2017 Retrospective and 2018 Goals

My reflections on what worked well and what didn’t in 2017 and what I would continue to do and do something new in 2018. I’ve started this practice last year — to retrospect on the last year’s achievements, misses, and learnings and define the goals for the next year at the beginning of the new year. I have … Continue reading 2017 Retrospective and 2018 Goals

Why I Still Iron My Clothes Instead of Giving to a Dry Cleaning Service

And how it keeps me grounded, humble and calm. It was a typical Saturday afternoon and I was lying on the bed thinking about what to do for the rest of the day. And I saw the stack of my shirts to iron has piled up in the corner. Looking at the size of the stack, … Continue reading Why I Still Iron My Clothes Instead of Giving to a Dry Cleaning Service

Another Side of The “Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand” Story

Or why instead of following it blindly, it’s time to modify it a bit. I’m sure most of you have heard of “The jar of life — Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand” story. If you have not, here is a quick refresher. The original story A philosophy professor once stood before his class with a large empty jar. He filled … Continue reading Another Side of The “Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand” Story

The Long Distance Driving And Living Your Life

And how these two things are similar. This weekend I had been to Lake Tahoe with my family (wife, two kids, and mom-in-law). While driving to the Tahoe and also while coming back, there were moments where all family members had slept in the car for some period. When everyone is sleeping in the car, I … Continue reading The Long Distance Driving And Living Your Life

12 Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Business Venture

A framework to choose which problem you should solve Yesterday I met few friends after many years. After everybody sharing their whereabouts, it was my turn to share what I’m working on. I explained I’m working on a new venture and also shared the details of the problem we’re solving. The first question one of the … Continue reading 12 Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Business Venture