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A new way of mapping tech companies – user first degree or second degree?

Founding DNA does not change. When someone asks me what are the big challenges facing a company of any size, I tend to examine the founding DNA. The challenges ahead are typically a reflection of how the founding DNA defers

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Google graph

A new way of mapping tech companies – user first degree or second degree?

Founding DNA does not change. When someone asks me what are the big challenges facing a company of any size, I tend to examine the founding DNA. The challenges ahead are typically a reflection of how the founding DNA defers

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customer_delight

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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customer_delight

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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The last mile of the marathon

For the last mile, be prepared to run a different race!

Even the most complex ideas can be made simple and relevant with the help of a story or an example. This is illustrated beautifully by Sendhil Mullainathan, a behavioral economist whose TED talk describes social problems that remain unsolved because

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The last mile of the marathon

For the last mile, be prepared to run a different race!

Even the most complex ideas can be made simple and relevant with the help of a story or an example. This is illustrated beautifully by Sendhil Mullainathan, a behavioral economist whose TED talk describes social problems that remain unsolved because

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little-things-add-up

Two Questions for the visible and invisible you

One of my life goals is to live with awareness, and to use that awareness to improve some aspect of myself every day. The improvement must be at a fundamental (mind/body/thought) level. I am not referring to goals such as “be

little-things-add-up

Two Questions for the visible and invisible you

One of my life goals is to live with awareness, and to use that awareness to improve some aspect of myself every day. The improvement must be at a fundamental (mind/body/thought) level. I am not referring to goals such as “be

The game always end in a tie!

How I taught my mind to stop comparing

“Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” said the wicked queen in the fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. That same wicked queen lives in our minds, and ever so often she appears in

The game always end in a tie!

How I taught my mind to stop comparing

“Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” said the wicked queen in the fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. That same wicked queen lives in our minds, and ever so often she appears in

Chandra and Salina

The innocent question I could not answer

The Northeast is a very different part in India. Not because of its natural beauty, or the way its people look or dress. It’s how they behave and what they practice. I experience this difference everyday right here in Bangalore.

Chandra and Salina

The innocent question I could not answer

The Northeast is a very different part in India. Not because of its natural beauty, or the way its people look or dress. It’s how they behave and what they practice. I experience this difference everyday right here in Bangalore.

mother-child-botswana

Dear Media, please give women a break!

This morning I received an email from my toddler’s preschool, titled “Meet our team” with a list of names – 22 women including leads, teachers, trainers, admin, helpers, etc. All women. This is an industry dominated by women, in fact

mother-child-botswana

Dear Media, please give women a break!

This morning I received an email from my toddler’s preschool, titled “Meet our team” with a list of names – 22 women including leads, teachers, trainers, admin, helpers, etc. All women. This is an industry dominated by women, in fact

poster 1

The 3 B’s that define my work

I recently took a sabbatical from ‘structured’ work to allow me to spend unregulated amount of time with my son. This was important to me and to him. Now that he’s started preschool and settled into another routine, I’ve returned

poster 1

The 3 B’s that define my work

I recently took a sabbatical from ‘structured’ work to allow me to spend unregulated amount of time with my son. This was important to me and to him. Now that he’s started preschool and settled into another routine, I’ve returned

fire

When giving feedback feels like playing with fire!

Have you ever experienced a situation where your brain is all clogged up with obvious feedback you must share as a customer, but your heart won’t let you do it the way you imagined? Imagine that you are usually a

fire

When giving feedback feels like playing with fire!

Have you ever experienced a situation where your brain is all clogged up with obvious feedback you must share as a customer, but your heart won’t let you do it the way you imagined? Imagine that you are usually a

My son Aarav

Good Boy, Bad Boy.

Child educators believe that expressions such as “good boy” or “bad boy” are not recommended when praising or correcting a child. All children are good; it’s their specific behavior that can be perceived as good and bad. Rather than directing

My son Aarav

Good Boy, Bad Boy.

Child educators believe that expressions such as “good boy” or “bad boy” are not recommended when praising or correcting a child. All children are good; it’s their specific behavior that can be perceived as good and bad. Rather than directing