Archive for June, 2017

I was interacting with a bunch of ISB admits for the next batch. All high IQ, academic achievers who will spend 2 years working before joining ISB.  Understandably all of them had questions around – does ISB help in the long term, will it help beyond consulting, will it help in international positions, is it […]

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail What a fucked up quote!  It’s impossible to not fail.  Not everything that you make will have the world submit itself and hail you as their king.  Not every product you make will be loved  Not every test you take will have […]

Being a manager is hard work.  Seriously hard work.  You have to manage your team, achieve goals, manage expectations, communicate bad news, spend time on hiring, retaining, motivating, firing.  It is seriously hard work Yet somehow, everyone wishes to become one.  There is something appealing about being a manager. Being called a manager.  And with […]

Our lives are shaped up by our perspective.  Our childhood memories Our value system  Our friends and family  Our experiences  Our conversations  Our media  Our governments Over time, all these help establish the perspective. The frame of reference against which we see ourselves everyday.  And we come to accept it as our own.  To the […]

When to advertise? 

12, Jun 2017

Most advertising is about “launches” Here is our new product  We have raised funding  This is what we are going to do  This is who we are This is what the future looks like  Time and money worth Billions of dollars is invested, everyday for such advertising speak  There is another form of advertising, far […]

In response to a question on Quora, I recalled 3 things that I learnt in my first ever job While the first one was almost an instant realization, the second and third were formed over years and has taken time to transform from a hypothesis to a theorem  It’s been over 13 years, and it […]

One of my favorite interview questions is “do you like starting things or finishing things?” Almost 80% people like to start things. Shouldn’t come as a surprise though.  Finishing is much harder.  Finishing that project requires a lot more than starting it  Driving a conclusion requires a lot more than initiating the discussion meeting  Making […]


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