You don’t get rich by joining a great startup

I am not a pessimist. I am not starting 2015 with a negative thought. I spoke to my cousin for 6 hours yesterday on this topic and this is how the Harvard MBA analysed into a simple understandable formula. Based on some of my friends in startups that went public last year at 10 bucks,…

Does your heart bleed with this bug?

There was a bug in one line of a code that nobody noticed for years. It was not an issue until recently when somebody was able to exploit that vulnerability. How? Typically internet was built on trust and there was no private information earlier. It was a synchronous transfer of information. Which means that the sender and receiver both had the same key but they don’t use it to exploit each others information.

How much would you pay for WhatsApp?

Facebook has 900+ million active users every month and is valued at around $180 Billion. Whatsapp had 450 Million active users and Facebook picked it for $19 Billion. Just over 10% of market value for almost 50% of users. Good business deal right there

Bitcoins, drug black market, and Information Security

The CEO of a bitcoin exchange and a bitcoin exchanger were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the black market Internet site Silk Road, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney announced this week. Charlie Shrem, 24, who ran BitInstant from 2011 to 2013, is charged with running a scheme that provided over $1 million in…

The triumph of ‘Simplicity’

Apple’s design elegance or lack of need for user manual, combined with clean home page from Google has taken them to the top of the race. Customers whether consumers or enterprise are humans and nobody likes complexity. Even if you are solving complex problems. Most companies respond that their product/ service is complex because they solve complex problem. This is not sustainable in the long run.