India Through Billboards

This is first thing I see as I step off a sixteen hour flight into the airport terminal. High-end mobile phones (but not so high-end to be Apple) and gold — both having symbolic importance. It portends...

Explaining Abstraction To A Non-Programmer

How do you explain the “abstraction” paradigm in programming to someone who doesn't know coding? I like to try out different kinds of coffee, so I buy my coffee not from the grocer’s, but from...

Multipliers

Everyone loves talking about the multipliers. Especially in startup-land. Because that’s the only way to start off with something small and end up with something big. So here’s a quick reminder about multiplying: It...

Hiring Is Growth Hacking

Hiring is growth hacking applied to organizations. What does that mean? It is expensive to pay a staffing consultant $10k – $20k per hire, so creative guerrilla tactics have to be adopted. Using your network to reach...

Four Things Missing In My Daily Reading

Here’s what my daily reading habit looks like: scroll through Facebook and Twitter feeds, the various Flipboard sections, first page of Hacker News, skim through the headlines/snippets, and save to Pocket anything that I...

Digging Out Inefficiencies In A Marketplace

Lately, I’ve been giving some thought about which marketplaces have untapped opportunities. And one of the first things to look at is inefficiencies in the marketplace. Here’s a quick checklist I’ve been running...

Madness Is Key

By about forty-five thousand years ago, modern humans had already reached Australia, a journey that, even mid-ice age, meant crossing open water. Archaic humans like Homo Erectus “spread like many other mammals in the Old World”...