Money Won’t Solve The Problem, Maths Will

Only Math & Incentives can solve it

All of us have heard of the Indian Foodtech meltdown & juicy stories of startup founder sieged by employees. And it’s some what fashionable to kick the investor’s teeth for being so stupid to throw all the money.

But trying to solve the same issue for a client who’s into deliveries on electric bikes, I formulated the problem somewhat differently.

What is the product that allows me to work with a team of ONE.

And, I think it’s this boundary condition for which product has to designed; at least in the imaginary story board.

If internet business are about creating new business categories where none existed earlier, and none existed because none was possible with that times technology or market, then why is the delivery problem still being solved with more people, capacity overhang, and traditional way of doing business where technology is just seen as enabler.

I believe when enough math is thrown at it, it’s possible to create a delivery business platform with dynamic routing algorithms & alignment of incentives where the ‘corporate’ team will be a team of 5. ceo, hr, ops, marketing & office boy.

And unless the delivery players operate on this razor’s edge, there’s no business to be created in delivery. We’re out to prove this with one of our client. We’ll share the results in time to come.

Author: Kaushal Trivedi

Pre-MBA -Programmer/Systems Analyst. Post MBA Equity Research, Infrastructure Advisory, Credit Risk Modeling etc. Then Options Trader. Developing Quant Trading Models. Developed Automated Trading Systems. Then Product Business. Then Product Design. Still subtracting the obvious, still adding the meaningful.

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