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Reflecting on my “why” of starting various businesses

Most other founders and CEOs might tell you that they grew up with this grand vision of changing the world in this way or that.
I didn’t. That wasn’t my “why”.
The first business I started wasn’t even a business (according to my definition anyway). All I was did back in 2010 was to resell professional services… and get paid for it. That’s it.
Back then, my “why” was just to have an additional stream of income.Continue readingReflecting on my “why” of starting various businesses

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As leaders, shouldn’t we be more of a coach than a manager?

I was watching a TV series just now and a scene stuck in my head… got me thinking..  The main character is a high-school basketball coach whose team has been…Continue readingAs leaders, shouldn’t we be more of a coach than a manager?

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Do not typecast​ your staff as Simba when they want to try playing Scar -why people quit jobs

OK, so I have too much time on my hands today. My dogs are not bugging me to play or pet them, so I decided to write something. Why do…Continue readingDo not typecast​ your staff as Simba when they want to try playing Scar -why people quit jobs

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Figure out who’s going to buy your product before you spend money building your product

One day when I was driving around in Astoria trying to find parking (and getting more and more frustrated at not being able to do so), I thought “wouldn’t it…Continue readingFigure out who’s going to buy your product before you spend money building your product

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Product engineering vs IT projects – how do you bridge that gap?

I started my career in a consulting/services firm, moved on to various product firms like CallidusCloud, IBM, Informatica, BEA/Oracle, VMware etc. Then I started a SaaS product firm myself, subsequently,…Continue readingProduct engineering vs IT projects – how do you bridge that gap?