Recently, my mom noticed me smile while texting. That was also when I realised I smiled while texting my wife, even after all these years. I felt good. It also sent me down a thought rabbit hole. One combined with gratitude for the beautiful people in my life.
When I was in the mid stages of my career (4 or 5 years into what I did), a common question I pondered was what route to take - IC vs Manager. Life took me on a different path as a founder. But I've been an employee for the past two and a half years. … Continue reading IC (Individual contributor) vs Manager
A lot of success in life is pure luck. But that doesn't mean hard work has no role. If I look back at my life, I have been a fortunate guy. Most of my career success came out of luck. No, I'm not being humble here. I'm trying to prove a point. My journey When … Continue reading Hard work vs luck
It has been more than two years since I became a PM after being an engineer all my career. Some thoughts comparing the two roles to help you make the decision in your career.
2022 is the year I decided to step off the treadmill and live a slow life.It's going good so far. Every year, I take some time to reflect on life and decide what direction I want to go in my life. The ritual includes writing down my priorities and checking how things have changed. Family … Continue reading Getting off the treadmill
Last year I wrote a post "Why I write: The Feynman technique of learning". My primary goal of writing was to consolidate the learning I had and improve my communication skills. I've continued to write from then. But my reasons to write has changed over time. So many great things have happened because of consistent … Continue reading Why I write
As a non-native English speaker, I've struggled with my communication a lot over the years. This is especially true if you are working in a global team. I realised this when I moved to the US for the first time in my life. Communicating was a struggle. Instead of working on it, I'd try and … Continue reading Improving communication
There are primarily three themes in life - Work, relationships and you. Saying no is a mechanism to prioritise yourself.
The world tells you how hard work and mindset makes you successful. But honestly, 80% of it is luck. Successful people don't like to admit it - but it's often true. Right place, right time, right people. Hard work is necessary for success but doesn't guarantee it. The difference is called luck. For every hard-working … Continue reading Luck
This is a blog post on how I apply agile development principles in daily life to achieve certain goals. If you are not familiar with Agile development principles, you can read this. However, the knowledge of Agile methodologies is not necessary to understand this blog post. The area we are particularly looking at is Scrum. … Continue reading Agile development principles in daily life