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All abstractions are useful within a context. This is true in life as much as in technology.
Focus on building financial confidence, not financial freedom. When you have financial confidence, you can generate 4 types of income.
Leadership is holistic. Leaders should lead with humility and confidence.
We all need something to look up to, another to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.
This is the best of times and worst of times to be a CXO. Here is my story of how I am learning to be a CXO using agile principles.
In the digital era, software is the business. What skills are needed to thrive in this era?
Prepare, Perform, and Probe is a three-stage approach that can help new chief technology officers to master and excel in sales.
Software architects have borrowed lot of concepts from civil engineering. Multi-tenancy is one such concept.
Democratization of machine learning will create amazing products and services for us. Let us understand what it is.
Women are the change makers. Even in cyber-security they will lead the change.
Startups can be classified into three stages as per their life-cycle. Here I present guidelines on choosing a tech-stack for each of these stages.
Since 2001, Mary Meeker has been release annual internet trends report. This year report is full of insights that small IT business can use.
I love talking to college students about entrepreneurship. Recently, I spoke to MCA students of Christ College, Bangalore.
TiECon Chandigarh 2017 is a two-day conference focused on the theme of "Entrepreneurship in times of change". These are my notes from Day 2.
TiECon Chandigarh 2017 is a two-day conference focused on the theme of "Entrepreneurship in times of change". These are my notes from Day 1.
My notes from the annual NASSCOM Technology conference , 2016.
World is a better place because of definite optimists. Their vision continues to prosper the world.
How do you take a mid-size IT service company into its next level?
Want to succeed in life? Have a system.
As a consumer, I prefer quality; as a maker, I prefer quantity.
John Doerr, venture capitalist, talks about the next big things and how to identify great ventures
Is Paul Graham right? Is scratching your own itch the best way to build a product? I'm sure to find the answer soon.
Three lessons I learned in a year as an entrepreneur
Key component of a startup is the feedback loop
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.
Notes from interactive session with Mahavir Sharma at TiE, Chandigarh
If starting a business in India has to improve, the entire process should be studied and simplified.
A crash course on everything startups need to know.
Inspiration from those who ran before me.
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.
Seven big challenging ideas from Peter Theil, Paypal founder
Treating people as replaceable commodities is an antiquated idea. It is time to bury the idea.
You better listen to critics. But not when you ideate.
One's credentials do not guarantee success; it's their attitude that makes or breaks a venture.
Despite doom-sayers, the Church has survived thousands of years because it reinvented. Why can't companies survive the changing environment?
An interview with Sastry, a serial entrepreneur about balancing speed in bringing a product to market and sufficiently securing it.
Eight key lessons from building and selling Mac & iOS apps.
At WWDC, Apple introduced improvements aimed at both users and developers. But it has to improve its 'doing business' part.
If you are an independent software developer, there is only one metric to measure & improve.
Say the solo-ISV prayer to focus on the essentials.
What are the benefits of joining clubs?
this is not that
Obtaining feedback is critical to designing products that stand the test of time. But getting meaningful feedback isn't easy.
If you deliver superb customer service consistently, you will get repeat customers.
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.
More of the same only produces more of the same results. Nothing improves.
It is regretful that consulting profession is crowded with sheeps in lion's cloth.
What are the future trends in emerging markets?
Interview with Vivek, co-founder of InterviewStreet.
Are you moving towards your goal or just spining round and round?
Interview with Ranjan Varma, who is tapping the internet to create financial products for common man to use.
You don't have to sweat it alone. Be smart and seek expert's help
For a happy-path project life-cycle, its essential to have a well defined support structures in place. Without these structures, there won't be any life in the cycle.
Customer is king, is a mantra that Sales team lives by. But there are times we need to differentiate between bad customer service and annoying customer demands.
Four lessons I learned while developing an IT system for a cardiac surgeon.
My learning model is of two layers - a core layer, domains in which I want to be an expert and a support layer, domains which will help me to practice my expertise effectively.
Motivation is a big part in getting through tough challenges. Drawing inspiration from others can help.
Companies should spend their resources on improving customer's experience at every point of contact - be it marketing, sales, delivery or post-sales support.
Considering that I'm my own boss but work from client site, should I call myself as a freelance consultant?
While corporate business and cricket are different domains, IPL has brought them together. Here are some lessons for corporates from IPL.