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Social media addiction

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I have no problem with social media .. as long as preserving and sharing moments don’t come in the way of actual moments. I have even seen people go to new places and spend entire time taking pictures, tweeting, tagging, status updating and not enjoying the moment – then come back home and watch thru those pics and posts and tweets to actually find out what the place was like. That I think is not a way to go.

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March 12th, 2015 at 10:54 pm

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Your Personal Book? In 12 hours?

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Too good to be true, right? Well not at all. I was strolling thru product hunt website to get a sense at the new products in market and this was rather interesting. This is a service which will help write a book for you from your ideas with your minimal effort. Downtime? Just 12 hours.

This is how they define their service -

YOUR BOOK.
IN 12 HOURS.

Our team of professionals take your ideas and your words and turn them into a published book without you ever touching a keyboard.

http://bookinabox.com

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February 26th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

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Some things are both cheap and costly.

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Very neatly done.

This is indexed dot com is becoming my new favorite.

http://thisisindexed.com/2015/02/things-cheap-costly/

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February 18th, 2015 at 9:23 pm

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One more Steve Jobs Movie?

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Well – this one better be better than the last one. At least it has Seth Rogan in it.

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February 3rd, 2015 at 4:18 am

Posted in Fun,Insight,USA

New Beginning

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Accepted a really exciting job offer at WWT – World Wide Technology – here in St Louis.

Really excited to join the dynamic team of WWT. It defn going to be very intense few months to begin with.

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February 3rd, 2015 at 4:09 am

Solution Architect

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It generally refers to the process and art of developing solutions that fit within the enterprise architecture in terms of systems portfolios, information architecture, integration requirements and so on.

That’s the next GOAL.

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February 1st, 2015 at 6:31 am

Posted in Insight,Techie,USA,Work

On Product Management

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Martin ticks all the boxes on product management.

http://www.mindtheproduct.com/2011/10/what-exactly-is-a-product-manager/

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January 29th, 2015 at 2:08 am

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Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

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One thing I would give to Mark – He does uses facebook quite a lot and participate in the public discussion. Here’s one particular incident:

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January 12th, 2015 at 2:02 am

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The Lean Startup – Summary

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This book provides real insight into the 21st century process oriented and feedback based systems. It applies not just for the startups but for pretty much all the work we do on daily basis.  Here’s the high level summary:
Startup success can be engineered by following the process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.

Too many startups begin with an idea for a product that they think people want. They then spend months, sometimes years, perfecting that product without ever showing the product, even in a very rudimentary form, to the prospective customer. When they fail to reach broad uptake from customers, it is often because they never spoke to prospective customers and determined whether or not the product was interesting. When customers ultimately communicate, through their indifference, that they don’t care about the idea, the startup fails.

Using the Lean Startup approach, companies can create order not chaos by providing tools to test a vision continuously.

By the time that product is ready to be distributed widely, it will already have established customers.

A core component of Lean Startup methodology is the build-measure-learn feedback loop. The first step is figuring out the problem that needs to be solved and then developing a minimum viable product (MVP) to begin the process of learning as quickly as possible. Once the MVP is established, a startup can work on tuning the engine. This will involve measurement and learning and must include actionable metrics that can demonstrate cause and effect question.

The startup will also utilize an investigative development method called the “Five Whys”-asking simple questions to study and solve problems along the way. When this process of measuring and learning is done correctly, it will be clear that a company is either moving the drivers of the business model or not. If not, it is a sign that it is time to pivot or make a structural course correction to test a new fundamental hypothesis about the product, strategy and engine of growth.

Progress in manufacturing is measured by the production of high quality goods. The unit of progress for Lean Startups is validated learning-a rigorous method for demonstrating progress when one is embedded in the soil of extreme uncertainty.

To improve entrepreneurial outcomes, and to hold entrepreneurs accountable, we need to focus on the boring stuff: how to measure progress, how to setup milestones, how to prioritize work. This requires a new kind of accounting, specific to startups.

Build measure Learn.

For the principles of the lean start up:http://theleanstartup.com/principles

 

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July 28th, 2014 at 1:37 am

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RIP Maya Angelou

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I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel
- Maya Angelou

One of my fav quotes

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May 28th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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