You can do a lot with 20%

You can do a lot with 20%. The oft quoted Pareto’s 80/20 rule postulates that 80% of the output is produced by 20% of your efforts. This along with the Parkinson law (Work expands to fill the time you allocate for it) is the guiding principle behind almost all of the productivity hacks practices and […]

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“What does your name mean?”

Ever since I started traveling and started meeting people from outside Kerala, I’ve been asked this question on multiple occasions: “What does your name Sijo mean?” (Ofcourse, the Mallu’s already know the obvious answer). What makes it even more interesting is that on most occasions, this question is almost always followed by the question; “Is […]

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“We don’t judge ideas”

I first met Nithin sometime in mid-2012. He was a final year student at RIT Govt engineering college, Kottayam and he was doing an internship stint with one of our startups (Profoundis). Arjun of Profoundis introduced me to Nithin and we were having a casual interaction in my room. He was going on and on […]

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The age of code literacy

There was a time when people who didn’t know how to read or write were left out from the system. Left out in the sense that these people could not really participate in economically rewarding activities. It would also be fair to say that these people even struggled with their day to day existence even to […]

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