New ideas are always exciting. We get hands-on and start building too early, only to lose interest later. Here is a list of questions I currently use to reflect on ideas before I build them. Who am I building for? Where can I find them?Do I have easy access to where they are?Can I describe … Continue reading Idea evaluation framework
I posted a progress picture on my Instagram recently. A lot of people asked about my workout routine. My quick response was that - It’s not just about a routine. It is about developing a healthy lifestyle. Deciding to get into fitness and sticking to it was one of the best decisions I have ever made in … Continue reading My fitness philosophy
Avoiding stupidity is a powerful way to reach your success goals. You don’t always need to do great things. You can go a long way if you avoid stupid mistakes. In this blog post, I am talking about the stupid things I have done while building my first startup. I joined Marketfox with the dream of building … Continue reading Stupid things I did while building my first startup
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 … Continue reading Why I write: The Feynman Technique for learning
On 15th September 2020, I have been married to Keerthi for two years. We have known each other from our college and have been together ever since. I thought I would take some time to reflect on our relationship. In this blog post, I am trying to write down some honest thoughts on our relationship. … Continue reading Musings on relationship
All our lives, we signed up for involuntary learning. Be it schools or colleges. And we ended up hating the process of learning. But once you discover voluntary learning, it can be so much fun.
We, humans, are in the never-ending chase for happiness. In this quest, We often mistake the pleasure of happiness.
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 … Continue reading Thoughts on starting a startup with your spouse
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. … Continue reading Fail often: An honest account of my failures
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. … Continue reading Practice vs deliberate practice