Grit by Angela Duckworth

Earlier this week I finished listening to the audiobook Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. This is a very thought provoking book with full of enthusiasm. Like many I have always admired talent too much in my childhood and youth, while at times I myself have been admired the same way. But I started… Continue reading Grit by Angela Duckworth

Twin Health US Engineering Social Event

We had a nice social event for US Engineering event yesterday in our Mountain View head quarter of Twin Health followed by a hiking in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve which is within 10 miles of our office. I was part of team dragon; we were 3rd out of 5 teams while fullstackers won.… Continue reading Twin Health US Engineering Social Event

Guest Speaker at WeWork Engineering Meetup

Today I attended monthly internal engineering meetup of WeWork as a guest speaker. I was invited by long time industry peer NHM Tanveer Hossain Khan who is a Principal Software Engineer there. I spoke about Engineering Teams & Individuals in relation to organizational health and team structure to an audience of 90+ software engineers. It… Continue reading Guest Speaker at WeWork Engineering Meetup

The Diabetes Code by Dr Jason Fung

After joining Twin Health last month, I started learning more about human anatomy & physiology, chronic diseases caused by dysfunctional metabolism. That's when I encountered some of the youtube video of Dr Jason Fung and liked his style of delivery very much. This week I finished listening to his audiobook The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse… Continue reading The Diabetes Code by Dr Jason Fung

Joined Twin Health

I left Marqeta last week to join Twin Health today as Director of Engineering, Treatment Platform reporting into CTO and Co-Founder Terry Poon. As part of onboarding, I finished a long HIPAA training. So far everything is looking great. The team is very welcoming and my manager is highly respected and knowledgable in the field.… Continue reading Joined Twin Health

My Journey with Marqeta Ends… For Now…

3 years back I joined Marqeta from Roku as an Engineering Manager lacking any Fintech / Payments experience. At that time Marqeta was as a Series D startup with less than 250 employees valued at 450 million dollar. Today is my last day at Marqeta as I am joining Twin Health, a Health Tech startup,… Continue reading My Journey with Marqeta Ends… For Now…

Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

Last week I finished Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais. This is a great book on organization design. The authors talk about how works get done via formal org chart, informal relationship based influence and inter-personal and inter-team reputations.  They bring Conway's law which states organizations design systems that… Continue reading Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

One-Pager to Facilitate Collaborations

Communication and Collaboration within a team and across teams is one of the key factor behind projects to succeed or fail. Hence verbal and written communication, cross-functional collaborations are always part of employee performance reviews. A good meeting where I participated with many other colleagues brainstorming and came out with some good decisions are one… Continue reading One-Pager to Facilitate Collaborations

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Earlier this week I finished So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. In this book the author debunks the theory around following your passion and instead emphasizes on building career capital through developing skills. Last year I read his book Deep Work and I think this book.… Continue reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

Last week I finished The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene. I knew he is a tough writer after reading The 48 Laws of Power last year. In this book, Robert dives deep inside human psychology and how we think individually and collectively influenced by social, political, regional context. This book sounded less Machiavellian compared to The 48 Laws… Continue reading The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen

Last week I finished Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen. In this book the author defines - "Culture is about how a team uniquely functions when it’s at its best". An organization’s culture is largely reflected in its values – not the values determined by management, but the values which are actually lived out by the employees. Here… Continue reading Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen