Current State of the Sri Lankan Startup Ecosystem: The Rude Awakening Show

I posted a little infographic yesterday on Sri Lanka’s Startup Ecosystem. The intention was to create a conversation (which a lot of people have provided me feedback by now) within the community on what really matters to build a stronger community. I will recreate the infographic based on the findings the next few days. My … Continue reading Current State of the Sri Lankan Startup Ecosystem: The Rude Awakening Show

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Geopolitics in Asia: The truth that everyone knows, but no one talks about!

It is inevitable that Asia will have the most economic opportunities, while the US and the European markets are slowly being saturated in many different industries. South and South East Asia, home to over half of the world’s population, has slowly become an industrial and an economic powerhouse. Whether you like to admit it or … Continue reading Geopolitics in Asia: The truth that everyone knows, but no one talks about!

Rise of the “Good Governance”: An Insider’s View of the Presidential Election 2015

I wanted to write about this a long ago, but I waited. I waited because a lot of people were very emotional about whatever the political belief they had and many of SLFP supporters were emotional about the ex-president's departure. There's so much I want to write here, but I would rather wait for a little longer. Let … Continue reading Rise of the “Good Governance”: An Insider’s View of the Presidential Election 2015

Binding the PHDs with Startups

Most of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) PhD students who want to pursue career in academics end up in corporate or non-academic work, according to Eva Amsen. This is mainly due to repulsiveness of the work place in academia and as well as the benefits offered at non-academic settings. The academic job market has … Continue reading Binding the PHDs with Startups

Less is More: The Minimalist Entrepreneur

If you have been working 18 hours per day, you'd exactly know what I'm about to write about. Micro-managing and trying to be involved too much in everything is a disaster. It effects your productivity, creativity and causes a lot more stress than you'd anticipate. I'm not necessarily talking about 'lifestyle-type' businesses here and I'm … Continue reading Less is More: The Minimalist Entrepreneur

How We Made A ‘Minimum Viable Product’ For 2 Years And It Just Sucked!

Back in 2010, our outsource model was growing. We were getting medium scale projects. I always worried about delivery of these with the limited amount of technical resources we had back then. After a few months of discussion, I ended up hiring one of close friends from an outsource model to head the technical team … Continue reading How We Made A ‘Minimum Viable Product’ For 2 Years And It Just Sucked!

How To Avoid Startup Execution Mistakes in Product Development

I had a pretty detailed chat with two visionary entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka yesterday, without even realizing we had talked over 3 hours. We talked a lot about execution and why it is important for any startup with products in the technology space. Execution is not just traction. Executing on an idea involves building the … Continue reading How To Avoid Startup Execution Mistakes in Product Development