Built to Sell – Book Summary

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Building and running a company is hard. But running a company that was built to sell is even harder, especially if you run a consulting/services business. For the past 2 years, I have been consulting full time and I have worked on some really interesting projects. While working on other’s ideas and products get you … Read more Built to Sell – Book Summary

New Challenge: Publish one piece of content every day

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It’s time for a new challenge. If you have read my previous blog posts, you would’ve known that I do like to take up new challenges like “only cold showers” or “speaking to at least one stranger every day“, etc. I have also taken multiple unpublicised challenges like publish one blog posts every day or … Read more New Challenge: Publish one piece of content every day

Building for scale before launch

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With all the startups I have worked with, I have noticed one mistake that every founder keeps making when they are starting off with the product. Planning for millions of users from day 0. Founders are too blinded by their ideas, that they believe “if you build this awesome product, they will come.” Even worse, … Read more Building for scale before launch

One question to ask a company before accepting an offer

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Whenever I go out to meetups and conferences, fresh out of college graduates and entry-level engineers always have a few questions to ask me. I try as much as possible to not give them advice that would influence their decisions by my bias. But, there is always one question that I find is becoming sort … Read more One question to ask a company before accepting an offer

How do you introduce yourself

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Whenever I meet people in conferences or meetups, I experiment with how I introduce myself. Every time I talk about myself and what I do, I make subtle changes and notice what reaction the other person gave. This isn’t something I did in the initial stages of my career. When I started (as a programmer) … Read more How do you introduce yourself

Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Inattention to Results

This is the last dysfunction that is discussed in the book “Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. Do read the first 4 dysfunctions I have been writing this past week – Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, and Avoidance of Accountability. All these 4 dysfunctions eventually lead to the final dysfunction, the inattention … Read more Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Inattention to Results

Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Avoidance of Accountability

For the past 3 days, I have been writing about the book Five Dysfunctions of a team. Check out the previous posts about the first three dysfunctions – Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, and Lack of Commitment. When a team doesn’t trust the members and hide their weaknesses and mistakes, it would lead to … Read more Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Avoidance of Accountability

Five Dysfunctions of a team – Lack of Commitment

This week I am writing about the book Five Dysfunctions of a Team which is about a fictional company whose executive team is highly dysfunctional and how the new CEO brings them all together to create a better company. Last two days were about the first two dysfunctions: Absence of Trust and Fear of Conflict. … Read more Five Dysfunctions of a team – Lack of Commitment

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