The Joy of Missing Out

Posted on 13 Nov 2023 14:52 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Ever dreamt of going incognito in our digital world? Imagine a world without social media: no pings, no notifications.

Discovering the Marathoner's Soul: A Journey of Triumph, Reflection, and Unyielding Spirit

Posted on 29 May 2023 13:19 in Books
by Siddharth Deshmukh

A captivating memoir that combines the excitement of a professional running career with profound life lessons. Meb Keflezighi's story will leave readers inspired, motivated, and ready to conquer their own personal marathons, both on and off the track.

On Majoritarianism

Posted on 05 Apr 2023 15:22 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

The Majoritarianism Menace: A Threat to India's Democracy and Diversity

The End of Free Twitter? Why Elon Musk's $7/month Move is a Risk Worth Taking

Posted on 28 Mar 2023 19:57 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Twitter's Brave New World: Will Elon Musk's Risky Experiment Change Social Media Forever?

On angry customers

Posted on 24 Mar 2023 18:04 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Angry customers are a valuable gift for businesses. Embrace conflict, filter out emotions, and extract valuable feedback to improve your offerings and win.

Running to Conquer Myself: A Journey of Strength, Weakness, and Consistency

Posted on 18 Mar 2023 21:09 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Why do I run, you ask? It's simple, really. Running is my meditation. It's my chance to escape the chaos of the world and dive deep into my thoughts. It's where I find clarity and mental strength, leaving the noise behind as I pound the pavement.

They want a little “oh wow” moment.

Posted on 15 Mar 2023 21:31 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

"Cut out everything that's not surprising. If you want to make a lasting impression, if you want to change minds, if you want to be remembered, give them something they'll always remember."

Silicon Valley Bank's Collapse: A Reminder of the Fragility of Bubble-Fueled Prosperity

Posted on 11 Mar 2023 12:05 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

The recent collapse of SVB serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of our global financial system. The lesson is clear: we must build to be resilient, investing in sustainable technologies, resilient communities, and a culture of adaptability.

Digital Pollution: Why We Need to Be Mindful of Our Digital Footprint

Posted on 08 Mar 2023 21:13 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

When we talk about pollution, we often think of garbage and emissions, but what about digital pollution? Yes, that's right, the digital content we produce & consume every day can be harmful too. Let's dive into some facts & figures that may surprise you.

Give it Five Minutes: Learn to Think Before Reacting.

Posted on 04 Mar 2023 15:43 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Ideas are fragile. They often start powerless. They’re barely there, so easy to ignore or skip or miss.

Celebrating Cost-Consciousness

Posted on 24 Feb 2023 17:37 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Being responsible with money is smart and cool. It shows we're thoughtful and intentional about resources, creating a sustainable, profitable business for the long haul.

On Meetings

Posted on 22 Dec 2021 20:00 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Meetings are helpful to convey information quickly. Instead of holding a meeting, try to simplify the concept so that you can discuss it quickly, speak on Skype, or short phone conversation. The idea is to stay out of meetings as much as possible.

On Meaningful Work.

Posted on 09 Dec 2021 21:59 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

The way to work without regrets is to pursue projects that'll have been worth your time, even if they don't become a grand success. A project that helps you learn and become a better person.

Three excellent books by three remarkable women

Posted on 21 Sep 2021 13:20 in Books
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I've read three excellent books written by three remarkable women. I was able to immediately connect with them and learn a lot from their book. Even though I had previously lived in Tokyo, I had very little knowledge of many things!

I just changed the way I use Twitter.

Posted on 17 Sep 2021 13:55 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I am now in control of what I wish to read, not what Twitter wishes to show me. And I can add and remove people at an impulse without elating or hurting anyone.

People expect me to be busy. But I am not.

Posted on 04 May 2021 07:29 in Small Business
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I hear all the time entrepreneurs and managers are very busy people. And many people expect me to be very busy. But I am not. I am really not that busy most of the time. On most of the days, after intense 2 to 3 hours of work and I am done...

Dear LinkedIn Connections!

Posted on 10 Apr 2021 08:29 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Thanks for connected over LinkedIn with me. As an entrepreneur, I always like to be surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs, small business owners, creative freelancers, innovators, and young students.But I don't want to be surrounded by salespeople...

All learning means nothing until you make something happen

Posted on 05 Apr 2021 12:51 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Here are notes, ideas, thoughts, and reflections.

When you wish to talk to or meet someone, please do it now

Posted on 28 Mar 2021 11:10 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Here are notes, ideas, thoughts, and reflections.

How to be happy?

Posted on 24 Mar 2021 15:52 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Let go of goals. Instead, just work on something meaningful. For example, We created a website builder (Budo) to manage the Shimbi Labs website. Then when someone asked to build CMS for them, we proposed Budo. Few like the idea accepted it; for others...

Ego is the unhealthy belief in our own importance

Posted on 21 Mar 2021 09:09 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Here are notes, ideas, thoughts, and reflections.

Saying NO is important to be successful

Posted on 17 Mar 2021 15:38 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Saying NO is better even if you are new, not yet successful. Saying no makes your yes more powerful.

Notes, Ideas, Thoughts, and Reflections

Posted on 14 Mar 2021 08:26 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

When I'm reading, talking to someone, visiting somewhere, I come across a surprising or inspiring fact or idea, I write them.

Competition Kills. We Create.

Posted on 12 Mar 2021 12:57 in ShimBi Labs
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Businesses love to compete. To beat each other at their games, win one market, then the other, and yet another. Some even aim for a monopoly like Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Employees are not prisoners. Surveillance is not justified.

Posted on 03 Mar 2021 12:20 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Employee surveillance is inhuman. Employees are not prisoners. War upon them is not peace. Obedience is not productivity. Surveillance is not justified.

People are most important at Shimbi Labs.

Posted on 27 Feb 2021 07:30 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Business is all about people. People who support you, people who buy from you, and people who work for you, there is no business if there are no people. It is really about people.

Goodbye WhatsApp!

Posted on 22 Jan 2021 10:06 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

After goodbye to Facebook, it's now time to say goodbye to WhatsApp.

Make small businesses stand up gain

Posted on 21 Jan 2021 17:15 in Small Business
by Siddharth Deshmukh

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health crisis with often tragic consequences and disrupted every aspect of social and business activity globally, putting the worldwide economic activity under stress.

My photo log of 30 days running in Japan.

Posted on 04 Jan 2020 14:00 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I posted every walking/running log of my past 30 days since I am in Japan. Because I thought it might just help some of you to get out of bed and go for a walk or run Or do whatever exercise you like.

God lives peacefully in Japan!

Posted on 02 Jan 2020 16:48 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I think Indian Gods must be feeling envious about their counterparts in Japan?

Failing in business is no shame

Posted on 11 Aug 2019 17:45 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

When some entrepreneur takes his life due to professional reasons, it means we as a state and society failed to create a safe environment of exit. Failure is not shame or crime.

My 6 practical tips to try before you jump into entrepreneurship.

Posted on 15 Jun 2019 16:59 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Is entrepreneurship right for me? Yes, if you try these, my self tested six simple (but important) things before you start your entrepreneurship journey.

5 Important advice to aspiring millennial entrepreneurs.

Posted on 05 Jun 2019 14:19 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Today, many millennials move out of college and begin their entrepreneurial journey, pumped up with "Instagram" motivational quotes and reading stories of unicorns of the world.

Only positive attitudes that matters.

Posted on 07 Jul 2018 03:00 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." Zig Ziglar

No university degree; no worries still you can get the job you like.

Posted on 25 Jun 2018 09:20 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

How will I get the job when I don’t have the university degree required for it? This was the question asked by 23 years old girl, studying Japanese language in Fukuoka, Japan. Here is my answer to her...

Unboxing 2018

Posted on 16 Jan 2018 14:24 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Are New Year resolutions a product of our dissatisfaction with the way we are or things are around us? Anyway here are few which I think I will try to get them in 2018.

Technology alone is not enough

Posted on 06 Jan 2018 18:56 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

This year I wish to learn how to use art and humanity in our software.

How to manage time without managing it

Posted on 22 Oct 2017 22:00 in Small Business
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I always hear entrepreneurs talking about time management and business coaches talking about solutions they have to the problem. Well, I can say with my experience and practice you can manage time without managing it. How? Read this blog.

Boycott, ban or curb Chinese products seen in India: My thoughts

Posted on 05 Sep 2017 21:12 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Patriotism is not in banning products from China, but making the products in India which Chinese and everyone else likes to buy from India.

5 Good monsoon reads for startup founders

Posted on 24 Aug 2017 16:07 in Books
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Books, I hope you will enjoy with a hot cup of tea during this monsoon.

These Top 3 Things Will Make Your Presentation Insanely Great Presentation

Posted on 20 Aug 2017 09:19 in Startups

This blog is about how to deliver an insanely great presentation in front of any audience.

The Atlanta Hotel - Here Is What I Learned During My Stay At This Hotel

Posted on 28 May 2017 20:43 in Personal

When a company is clear about its purpose, the outside world comes knocking at its door with opportunities. Define purpose for your #startup

Shoe Dog

Posted on 06 Feb 2017 22:05 in Books

Let everyone else call your idea crazy . . . just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where “there” is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.

Today Something Happened!

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 22:47 in ShimBi Labs

Today somthing happened, it was unexpected, and I thought I should share with you.

Here's To A Year Of Writing!

Posted on 16 Jan 2017 14:50 in Personal

My this year challenge "A Year of Writing", I will be writing at least 2 blogs per week starting today.

Happy Birthday, Bapu! Lets's Celebrate His Legacy Of Non-Violence.

Posted on 02 Oct 2016 10:56 in Personal

Happy birthday, Bapu! On this Gandhi Jayanti, lets's celebrate his legacy of non-violence.

Make Punctuality Your Habit To Do More

Posted on 07 Aug 2016 17:53 in Personal

Punctuality is something that everyone should work on. I’ve made it a top priority in my life. So much so that I do whatever it takes to beat the clock.

I Did Well Without Smartphone :)

Posted on 31 Jul 2016 10:13 in Personal

While everyone is busy improving their smartphone time with the help of Pokemon Go, last week I found this article and decided to take up the one-week challenge of turning my smartphone into the regular mobile phone.

Every Moment In Business Happens Only Once

Posted on 30 Jan 2016 22:12 in Books

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.