First rule of first principle thinking, do not use first principle thinking when a mental model is available

TiE Hyderabad Ajit Deora Interactive session

The interactive session with Ajit Deora was quite fun. Ajit shared his experiences as an entreprenuer and a VC which was quite interesting and helpful. The audience was very small but a selective one and session were as interactive as it could get. Infact towards the end many in the audience came onto the stage and discussed their thoughts/ideas and the rest in the audience provided feedback. I have never seen such kind of interactive sessions ever and that was the best part of it. ;-). Another nice thing was that Kopos won an iPod shuffle to talk about his ideas 🙂

Rajat has a detailed writeup on the session here

Update: Kopos has another detailed post on the session 

Easy way to get job in Google

Many computer science students ( B.Tech, Masters or Ph.D) dream of going to work for Google. Few friends I know whhave already interviewed for google and are going to join google in short time in both bangalore and hyderabad. But I am amazed at how much amount of time google spends in interviewing them. They have more than 10 interviews , and take 100+ days to reject or select someone. That sounds very ridiculous to me.  Easier way I think these days would be is to create a startup(web 2.0 probably) and get bought by google :D. The most recent example to cite to illustrate the point is that of Ori Allon from Australia university. This 26 year old spent 6 months developing a software which is now been bought by google and Ori Allon is a Google employee. 🙂

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