Ideas Coming to Life

Designers enjoy some unique privileges in our society. Designers are paid to care about the human experience when others worry about system performance, targets, budgets. Designers get rewarded for their taste - something we all want, but doesn't necessarily have. And designers have the responsibility of inventing from a blank page, almost everyday. But one …

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What’s your infinite appetite?

I woke up to this tweet today by the VC Arianna Simpson. It was not much of a surprise that reading books comes first on the list, and of course I was curious about what kind of books. Going further, this tweet emerged:I love the way it is articulated - 'infinite appetite'. I think all …

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The value of quantifying human experience.. 8 Billion Dollars

Some time back, I wrote about how companies are coming up which help in quantifying human experience. Wow, so many companies creating value by finding ways to capture and quantify human experience. This fits into a broad historical trend (Kevin Kelley said so in his new book). Across time, the cost of technology goes down, and …

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Empowerment and Ambition, the new face of Venture Capital

Venture Capital seems to be shifting, towards a more structured, disciplined and data-driven model, with a focus on ambitious, hard problems. Auren Hoffman wrote a piece on Quora about how VCs never do what they tell their companies to do. Here are some points he highlights : (though I recommend the original) They have different …

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