Once in a while I come across something really inspiring, and this time it was The fun theory - a "thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people's behavior for the better." Getting people to use the staircase than the escalator Getting people to throw into the garbage bin … Continue reading Fun can change behavior
Let me start with a story I had heard about long ago when I was at Adobe. There was this guy who had come in for interviews for a technical role. He passed all the tech interviews with flying colors, the team liked his personality and felt he would fit in well, and the manager … Continue reading The 5-year limit to being a coder in India?
Yesterday was my last day at IonLab, the company that I built with a few friends. It has been a wild ride but I could continue no longer. I am leaving due to internal differences on the progress and transparency in the company. We have been well-supported in our experience, right from a Govt. of … Continue reading Leaving IonLab
There are not enough good tech startups in India. And good product management skills seem to be the missing factor.
The irony in this world is that "To get somewhere, you already have to be there." From an individual perspective: If you want to make money, you need to already have money. To get a job, you need to be one-year experienced and not a fresher. If you're experienced and want to apply for a … Continue reading To get somewhere, you already have to be there
Thinking from an entrepreneurial angle, it seems to me that there is almost no mobile app market in India today i.e., it is not a startuppable market. All the successful apps that are making money are transaction-based. For example, ngpay takes a cut from every movie ticket you buy through it. This is only possible … Continue reading Mobile App market in India
The world is no place for a logical/rational person. -- Swaroop C H Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe. -- Albert Einstein A fool may be known by six things: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without progress; inquiry, without object; putting trust … Continue reading Thought for the Day
"People are good and trustworthy and generally just concerned with getting through the day," Newmark says. If most people are good and their needs are simple, all you have to do to serve them well is build a minimal infrastructure allowing them to get together and work things out for themselves. Any additional features are … Continue reading Core Needs
Everything gets magnified. Whether it is minor differences or personal shortcomings or the multitasking required. What you think of as a small weakness, will become your biggest weakness. What you think of as a small strength, will be a very big strength. It is an emotional rollercoaster ride. You can never be prepared for it. … Continue reading 10 things I wish I was serious about before starting a startup
Here is a guy who sells dosas and rice items in his push cart every evening. I didn't realize that he was my entrepreneurial benchmark until my friend explained it to me: He has at least 100 customers everyday because he is there for 4-5 hours every evening, and we've never seen him without customers. … Continue reading My Benchmark for Entrepreneurship