Homegrown online marketplace Snapdeal will invest Rs. 350 crore this fiscal year (2014-15) to expand its supply chain infrastructure as it aims for a stronger foothold in India’s internet retail market that is estimated to expand seven-fold to $22 billion by 2018.Besides, the Delhi-based company also seeks to triple its seller base to 100,000 by March 2015, trying to cash in on the rising number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) turning to the internet to increase sales and presence says Sachin Karpe
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Create a daily plan. Plan your day before it unfolds. Do it in the morning or even better, the night before you sleep. The plan gives you a good overview of how the day will pan out. That way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible. Peg a time limit to each task. Be clear that you need to finish X task by 10am, Y task by 3pm, and Z item by 5:30pm.
This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities. Having a calendar is the most fundamental step to managing your daily activities. If you use outlook or lotus notes, calendar come as part of your mailing software. Google Calendar says Sachin Karpe
As a successful businessman Sachin Karpe shares few business books to beginners to become successful in their upcoming business.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz – The hardest thing in leadership is managing your own psychology, and yet it’s also the least talked about. Ben “goes there” with a startling authenticity that took his blog for me to must-read status, before his worldview crystallized into this magnum opus.
Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman – The flip-side to the coin of empathy is self-awareness. Goleman has gone on to write that self-awareness is the only predictive trait of leadership. I agree.
Moneyball, by Michael Lewis – Most people think this is a book about baseball. But it’s also a book about intellectual honesty, about the difficult balance struck between instinct and data, about the clash between old guard and new thinking that occurs in all industries, and how industries can be transformed when conventional wisdom is challenged by an upstart who will be seen as a confused outsider when she first arrives, but who will later be crowned a hero says Sachin Karpe
Of all the decisions you make when starting a business, probably the most important one relating to taxes is the type of legal structure you select for your company.
Not only will this decision have an impact on how much you pay in taxes, but it will affect the amount of paperwork your business is required to do, the personal liability you face and your ability to raise money. The simplest structure is the sole proprietorship, which usually involves just one individual who owns and operates the enterprise.
If you intend to work alone, this structure may be the way to go. If your business will be owned and operated by several individuals, you’ll want to take a look at structuring your business as a partnership. Partnerships come in two varieties: general partnerships and limited partnerships. The corporate structure is more complex and expensive than most other business structures. A corporation is an independent legal entity, separate from its owners, and as such, it requires complying with more regulations and tax requirements says Sachin Karpe.
Employee engagement high among Indians: Survey says Sachin Karpe. About half the Indian workers in a survey have said that they feel fully committed or engaged with their current employer. A total of 41 per cent of the respondents in the country said they were “totally committed” to their current employer, according to the latest results from Kelly Global Workforce Index titled ‘Engaging Active and Passive Job Seekers (KGWI). Across APAC (Asia-Pacific), the most engaged employees are in India and Indonesia, with the lowest being in Thailand. Across India, 52 per cent of the employees said they feel valued at work, a level that has remained steady over the past three years says Sachin Karpe.
Being inspired by Steve Jobs, Sachin karpe talks about some of his favourite quotes of all times. They are – Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. Another one Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.
17 Breathtakingly Beautiful Places In India You Must Visit Before You Die says Sachin Karpe. Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in North Sikkim. At a height of 3,564 metres above sea level, it’s popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’. Munnar is a town that’s situated in the south western region of Kerala. It’s practically covered fully with Tea plantations, some as high as 7000 feet above sea level says Sachin Karpe. At 11, 845 feet, Stok Kangri in Stok Range has is a popular mountain among climbers and mountaineers. It’s often considered as a practice run for Everest.