He is a great Guy

Guy Kawasaki is in Bangalore and yesterday I had the opportunity to meet him in the tweetup at Nasscom Product Conclave.  He is a very friendly person and went into great detail on the strategy he uses to market AllTop over twitter. Now, I have great respect for him as a person and as a thought leader, but there are some things that I did not like about his talk. But before that, here are the things that I liked: a) Insight on into how…

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Business cards and networking

Most startups underestimate the power of business cards as a marketing tool. The death of the traditional business card is the writing on the wall. With linkedin, twitter and other social media tools making networking so painless, who needs a business card anymore. Plus we all have phones with a few GB of memory that carry our contacts and music all in one device. Die business cards, die and save us some trees – that is how I thought till a few days back. This…

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Thinking about usability

Yesterday, I was discussing a simple feature with Vishwas when the discussion veered towards the very subjective domain of usability. After spending almost an hour in the discussion, I thought to myself if there is a way to think about usability when implementing a feature. Let me put things in perspective here. The feature being discussed was “The ability to allow a user to select a facebook photo or upload a photo in our facebook lifeblob application ?” Vishwas already had a gallery like view…

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How important is your lifestream?

I recently came across Tac Anderson’s post “What the heck is a lifestream?” and found it very interesting that a simple question like this can spark a very interesting discussion. With the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if pretty soon, people who do not have a lifestream are considered social outcasts. The question that comes to my mind is – How important is a lifestream to you? Please take the poll below to share your view on this topic: [poll id="1"]

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