Inside Exotel

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Most of us want to do our jobs well. We want meaningful jobs, greater security, higher status, bigger pay packages and a brighter future. This expectation is valid irrespective of the type of industry or organization one works in. The one place I particularly find employees expressing their need for faster career growth is a start up. Accelerated career growth is one of the most important value proposition a startup offers. But the ability to...

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Take a minute with me here. What is the word or phrase that pops into your head when I say the word balance. Chances are you associated it with the now ubiquitous phrase: work-life balance. This phrase has attained universal relevance. There is no business magazine or publication that has not made this their cover story, no conference worth its salt that does not touch upon this topic, no productivity expert that leaves this term alone, no...

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Harbouring an idea in your head is one thing. Taking the leap of faith to execute, nurture and grow the idea is an entirely different ball game. It calls for a tribe of people that we call Entrepreneurs. Fortunately, this breed is on the rise. They make this game look deceptively simple. Apart from the fact that you have to face a fair amount of social ire and family grumpiness, launching your own business and getting it off...

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Working remotely has become a common norm across many companies, more so in startups. It provides great flexibility to employees & allows employers to work with good talent. There are companies like Helpscout and Buffer that have entire distributed teams. Their entire culture is based on having the team work from different locations across the globe.Since the entire team works remotely, they all face similar challenges and have worked on them over time to built...

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One of the obvious reasons saying no is so hard is that it is often seen as an act of aggression. It makes us look disagreeable. You are looking forward to a quiet weekend, but your colleague requests that you help him meet a deadline by working over the weekend. All you can think of is curling up in bed and reading a book or watching a movie.You desperately want to say no. But, of course, you...

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Internet adoption is exploding in India. According to an IAMAI report, while it took more than a decade for the Internet user base to increase from 10 million to 100 million, and three years to cross the 200 million mark, it took only a year for the user base to swell to 300 million from 200 million.Another report from Google forecasts that non-cash transactions will exceed cash transactions in the Indian economy by 2023.Given such...

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A few days ago, there was yet another article about a delivery boy harassing a girl. This time, he decided to circulate her number on a WhatsApp group as a sex worker. A while ago, it was another woman who left the city not able to withstand harassment from another delivery boy. When that fleeting moment’s shudder passes, we forget about it, and the incident becomes old news. There are a two main reasons why this...

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The e-commerce industry is growing at a rapid pace in India. According to a Morgan Stanley report, Indian e-commerce industry has grown 68% in the last 3 years, and this is expected to improve over the next 3 years as well.For the e-commerce industry to grow at this pace, they will need to be backed by strong logistics partners right from the warehousing to delivery to return management. Since the logistics players are the face...

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“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.” – Steve Jobs Cloud technology has been a godsend to businesses in ways more than one. With its distinct business advantages, cloud telephony has forever changed how we view business efficiency. Some critical advantages are low costs, convenient usage plans, lack of need for extensive in-house IT staff teams, better...

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Zara was the latest addition to our sales team. Straight out of college, confident, smart and all set to conquer the world. Her attitude is what let us know that she was right for the job.She spent 3 days with the product and the sales team and boy, was she thorough! The next step was to put her on calls, and get her to speak to some customers.She spent a month talking to our customers....