Last month, I presented to the MBA class at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business by Prof. Pearce. I told a story of having an “Underdog mentality” in both life and work. What happened next surprised me.

Contrary to my expectations, almost every student who reached out afterwards had…

Recently, I was in a conversation with someone not very familiar with the software industry around sales and supporting sales.

While there is plenty of literature around running sales organizations, I found myself explaining the basics of what other teams “surround” the sales team to make wins happen.

Here’s the…

Diwali is the festival of lights, and PG&E forced most of the Bay Area to light up Diyas this year.

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Why is California Resembling a 3rd World Country?

1. Aging Infrastructure… some close to a 100 years old

I’ve always wanted to be an American.

Ever since I was a boy, I grew up on a steady diet of Hollywood movies. One movie, in the 80s in particular made a deep impression on me — “Back to the Future”. …

Morality and Legality

The Theranos whistleblower story prompted a car discussion with my daughter on morality and legality.

Moral: the concept of right and wrong, usually derived from a religious perspective

Legal: the concept of what’s allowed and not, per the rules

Morals are not meant to be specific, written…


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