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I was about 7 years old the first time I tried pizza. It was at Pizza Hut if I recall correctly. The moment my tastebuds embraced that cheesy goodness, my South Indian palate changed forever.

As a techie and a foodie, my brain is usually occupied with thoughts about either of the two. If I’m not thinking about tech, I’m probably thinking about food. Those two streams of thought randomly happened to cross over recently, which got me visualizing some significant parallels between the app development process and the popularity of pizza.

What Does Pizza Have To Do With App…

I’m no industry veteran, but I’ve hustled my fair share to earn a modest two cents on the topic of leadership. For those wondering about credibility, I honestly don’t have much compared to the more seasoned product managers out there. But I’ve led teams and projects, including some real nerve wreckers. As far as the roles go, I’m classified as your non-traditional Product Manager — I don’t come from a true software engineering background, neither do I have an MBA. …

“If it is on the internet, then it must be true” — Abraham Lincoln


I don’t mean to brag, but I come from a large extended family of (relatively) well-educated people. Accomplished doctors, lawyers, CPAs, and tenured professors are all a phone call away. Yet, content like the one below hops between our WhatsApp groups all the time. The fact that no one questions its authenticity, both amazes and upsets me ( You don’t need Sherlock Holmes to help you deduce why this is fake).

Source: The Leadership Network

If you clicked the link to this article, you fall in one of two categories. Either you know what design thinking is and what wicked problems are. Or, the title sounded catchy and you want to know more. Either way, you’re curious, and that’s a good thing.

This is the tl;dr version of possibly the most interesting project I’ve worked on during my time as a grad student at Carnegie Mellon. …

A digital ethnographic study on why people troll

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Trolling — is the deliberate act, (by a Troll), of making random unsolicited and/or controversial comments on internet forums with the intent to provoke a reaction from unsuspecting readers to engage in a fight or argument

The internet doesn’t hurt people. It never did. People hurt people. The new digital age we live in has witnessed the beginning of several culture and generation-defining trends. Chief among those is Social Media — platforms and technologies that have brought the world several magnitudes (virtually) closer and accelerated the speed and manner in which we…

Karan Naik

Indian kid born and raised in Dubai, studied in Bangalore, now in NYC because he loves the pizza here. Wannabe Stand-up Comedian.

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