Wordle and the Future of Publishing

Wordle, the viral game popping up players’ results in your Twitter feed, showcased some wonderful learnings for the publishing world. Millions of users play it daily. The game’s objective is to guess a five letter word within 6 tries. After guessing a word, grayed out letters are not in…

Align the Dots By Generating Neurons

One of the most quoted and transformative blog posts I’ve read to build relationships and fundraise came from Mark Suster titled Invest in Lines, Not Dots [https://bothsidesofthetable.com/invest-in-lines-not-dots-611f36491d73]. I refer this blog post almost weekly in conversations. The premise is simple: when investors write a check, they…

The Science of Persuasion

Constructing a powerful, persuasive essay is tough. A good writer supplies the right words. Yet, the right words only get a writer so far. Sound, logical content is required to hammer home a point. Style and word choice are discussed so often, but the logical side is less highlighted. In…

Kemp versus Perdue

In Jon Meacham’s, Franklin and Winston, there’s a memorable line [https://www.google.com/books/edition/Franklin_and_Winston/1VDYI6IzbSgC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=learn+that+this+morning%E2%80%99s+for+may+become+this+evening%E2%80%99s+ally+churchill&pg=PA30&printsec=frontcover] on Churchill…

Unlocking the Safe Towards Product-Market Fit

Discovering product-market fit is similar to unlocking a safe with a mechanical lock (like the ones on our high-school lockers). Three turns to the right for the first number, two turns to the left for another, one turn back to the right, and voila. The safe is open. On the…

Time Your Rocket Ship

Where you work is almost as important to how you work — after acquiring a high standard of skills. The following is a real life story: about four years ago I caught up with a talented sales and marketing leader who excelled at her job. She worked hard, executed (and created)…