Time. We May Never Have It Again.

We have time today. This was not the way we wanted time for ourselves but let us accept that we have something and in such abundance that people in the last few generations could never afford to have. We have time. People from almost all walks of the society (except those in the healthcare and related disciplines, and in police …

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Digital Design Services Agencies—A Radical Perspective Required

The bottomline for a digital design services agency is to ‘win a project’ and start drawling lines and writing code as soon as possible. This is a conventional ‘services mindset’ where we are hired to do a job — to design and deliver a product. By contract and by conventions, agencies have nothing to do with product’s success, there are no stakes involved, …

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Designing for the OUTCOME: A Conference, Products Culture, and Startup Ecosystem

The startup ecosystem noise gets louder and is more widely distributed now in Chandigarh. I love the way students are now entrepreneuring their muscles from idea to pitching, and sometimes prototyping on their way. My co-working space CEED gives me regular chances to talk to Chitkara University students. Many a times, they surprise me with their startupreneural questions. Also, CEED …

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Design for Hero, Strategically—A Guardian of an Intent

Teodora Petkova is a philologist fascinated by the metamorphoses of text on the Web. See some of her select writings for Ontotext, and know more about her fascinating insights at her website. Teodora invites guests for a dialogue on web, text, content, and the mesh that weaves meaning and context around information and its variables. Recently, she invited me for …

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Designing for Sales, Selling the Design

I read Joe Cutler’s post on products’ failures in Its Product’s Fault! Right?, on Medium. It has been widely discussed that the primary reasons of startups’ failures are around product-market fit (or as Brian Balfour says, market-product fit). This is in addition to other factors including weak leadership, flawed product execution, or lack of funds. Market In February this year, CBInsights published …

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The Best Jobs in Technology? But Who Will Sell?

I saw this tweet by techvibes on the best ten tech jobs in 2018, in Canada. Tech Roles Dominate the Ten Best Jobs of 2018 https://t.co/gUspNH05vS #cdntech pic.twitter.com/oSX2q3nVtn — Techvibes (@techvibes) May 6, 2018 I saw the post and the list reads as: Machine Learning Engineer – $97,796 Full Stack Developer – $82,711 Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer – $98,878 Internal Medicine …

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Project Management. Management or Leadership?

My friend, Nibu invited me if I was interested to contribute to PMI Bangalore chapter newsletter. I am not a PM person but when I work with startup product teams for UX and content strategy, it is quite a PM like role. Personally, I do not like the PM role in smaller teams because such teams do not need managers. …

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