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How We Got To 100 YouTube Subscribers

My co-founder Richa Prasad published this article in Indie Hackers back in July documenting our learnings around building our very first YouTube channel. “I know it’s not a huge number but I am proud of myself and my co-founder, @lucygliang, for having produced consistently 3 videos a week – we are at 56 videos published […]

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Behind-The-Scenes of a Bootstrapped Business

There are very few sources out there documenting a bootstrapped business journey as it’s happening. So Richa and I decided to document ours hoping it would help us reflect and learn better, and also hopefully help you, if you’re on or are thinking of bootstrapping a business, with ideas and solidarity. What we cover in […]

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How To Grow Fast Without VC Funding

My co-founder Richa Prasad wrote a comprehensive article for Underwire back in February on how companies can grow fast without VC funding by shifting their mindset from Growth -> Profitability. She details 7 steps for implementing this shift. If you come from a Product background like Richa and I with little to no experience in Marketing, this can be […]

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The Art of Rapid Disambiguation

I gave my first talk at Seattle’s Code Writers Workshop this past Friday titled The Art of Rapid Disambiguation, i.e., how to learn and do unfamiliar shit while under time pressure. Here are the presentation materials. 🙂 Video Audio   Slides Summary: Technology is exploding, and we are scrambling just to keep pace. When you’re constantly […]

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Asking for help when you don’t even know what to ask

Five months ago, I embarked on a glorious adventure, the next step in my technical development with a new team at Microsoft. You could have almost seen the stars in my eyes as I daydreamed about what would surely be nonstop learning, rapid advancement, and the future of an all-star developer in the making. I would understand everything with confidence by […]

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