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Book ~ How Will You Measure Your Life?

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Just finished reading this book – Highly recommended – 4.5/5 (my rating)

Few notes from the book:

As a start up, you first need to work on finding a profit model because almost all companies had the change their original plan/strategy almost 93% of those; so unless you decide on the correct strategy focus on the profit;

Once you have a sustaining strategy, focus on growth not on profit; this is when even if you have to spent tons of money, its worth it – coz you have the right strategy.

Everything good that is achieved is by careful and deliberate planning and thoughtfulness. Nothing is by coincidence. You need to work to make a culture, be it at work or family, you need to define it and work around to make it work. Never leave anything to chance.

Saying “just this one” – in almost anything, breaking from your discipline, your dogma – is never a one time thing. The marginal thinking will persist and we will easily lose our way. It is easier to hold your belief 100% of the time  than to hold it for 98% of the time

Decide what you stand for and  and then stand for it all the time.

Purpose must be deliberately conceived and chosen, and then pursued.

The type of person you want to become- what the purpose of your life is, is too important to leave to chance; it needs to be deliberately conceived, chosen and managed.

One take away – bringing this back to work – how do I measure if the things I am trying to do is working? eg how do i make sure the PO changes we are trying to bring to WWT is working? at least in my products? Always be in look out for metrics – what it is now and where you want to take it to and track the progress all the way.

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October 18th, 2015 at 3:34 am

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Hate is a very strong word. I don’t hate anything (well almost). But increasing I find myself very irritated to this one constant blip – complaining. Someone like me with very liberal fundamentals, I feel like if there’s one thing I actually hate – its people complaining about everything rather than actually tried to resolve things and work on the solution.

My advice: Stop cursing the darkness, Light a candle.



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October 7th, 2015 at 7:05 pm

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Moving On!

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I have been moving a lot since I first came to US – once every year. And now in a year this could be my biggest move yet. My wife will be done with her studies and we will move to a new place where she has her job/career (because I can work pretty much from any city that has an airport).

So this could be anywhere:  Most likely? Northern Virginia/DC, NY, Connecticut, Boston, Atlanta or even west coast. I don’t know.

But it will be one heck of a fun. Moving is living.

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October 1st, 2013 at 5:08 am

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New Wheels!

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Got the new car. This is the most fun vehicle I have ever driven. Looking forward to driving it for lots of years. Already looking forward to my next road trip.

The car: RDX 2013 Tech

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March 26th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

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Us in Hollister

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Exploring St. Louis – Eve of St. Patrick’s day – 2013.

Funny – We even tagged this picture to Hollister’s Twitter account.

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March 25th, 2013 at 3:50 am

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Got Married

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To the girl of my dreams – Puspanjali Bhatta
Remember the date: Jan 17, 2013. The best day of my life.


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January 28th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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This is an efficient world. Well at least in this part of the world.

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All the finance and economic classes that I have taken over the last 2 years focused on one really important concept – “The efficient market”. What that means is, given sufficient time (in fact not that much) any two different strategies you take in any position will yield you the exact result. To make it clear let’s imagine that I run a business that sells baseball bats. And I sell each of those for $1. One day I somehow figured it out that I can purchase baseball bats from Mexico (just for a change – we are so used to say China for all those outsourced products) for 1 peso (let’s suppose that 1 dollar = 2 pesos – exchange rate). Now I can take a dollar to Mexico, get 2 bats and sell them and enjoy the difference. Well my neighbour found about my smart idea and decided to do the same. Shortly many followed. Then there was huge demand for bats in Mexico and it was no longer available for a peso. It now cost me 2 pesos. Now it didn’t matter where I buy those bats because it would cost the same. This is how efficient market works.

I saw similar activity in the traffic pattern near my residence here in Centreville. One side of the double lane road is up for construction for a while now. So that reduce the road capacity to half. And add to that the traffic merging from the right of other incoming road. Result – the timeframe from 4PM to 6PM where everyone is coming back from office to home, it takes almost 30 minutes to travel the 1.5 miles of my commute. Well that explains my reason for leaving work early. And it’s hard to convince my gang who commute everyday from Maryland (more than 30 miles) for my early departure. So it has been a case for a while now until last week I was too bored to wait 5 mins to move an inch. I then tried something different. I took an early exit and tried to find a random short (hopefully) way to home. To my surprise there were already handful of cars taking the exact same route. And to my even bigger surprise all those cars were heading to residence really close to mine. Great. The time was greatly reduced to now – 30 minutes to almost 7 mins. Life was good for a week. Then I see more and more cars taking the same route. Yesterday it took me almost 20 minutes to get home following my so called “short cut” route. With the cars being diverted through two routes now, I pretty much expected the time following the original route to be almost the same. I gave it a try today and it was pretty close.

Well this is an efficient world.

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July 21st, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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