March, 2010

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The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar

Sachin Rekhi

Based on a suggestion from Andrew Chen , I spent Saturday afternoon reading The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar , which put me in a reflective mood on my own goals and vision for success here in Silicon Valley. Randy Komisar put together a short narrative that challenges the traditional assumption of the deferred life plan, romanticizes the notion of business as a creative pursuit, and even finds room to go into a discourse on self-knowledge of one's own motivations.

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Mantra for Money

SidsAvenue

In India, it is said that if you want to make big money.you have to either in Bollywood or Cricket or Politics. But now with Bollywood and Cricket coming together for IPL , its better to option seems to be IPL and IPL and IPL.all the way.

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Optimizing for Fundamental vs Strategic Value

Sachin Rekhi

Every week I meet with different entrepreneurs asking for my advice on topics ranging from funding strategy, exit opportunities, user acquisition, monetization, to technology investment. However, unlike others who often have a set of best practices they like to dispense around these topics, I find myself spending a considerable amount of time understanding the entrepreneur's personal goals before laying out my recommendations.

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How many Tugboats you have?

SidsAvenue

Did you ever felt that the world is getting more and more competitive with each passing day? You come up with a new business today and tomorrow there will be 10 more competing you. The moment you felt I have learnt enough; there is a new technology, new algorithm, new research published and you have to buckle up again. So how does one survive in such situation?

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Global warming is a global warning

SidsAvenue

Some time back, I happened to attend a yoga class organized by my company. The instructor was talking about the benefits of Yoga and during that revealed a nice little thing. He said, if your body pains, you should be thankful to it. According to him, body pains to convey that it’s not in the best of the shape/form and it needs to be looked at. It is our body's own mechanism of complaining.

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Survival of the Fittest

SidsAvenue

I have read a few of self-help books, a few autobiographies, a few spiritual books. I often go through blogs of Robin Sharma , Malcolm Gladwell and others. I feel there are so many books, so much of material available which try to help us realize our true potential, reach our goals, be successful in ones career, have a great relationship and the list goes on.

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Report it to Stop it

SidsAvenue

I feel AIDS is the most deadly disease to affect our human race. This disease progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to infections and tumors and ultimately results in death. One could argue that there are other diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer's etc but I feel what makes AIDS the deadliest of them all is the way in which it spreads.