The Law of Idea Resonance

I’ve been experimenting with various focus strategies over the last few months. The core issue faced by developers and designers is the sheer number of ideas that they have and the excitement that follows whenever a new idea pops in. In fact, this concept is applicable to almost everyone who wants to work on their own ideas.

The most difficult part is to contain the excitement. Because that excitement can make you wander to la la land for several hours/days and that can be quite distracting to the current projects that you’re working on.

I have about 1 new great idea every day. Sometimes I just lose track of all the ideas I have because they come and go. When an idea keeps coming to me for a while, and when it causes sleepless nights, that’s when I start to work on it. But there’s a catch… I only work on a new idea if I’m not busy with an existing project.

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Dedicated To The Frustrated Delhi “Partying” Janta

Life is tough.

I’ve been staying in Delhi for the last 3 years and its been an… eh… ‘experience’.

While this post is dedicated to the frustrated individuals of Delhi, I believe the same concepts apply to any person living in any urban city.

This thought process began during a visit to a karaoke club a few weeks ago. There were so many Delhi-ites singing, drinking, talking, staring, dancing, laughing, fighting, and sinking.

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How To Rapidly Develop A Web Application

When we started working on Dekh a few months back, we were all over the place.

We had ideas on creating a bombastic community, a kick-ass software – and hence the journey began.

Three months had passed, and we were stuck with a blog containing a handful blog posts (great content, but limited), no traction, a few hundred members, and a depleting bank account.

Then I picked up Getting Real (thank you 37signals) for the hundredth time, gave it a quick read and decided on a utterly ridiculous goal:

Launch Dekh Track in one month!

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A Lame Attempt at Copying Aesop’s Greatness

I’m a big fan of Aesop’s fables. Aesop has influenced the minds of countless individuals for decades now. Just recently, I gifted a neat book of a collection of Aesop’s fables to a friend.

I’ve decided to have a go at copying Aesop’s trend of communicating morals through animal stories. Here goes nothing…

Hungry, Thirsty, Tired Fox

Fox and Mother Monkey story
Image courtesy this is for the birds

A fox was roaming around in the jungle and had absolutely no clue what to do with all his free time.

He was getting exhausted with the sun shining on his back and was thirsty because he didn’t have a sip of water since morning.

He realized that he had not eaten anything since that juicy rabbit last night, so he decided he was hungry too.

Suddenly he came across a family of monkeys and stood there staring at the mother monkey for an hour.

The mother monkey fed her children, scratched the father monkey’s back, drove away a couple of mischievous neighbor monkeys who were irritating her children, and had a big smile on her face the whole time.

The fox was amazed at the mother monkey’s ability to manage so much in just an hour, so he decided to have a talk with her.

He approached the mother monkey and said: “I’ve been tired, thirsty, and hungry since morning. But here you are taking care of so many tasks. How do you do that?”

Mother monkey, with that big smile on her face, said: “I was watching you stand there for the last hour looking at me. Even though you knew you needed to eat, drink, and take rest. While you’re thinking about life, its already happening. Just pick one task and do it.”

Moral of the story: Focus on one task at a time, or no task will ever get done.