Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge

Charles Darwin noted "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" Nobel prize winning psycho analysts defined what is known as the Dunning Kruger effect ... "The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which the unskilled suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a …

Yes or No? I vote Mu

There are a lot of questions you ask in a startup that can't be answered with a simple "Yes" or "No". Get used to scenarios such as "You don't know either way, for sure", "You don't know enough", "It's too early tell", "Need more data", "Need more time" In all these cases accept that fact that one needs …

Learning from Obama – Part II

Back in 2008 I wrote a post about learnings from Obama's election for startups ... I am now compelled to write the second part of that observing what appears to be dissapointing presidency of Barack Obama. Here are some lessons for startups ... Long term vision, scalability are all great but with out short term tactics …

5 good reasons why CWG were messed up intentionally

May be Mr.  Suresh Kalmadi and his team are smarter than they look. Remember Pointy Haired Boss and Evil Dogbert? Here may be 5 good reasons why they intentionally messed up CWG preparations. #5. To embarrass the Queen and the British ... To tell them that even this last colonial relic of the British empire …

Easy lies this head with a crown …

Shakespeare wrote "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" ... but Google wears it's crown as the undisputed leader of online search quite easily. After dominating the space for years, it seemed as if new threats would shake their monarchy. Real time search, decision engine type search, Bing, mobile search etc. But they seem to …

Still in Awe

I am still in Awe of the World Trade Center twin towers that used to be. The twin towers. My job at Deloitte got me the opportunity to live next to, near and work by them. I went up the elevator reaching the top of the 105 floors in 59 seconds. I even worked in …

Not listening to customers can be fun

Yes, all of us believe one must listen to customers. But there are times (may be in creating disruptive innovation) it's hard to rely only on what customers say. May be you must listen to their problems but not rely on customers too much in finding the solution. I bet no one ever they said …