What’s my productivity score?

Is there a scientific way to evaluate your productivity? This question is popping in my head for quite some time. Hence, like everyone, I spent hours and hours reading books and listening to various podcasts like:  [Book] Deep Work by Carl Newport [Book] Digital Minimalism by Carl Newport [Book] The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective … Continue reading What’s my productivity score?

Kicking off “humane network” community

Humane Network is a close-knit community of well-intentioned and conscious individuals who are either in impact/VC investments or venture building or planning to build a career in this space. This is an exclusive and invite-only community. If you know, someone who fits these criteria - please do refer to them to fill this form or … Continue reading Kicking off “humane network” community

Community Centred Design

I was planning to write about this topic for quite some time. So, here I am finally writing down my thoughts on community-centered design. In previous avatars as an intrapreneur, impact investor and consultant, I have used various frameworks like rapid prototyping, design thinking, system thinking, and human-centered design. The first course that I ever … Continue reading Community Centred Design

Financial services for next billion? [Part 6] Concluding thoughts – What’s next?

Similar to my last 5 posts in my series on “financial services for next billion?”, in this one I have covered chapter 6 and 7 of the book – Portfolios of the poor in Q&A format, covering pieces around next phase of micro-finance and concluding thoughts of the book as opportunities for financial services ventures trying to … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 6] Concluding thoughts – What’s next?

Financial services for next billion? [Part 5] The price of money

Similar to my last 4 posts in my series on "financial services for next billion?", in this one I have covered chapter 5 of the book – Portfolios of the poor in Q&A format, covering pieces around how poor people create and manage the large sums of money. Why micro-finance rates are so high? "those institutions serving … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 5] The price of money

Financial services for next billion? [Part 4] – Managing large sums of money

I took a long time to write down the part 4 of my series - "financial services for next billion" as I was busy shifting from a co-living space to a studio apartment, so that I can better focus my energy towards my work as a hustler and not get distracted as well as overwhelmed … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 4] – Managing large sums of money

Financial services for next billion? [Part 3] – Insurance

This is the third in series of articles on “Financial services for next billion?” that I will be basing on the book - Portfolios of the poor. Similar to my last post, in this one I have covered chapter 3 of this book in Q&A format, covering pieces around risk coverage and insurance products for poor. Who … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 3] – Insurance