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
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.
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
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
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