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elon
  • December 21, 2015

Elon Musk

I just finished reading Elon Musk’s biography by Ashlee Vance. The book is like an extended version of waitbutwhy’s article on Musk but provides a more in-depth and human view into Musk as a person, not just an entrepreneur with an incredible vision and is willing to take insane risks to realise his goals. If I haven’t mentioned […]

www
  • September 20, 2014

Things I Learn from the Internet – 10

Note: Things I Learn from the Internet is a series of post containing snippets of wisdom collected from stuff I read on the WWW which do not warrant a post in itself.  Peek: a user testing tool: order a test, a real person test your site, result sent to you in a video. (nice website […]

binary
  • August 28, 2014

Digital Physical Mashups

The example given by the author to illustrate the great divide between the digital and the physical worlds which some companies still struggle to bridge hits home for me. I have came across many such baffling instances myself. People experience disconnects like this one all the time. Here we are, a quarter century into the […]

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  • August 6, 2014

Smartphones and Journalism

If you were to assume that the dawn of the mobile era means people are giving up reading actual article and are just snacking instead, you’d be wrong. The Atlantic recently reported that a gorgeously illustrated 6,200-word story on BuzzFeed—which likewise gets about half its readers through mobile devices—not only received more than a million […]

gender
  • August 1, 2014

Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem

There has been many instances where people around (or even close to) me wave off the notorious ‘sexism in tech’ problem as ‘all in the woman’s head’. The worst thing is, these are intelligent people. They argue that talking about sexism won’t solve the problem, that we cannot avoid it from happening (and thus need […]

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  • July 30, 2014

The Technology – A Talk by Paul Buchheit

Great talk by Paul Buchheit, creator and lead developer of Gmail. We often sweat life’s big decisions, but it’s the little decisions that matter the most — the ones we make thousands of times a day, often without even realizing it. The big decisions are the inevitable result of those small decisions. They steered the […]

psychology
  • July 12, 2014

Slacktivism?

Online causes might attract more clicks than commitments. The article includes several studies that discovered ways to drive token support into real actions. His group ran its first study shortly before a date when Canadians annually show support for veterans by wearing poppy flower pins. Participants consisted of 92 people who walked across a concourse […]

startups
  • July 11, 2014

Jerktech

The tech startup scene in Silicon Valley can be pretty fucked up. There is a term for it now: #JerkTech. Source They’re emblematic of a compassionless new wave of self-serving startups that exploit small businesses and public infrastructure to make a buck and aid the wealthy. Case in point: ReservationHop and Monkey Parking. The latter […]

basics
  • July 9, 2014

Back to Basics

At a certain point in the startup journey, a founder might pause and ask him/herself this question: “What a minute. Am I doing the right thing?” It is so easy to jump right into the process of building an MVP without properly validating the need for the solution. In the heat of the moment when […]

www
  • July 6, 2014

Things I Learn from the Internet – 8

Note: Things I Learn from the Internet is a series of post containing snippets of wisdom collected from stuff I read on the WWW which do not warrant a post in itself. RedPen: Feedback tool. Get your point across, click and comment on a visual image. SnapEngage: Live chat tool for enterprise to engage with customers LawBite: […]

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  • July 5, 2014

Things I Learn from the Internet – 7

Note: Things I Learn from the Internet is a series of post containing snippets of wisdom collected from stuff I read on the WWW which do not warrant a post in itself. HubSpot: A marketing software platform. Tools include SEO, web analytics, social media, blogs, etc How to ace the 10 most common interview questions: […]

startups
  • July 4, 2014

Unique Value Proposition

As mentioned in my first post, one of the main challenges we are facing with CodifyMe is to create our Unique Value Proposition (UVP). In other words, what makes CodifyMe different and worth getting attention? Ever since I found out there is a direct competitor to our product, I have been struggling with this question. […]