How does work become fun?

If work feels like fun – then it is not work.  Work that you are highly skilled at feels like fun.  Skills are acquired via effort (hard work) + cycles of feedback.  Acquiring skills, therefore, is the only hard work.  Applying skills… Continue Reading →

Framework for thinking

One significant aspect of managing people is that task-oriented people need to improve in strategic thinking. The problem with task-oriented people is they are good soldiers but awful managers and hence cannot be given important responsibilities; they will keep going… Continue Reading →

Turning energy from upset to creativity

Once we started building out a sales team, we were looking for tools for them to make calls. A few key categories in this area are sales enablement and revenue intelligence. We decided to try out outreach, outplay and engage… Continue Reading →

Modeling decisions

Modeling decisions: Most successful people are learning in real-time, making mistakes they can stomach if a bet goes wrong 100%, and then working hard to change the success probability, which they assume they can. The only thing that changes with… Continue Reading →

Third world war is the war for the mind.

Algorithms as weapons: Information warfare. The algorithmic advantage is the business strategy that creates large monopolies, but the same is true for the fight between nations. When countries have equal strengths in conventional war power, a new age war would… Continue Reading →

Microsoft is buying Activision. Here is my view

All software we see today in a 2D model on a flat screen with some gamification could become more 3D, and we go from gamification to gaming itself. It will happen to everything – amazon shopping, office, manufacturing, everything –… Continue Reading →

Born rich and working for big brands.

Born wealthy and or working for big brands are similar because in both cases, you do not know why your mediocre skills are giving you incredible results. As a result, you either develop an inflated ego or guilt of privilege,… Continue Reading →

My thoughts on nurturing entrepreneurship

Let’s find a few entrepreneurs who have a dream but not the means to do an MVP and coach them to build their product and scale their business. This was my idea. I did run this idea and ran it… Continue Reading →

UPilot’s bookshelf

I have read a few thousand books so far, and I have this curated list of books, which provided me the lessons, and frameworks I have tried to implement in building UPilot. This list used to be an internal list… Continue Reading →

Taking 100% responsibility: The magic trick that is hard to learn

One of the critical things I had been teaching the kids is to say “everything is my fault” when something goes wrong, but I also told them to feel the “pain” of a mistake or something that goes wrong without… Continue Reading →

My views on Dogecoin

Recently I was invited to give a session on blockchain by the Rotary club, and it was a great experience. I was pretty impressed by the number of people who turned up and stayed until the end and asked many… Continue Reading →

History repeats : ICT Act for regulating the use of social media

I was asked to give my opinion on the Consultation Paper on proposed amendments to the ICT Act for regulating the use of social media introduced by the Mauritius government. The problem with advise is that it is like handing… Continue Reading →

Atoms or Bits? – high amounts of bits and lower amounts of atoms

You can either play with bits or atoms, or you can play with both. The winners will be those who combine the bits and atoms, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, etc. Those who play only with atoms will eventually hand… Continue Reading →

Why the “Robbinghood” moment in B2B might come from browser plugins!

Why the “Robbinghood” moment in B2B might come from browser plugins! I was “mildly” upset with the Robinhood guys for stealing customer data and misrepresenting how they make money. Why mildly upset? Because I used to think that if someone… Continue Reading →

My struggles in building UPilot.

I had just sold my first business and decided to build the 2nd company which was in healthcare and I had thought has the potential to be a $100M company. I was sitting down with a lab technician from a… Continue Reading →

© 2024 San Bhaskaran