Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography talks about his vice/virtue list. It has been a transformation for me in the last six years.

My list of virtue list has controlled eating and avoiding meat, sugar, wheat, and milk. I have monthly notes pinned on my room which list dates I missed my eating habits.

Has anyone else done a similar experiment? What has been the outcome?


Polaroid, Blockbuster, and Kodak have a few things in common: 

  1. They are all bankrupt. 
  2. They were all early innovators.
  3. They did not change with time and tune their business model.

Companies and management get lazy and don’t see the future because they have a cash cow present. They don’t want to innovate or disrupt it. As a result, they die when a new innovator comes.

A recent example is cloud computing: amazon kept building infrastructure, and folks from HP/DELL kept disregarding it because they were making money from the hardware. They were not interested in killing the cash cow.

As time progressed, the cloud became defacto, and even Microsoft and Google jumped on the bandwagon. Who needs hardware when they can spin servers for a few dollars on the cloud?

A founder not to get settled on a product line but to keep innovating and expanding, sensing the mood. It takes less time to get disrupted by a new innovator.   


Apne ek pehchaan liye bhatak rahe hai dar badar. Auroo me khud ko talashne ki ek aadat se jo ban padi hai zindgi. Sab me apno ko he dhunde lag gaye hai.

Apni pehchaan ke khatir kya se kya na bann gaye. Kal jo the aaz na rahe, waqt ke saath khud ko badal zo liya. Mel-Jol aise bana li humne sukh-dukh ke saath he pehchaan sae hum gumm ho liye.

Apne chahat ko liye aise bhatak rahe hai hum ki koi pysaa paani ke liye taras raha ho zaise,kuan to hai lekin rassi nai jo paani mil sake. Apni pehchaan liye pyaasa he fana ho zaiga sayad.

Apne aap ke liye kya kiya, apne pehchaan ne khud kya diya? Ek din mitti me milne kae baad kya raja, kya rank aur kiski kya pehchaan?


India’s future growth depends on creating impactful software product companies. The ones which can go head-on with the companies from the US and China, be it in cutting-edge research in the areas of environmental research or space tech or software products.

India will soon become the most populous country. It also means we can be our big consumers. We export and pay extra in Technology imports from the west and China.

As China is a global manufacturing hub, we have become a service hub. Most public limited companies like TCS, Wipro, and Infosys play on USD/INR arbitrage in generating revenue. In the short term, it has created lots of jobs and prosperity. How long will it continue? Unless the west finds another cheap support hub? Costa Rica and some African nations are already entering the space and cutting us on price.

India’s innovation depends on the shoulder. We should start innovating and stop complaining about what we don’t have.

I asked folks on Twitter about India’s FAANG equivalent. I got some funny and interesting answers.

success disease

In Score takes care of itself, the author talks about success disease, our inward tendency to become complacent after a big win. Winning or losing is part and parcel of the game or sales cycle. If we over-celebrate or become arrogant after winning and change ourselves or how we see ourselves, it will affect us in the future.

Success is winning, again and again, keeping performance at peak, and having all cylinders fired up in all scenarios. We should not change our personality because success has come our way, but continue striving and working hard to maintain the pace.


I was supposed to join a super-experienced mentor of mine for lunch. I could not reach on time, and the meeting got called off. It was painful and sad. It also made me realize how important time is and being punctual.

Show up early is one virtue am striving for now.


How easy it is to live in anger like a dormant volcano. Does it help anyone? Be it a relationship or business: disagreements are part of it.

Some of us keep grudges and make things worst for everyone. We start forming our own opinions and keep everything in a prejudiced bucket.

Who does it help? None.

It is better to be an active volcano with feedback or criticism on your face rather than hiding it and burning from the inside.

plus 30

Once you cross 30 years of your age, you should start taking care of your health more. The body and metabolism are not the same. We are living in a hyper-connected world with a continuous flow of information. It affects us adversely. We are social animals which result in impulsive drinking or smoking. With the advancement of mechanized foods, we are no more eating healthy.

Take care of yourself if you want to live peacefully in the later years of your life. Eat well, be healthy, exercise, sleep and stay away from tobacco and alcohol.

We all will die in the end, but getting old gracefully and decaying is better than sucking doctors and hospitals with age.


Karma is a real thing.
It will come back and hit you.
Be nice, be good, and be honest.

In the end, it is you and your consciousness. Your karma will come and bite you in one or the other ways.

Your castles and money will not fill the void with all your bad karma.

I am not perfect & paying the price in one or the other way now and then. That has been the realization resulting in writing this.


We all crave love and respect. It is easy to get angry and give feedback point-blank to your subordinates. But is it the right approach? Can this take your team far in the journey of building the rocket ship?

Why can we not make constructive criticism instead of pointing fingers? As a leader, you are responsible for everyone’s success. You have to empower your team, work with them and understand what drives everyone.

We all go through a rough phase in our life. A leader needs to understand it. They should let team members mourn, relax and come back recharged.

Money is not the only incentive that keeps the team together: a unified goal and how everyone is treated and respected as an individual matters.