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Rizwan shared a wonder full post on  How to date an Entrepreneur. I just loved it and had to share it even before I finish reading it.

I have been meaning to blog about this for last 2-3 weeks. The guys at Commonfloor (MVP 08 company) have started releasing this really cool weekend guide for the members of commonfloor and other subscribed members. They send it every Thursday evening (great timing) and it has:

  • Selected list of movies coming on TV
  • Movies in theatre
  • Events happening in the city
  • Shopping sales, 
  • Weekend getaways 
  • and few other items. 

I have found it extremely useful, the design is also very thought of. The information can be found if one looks at various places, but these guys have done a good job of aggregating it in one place.

Check it out here and you can subscribe to it as well, if you have any suggestions do let us know in comments.

 


Friends, its time again to start a new chapter in life and to get out of the comfort zone. I have decided to move on from my current role at Seventymm and try a few new things. I have been thinking about this for some time now and sooner or later I had to give in to my inner desire of being a free bird – an entrepreneur – a traveler. So here I go…..

My one year stint with seventymm has given me a different perspective on business, a lot of learning, many interesting and challenging projects, a lot of smart people around and I made many good friends, so overall good memories. I will be full time with Seventymm up to end of July-08 and after that will convert to consulting role…

About my next adventure, myself and nandini (my partner from madhouse) are working together on this venture. Basically, the energy that I draw from being an entrepreneur and from working with other entrepreneurs is just amazing, it keeps me going and gives me high unlike anything else. So I figured I should be doing something in that area.

During last year I have been working as mentor/adviser with many different startups. In some cases it became an ongoing engagement (Instablogs, commonfloor, food@home etc) and in some cases it was just a couple of interactions e-mail, phone ,face to face etc. But each time I interacted with a bunch of very energetic, intelligent and passionate people – who have decided to venture out and create something on their own. Each venture is in a different domain and each team is trying to solve a unique problem – which means I get to learn about a new domain and new problem from a new set of smart people at every interaction with a startup team. In the process few the companies I have worked with have moved on to next stages, some have raised professional funding, some have become profitable etc.

I find this whole thing very exciting and have been working on creating a company which we will basically work with teams of entrepreneurs and help them realize their dreams of achieving the impossible, of changing the world or just getting rich.

The new company is called morpheus venture partners (morpheus is the Greek god of Dreams) and will remind you of a very successful initiative in US; Y Combinator. While working on morpheus we studied similar companies in others parts of the world and came across Y Combinator. They are doing a very good job and offer many good practices, which can be studied and adapted to the Indian environment.

I will be sharing more information with you as things evolve in coming months, meanwhile if you come across a team of young entrepreneurs who would like to work with us please drop me a line at sameer AT morpheusventure DOT com

Also check out nandini’s post here

Note: The pictures were taken by my friend Harish Shanthikumar @ lovely lalbagh garden in Bangaluru. More pictures from Harish can be seen at Greenroutes

Subhanker sent me the Commencement address by J.K. Rowling for the 2008 graduates of Harward, dont miss it…

Harvard University Commencement Address

Saturday evening, we watched a movie @ fun cinemas. Movie was quite nice and we enjoyed it. Its called sex and the city, its a story of four girl friends in new York, the movie is extension of the popular HBO serial by the same name.

After the movie we ate dinner in a very good restaurant called Infintea. Its one of our favorite places to go and their service as well the good, is quite amazing. Specialty is the amazing variety of teas they serve (yeah they have a separate tea menu), along with nice European food. We ordered ordered one rice dish (yummy) , one hot nimbu chai and one chilled chilli chai ( it really has chills and tasted bitter and chilled – I luv it ). They also sell gourmet teas here, worth checking out..

A very nice and relaxed Saturday evening and followed by another relaxed evening on Sunday by  visiting our favorite saloon spratt studio on Sunday evening. I did a cut and a head message….wow it is really relaxing. G

Go check them out (they are on the Magrath road on left side, before garuda mall on the right side)

Courtesy Fled thoughts