Advice (2 posts)


There’s a lot of free (and bad) advice available in the open world and over time you have to get better at identifying the few good ones. Don’t get me wrong here,...

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Anxiety (2 posts)

Attitude (1 posts)


If I ever play one of the What is the first word that comes to your mind? games, I’d say attitude for Rafael Nadal and talent for Roger Federer. The reason is tha...

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Authenticity (1 posts)

Backpacking (2 posts)

Birthdays (1 posts)

Blog (1 posts)

Why Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. While there are many excuses to convince myself, the simple truth is that I haven’t forced myself to stare at a computer scr...

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Books (26 posts)

Numbing Pain

A couple of years ago, I had dislocated my toe. I was in a considerable amount of pain and hence I went to the doctor. The entire treatment was a three stage proc...

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If you look at the lives of everyone around you, you’ll notice that life is a sine wave. On the positive side - you might be successful in your job and get to spe...

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Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog is a very candid memoir written by the founder and CEO of Nike - Phil Knight. If you’re listening to this in Audible, the narration by Norbert Leo Butz m...

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In his book Originals : How Non-Conformists Move The World, Adam Grant talks about how everyone could be an original - how they can generate new ideas, how they c...

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This is the first post in a series of blog posts on Shame based on the book The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown. If you haven’t listened to it already, I hi...

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Camping (2 posts)

Clean (1 posts)

Culture (1 posts)


Slack is a workplace collaboration tool for businesses. I’ve been using Slack at my current company for about a year now and it has definitely made me more produc...

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Decisions (3 posts)

DeepWork (1 posts)

DesignPattern (2 posts)

Do (1 posts)

We fail to

If everything has to be perfect from the moment go, then you’re never going to get off the ground. Monika Hardy puts it this way - Notice, Dream, Connect, Do.

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Eat (1 posts)

Empathy (1 posts)

Fail (1 posts)

Finance (1 posts)

Focus (1 posts)


One of the things that Jony Ive had learnt from Steve Jobs was how to focus. Steve had asked Jony to list the things that he had said No to. Jony gave it some tho...

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Fracture (1 posts)


A little more than 6 weeks ago, I fractured my ankle. As I was living alone, this was harder than I initially thought and this blog post is about my learnings fro...

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GameOfThrones (1 posts)

Git (1 posts)

Grow (1 posts)

Happy (1 posts)

History (1 posts)

Our History

A couple of months ago, I started my new job. After I felt I had a good understanding of the system’s current architecture, I had a few ideas for improvements. I ...

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Interview (2 posts)

Learn (2 posts)

LinkedIn (1 posts)

Next Play

Mike Krzyzewski is the head coach of the Men’s Basketball team at Duke University since the 1980s. This blog post is about how his words became an unofficial mant...

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Logging (1 posts)

Money (1 posts)

Music (1 posts)

NutriBullet (3 posts)

Passion (1 posts)

PokerLifeLessons (2 posts)

Problems (1 posts)

Process (4 posts)


A couple of months ago, a friend of mine recommended me the Coursera course on Learning How To Learn. The course was very light (an hour a week for the material a...

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Last winter season, a couple of friends and I decided to ski in Tahoe, a 3.5 hour drive from my place. The season pass was a little expensive and we didn’t want t...

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Product (4 posts)

ProjectManagement (2 posts)

Quitting (1 posts)

Quotes (1 posts)

Relationship (13 posts)


We associate love with a lot of things - with activities (I love to ski), with objects (I love my new shoes) and also with people (friends and family). Our use of...

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Trust is often the core of any relationship, personal or professional, and the only way to establish trust is to be consistent between what you say and what you d...

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Run (1 posts)


Six months ago, I started training for the San Francisco Half Marathon (thank you LinkedIn for the sponsorship). Just to give you a quick information about my run...

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Scala (1 posts)

Self (10 posts)

Peer Pressure

Before the social media (about 15 years ago), I saw peer pressure as a good thing. The only source of peer pressure came from my friends - who were mostly like me...

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I Told You So

The 4 words we dread hearing and yet we have the habit of using this phrase every now and then, usually with a smug look on our face. Here are 3 reasons why we mu...

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Smoothie (3 posts)

Sports (10 posts)

Stan The Man

After a long time, I got to watch an entire Tennis match. I guess I’m still trying to cope up with the absence of Roger Federer in the tour. Stan Wawrinka played ...

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Good Loser

There are many reasons that are attributed to Federer’s success - his talent, the ability to stay calm on the court and also his fitness. However, one reason that...

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Next Time

Sometimes in life, we don’t end up getting what we deserve (or what we think we deserve). We try to blame it on external factors - the conditions, the opportuniti...

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Startup (3 posts)

Tech (2 posts)

Tennis (2 posts)

Andy Murray

Andy Murray might have played his last match against Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open. He lost the match in 5 sets. I’ll remember him charging towards...

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Andy Murray

On May 15 1987, a boy named Andy Barron Murray was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Having born 6 years after Federer and a year after Nadal, great things were expected...

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ThankYou (2 posts)

Travel (4 posts)


Havasupai means people of the blue-green water and the name doesn’t disappoint. When you add the red color backdrop of the Grand Canyon, this is a paradise for ph...

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books (3 posts)

gift (1 posts)


Over the weekend I was discussing gift ideas with a friend of mine. This conversation reminded me about the numerous occasions in the past when I had the intentio...

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music (1 posts)

tennis (1 posts)

thanks (1 posts)

Thank You

I was having dinner with a couple of friends and after I thanked them for cooking and inviting me for the lovely meal, they asked me why I was being so formal. Th...

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