Monthly Archives: August 2013

Great tip on how to get Referrals by Noah Kagan

In a conversation between Tim Ferriss & Noah Kagan, CEO of AppSumo on How Risk-Averse Entrepreneurs, Noah shared his secret tip on referrals. I paraphrased so that you can apply to your own startup or product. ” After email signup, instead of asking a generic question like please share or refer a friend, ask something so that […]

Design for Emotions

Since my last post on Design for 5 Senses, I’ve been evaluating many products & experiences on the 5 Sense graph tool, here are some Riding Motorcycle v/s Bike. Smartphone v/s pre – smartphone. Type Search (google) v/s Voice Search (Siri). Watching Movie v/s Reading Book. Sky Diving v/s Scuba Diving v/s Running of the […]

Design for 5 Senses

Last weekend I watched one of the best entertaining & thought-provoking Ted talk by Jinsop Lee on Design for all 5 Senses. Sight, Touch, Smell, Sound & Taste. Think of the great products or experiences you had in your life, they are great because they must have played well on your 5 senses than the others. […]

Lean Startup – How I learned

I heard about “lean” methodologies while I was doing masters in Engineering Management. Then I related those concepts with my dad’s work, he’s a mechanical engineer and he always followed lean principles but never told me what he was doing is LEAN or may be I ignored, which is highly possible. So, while I was […]

Business Model Canvas

Ever since I watched the talk by Alexander Osterwalder at Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner website, I’ve been using the Business Model Canvas tool combined with Steve Blank’s customer development process and Eric Reis Lean startup model. Here is why I recommend this tool and process for any Startup, Enterprise or someone working on a idea/project. First, it helps […]


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