Day Zero: Always Learning

Krishna Mehra
Builder and 2X Entrepreneur. Always Learning. Musings about entrepreneurship, the cloud, and the rest of the world. Mostly centered around entrepreneurship, leadership, technology, the cloud, and SaaS.
Created 13 May 2019
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  • The Wright brothers: The O.G. startup founders?
    24 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 0 3
    I just finished reading the book "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough. It's a fascinating account of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the two brothers who invented the modern airplane. Until the Wright...
  • Trust in Distributed Teams
    17 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I'm sure everybody would agree when I say how essential Trust is for modern teamwork. Building trust within and between teams is one of the most critical tasks of a leader. A trusted team, after all, ...
  • Building Customer Empathy in Engineering Teams
    10 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 6 3
    In December, I wrote about the session by Frank Slootman at FC Build on How to Build a Snowflake, and one of the things that he said really struck a chord. He talked about how it’s imperative that eng...
  • Decision Quality and Picking Stocks
    03 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I'm glad to be back after a few months of hiatus with my newborn and hope to be a lot more regular going forward. One of the books I've been recently reading is Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke - it’s a...
  • Do you want to build a Snowflake?
    11 Dec 2020 • 6 min read • 4 0
    Apologies in advance that I haven't been as regular lately. I expect to be on and off for at least a few more weeks and then get back to being regular again. Little humans keep us really busy :) As so...
  • How to fail as a leader?
    07 Nov 2020 • 7 min read
    One of the best articles I’ve read on choosing the EM vs IC track was by Daniel Na recently that did the rounds on various social channels/HN. The author does a terrific job of breaking down what you ...
  • Product-market fit for a B2B company
    31 Oct 2020 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Big Cloud Earnings (source: Techcrunch) Big Cloud declared their earnings this week. AWS landed at $11.60B, up 29% and Azure was at $6.3B based on analyst estimates (MSFT doesn't break out earnings fo...
  • Why Silicon Valley being expensive maybe a competitive advantage
    24 Oct 2020 • 7 min read
    One of the things I have often wondered is that Silicon Valley is so expensive, but still, world-beating startups emerge out of here more than anywhere else. In some ways it’s counter-intuitive since ...
  • Should you Hack or Pick?
    17 Oct 2020 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Should you Hack or Pick? (image courtesy: Jason Yip) One of the most important things leaders have to do in their jobs is to “decide”. This deciding comes in many forms and there's a lot written about...
  • Segment's $3.2Bn Origin Story
    10 Oct 2020 • 4 min read • 0 8
    Cloud News of the Week: Twilio acquires Segment Just in: Twilio decided to acquire Segment.com for $3.2Bn - this is a huge scoop for Twilio since Segment remains the preferred mechanism to integrate a...
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