Why I write: The Feynman Technique for learning

One of the reasons I started writing is to learn more. The Feynman technique was an inspiration for this. The Feynman Technique Richard Feynman was a theoretical Physicist. He won a Nobel prize for his contributions to quantum thermodynamics. In other words, he was a genius.  If you have a few minutes, listen to the …

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Thoughts on starting a startup with your spouse

I co-founded Carrom with my spouse Keerthi. Carrom was recently acquired by Oyster. A question that I get often while talking to investors, entrepreneurs, or customers is that, how do I manage to work with my partner. I thought I’d write about that. The dynamics Starting a startup can be hard. Starting a startup with your spouse can …

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Fail often: An honest account of my failures

Society portrays failure as a negative thing. The stigma revolving around the word failure leads to the thinking that it is a bad thing. Often in the world of startups and life, failures are as good as winning. Failure is learning. Failure is like waves in an ocean, whittling the rocks, one wave at a time. …

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Practice vs deliberate practice

Something that you hear often is practice makes it perfect. It is only partially true. Mindless repetition is not deliberate practice. Yes, practice will help you do the exact thing you are practicing with perfection. That doesn’t mean that you are improving that skill. Legends are not born with greatness. It is developed over time. …

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Take time to appreciate the smaller things in life

I was lying in my mother’s lap teaching the way around her first smartphone. It was amusing to see her taking baby steps in the world of touchscreen mobile phones in a year in which Augmented reality has started to take over. I showed her what Youtube is and played one of her favorite songs. …

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