Abhishek Desai

My, myself and the Internet

Category: Thoughts

Keep pushing yourself — The “Trishul” way

CAUTION: Too much bollywood filmy drama ahead. (T)Read carefully! As entrepreneurs, we all need constant source of inspiration to keep pushing ourselves especially in tough times. Many of the entrepreneurs come from modest backgrounds, especially in a developing country like India. For most of them, aspiration to become rich; the idea of making big; desire […]

10 Principles for Good Business

If you are in the field of design, you may know the “10 Principles for Good Design” by Dieter Rams — a legendary designer. Here is why, he expressed them. Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him — “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.”. Aware […]

If you could only take one or two software products to market, what would they be and why?

I came across above questions on Quora. My first reaction was to mention some cool well-known products, which I wish I could have taken to market. But that would have been a shallow answer. Thinking about it for some more time, I came up with following. The scale at which software products (and thus a software […]

A way to get people’s passwords (not phishing)

Create an interesting concept page, which looks like yet another “cool-app-you-can’t-live-without”, for e.g. An app to find your “past crush” Ask people to login using email and password upfront. Keep some annoying password rules so that people have to enter complex passwords (optional). Store those passwords as plain text in your database! (or simply email […]

Why software consultancies fail to transform

For many small software consultancy companies, here is the perennial dilemma. “Whether to remain a consultancy company or to become a product-based company?” For two obvious reasons. It is very hard to scale consultancy companies. Real money (and glory) lies in becoming a successful product-based company. There are a few examples of such successful transformations. […]

When do you decide to become a manager from a programmer

A lot of programmers quander if they should be programmers all their life or become managers. They love programming so much, they loath the idea of being a manager and why should they? By sheer serendipity, I believe I have found an answer to this riddle. I came across this masterpiece from Paul Graham today, […]

Why we celebrated 10 years of Digicorp

We completed 10 years in business on 16th January 2014. We were approaching this milestone and we knew we would have to do something significant. It is certainly not a small feat. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about one-third of businesses survive to their 10th year [unverified claim]. But at the same time […]

Launching “Karma – an ingenious appraisal system designed at Digicorp”

I want a feedback from readers of this blog about the recent initiative we launched in our company. We proudly call it “Karma – an ingenious appraisal system designed at Digicorp.” It is one of the most radical steps we have taken so far in our bid to become a transparent organization. It is a leap of […]

Schools Kill Curiosity

I realized this late but I never really enjoyed the “study” part of the school. I love sports and I played pretty good Football (Soccer) during my schooling so I don’t regret that time of my life but I surely feel, it could have been much better. People who know me will be horrified if […]

Best thing about Seth’s blog

One of the best things about reading Seth's blog is the kind of people, sites you stumble upon. From this one amazing article I found 2 amazing blogs http://www.swiss-miss.com/ http://thestoryoftelling.com/blog/ You should add them in your Google Reader if not done already!