Category: Business

What if things went right?

When presented with a difficult or speculative decision, many people’s first thoughts would be about what could go wrong. But what if things went right? I’ve invested some money into Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies and frequently have conversations with others about this. Some of the negative things I hear are: Have fun losing your […]

What’s your thesis of the best path to success?

There’s a great Twitter thread that I took part in that was started by Josh Felser, investor at Freestyle Capital. Here is Josh’s initial tweet: I still can’t fund founders who are waiting to quit their jobs before they go full time. I get the financial constraint but I want to back founders who are so compelled […]

The plight of the non-technical startup founder

Tech startups are hard. You need all kinds of people to make a startup successful. Depending on the type of product you’re building. who your customer is (consumer vs. enterprise), what stage you’re in, and other factors, you’ll need product leaders, software developers, sales reps, marketers, designers, operators, recruiters, administrators, and many other roles. But […]

What I Learned from Indra Nooyi on Freakonomics Radio

I recently listened to an episode of Freakonomics Radio with Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo. It was an amazing listen, I highly recommend it. While Indra talked about so many interesting things she has experienced during her tenure at PepsiCo and her life in general, I took away three main points from the interview: […]

I saw a therapist today for the first time

Yup, I went to a therapist today. First time ever. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been having very odd dreams where certain scenes and scenarios repeat themselves. There are certain buildings that I’ve never seen in real life popping up in dreams over and over again. I sometimes find myself in a vehicle on […]

Building a movement is the best kind of marketing

One of the things I like best about marketing is how it can motivate people to take action and think differently about the status quo. Online marketing has become so effective because you can measure nearly everything that someone does on the internet and spring upon them the perfect offer at the perfect time. And […]

A look back to 2017 and forward to 2018

At the beginning of this year, I didn’t make any resolutions like “lose 5 pounds” or “work out 3 times a week.” Rather, I just vowed to be more focused, disciplined, and consistent in work and life. Let’s see how I did, and what’s in store for 2018. Looking back to 2017 Focus For 2017, […]

Three reasons why taking good notes is so important

I believe that note-taking is a very important skill, one that is often overlooked and under-appreciated. Note-taking is often an afterthought, a mere formality. But I believe that taking good notes is even more important in today’s technology-oriented world. First of all, meeting attendees are easily distracted by their phones and rarely pay full attention […]