Communication · Design · Human Capital · Mobility · Personal · Technology

~100 days, 4 learnings from Enterprise Should Suck Less

On Jan 11, I started “Enterprise Should Suck less” with Mike Bestvina, a series of conversations and posts on ideas, apps, and people making enterprise experiences better for everybody. About a 100 days in, I’ve learned 4 things: [1] Great enterprise apps & companies are coming from everywhere  Yes, Silicon Valley is overweight and overwrought with enterprise… Continue reading ~100 days, 4 learnings from Enterprise Should Suck Less

Mobility · Technology

My Top 3 reasons mobile apps aren’t raining at work

Mobility is eating the world, but it is barely beyond breadsticks & water in the enterprise. Consider this: in 2015, the average enterprise adopted ONLY 5.8 mobile apps for its users. Meanwhile, outside work, consumers download, use-once and forget most apps and there are over 3 million to choose from. Here are my 3 reasons for this medieval state of… Continue reading My Top 3 reasons mobile apps aren’t raining at work

Personal · Stanford GSB Classes · Stanford GSB Life

This Spring my thoughts turned to…stories

The short story form quite fascinates me and so this Spring quarter, I decided to explore my reader-and-writer-side by enrolling for ENGLISH 146, an English Literature class at Stanford taught by the versatile, provocative and deeply critical  Professor Elizabeth Talent. I’ll share some background of the class and a story beginning I wrote recently. In class, we’ve been reading… Continue reading This Spring my thoughts turned to…stories

Design · Technology

#AccelDesign takeways #2: Tips on robust design through prototyping & iterations

This is part #2 of a three part post on my #AccelDesign conference takeaways. This part focuses on how leading platform companies have setup iteration and prototyping processes for user experience. I’ve been a firm believer for the past many years that massively parallel prototyping is a great way to expand the space of design options. Here’s… Continue reading #AccelDesign takeways #2: Tips on robust design through prototyping & iterations

Design · Human Capital · Technology

#AccelDesign conference takeways #1: Tips to design your design organization

Accel Partners held the first ever Accel Design conference on Apr 10 in San Francisco. Here are some observations around building design teams, a topic that’s very close to my heart. 1. Be adaptive in your hiring strategy: Different startup stages need different hiring strategies. Shalin Amin scaled Uber UX with “agency designers” who brought expertise in user studies,… Continue reading #AccelDesign conference takeways #1: Tips to design your design organization