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CTO and CoFounder @Glowing.io, Co-Founder @Plustxt now acquired by @One97, IITD Grad, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Multiplatform hacker, Product Guy

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Category: entrepreneurship

Want to be an idea machine?

Want to be an athlete? Run everyday. And be disciplined about it. Want to be a great musician, play music everyday. Want to learn things in your life, read an hour everyday Want to be an idea machine? Pick ANY topic / problem and write 5-10 ideas on that EVERY DAY. I do that everyday and […]

Have goals…

Hard work without goals is like players with no score to make. Have goals. And have goals not just for success, have goals to be the person what is needed to achieve those goals. Goals are just inspirations to be that guy/girl. Have goals to wake up with the excitement for the day, and not […]

Productive Idea Flow

Productive Idea flow is when ideas keep on building over each other. You arrive at a good idea which is improvement over your current product and spend some time visualising how everything will look and work if that idea is implemented. Then in that state you imagine yourself there and try to find another improvement. […]

Being successful

A very noble thought has come to a mind today – lets be successful. The only problem is the mind does not know what is being successful. Lets drill down to what is being successful. Being successful really means doing things which you really want to do and more importantly not doing things which you don’t […]

On Entrepreneurship and learnings from Swami Vivekananda

Solution to all problems and living in a higher state is very simple though under-rated – it is surrendering. Surrendering to an idea, a cause, a desire to knowledge, or just any work you are doing in day-to-day life. Thats what will make a life complete. Care for the impacted ones. This is true work and […]

Compound interest value of efforts

Making disciplined effort is extremely important. Pick out the projects that matters to you most and keep dedicating small or large time to them everyday. Fix amount of time you will dedicate. These efforts gives back compound interests rates. Working distracted on multiple tasks never give you compounded value. True for relationships and money also.

Being industrious

There is no way to be happy, rich and wealthy without being industrious. We need to let go of every distraction idea and focus on being industrious on one thing at a time. Having the right focus and vision is the foremost requirement. There is no get rich fast technique.

Restlessness in enterprises

Restlessness is the most anti-productive feeling. It is only beneficial for people who are just put on work to show restlessness to get work done. Also, that is a very bad way to get work done. It is sometimes seen as positive for organisations with small goals – like an outsourcing company at a certain […]

Startup perspective to AAP failure

[Also published at nextbigwhat here: http://www.nextbigwhat.com/aap-startup-scaling-up-297/ ] We have been seeing many thought leaders and risk takers failing in industry. They are able to gain good traction in the initial days of startup but fail to make it a sustaining phenomenon. The same happened with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and results are out there, putting Mr. […]

Art of naming your users in ideation process

[Published on nextbigwhat.com here http://www.nextbigwhat.com/user-persona-ideation-and-product-attributes-297 ] In the initial days after I passed out from IIT, used to have dozens of business plans everyday, and was already working on few of them in a given month. Later I realised those were not business plans but cool ideas, thats all. After I was done coding, I was […]