Experience

Tech Companies Need a Social Risk Reboot

Tech companies are facing a growing tsunami of social and ethical risks, and it’s one that they’re desperately ill-prepared to face. Yet by embracing new and emerging ideas around risk and responsibility,...

The History and Future of Live Music

"Music is about human beings communicating with other human beings,” said Andrew Dubber, professor of music industry innovation at Birmingham City University and director at Music Tech Fest. Live music has...

The Lies of the Sharing Economy

There’s nothing resembling a “sharing economy” in an Uber interaction. You pay a corporation to send a driver to you, and it pays that driver a variable weekly wage. Sharing can really only...

Lessons from My Failure of Building a Billion Dollar Company

In 2011, I left my job as the second employee at Pinterest — before I vested any of my stock — to work on what I thought would be my life’s work. I...

How Apple is Changing Healthcare through Partnerships

Apple took a major step forward to influence the future of healthcare with the release of an ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notification. With the Apple Watch Series 4, users can take an...

Understanding India’s Startup Ecosystem in 2018

After a brief slowdown witnessed in 2016–17, India’s start-up ecosystem is now witnessing an influx of investors. Post 2017, investment into start-ups have increased by over 100 percent, from USD 2.0 Bn in 2017...

The Art of Minimalism for Startups

I want to blog about this topic because minimalism, meant as the art of doing only the essential, is a very hard thing to do. Writing about things helps me with having a clear...

How will Work Look Like in the Future?

For a long time, I was worried about the future. History repeats itself, so I should have assumed that technology would displace jobs but also create enough new jobs and wealth so that essentially...

How We Automated Productivity

Startups need to be lean and have to do more with less. This is not by choice, but something the law of exponential startups requires. At Fynd, we follow a simple thumb rule of productivity — any...

Abundance of Knowledge is the 21st Century’s Biggest Problem

First of all, let us take a moment to get over the hypocrisy and irony behind me writing this story. I am asking you to stop doing something, and I hope to communicate that...