Last week, I had brief interactions with 2 different entrepreneurs - one came across with very high self-confidence and another came across with somewhat low self-confidence. Normally these differences are not so stark to notice it, but in these cases, I immediately noticed it as the former came across more like - arrogant and delusional, … Continue reading High Vs Low Self-Confidence: Which Is Really Better?
It was an intense but a healthy discussion I was having with my co-founders. We were debating about our strategy, our positioning, how we are different than our competitors, what story we should tell to VCs so they would fund us, how can we define a new category and be a leader of that category, … Continue reading The first 10
How Success and Failure are dependent on each other and are also tangled with each other. I had shared this brief thought on LinkedIn the other day, but due to their number of characters limit for the post (BTW, it’s 1300), I couldn’t explain the thought in detail. So expanding it here. The Context A few … Continue reading The Delusion of Success and Failure
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
How I was wrong about some of the concepts of Product Market Fit and how Andy Rachleff clarified it. I listened to this Mixergy podcast episode with Andy Rachleff, co-founder of Benchmark Capital and founder of Wealthfront. It is an exceptionally great episode. Normally most of the podcast episodes I listened to are great and … Continue reading Andy Rachleff on Product Market Fit
Today is my birthday. Birthdays are generally a good milestone to start something new, to have new resolutions and goals, to reflect on the past and think about the future — very similar to the beginning of a new calendar year. Today is that day for me. I’m starting a new chapter of my life — one of the … Continue reading Starting up… a new chapter
Recently, I had a couple of friends reaching out to me to discuss their startups’ progress and get some advice on how to take it to the next level. In all these interactions, there were some common patterns - Most of the founders are smart engineers and some of them have worked with Google, Amazon, … Continue reading Why do many smart engineers fail to build a successful startup?