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Many of us grossly underestimate the effort, skill and persistence it takes to sell something. The theory of “Build it and they will come” applies to a small percentage of products and is usually serendipitous. A sale is an exchange of value. It is also a persuasion. You are influencing someone to make a decision… Read Article →

Samir Bodas is the CEO of iCertis a Bellevue WA based company providing SaaS based contract management software.  Recently, he gave a talk at a TiE event on Scaling a Startup. The interactive questions took us to areas other than scaling.  Few of my observations:- If you want to do a startup, just do it. 9/10… Read Article →

Addressing Technical Debt Agile is the modern methodology of developing software. The Agile methodology is more popular in startups and small companies than large organizations, although that trend is changing. A sprint represents a time period where a collection of features, taken from a backlog are planned for development. Sprints can be 2 weeks to… Read Article →

I am a regular podcast listener. Commutes, walks, waiting, long drives happen often and with the smartphone in one’s pocket, it’s easy to tap into a variety of interests instead of just interacting with a bunch of apps. The quality and variety of podcasts has enhanced over the years. Here is what’s on my podcast… Read Article →

In a recent NPR Planet Money podcast, they ask the question – “Is hard work irrelevant”? I have stolen the title directly from them. They take the example of Netflix as a company that evolved into the culture of only focusing on the results. It did not matter how hard someone worked at their job… Read Article →

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