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Announcing Smart CEO’s Startup50 Conference & Awards 2018

Sep 20, 2018

I write this note, one week after the completion of Leadership Unplugged held at Taj Coromandel, Chennai on Sept 6 & 7, 2018. It was a wonderful platform to meet over 30…  

Leadership Unplugged by Smart CEO

Jun 26, 2018

Leadership Unplugged by Smart CEO

I begin at least one day a week listening to a talk on Irrespective of the topic or speakers, the talks are brilliantly produced. They are succinct, to-the-point…  

The New ‘Smart CEO’

Jan 09, 2018

The New ‘Smart CEO’

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of Smart CEO. Our regular readers would have noticed the new logo on the magazine’s cover. Recently, we also launched our new website (www.smartceo…  


The Smart CEO Startup50: Batch of 2017

Dec 22, 2017

The Smart CEO Startup50: Batch of 2017

On October 13th, 2017, at Taj West End in Bengaluru, over 350 leaders from India’s leading growth companies came together at The Smart CEO-Startup50 2017 Awards. It was especially exciting…  

Inside the July Issue

Jul 26, 2017

Inside the July Issue

4Tigo Network, Kent RO, Theobroma, Live your Passion Series, The CHRO and more… Welcome to the July 25th issue of The Smart CEO. As always, we present to you a collection of…  

Frontier Tech

Taking on technology risk

Jun 30, 2017

Taking on technology risk

I first heard the phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in the Year 2000. At the time, I was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, and AI was the topic of choice in several…  

The List

Apr 07, 2017

Let me admit, I am a huge fan of Lists. I use them for fun, for learning, for improving productivity and, even, for procrastinating stuff. I also carefully follow several of the…  

With the benefit of hindsight

Mar 07, 2017

With the benefit of hindsight

At The Smart CEO, we’ve interviewed senior leaders from Snapdeal several times since their founding. The first time we interviewed Kunal Bahl, the brand ‘Snapdeal’ wasn’t even born. He used…  

This Suffix Called ‘Tech’

Jan 19, 2017

Recently, I had a very interesting conversation with a veteran banker and former CEO of a bank, on India’s startup ecosystem. The topic of conversation was the ‘tech’ suffix – foodtech, mediatech…  

Is Entrepreneurship Hard?

Oct 25, 2016

I am writing this note one day after the 2nd edition of The Smart CEO-Startup50 Conference & Awards, which turned out to be a wonderful event with over 200 founders of…