Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Addiction - But I won't Complain !!

Oflate, am addicted to a practise - Whenever i come across any company that pricks my curiosity ( happens most of the time ), i immediately start clicking to reach the founder bio's !!! It's really an addiction !! But i don't plan to quit this anytime - i only seem to benefit from this :)

During one of these "trips" , i landed on the justdial page and happened to read about the company founder's bio - extremely impressive !! Someone like you and me going on to build a fabulous company !!

He started out with just Rs.50,000 and right now JustDial is valued at 500 Crore!!!!

What is even more impressive - He actually worked at one of the Yellow pages companies, which was rather a commodity market ( lots of directories providing the info ). He then thought of a more customer centric business model for the directories, which didn't exist then and relentlessly worked on executing it. Quite a learning on differentiation in a commodity space.

2 comments:

moushmi said...

whoa... 50k rupees to 50crores? shit thats hell loads of money... hmmmmmmmm

Karthikeyan....KK said...

Moushmi - Thanks for the visit. The guy must've immense ability - Especially , to come up with a sooper customer centric model in the directories space!