High Vs Low Self-Confidence: Which Is Really Better?

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?

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

Andy Rachleff on Product Market Fit

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

Why do many smart engineers fail to build a successful startup?

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?