startup

Apps using simple tricks to simplify usage

2 minute read

I have been recently using the iXpenseIt iPhone app to track cash expenditures[1]. What's interesting is it uses the "most used" / "most visited" feature (w...

Freelancing for Joshua Schachter

3 minute read

Product management lessons learned from freelancing for Joshua Schachter (well known as the founder of the del.icio.us bookmarking service)

Freelancing

6 minute read

I’ve been a long-time reader of Ramit Sethi – I love his irreverent approach to money which has influenced me positively. About a year and a half...

Everyday reminder about Impact

1 minute read

Everyday I get emails from readers of my books and makes me wonder whether I am continuing to make that kind of impact.

isbn.net.in open-sourced

6 minute read

Lots of people have been asking how isbn.net.in works, so I rewrote that weekend hacked-up code into something nice on top of Rails 3 and other goodies.

An experiment to be Google-Free

20 minute read

Update on Feb 3, 2017: I still believe strongly in privacy and security, but don't believe strongly about not using Google since they have proven to be ...

A founder has to do only two things right

2 minute read

I've been pondering over the myriad of startups and ideas that have been in the fore recently (in my twitter stream). I have a new theory that has been devel...

Taste and Ambition

6 minute read

A question to all wannabes, startuppers and entrepreneurs: Does taste drive ambition or ambition drive taste for you?

Joining InfiBeam

7 minute read

Update: As of 22 June, 2011, I’m no longer with Infibeam.

Fun can change behavior

1 minute read

Once in a while I come across something really inspiring, and this time it was The fun theory - a "thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way...

Leaving IonLab

24 minute read

Yesterday was my last day at IonLab, the company that I built with a few friends. It has been a wild ride but I could continue no longer. I am leaving due to...

Mobile App market in India

8 minute read

Thinking from an entrepreneurial angle, it seems to me that there is almost no mobile app market in India today i.e., it is not a startuppable market.

Core Needs

3 minute read

"People are good and trustworthy and generally just concerned with getting through the day," Newmark says. If most people are good and their needs are simp...

Thought for the Day

2 minute read

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it...

One device or many

4 minute read

Question: Will the future consist of people carrying a single device or multiple gadgets?

How to build an online community

6 minute read

Every now and then, I try to build a group of people to talk about specific topics but it quickly dies because of inactivity. Although I really saw the value...

Where to find startup jobs in India

5 minute read

If you want to find out what jobs are available in startups in India, then there are myriad resources to check: VentureWoods Pluggd.in 'coffee' forum Plu...

Ideas are Cheap - Kannada Word Lists

1 minute read

Continuing the "Ideas are Cheap" series, here's another simple idea that I would personally find very useful but would be difficult to execute in terms of co...

Product for the future

4 minute read

My favorite session at proto.in 5th edition was by Atul Chitnis who reinforced the basics of business. He made one remark which seems obvious but something t...

What product creation should be about

3 minute read

I just finished reading "Subject To Change: creating great products and services for an uncertain world". This book is written by Adaptive Path, the same guy...

Thought for the Day

less than 1 minute read

Look at the design of a lot of consumer products—they’re really complicated surfaces. We tried make something much more holistic and simple. When you first s...

Internet usage in India

2 minute read

Every startup needs to do some market research while working on their next big idea. And part of this market research is looking at demographic and economic ...

Ideas are Cheap - Better email

2 minute read

I was just browsing through this paper on "Generating summary keywords for emails using topics" and was fascinated by its usefulness, especially because it "...

How to make a website

less than 1 minute read

When making a website, there are simply so many aspects to consider. I’ve been gathering some useful links and information on the same, right from How to Eva...

Ideas are Cheap - Real Coding Training

5 minute read

We all know how much disparity there is between computer science courses in engineering colleges in India and real-world coding skills. So how about a traini...

Indian Innovations for the Energy Challenge

4 minute read

After reading Atanu Dey on India's Energy Challenge and Vijay Anand on Why the N-Deal is important, I was wondering if there were some interesting things bei...

proto.in Edition 4 at Delhi

10 minute read

I attended the proto.in 4 conference last week (held at the beautiful IIT Delhi campus) and had a very productive and thought-provoking time.

Tips for Working From Home

7 minute read

Working from home full-time is a different experience than we are used to. You make or break things, there's no one asking about your progress and there are ...

The Need to Fight

3 minute read

Long ago, a wise friend I used to know once told me that humans have many kinds of needs - physiological, emotional, etc. Along with these, there is also the...

Launch of ion2

2 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

Smart Techie Startup City

15 minute read

Yesterday, I attended The Smart Techie Startup City event. It was intended as a showcase of startups as well as for learning/sharing/mentoring.

Vegetable 2.0

5 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

ion on a roll

1 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

OpenCoffeeClub 2

2 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

ion logo designs

4 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

ionized

5 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

proto.in

13 minute read

I was fortunate to attend proto.in in Chennai on Sunday. What was it all about? It's about startups in India. It was the opportunity for an Indian entreprene...