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“You did what !?”

In general by satya

It’s about a week since I put in my papers and decided to move out into the wild west of ‘thinking about what I want to do next’. And while I have had many folks cheer me on and wish me all the best, I have also had a fair share of very close friends who have done a double take when they heard about my decision. Though I am floating on the initial burst of enthusiasm that I assume follows every such move (I wouldn’t know – my last resignation letter was tended 14 years ago), I am aware …

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The first (Sunday) break

In family, general by satya

Took most of the Sunday off from sitting in front of my laptop – was supposed to be a day of socially engineered (by my wife) father-son bonding with me taking the brat to a SF Giants game. Against all hope, we set off from home in the driving rain and took the Caltrain upto the city. Landed in the city and got soaked to the bone in the one block that we walked from the station to the stadium. Luckily, the little guy was all geared up against the elements. I was not – and by the time we …

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Mockups and balsamiq

In design by satya

I am not normally a big fan of quick and dirty mockups – I prefer to create hi-fidelity screenshots because I am impatient to see ‘how it will look’ . However, for one of the ideas that I am tooling around with, I decided to create some mockups to begin with… I stumbled across balsamiq and have been using it through the day today. I am very impressed at how quickly I am able to produce stuff by using it, especially since I have been using their free version.. Need to check out the paid version and see how it …

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“What does it mean ?”

In general by satya

This is what my daughter asked me this morning when I proudly showed her the title of my redesigned blog – a great question. “one step away” represents my current state of mind. I feel that I am one step away from many things : -Making a clean break with the past 14 years that I have spent with SAP. Fantastic years, great company, great people but it was time for me to move on – Finding the next thing to keep me excited professionally. Am working on a couple of interesting ideas – let’s see where I land – …

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3rd time lucky ?

In general, intro by satya

I have had 2 false starts to this blog over the past couple of months. Given that I have now formally quit my job and have dived head first into the deep end of entrepreneurship, will I be more successful this time around ? Only time will tell – but I do hope to use this site to capture my thoughts and ideas as I meander around the world of startups and try to figure out what I want to do next