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July 21, 2021

What institutional sexism looks like in tech

“Institutional sexism” is an abstract concept for many of us. It’s often difficult to put into words.This post appeared on my LinkedIn feed on 8th of March this year. The poster... (813)

June 24, 2021

Why customer service gets worse as a startup grows

I really like the book The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton Christensen. It talks about how over time companies move into higher revenue segments, effectively abandoning the lower ... (1269)

April 20, 2021

Turns out Elastic aren't the bad guys

Elastic changed the licence for ElasticSearch disallowing providing it as a service. A lot of people were upset. My reflex was to join in the outrage but I wanted to better understand the motivation behind this decision. My reflex was to join in the outrage but I wanted to better understand the motivation behind this decision. I also wanted to consider the different arguments against it. I bookmarked the HackerNews threads and came back to them only recently. I tried to strip away the emotion and noise. Following is a summary of the different arguments that helped me form a more nuanced understanding of the situation. (2343)

February 28, 2021

The Star's misguided attempt at being woke

The Star is a popular newspaper in Malaysia.They published a couple of articles about sexual harrassement. In a country where FGM is swept under the rug as being “part of the cu... (163)

2020

June 20, 2020

Zoom doesn't deserve more chances

Update: Feb 2021China-Based Executive at U.S. Telecommunications Company Charged with Disrupting Video Meetings Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre I wonder who that could b... (674)

January 23, 2020

The demanding environment for autonomous cars

Cruise announced Origin, their shared autonomous car product/concept. It’s absolutely the type of vehicle I imagine would be part of the daily commute of nearly everyone, eventu... (623)

January 08, 2020

Public Venmo, ewallets and the unbanked

New York is apparently proposing the creation of “public Venmo” in order to help the “unbanked”.This seems so misguided to me. It just attempts to fix a symptom.Since they don’t... (296)

January 01, 2020

Battling inequality with a leaderboard

Once a person earns a specific amount of money they keep earning not because they need it, but because it becomes a scoreboard. It tells them how much better they are than other... (242)

October 12, 2019

The value of Tech in Asia's premium articles

Tech in Asia recently published an article on ecommerce leaders in the region. It was largely sourced from a report by iPrice and AppAnnie.Since it was one of their “premium” ar... (304)

August 02, 2019

What insider trading?

I’m probably naive and I’m definitely inexperienced but insider trading seems to just be blatant.Here’s an announcement by Genting about settlement of the Fox lawsuit.It’s poste... (79)

April 25, 2019

Is it all Facebooks fault?

Apparently Facebook expects to be fined $5b over ‘privacy issues’ which that got me thinking about those ‘privacy issues’.First off, I’m definitely not a Facebook fan. I do have... (1000)

February 28, 2019

Two things about autonomous weapons

Two things occured to me regarding autonomous weapons.The size of the force would be directly representative of the money investedThat means that war would be directly and only ... (185)