abhi's blog

...is not the same as voicing them.

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Do you

a. Feel offended/insulted/angry/hurt that they lied to you? b. Ask them why they lied to you? c. Ask yourself why they felt the need to lie to you?

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For a lot of people, the impact-effort matrix is a quick way to work out what they should – or shouldn't – focus their efforts on.

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I've been catching up with my reading lately. It has been a good month.

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I've found that a lot of advice out there on having effective meetings boils down to the idea that a significant portion of the value you get out of something comes from a relatively small portion of it.

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A few weekends ago, it snowed like it does once in ten years. It was everywhere, and there was a lot of it. It was fun at first – we made a snowman, went sledding, made snow angels, the usual things one does with snow.

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The easiest thing to do when you're recruiting talent is to find people who you can have a beer with, which means essentially that you find more people who think like you do, whose mental models of your problem and solution space largely overlap with yours.

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Telugu movies have been around for almost a hundred years now. Yet, in all this time, there have been barely a dozen directors, fewer than 5 screenwriters, and one songwriter who've all been women.

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Every time we interact with someone (or something), we make judgements and jump to conclusions. And more often than not, we think our judgments and conclusions are warranted.

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It is easy to get lost in the narrative of rent-seeking vs wealth-creating activities, and the growing wealth inequality, if we don't question the underlying assumption of where value really comes from.

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