Entrepreneurship is a metamorphosis, not a baptism

When I was an employee, I used to think that being an entrepreneur is much like an employee, only with added responsibilities. Now that I am an entrepreneur, I realize how foolish I was.…

Podcasts I Listen

I have never been a 'listening' guy; I'm more a 'reading' guy. But with launch of my startup, I turned to podcasts to learn.…

Will Ello Survive?

I believe in the ideals of Ello. We need a better web, where we can communicate, discuss and collaborate without tens of sites prying on to us. Ello has given a hope. I wish it survives.…

Tools to launch your domain

If you write down the sequence and follow it, you won't miss a step and will save ton of time.…

Paranoid is ok; Paralysis is not ok

As I build my new company, I will find myself in novel situations. I may become uncertain, nervous and sweaty. Yet, never should I become paralysed. It will destroy everything I build.…

Taking The Biggest Bet Of My Life

Rule of thumb for career change: You take a bet, you make it a win. While still winning, you take your next big bet.…

Advice to my fellow developers

If I would become a story-teller, I'll be telling other's stories. As a software developer, I can be a story with the products I develop.…

People Aren't Potatoes

Treating people as replaceable commodities is an antiquated idea. It is time to bury the idea.…

Best Of Jan Reads

Thinking in ratios and doing things together may turn out to be the best tips of this year.…

Do Credentials Matter?

One's credentials do not guarantee success; it's their attitude that makes or breaks a venture.…

Ignorant Of Many Things

There are three types of ignorance - should know but don't know, better to know but don't know, don't care to know, so don't know.…

Startups And Security

An interview with Sastry, a serial entrepreneur about balancing speed in bringing a product to market and sufficiently securing it.…

Thank You

To those of you who helped me to become an independent software vendor.…

Challenges In 'Consume' Phase Of Learning

To learn successfully, you need to learn from authentic sources with a structure. Challenge is in discovering these sources and framing a structure.…

Get Over Your Fears, For They Are Just Imaginary

Beauty of believable lies is that, part of the statement is a fact and a false part attaches itself to the fact part so innocuously that we believe the whole statement to be true.…

What Ails India?

If you think corruption is the fundamental cause, it is not.…

Why I Support Koodankulam Protesters?

You may disapprove their point of view, but defend their right to have a point of view. Or else, tomorrow you will lose the privilege to have a point of view.…

What Is A Tool?

Is software first-order creation or a second-order creation?…

We Need A Better Google Plus

If Google wants its G+ platform to surpass existing social media sites, it should open it through a 'create' API, as early as possible.…

Customer Service Is Sales

If you deliver superb customer service consistently, you will get repeat customers.…

Documenting Your Decisions

Always document the context of a decision. You'll be surprised how this one activity can improve your decision making capability in the long term.…

38 Lessons

I look back at what I have learnt, one lesson for each year I have spent in the journey.…

Build An Ecosystem For Learning

I explain the framework I have defined to assist my self-learning. I list the tools that help me to learn.…

Talk Their Language

Communication is effective and complete only if audience understand what is being communicated. Don't throw jargons for critical ideas hindering the comprehension.…

Don't Replace Backbone With A Wishbone

It is easy to wish for our situations to be transformed magically. It is easy because every one does so. But only those who step out of their wishing zone create magic.…

Don't Polarize

Polarized solutions provide short-term success, they are ineffective in the long-term.…

Aim For Success

Efficient problem solvers aim at success rather than perfection…

How Ideologies Impact Problem Solving?

Ideologies don’t get discussed openly. But they are the ‘invisible hand’, determining our perception and responses. So if the ideologies converge, you will make quick progress.…

Book Summary : The McKinsey Way

Key takeaway from this book is, there should be structure in your thinking, analysis and communication for effective problem solving.…

Don't Frown Upon Problems

Don't complain when problems overwhelm you with their forms and dimensions. Be happy. If not for them, you don't have a job in knowledge industry.…

Should Books Be Backed By Scientific Research?

Books that had profound impact on me and those improved my life were not based on scientific research, but commonsense. Would you read books by field-workers or only by researchers?…

Are You Unlearning?

Most learning is true within its context. When that context changes, are you prepared to unlearn?…

Book Review - Making India Work

William Bissell, CEO of FabIndia, diagnoses reasons for current state of affairs in India and prescribes solutions.…

Lessons In Consulting

Consulting is the only profession where you are paid to learn on the job. It is exciting as well as frightening. But if you got a right mind-set, there is no other profession like consulting.…

How to Ask For Help and Get It?

We recognize that with little help we can make a head-way. But out of inhibition, we do not ask for help. If you are suffering because you do not ask for help, here are five insights to help you.…

Thank God For Internet

New models of co-creation built around the internet are emerging. How will it impact businesses?…

How To Be A Champion And Remain One?

Becoming a champion is a three stage process. It is not a step-by-step process; these three stages may be present in varying degrees in the journey to be a champion.…