Emotional maturity for founders

Startup Mentors

Running a startup can be an emotional rollercoaster ride. Convincing investors to give you money is not easy , and when you do succeed, you're on top of the world. Then , when you realize that you're running out of it again, you have to go through the cycle all over again - ...

July 15, 2017

How patients get taken for a ride !

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I've noticed a disturbing trend these days. For-profit healthcare companies, clinics and hospitals are advertising direct to the public - either on hoardings ( for example, Apollo Hospitals) , or by taking out full page ads in newspapers ( for example, Regenexx - which is such a...

July 11, 2017

The need for scribes in Indian hospitals

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West Bengal has passed a new law to regulate the medical profession. It has set up the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, and patients who feel that the doctor or hospital has been medically negligent can approach this Commission. They will review the records ...

July 07, 2017

The Flipkart Snapdeal mystery

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We all love reading the stories of startups who have made it big. When they command billion dollar valuations , they spark our imagination, and young entrepreneurs want to follow in the footsteps of these uber-successful founders , who serve as role models for them. This is why the...

July 05, 2017

The law against giving cuts to doctors

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I'm very pleased that the Maharashtra government is passing a law which makes the payment of cuts, kickbacks, and commissions to doctors an offense for which they can be punished. I've always been vocal about the fact that kickbacks have corrupted the medical profession and ...

June 28, 2017