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Passions are activities that bring us joy and can be sustained over a long time. We feel joyful doing these activities because they get us i...
Human Body is like a Company
It struck me today that there are many similarities between a human body and a company. Similarities and metaphors are useful because you ca...
Start with Why, Then What, Then How
This is one piece of wisdom that's nearly universally relevant for everything we do - personal or professional - but is so often forgott...
3 crystal balls
Imagine if someone gave you 3 crystal balls and said your life depends on them. If they get dirty or cracked, your life suffers. If they bre...
Some insights on team work and decision-making from a game of Codenames
I was playing a few games of Codenames with some colleagues. For those who aren't familiar, Codenames is a game where the "spymaste...
PSA: Social media does NOT represent reality
The majority of us get our news and along with it, our world view, morality, opinions, and daily furies, from scrolling the social feeds acr...
3 types of product improvements
The main role of a product manager to identify and prioritize product investments within your area that'd have the most impact on the ov...
10 part Mad lib to get crisp on a product or feature idea
Often times products and features are doomed to fail even before you start working on them because the customer, problem, their evaluation c...
Lessons from death
I recently had to face some unexpected illnesses and deaths in my family. Sickness and death are powerful reminders of the impermanence, fr...
I'm currently on a staycation at home, with no plans. I used to take vacations only for certain specific or special purposes like travel...
Customer retention = Frequency of Need X Fulfillment X Mind share
High customer retention is the holy grail of most businesses. If customers keep coming back to your business, it increases lifetime revenue ...
Designing your life for "energized time"
I believe that time is all we have and how we spend our days is how we spend our lives. Well...until someone recently introduced me to the ...
Simple career advice
I have changed my jobs several times and I have struggled with the decision every time. Am I doing the right thing? Should I stay or try som...
Is it true? Is it kind? Is it useful?
For the first time ever, I learned the same principle in THREE different contexts on the same day! And it was surprisingly relevant for the ...
10 failure modes
It's sometimes easier to think of what will make you fail at something than what will make you succeed. That's why I like the techni...
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