Abhishek Desai

My, myself and the Internet

Month: September, 2008

My Visit to Google Germany

These photos keep me reminding about how my future office should look like 🙂 My Visit to Google Germany via How to Change the World by GuyKawasaki on 9/18/08 I recently visited the offices of Google in Munich, and these are some of the pictures I took there. Enjoy! Google in the pretzel font. Front-desk […]

Random travel thoughts

Random travel thoughts via Seth's Blog by Seth Godin on 9/27/08 Have you ever noticed that we don’t have a word for the opposite of faceless (as in faceless bureaucracy)? Faceful? Perhaps that’s because bureaucracies, by their nature, refuse to answer to us when something is broken. Why does a banana cost twenty cents at […]

Get to vs. have to

Well I can feel this shift at least in my life. I am not successful though 😉 Get to vs. have to via Seth's Blog by Seth Godin on 9/29/08 How much of your day is spent doing things you have to do (as opposed to the things you get to do.) In my experience, […]

[Jason] (The) Startup Depression

Location: CalaCompound, Brentwood, CA Monday, September 27th, 5:15PM PST. Word Count: 3,283 Jason's List Subscriber Count: 6,992 List management: http://tinyurl.com/jasonslist Message type: startups Forwarding instructions: startups, VCs Republishing rights: Please do not reprint (The) Startup Depression ———————————— Since stock market gyrations and the elections seem to be making everyone rightfully nauseous and depressed, I thought […]

Patent Crisis and The Age of Open Source Ideas

Patent Crisis and The Age of Open Source Ideas via ReadWriteWeb by Alex Iskold on 9/25/08 We live in an age when success of innovation is mixed with unprecedented failures. On one hand we’re reinventing the web, fighting for a greener future and building genomix. On the other there are housing bubbles, credit crises and […]

oDesk Newsletter: Writing a Killer Cover Letter

oDesk Newsletter: Writing a Killer Cover Letter This month: The oDesk Perspective Success Stories New Features Round of Applause Provider Spotlight Partner Spotlight Buzzworthy The oConomy Provider Earnings: (last 90 days) $8,483,439 Job Posts: (currently open) 3,912 Candidates Per Job: (average) 15 The oDesk Perspective There are thousands of ways you can ruin a cover […]

Startup Metrics by Dave McClure

Can’t stress enough for startups to refer this presentation for measuring success. Classic! Startup Metrics (Ignite Velocity) from Dave McClure

Chanakya’s Quotes – The Great Indian Politician, Strategist and Writer

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC) “A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first.” “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.” “The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you cannot keep […]

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