” You can’t just tell your team, ‘Think long term.’ It doesn’t work that way. When you are starting out, you have to always think about trying to build something of value for the customer: something they can use all the time, something of use. “


” I think, ultimately, open always wins out. It wins out because you cannot lock data in, you can’t lock people in. They will find a way out. “


” When you’ve dealt with real-life issues, dealing with business issues is not that hard. “


” I ended up working in Michigan for a young company called Sycor out of Michigan, worked there, and that company got bought by Northern Telecom. We became the Bell Northern Research Labs of Northern Telecom. “


” I had an ethnic preference, if you will, for the warm weather, coming from Chennai. So I finally said, ‘Look, can I move to California?’ because every time I come here, it would be in the 70s or 80s, and there would be beautiful blue sky and warm. “


” I have lived the life of the entrepreneur, and so I know the pain they are feeling. I know the daily ups and downs they go through. You know, they have their highs and lows sometimes within a matter of hours in a day. “


” You want to do a few things really well because you want to come out with a product that is fully baked, even though it may be lacking in a few features or whatever, rather than the one that’s all-achieving but not doing anything too well. “


” You learn that different people are made differently, and they have different ways to reach to their goals. Some people reach their limits of what they can produce and create, and that doesn’t necessarily make them bad. It is just that they may not be right for that role in that instance. “


” Stay externally focused – on your customers – and focus internally when you have to hire. “



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I think, ultimately, open always wins out. It wins out because you cannot lock data in, you can


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I ended up working in Michigan for a young company called Sycor out of Michigan, worked there, and that company got bought by Northern Telecom. We became the Bell Northern Research Labs of Northern Telecom.
I had an ethnic preference, if you will, for the warm weather, coming from Chennai. So I finally said,
I have lived the life of the entrepreneur, and so I know the pain they are feeling. I know the daily ups and downs they go through. You know, they have their highs and lows sometimes within a matter of hours in a day.
You want to do a few things really well because you want to come out with a product that is fully baked, even though it may be lacking in a few features or whatever, rather than the one that
You learn that different people are made differently, and they have different ways to reach to their goals. Some people reach their limits of what they can produce and create, and that doesn
Stay externally focused - on your customers - and focus internally when you have to hire.
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