This is a list of some of the articles I read, and videos I watched this week, along with a few cherry picked quotes. In no particular order:Read more "Weekly Digest"
A few days ago I discovered the LIVE Chats section of Product Hunt. Shortly after I found this Medium post in my inbox. It’s a written summary (and a really good one at that) of the LIVE video chat with Chris Sacca. Below is a clip from the chat with Chris’ answers to two questions: […]Read more "Chris Sacca: On Founders"
I came across an interesting talk today by Nathalie Nahai. In her talk Nathalie uncovers the principles behind user engagement and concludes with what it means to walk the fine line behind persuasion and manipulation, all delivered in a fun and upbeat style. For more on the subject, check out her website. She also has a […]Read more "The psychology of persuasive product design"
It has almost been two weeks since I have taken part in the worlds biggest hackathon and yet I am only now recovering from the aftermath! LAUNCH has some impressive stats to back up that statement with over 1600 registered AND vetted developers and prize money in excess of $1.7M. I have taken part in […]Read more "3 Lessons from: LAUNCH Hackathon"
Failure. We all experience it and yet we don’t often speak about it. It is not easy to admit our mistakes and speaking about them publicly is probably the last thing we would like to be doing. And yet, failure is an important part of success. One does not exist without the other. Failure is […]Read more "FailCon: Feel the Fear"
A few weeks back I have signed up to Hacking Health – UC Berkeley’s Hackathon focused on Digital Health. Having an interest in that area of technology, I was looking forward to attending and competing. However, shortly after signing up and paying a $50 fee (refundable for those who attend) I found out that I […]Read more "My Takeaways: YCombinator’s Startup School"
Over the last couple of weeks I have met a number of founders. I decided to ask all of them the same questions to help me on my journey. I would now like to share their advice with you.Read more "Founders’ Insights: On Starting a Company"
This weekend I devoted my time towards hacking music at Oakland’s first ever Music Hackathon – Hella Hack. Besides writing my name in the history books, I have found this experience very rewarding and revitalizing.Read more "My First Hackathon – Hella Hack!"
Over the past two weeks I have attended a number of events here in San Francisco. This city is an absolute beehive, with something going on every night which is significantly different from when I used to live in San Jose. At first the temptation is to go to everything. However, the trick is to […]Read more "Advice from CEO of Lyft – Logan Green"
Right after my exams finished in May I had a huge influx in the amount of free time that was available to me. At that point I knew that come August time I was going to be flying out to San Francisco so I decided I was going to make the most of the summer […]Read more "Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit"