Moonshot thinking

I was at Google’s Women Techmakers event this Saturday and it was a somewhat productive way to spend my day. I did expect it to be better than it was, but as always, that’s a case of my own mismanaged expectations. There were several speakers at the event, some of them good and some not so … [Read more…]

Words with Friends

I recently started playing Words with Friends on my phone and I quite like it apart from the pesky ads that show up after every single move. It was an interesting study for me though, so I dug a bit deeper and learnt about the gaming industry in the process. Every single number in there was … [Read more…]

Mind games

You know what’s worse than mind games in relationships? Mind games in interviews… or as they’re more commonly known—puzzles. I had my first experience with them in college during on-campus recruiting. Instead of being quizzed on my engineering chops, I had to answer brainteasers about ants, triangles, and eggs. I was incredibly frustrated to say the least, because … [Read more…]

Technology – with meaning

A lot of people decide to get an MBA because they want to switch careers. I’m not one of them. When I graduated from college in 2013, I didn’t even know about the existence of product management. It was only after I started working at ZeMoSo (a product development startup) that I realized what it was … [Read more…]

Finally giving in to the Fitbit

I’m not usually a huge believer of tracking devices because I think if you do what you’re supposed to be doing, you should be fine. Want to lose weight? Run around the block a few times. Trying to slim down? Eat less. I’ve never meticulously documented the calories I’ve consumed or the number of steps … [Read more…]