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by sthapit
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: The Young Entrepreneur
Topic: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?
Replies: 29
Views: 7262

Re: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?

Perhaps you misunderstood me - this isn't about business acumen/profits. Most people in Nepal, including me, do not pay bribes to get ahead or get around a regulation. We pay because there is no way around it. If my friend didn't pay the $50 he would have lost the Nanny his kids grew up with. If I d...
by sthapit
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: The Young Entrepreneur
Topic: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?
Replies: 29
Views: 7262

Re: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?

After having come back to Nepal for 2 years I have a lot to say on the topic, but I'll just respond to your comment with a short story. Last year a couple, who I later happened to become good friends with, came to Nepal on a 3 year work assignment. They had with them a nanny for their kids who they ...
by sthapit
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: The Young Entrepreneur
Topic: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?
Replies: 29
Views: 7262

Re: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?

While I'm under no illusion of building the next Google or FB, Harilo is doing well these days. Customers reviews have been generally positive http://harilo.com/testimonials. Also, it didn't take long for a copycat site which we'll take as a compliment for now http://forum.harilo.com/Imitation-Flatt...
by sthapit
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best & Great Nepali Tweeters That are Useful, Informative
Replies: 10
Views: 3928

Re: Best & Great Nepali Tweeters That are Useful, Informativ

i have a decent list of people i follow using follow fridays
by sthapit
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Issues of Enduring Significance
Topic: Earthquake Risk of Schools
Replies: 26
Views: 23284

Re: Earthquake Risk of Schools

Interesting thread. I've been involved in constructing a 4 story building + basement in Ktm. I'm a recent PhD in Earthquake engg. from Berkeley (SEMM), studied structural mechanics at MIT (Course 1) and Georgia Tech (CE), and also have some background in Architecture and Interior design. Since I hav...
by sthapit
Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: The Young Entrepreneur
Topic: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?
Replies: 29
Views: 7262

Re: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?

@ganesha. i don't thik it's very complicated. most people i know like it here in nepal but it's the obvious things - lack of water, power, clean parks, shopping... after a while it gets to you. what keeps us here is the people, both local and expats. very interesting people come through nepal and it...
by sthapit
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: The Young Entrepreneur
Topic: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?
Replies: 29
Views: 7262

Re: What is required to start Google, Facebook in Nepal?

Talent. Of course there are lots of talented Nepalis but the best ones are at universities and companies in places other than Nepal. And they're doing great work. Problem is they're only helping themselves (nothing wrong with that - the founders of Google weren't American either) and the economies o...
by sthapit
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Nepali History Online
Replies: 8
Views: 3159

Re: Nepali History Online

isn't this what wikipedia is exactly for?
by sthapit
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: The Young Entrepreneur
Topic: Don't Do List for Online Startups
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Re: Don't Do List for Online Startups

this one's easy - try to borrow as little money as possible, especially in the beginning. if you do go for the VC/angel route remember that the more money you get the less you will eventually own of your company. - remember, everyone has good ideas. it's the execution that's difficult. focus on gett...

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