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The Bastard Child of UX: Microcopy

The latest component that has been included in the arsenal of a UX designer is the small bits of copy that appear on an app’s interface to guide, to reassure or to delight customers i.e. The Microcopy. Learn all about it here.

Accept it. Deal With it. Get The Fuck On With It.

Whenever you know that you are going to choose short term discomfort for long term gain and growth, always do this.

The Journey’s What Brings Us Happiness Not The Destination.

Lately, I have been going through a lot, both at professional and personal level. So, I took the recent break to re-read a book that guided me when I was seriously thinking about working on myself and my self development few years ago – Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman. Check out what I learned.

If You’re Building A New Product, Fuck The ‘Formal’ Stuff.

Eliminate every distraction that makes you procrastinate on the product itself. Traction is king – everything else is an afterthought.

The Fastest Way To Lose A Friend? Make Him Your Cofounder

How do you choose your friends? People who are on the same wavelength as you. In other words, someone who is similar to you. This is dangerous in a startup.

Never Chase The Next ‘Big Thing’

Lots of founders only want to build the next Facebook, Instagram, AirBnB, Grab, etc i.e. a startup with huge user base. I think this is a mistake.

Hi, Alexander Jarvis – Thanks For Inspiring Me

A week back, someone claimed that I ripped off their content. It wasn’t accurate and after multiple tries, the person tried to embarrass me online again. This is my reply to him. Read more about it here.

How Uber, Google, Facebook and Other Tech Giants Avoid Paying Billions in Tax?

Let’s start with Uber. Let’s say an Uber rider in Kuala Lumpur taps her iPhone and requests a ride. At the end of the ride the details (such as distance and time spent on the road) are recorded and the rider gets off. No money changes hands, it’s all billed through the rider’s credit card seamlessly; […]

The Startup Idea Litmus Test

Back in school, you must have learned a simple test to determine if a liquid is acid or alkaline. When dipped in the liquid, blue litmus paper would turn red if the liquid is acidic and vice-a-versa. In the same way, by listening to few hundred pitches and working with few dozen of investors, I […]

The Myth Of Originality // No Idea Is Original

No one has ever had an original idea. Every idea worth having has been had thousands of times already. All the great subjects, all the great ideas, have been had already. What can be original is your unique perspective on it. It means that trying to come up with some completely original idea is pointless — if […]