Tarkeshwar Singh

My thoughts and perspectives on the startup world, marketing and some random rants!

These 29 Clever Drawings Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World

An Artist trying to tell us what is wrong with the world and some of the greatest ironies out there!

Reblogged from Peter Nixey (peternixey)

Things I've Learned About How to Build Good Product


These are the slides from the talk Taavet Hinkrikus and I gave yesterday at the O2 for Campus week and Wayra.

The talk is about how to build good quality product quickly in highly uncertain situations. It’s about building product in a pre-product-market-fit startup and I like to think that…

Harsha Bhogle at IIMA on excellence & attitude!

Dream On!

"Dream on, dream on, dream on,
Dream until your dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on,
And dream until your dream come true
Dream on

Sing with me, sing it for the year
Sing for the laughter and sing it for the tear
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away”


What is Product Design?

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

 Erica Jong

A Tale of Two Hipsters



A 10,000 word essay on what the term hipster means.

“Bohemia. A desert country near the sea.”

-William Shakespeare

Part I: A Tale of Two Bicycles

Around 2008, speeding down 7th Avenue from Central Park in New York City, weaving in and out of traffic I had reached my destination at…

Problems: Hard and Easy

To solve a hard problem, this is the test I use to see if it’s worth it:

It makes a difference.
That difference lasts a long time.
Over time, the economics work.

Not knowing why you are doing something is more lethal than doing the wrong thing!

What should Atlas do if men become ungrateful?

  • Francisco D'Anconia: “If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - What would you tell him?"
  • Hank Rearden: "I…don't know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?"
  • Francisco D'Anconia: "To shrug.”
  • Source: Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


Jo’s tweet today (X)

Fixation with underlying technology is the worst mistake any consumer product company can make!


So many people glorify and romanticize “busy”. I do not. I value purpose. I believe in resting in reason and moving in passion. If you’re always busy/moving, you will miss important details. I like the mountain. Still, but when it moves, lands shift and earth quakes.

i am working on this. and pretty much still failing at it.

Joseph Cook  (via kristenmerieandacupoftea)

(Source: jnc-ink)

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry!

Abraham Lincoln

Beautiful things don’t ask for attention!

~ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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