A private decision is something that affects only you. A public decision, on the other hand, affects others as well—who don’t take part in the decision…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Our thoughts and decisions have a set of taken-for-granted assumptions behind them. These are the Invisible Rules that guide us. Unless we uncover them…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Most of us aren’t willing to fail. We may understand intellectually that we’ll fail once in a while if we are trying something new, but most of us aren…
Abhishek Chakraborty
The future is uncertain. No matter what we think or believe, we have no control over it. Uncertainty will be a factor in everything we undertake. It ma…
Abhishek Chakraborty
We tend to give experts infallible statuses. We take their ideas at face value without ever challenging them. On the other hand, we dismiss ideas from …
Abhishek Chakraborty
It’s a well-known fact that in investing and startups, you get an edge if you can think against the crowd. When you take a position the market disagree…
Abhishek Chakraborty
We call everyone who invests money “investors” like they are cricket players. When you realise how wrong that notion is, you see how vital it is to ide…
Abhishek Chakraborty
We form opinions even without consciously thinking about them, albeit these are unstructured and ambiguous thoughts. Asking the right questions can unc…
Abhishek Chakraborty
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 s…
Abhishek Chakraborty
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