I often find myself deeply confused and unclear about navigating life and career decisions. These may range from simple things such as whether to take on a project at work?, or broader questions such as what geography do I want to be in 10 years from now? No matter what the question, it is quite … Continue reading Mentors – your aides in career navigation
the curse of 10%
a 10 percent improvement means that you’re basically doing the same thing as everybody else. You probably won’t fail spectacularly, but you are guaranteed not to succeed wildly. the curse of 10% Larry Page succinctly described, in the above quote, the 10% growth syndrome that companies get into and miss out on doing great things. … Continue reading the curse of 10%
Reacting to competition
As an innovator, you are often ahead of the curve in introducing products and services to a market. Then come the battery of fast following competitors who copy your capabilities, or yet others who say they’ve already got what your latest and greatest innovation is. How you react in these situations can often make or … Continue reading Reacting to competition
startup culture — where does it come from ?
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js One of the most mysterious elements of startup culture is question that Naval Ravikant posed in his tweet above. So, where does it really come from ? Culture is mostly intangible at the earliest stages, and tends to be dictated by the relationship amongst the founders (or the founding team). In my time at Feeva, … Continue reading startup culture — where does it come from ?
teachers will soon be celebrities
That technology is changing the way we think of education is a fact that few can deny, especially in 2012. As we look ahead 10 years from now, one potential implication of the use of technology and the break-down of traditional institutions of learning, such as universities, could be the emergence of the superstar teacher. … Continue reading teachers will soon be celebrities
my next stop — Quova
Over the past 5 years, I have had a simple mission of enabling location awareness on the web. At Virginia Tech, we built an early version of a location awareness platform using WiFi that culminated in a few Windows Mobile apps and my masters thesis. The basic conclusions were that application developers dont care about … Continue reading my next stop — Quova
Tying it all together — the end game of present day silicon valley (circa — October 2010)
As silicon valley goes about disrupting one industry after another, it has at this point in time, laid it’s sights on the combined fuzz of commerce, social networks, mobility, and payments. In the quest of the holy grail for a system that understands consumers and anticipates their likes and dislikes across several dimensions, a group … Continue reading Tying it all together — the end game of present day silicon valley (circa — October 2010)
working on the business versus working in the business
often at times, I find it hard to context switch between working on our business, versus working in our business. this problem is especially aggravated for startups, where there is little time to sit back every once in a while to take in the big picture; given the scarcity of human resources. working “on” the … Continue reading working on the business versus working in the business