Just in time information

In an information scarce economy, approach to information was just in case. In an information abundant economy, it should be just in time.Information was earlier scarce or unavailable and their storage & retrieval expensive. In such a society and economy, our approach was to navigate through a combination of…

Rethinking import substitution in the knowledge age

Import substitution is a trade and economic policy which advocates replacing foreign imports with domestic production.Over the past few years, considerable amount of my time and attention have been directed towards board games. Over the past year or so, fair amount of my time has also gone into dabbling…

Glimpses of a mature work culture

One of the companies that we visited in my recent trip to Silicon Valley along with the SVSquare fellows is Evernote. I was also quite looking forward to the meeting in that Evernote happened to be one of my favourite productivity applications. I use Evernote almost only for clipping articles…

Ignore them both

No single image has left so much of an impression on me as this one. Ignore them both & keep doing doing work I had come across in one of the articles from Brain Pickings titled Advise to Sink in Slowly. This illustration also helped me appreciate the role of…

Bring down cost of experimentation

A guiding principle for all those interesting in instilling a culture of innovation or nurturing an innovative ecosystem: Keep bringing down cost of experimentation. Both economic and emotional. A welcoming environment where people feel the comfort to try things out and have fun with it is your responsibility. Start by…

When in doubt, search.

Slaying hoaxesArya’s article from the other day about fact checking brought to mind a website I have often relied on – hoax slayer. Just that very day, I also came across this page / segment titled hoaxposed in ThePrint. Hoaxes have always plagued humankind. Its nature has changed in the digital…

Autoresponder on WhatsApp

They are possible with WhatsApp BusinessIf you ping me on WhatsApp, you will most likely receive an auto response. I have since been asked by several people how is it that one does that. The answer is Whatsapp Business. Its pretty much the same as WhatsApp and no, its not…

The only book I have reread

Four hour workweek by Tim Ferriss.I have generally been fond of books and have read many. Only one though have I reread – 4 hour workweek by Tim Ferris. I have picked up several concepts & approaches from the book. The book also shifted my approach to execution & getting…