Early to rise…

Story on coaching in Hindu Business Line It is here that coaching gains importance. Dr Ashwin Naik, who co-founded affordable healthcare services chain Vaatsalya in 2004, says it is challenging to juggle multiple roles during the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey, particularly for first-timers. “As they say, it is lonely at the top. A […]

Not without my coach

From Mint – July 13 2015 In April, Ashwin Naik, co-founder and director of Bengaluru-based Vaatsalya Healthcare, moved away from his executive role as the company’s CEO. He had co-founded Vaatsalya, an award-winning chain of affordable hospitals in under-served tier-2 and tier-3 towns, 10 years ago with fellow doctor V. Hiremath. Naik, 42, has now […]

There is no quick fix for the primary healthcare problem in India

Forbes India Magazine ran a story in their March Issue – India’s Primary Health Care Needs Quick Reform Primary health care delivery needs to reinvent itself. Only then can India aim for universal health coverage My take on the issue was that we need to set our expectations right. Nothings going to change in the […]

Opportunities for Health Entrepreneurs in India

Ashwin Naik, co-founder and CEO of Vaatsalya Hospitals, a chain of affordable healthcare facilities in semi-urban and rural areas, said there is a big gap in quality healthcare in India. “As government hospitals are not funded enough, this is throwing up opportunities for entrepreneurs.” via Frugal innovation: Devi Shetty’s Narayana Hrudayalaya to conduct heart surgeries […]

“Caro Oscar, una via migliore esiste. Una via che non toglie dignità al denaro ma …” | Oscar di Montigny

<blockquote class=’posterous_medium_quote’>Ma la rivoluzione non si ferma quì, non si ferma al cliente, non si ferma ai paesi in via di sviluppo. Oggi più che mai abbiamo esempi eccezionali che incarnano la reale possibilità di cambiare il mondo della finanza senza rinunciare ai profitti. Perché sia “Vaatsalya” che “Banco Sol” sono due imprese che fanno […]

Of pizzas, pills and panchayats : E Kumar Sharma - Business Today Blogs

Urban India may be used to getting a pizza delivered in 30 minutes. Ok, may be in 45 minutes, given the gridlock and traffic snarls on most Indian roads but we all know it takes a lot more waiting than this to get appropriate medical aid. The challenges, as we all know again, get compounded […]

Shoot me if I ever say these things to a startup team

Been involved directly or indirectly with startups all my working life (except Celera which was a big company but a startup spirit). And its amazing what kind of free and useless advice you can get along the way, particularly in the first 3 or 4 years. I am surprised at how startup founders/team keep ignoring […]

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