What makes a Great Founding Engineer – The Key Characteristics

Founding Engineer! Sounds cool, right? Being referred to as an early engineering hire has long been fashionable. Working as a founding engineer for a startup can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and gratifying experiences a person can have. However, engineers contemplating what to do next can be intimidated by the mystery and mystique around it, especially those coming from… Read more →

Exit Interview: Leaving-without burning bridges!

  For many people, the term “exit interview” conjures up images of annoyance. To begin, exit interviews are held with employees leaving the organization; these conversations typically concentrate around their experiences, the reason for a job shift, and so on. Exit interviews are common, especially after the pandemic and  great resignation; firms are more concerned about the workforce. Exit interviews assist… Read more →

Non-Fiction: Measure What Matters

Title: Measure What Matters (OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth) Author: John Doerr Theme: Non-Fiction Publisher: Portfolio Penguin Published: 26th April 2018 Pages:  320 Author Overview: John Doerr is a world-renowned venture capitalist who has backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs & businesses and has spent the last two decades investing in green companies tackling climate change. John Doerr… Read more →

Non-Fiction: Work Rules

  Title: Work Rules: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead Author: Laszlo Bock Theme: Non-fiction Publisher: Grand Central Publishing  Published: 7th April 2015  Pages:  416 Author Overview: Laszlo Bock is a Romanian-born American businessman who is co-founder and CEO of Humu. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, Inc. Laszlo Bock led Google’s people… Read more →

Non Fiction: The Code Breaker

Title: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race Author: Walter Isaacson Theme: Non-Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: 9th March 2021 Pages:  560 Author Overview: Walter Isaacson is a businessman and journalist from the United States. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNN in 2001. Isaacson is best known for his magisterial biographies… Read more →

Non Fiction: I came upon a Lighthouse

Title: I came upon a Lighthouse – Shantanu Naidu: A Short Memoir of Life With Ratan Tata. Author: Shantanu Naidu Theme: Non-Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins India Published: 11th January 2021 Pages:  232 Author overview: From composing music videos for social causes during his engineering days, Shantanu Naidu established him in animal welfare. He founded Motopaws, a start-up to place reflective collars on India’s stray… Read more →

Non fiction – Outliers: The Story of Success

Author: Malcolm Gladwell Theme: Non-Fiction Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Published: 18th November 2008 Pages:  320 Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell Outliers, individuals who defy the odds and succeed, are more nurture than nature. We focus too much on how successful people seem and not enough on where they originate from: their culture, family, generation, and unique childhood experiences. Malcom… Read more →

Non Fiction: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

Title: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant | A guide to wealth and happiness  Author: Eric Jorgenson  Theme: Non-fiction Publisher: Magrathea Publishing Published: 15th August 2020  Pages: 242 Author information: Eric Jorgenson works as a writer and product strategist. Because of the insights he got from Naval, Eric felt inspired to publish The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. He made the decision to compile Naval’s ideas… Read more →

Non Fiction: Who – The ‘A’ Method for Hiring

HIGHLIGHTS: Title: Who: The A Method for Hiring Author: Randy Street and Geoff Smart Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Published: September 2008 Pages: 208 It is evident that companies achieving great heights are fueled by a strong workforce accelerating rapid growth, for which they are praised and held up as positive examples. On the other hand, the downfall can be attributed… Read more →

4 Ways AI Can Improve Your Competitive Edge

Summary: To put it simply, Artificial Intelligence is changing the way businesses operate today. To truly profit from artificial intelligence, a company can no longer experiment with it in bits and pieces. Instead, an AI-driven digital strategy is now a “must-have” for companies seeking to develop faster and maintain a competitive edge.   Research conducted by Deloitte has found, “AI… Read more →

Fight It Out OR Let It Go!

With the changing business landscape, the dynamics of employment have also undergone a sea change. The priorities of employees have changed, too, and unlike a decade or score ago, growth opportunities have supplanted loyalty. The workforce today doesn’t believe in sticking with one company for the rest of their career. Therefore, the taboo attached to job-hopping has been mitigated but… Read more →

Career is a Journey, Not a Destination

Success is a very relative term, meaning different things to different people. Yet, regardless of the varied goals and intents of people, the rule book of success remains the same. Whether you are aiming for a healthy bank balance, owning your dream house or simply want to win the Best Employee award – regardless of your interpretation of success– you… Read more →

Passion For Compassion

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Ron Historically, leadership has been held synonymous with emotional detachment, and the ability to take dispassionate… Read more →

Work (hard) Life Balance (live longer)

Work-life balance is one of the biggest conundrums of our times. The idea first originated during the industrial revolution to encourage people to have a healthy family life beyond factory shifts. However, with the 9–5 shifts long dead and buried, the notion of having a perfect work-life balance remains nothing more than a historical anomaly — out of touch with reality. Therefore,… Read more →

How to Read a Job Offer

Whether you are a novice eyeing to land your first job or an expert professional designing to move up your career hierarchy, the significance of a job offer can never be understated. We all agree that your job selections will impact your career in the long run, and hence, if you want a career embossed with highlights, you will have… Read more →

What is a startup?

Startup – probably one of the most discussed words of our current times, yet one of the least understood. While the meaning of the word ‘startup’ is already widely misconstrued, the Pop Culture narrative of startups in a glamorized avatar has further distorted the picture. Most people equate startups with twenty something entrepreneurs, co-working style and easy millions, which is only… Read more →

Steel your mind

We all agree to a simple yet subtle fact, It doesn’t matter how good, how great how clever and ingenious, how resourceful one is life will knock you out cold. Occasionally we all have bad days weeks months even years. The sole reason such things happen is when you let it and choose for it to happen because understand this… Read more →

How to do great work

Greatness and success doesn’t not necessarily need be measured, in fact it’s immeasurable and  un-quantifiable in any measures. Trouble what is good to some may be great to others who are deprived of it and what is great for some is only one stop to another. Quality of work we do should be the same it requires undeterred dedication towards… Read more →

Go Hard or Go Home !

  A simple yet supple term that says more than what it means. Essentially what the message it’s trying to give out is you either commit yourself to whatever you do or you don’t do it at all. Every year a group of thousands of young, talented, strong men and women are chosen from the army to recruit them in… Read more →

Awaiting a “YES” or “NO”

Relishing an evening cup of coffee in a not so crowded but a happening coffee joint, my friend answers a call from one of the many hiring companies where he had recently taken up a job interview. I have been watching him carefully plan his career progression, selecting companies, considering job vacancies, applications, interviews and the most important “follow ups”.… Read more →

Joining a start-up is not fashionable!

What is a start up? It is a vaguely defined terminology and past few years it has been one of the most researched word on the internet Google to be more precise. Let’s take a simplified approach a start up is essentially an organization established for someone’s idea as well as business model to understand how, when and why it’s… Read more →

Must Do’s Before an Interview

An interview is basically a formal interaction which would make even the toughest quake. Let it be the smartest person in your class or the toughest jock who won last year’s football match. Some say it’s a war situation between David and Goliath sort of a situation. However you can even out the odds by doing a few sensible and… Read more →

Are you a Start-Up GUY…?

Now-a-days many of us want to work with the next happening start-up. The equation here is “They’re cool” + “Good fun at work” + “Founded by creative, passionate people” + “out-of-the-box ideas” and of course the opportunity to earn loads of money… I have met many people in my last 11 year career, many of them were exceptionally talented and… Read more →

Tech StartUp Hiring

To initiate a company, your principal confront is hiring credible talent. The players behind your inspiration are the most significant section of the start-up conundrum. Hiring the precise individuals makes all the distinction, predominantly in the premature days. The price of getting the flawed hire is far-flung elevated than the time and cost it takes to hire the accurate person,… Read more →

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to Our New Website . We hope you like our new look designed to make it easier to find the information that you are looking for. We will be updating this Blog on a regular basis to keep you in touch with all the new things happening at CX, as well as regular updates as to what is happening in… Read more →