The biggest hurdle any creative has to overcome is starting out. To overcome this, we need constraints. But arbitrary constraints—set for the sake of setting constraints—are useless. We have to learn how to choose the appropriate constraints based on the creative goals we are pu…
There’s a lot of literature on starting businesses, but there isn’t much on running good companies. No wonder we see so many companies with evil manage…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Competitions are everywhere. Whether you are trying to find a job, grow your subscribers, raise funding, or get a new gig—you are part of a competition…
Abhishek Chakraborty
While pursuing creative endeavours, it’s impossible to have a fixed plan—be it writing an essay, or building a startup. The process is chaotic. There’s…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Availability and responsiveness aren’t proxies for work. Thinking jobs are invisible. Those who can figure out how to measure work have an unfair advan…
Abhishek Chakraborty
“Do your best and forget about the rest,” is good advice. It prevents you from the anxiety of getting good results, but that’s only half of the problem.
Abhishek Chakraborty
When we plan to improve ourselves or grow a business, we pursue dramatic changes like, run 10 km everyday, or grow 10x a month. It’s not sustainable. T…
Abhishek Chakraborty
The art of selling has got a bad rap. For some reason, it feels icky. Like an unnatural push to get people to buy what we’re offering. Mostly because w…
Abhishek Chakraborty
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