The Ohio State University sends out a daily news update to its students and faculty. For Valentine's day, one of the articles they shared in the daily mail was on how to take better care of your heart - or as they put it "4 simple steps to a healthy heart" It struck me how … Continue reading 4 Steps to Better Care of Your Entrepreneurial Heart
After years of planning to lose weight and get in shape (sound familiar?), in 2014 I finally got my act together. Sure, a mild diabetes scare and being termed obese in that clinical way only doctors can helped me finally get off my duff. Over a six month period, I dropped about 20 kg (nearly … Continue reading 4 Selling Lessons That Weight Loss Taught Me
For example, it’s true that not as many women choose to become mathematicians versus, say, high school math teachers. But is this really an independently made choice that young women take? Or is it socialized choice? As the father of two girls, I'm always interested in what we as society and the communities we are part … Continue reading The gender wage gap is not misleading
Despite having been through four startups – and dealt with journalist across two continents, it never is too late to remind oneself of what it is that journalists are looking for and how best to build relationships with them. Great piece by Pete Warden
Now I’m at Google I don’t get to talk to reporters, which is a shame because they’re a lot of fun. When I was doing startups I learned a lot from hanging out with them, because they’re generally very smart, curious people who have a lot wider perspective on what’s happening than anyone else. I even dabbled in writing articles myself at the old ReadWriteWeb site many years ago.
I was talking to a startup founder recently, and realized she didn’t actually understand the basics of what a journalist’s job is like. Knowing the day-to-day routines and constraints on reporters is essential if you’re going to do a good job helping them cover what you’re doing. Here’s my advice, based on my personal experiences over the last few years. I’d love to hear more from other people too, since I think this is far from the final…
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For nearly six months I'd been planning to take some serious time off - and finally from 1st November, I took a break from my more-than-full-time quest at the National Entrepreneurship Network. I've now been gone a month and have still another to go, but reckoned might be as good a time as any to … Continue reading Sabbatical Therapy
If as @om says this is bad in the Valley, its 100x worse in India. Our definition of a tech startup leaves much to be desired.
Almost soon as I made the case why you need a co-founder, a friend responded with the question "What should I look for in a co-founder?" While we've asked this question of both entrepreneurs and angels, here's my take on what you need to look for in a co-founder. Vision Match Building a business is … Continue reading 3 Things To Look for in a Co-founder
All of us who’ve children have encountered questions such as “Dad, what’s Avogadro’s number?” or “What makes diamond and graphite different, if they are both made of carbon?” Besides the obvious answer that people seem to prefer to pay a whole lot more for the diamond form of carbon than graphite, our own schooling seems … Continue reading Tales tall and short for every occasion