Order home cooked food online in Noida

Order home cooked food online in Noida

Amit Tiwari still remembers that meal. There was melt-in-your-mouth rajma, delectable mixed vegetable with just the right amount of tomato tang, served with steaming-hot rice and soft rotis. “We knew we had found our first chef,” he says, remembering the very early days of Food Circle, an enterprise Tiwari has… Continue Reading

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Annual Performance Reviews at Accenture ending in September

Annual Performance Reviews at Accenture ending in September

As the previous company I co-founded – GlobalLogic got relatively big (>1,000 employees), we instituted an annual performance review process. We had hired an HR head from the industry and this was the natural thing to do. I remember having a very uneasy feeling while we were discussing it but… Continue Reading

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Do you see ‘herd mentality’ around you?

Do you see ‘herd mentality’ around you?

“Where all think alike, no one thinks very much”, Walter Lippman, an American writer and political commentator said this. Walter was a critique on democracy and public opinion. Anyway, this post isn’t about him. This post is about social acceptance and conformity, and the opportunities and threats created by such behaviour. As… Continue Reading

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Product Manager – Skills & Challenges

Product Manager – Skills & Challenges

Product Management is one of the most fulfilling, challenging and fun jobs in the tech industry.  The move to the product side is a natural evolution for engineers who start getting fascinated with commercial side of how a product "works" and how users interact with products. Though the technical background… Continue Reading

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Formal education in entrepreneurship – does it help?

Formal education in entrepreneurship – does it help?

Many people ask me if any kind of business training / education helps in entrepreneurship. I guess there are enough examples of college dropouts having made it big. Also, I have a unique disposition to be at the receiving end of this question. 3 things make me unique- First, even… Continue Reading

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I ditched my high paying IT job to risk my life in startups

I ditched my high paying IT job to risk my life in startups

“Congratulations!! Your appointment date is 19th June”, I received joining letter in summers of 2006. I was jumping with the joy & excitement. I was no longer a student; now I would be joining a multi-national company in Gurgaon as a Software Engineer. I was excited to live my dream… Continue Reading

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How Project Management Certification (PMP) can help you?

How Project Management Certification (PMP) can help you?

Most of the mid career IT professionals have at least given some thought to PMI's Project Management Certification (PMP). Professionals are looking for this certification for various reasons. Some real questions I have seen in recent past are: I am a 8+ years experienced IT professionals at Technical Lead role.… Continue Reading

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Ratan Tata’s investments in Ola and other start ups

Ratan Tata’s investments in Ola and other start ups

Ratan Tata is arguably the most respected business icon in India. Under his stewardship, the Tata group of companies has steadily grown over the last 2 decades and has emerged as leaders in diverse categories such as hotels, technology, and telecommunication and so on. However, Tata generally evokes also a… Continue Reading

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3 things you should know before joining an E-commerce start up

3 things you should know before joining an E-commerce start up

E-commerce companies in India have been darlings of the investors as well as consumers over the last 5 years. Investors have poured in money in the billions while consumers have gotten some fantastic deals. What this has done is that it has expanded the market at a break-neck pace and… Continue Reading

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An engineer’s journey to become Product Manager at OLX

An engineer’s journey to become Product Manager at OLX

Life before I aspired to become a product manager I started off as a typical IT professional, fresh out of engineering college and good at what I did. Slowly and steadily, I climbed up the corporate ladder as a software developer, moving towards Project Management role. It was a comfortable… Continue Reading

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