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4 months

Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs from Shark Tank

I’m not a big fan of reality TV, but there’s one show that I watch without fail since it started airing in India – Shark Tank. For the uninitiated, Shark Tank provides aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to seek capital in exchange for equity to a panel of ‘Sharks,’ which includes billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful”).

4 months

A Few Things About Leadership No One Likes to Talk About

Leadership - it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. How cool it sounds to be a leader - right? You get to earn a lot. People tend to look at you like a successful person. Everyone looks up to you for advice and making some great decisions.

4 months

Stories - Chapter 14

I was working full time, as most people do. But I knew I needed to do something outside of work. I started with guitar, but realized that it wasn’t really for me. I remembered when I was about eight or nine, I had a taster ceramic class at my local community centre, and I really enjoyed it.

4 months

Go Outside

When I worked at my last Silicon Valley tech startup I was diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency by my doctor.  Me: "Well how do I fix it?" Doctor: "Go outside."

4 months

How to Deescalate any Situation

Someone recently communicated to me that we should not take responsibility for someone else’s mistakes. I understand where they are coming from-it truly sucks taking the blame for something beyond our control, that was someone else’s fault, or that was truly no one’s fault at all.

4 months

The Devil Wore Prada. Now Your EA Does.

A quick search of job listings for Executive Assistants typically throws me into a fit of rage. Listings which dare to print salaries of $40–50K in an insanely expensive market like San Francisco and requiring 0–2 years previous experience are the ones that will one day land me in jail for arson.

5 months

Company Culture is a Joke

“What is.” This describes what company culture is. It’s not the four idealistic words below the fancy letterhead at orientation - it’s what the current state of affairs is inside of the company. Companies like to package what they think their culture is and send it to all corners of the professional and social world to brand themselves as the best, the brightest, and the most fun workplace around.