only to find that they have hit the proverbial glass ceiling…

How Many Times Should You Try Before Success?

How many times should you try before rationally quitting? Intuitively, you would think there is a number that most people will attempt before the survival instincts kick in. What is that number? Apparently, it is much higher than one would think. The startup world is…

How Karbonn became a Rs 2,400cr telecom behemoth

I was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug early in life. Immediately after graduating in commerce from Delhi’s Bhagat Singh College in 1991, I decided to set up a business, much to the chagrin of my parents. My father was a government official and wanted me…

Flipkart founder‘s advice to entrepreneurs

By 2015, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, collegemates from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, expect their online venture Flipkart to reach gross sales of $1 billion. None of this would have been possible if the two Bansals, who are not related to each other, had not teamed…