My BAE is Product!

Posted by in Business, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology, Thought

After working for about 5 years in the industry, I have finally found my BAE. The solution to the mystery was hidden in the words itself.

BAE is an acronym for before anyone else, which is commonly used on the internet as a slang for referring to your partner. It’s important to identify what your bae is in your career as well so that you can build a clear trajectory for yourself. It took me ...continue reading.

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The mischief time!

Posted by in Thought

We have heard that time is precious, time is money, time is etc etc. Today I am associating another adjective with it, ‘Time is mischief’

I and time have been really good friends for long. It is one of the most accessible and knowledgeable elements I have come across. And it is something which I trust blindly. It does take advantage of this trust and sometimes becomes so mischief leading me into a chain of ...continue reading.

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Being business first in early stages.

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Technology, Thought

A lot of time I come across founders/leaders in a startup who are focused on optimisations, building a solid technology. Many of them actually don’t have a business roadmap. They are still experimenting, figuring out the right path to the eventual product. To all such leaders, I only have one feedback, Please focus first on your business. If you survive the battle today you will win the war. To win a war you don’t ...continue reading.

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Why is it important to say no to simple things!

Posted by in Engineering Management, Thought

Often, my colleagues and peers have complained that I say no even before listening to them. People do find it to be an arrogant and rude behavior. Today I want to share the chain of thoughts which goes behind saying an absolute No even before listening to the entire context.

When you have worked in an industry for a while. Everything which is going around looks similar to work done in past. Experience is something, ...continue reading.

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The Scale Problem…

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Thought

Today while interacting with a bunch of tech savvy people and trying to understand the challenges which they are facing now, the one thing which was very common was ‘the scale problem’. This problem is not limited to one of the domains, it exists for all domains/towers/verticals be it engineering, team management, general operations, etc. Every leader in a team would have faced or will face it sooner.

What’s the problem?

This is not a ...continue reading.

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What is path to success and what does it cost?

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Thought, Tiny Experiences

I am sure I am not the first one to express thoughts on this. What I want to share is that whatever we read about being successful is absolutely correct.

What is ‘success’ and the path towards it?

There is no clear definition of success as such, it’s actually very subjective to the person. For some it is a regular life, for some it’s money, and for few, it’s building something extraordinary and so on. ...continue reading.

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Separation of concern, just not in code

Posted by in Engineering Management, Other, Startup, Technology, Thought

`Concerns` is a term used in computer science for scoping out the different behavior of the code and `Separation of concern` is a design principle for separating a computer program into distinct sections. I like this philosophy as this tells you how important it is to keep your code organized by separating concerns. The same applies to how you organize your engineering teams as well. There is a need for understanding, ...continue reading.

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Reflections

Posted by in Quick thoughts, Thought, Tiny Experiences

Date: January 7, 2014 | Bangalore

What we see around is actually a reflection of what we are.
Just that in the real world all mirrors are not same.
Some blur your reflection,
some give color to it and,
some just block the reflection.
But, you can always choose the mirrors around you.

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Why still with TinyOwl?

Posted by in Reviews, Startup, Technology, Thought

I get this to hear frequently from people around me that why are you still working at TinyOwl? Almost everyone has left tech. Well first to clear things out, Yes we have lost some great mind to the battle of survival. but we still have a great team with us.

Yes, TinyOwl has faced a lot of media outrage in past, but we are doing good. The reasons I am still with TinyOwl are:

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Correction…

Posted by in Thought

Many times in our life we have different set of choices, depending upon the circumstances, we tend to not see all of them and pick the best one we thought at that time. But down the time it so happens that we realise that there is a better option which you should have opted for. Once you realise it, you again have options for a different question which is ‘correction’:

  1. you can either carry on
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