15 years back when I made my first dollar on the Internet from a small town in India, it was based on a simple insight that it’s the keywords that help people surface and discover relevant information. I always used to think how naive that is, but I didn’t do anything about it, I instead focussed on making money, accepting that this is how the internet works. This phenomenon can further be well understood in depth by studying the aggregation theory coined by Ben Thompson.

Think about it, what Google does, it harvests knowledge generated by millions of people creating…


(This is a co-written perspective from a Startup Ecosystem Builder and Gen-X American Mike Ducker and Millennial, Vartika Manasvi, a global entrepreneur, sharing their different visions on the future of globalization)

Globalization is Dieing, says Gen-X!

International borders are closed, international flights are down by over 90%, and the over-reliance on the global supply chain has created a shortage of critical components. There is a push in every country for the local production of critical items like medical supplies.

It seems that Covid-19 will provide the knockout punch to globalization?

For me, this is the sad end of globalization, as a person who tried to…


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A shiny resume can get you in the door, however, hiring managers at (great) companies know that there’s more than just a resume. (Great) Companies have started to realize that just having a computer science degree, proof of academic excellence, or an employment history with some known brands is not enough signal to build a world-class team. They are always looking for that extra oomph factor, and all the more now, as the talent hunt goes global.

Most candidates correctly “solve” the coding exercises, yet get rejected? Meanwhile, many others who never do those tests and still land full-time…


From the U.S. to Europe, Latin America to Asia, the global immigration and expansion landscape is constantly changing. For fast-growth tech companies looking to expand into new international markets, it’s crucial to be aware of key global markets’ nuances and intricacies before sending employees to new locations. Hence, a company’s ability to build a world-ready workforce, or seamlessly hire, mobilize and manage their employees across international borders, will increasingly be the predictor of success. In this post, we are covering the countries that facilitate global talent-hiring and offer work permit sponsorship.

🇦🇺 Australia

Recently launched the Global Talent — Independent Program, a…


My work gets me to connect with many tech companies, founders and engineering leaders. I often ask them one question, what is their biggest problem? They all tell me how hard it is to find good programmers. That there’s nobody out there and even when they find them its always a bit of luck to get them to join. And, of course, they do sound concerned about the cost of hiring!

Honestly, this is not the real problem and not many companies realize this, no I’m not gonna give a culture lesson here. I run a community of developers and…


In the real world hiring is a numbers game for recruiters. They work as agents and often do not know what to value in a role. As they are not affected by the outcome of that decision, there’s always friction between who gets shortlisted and who is a real fit. Here are the top three traits that I’ve used to make great hires in my 12+ years of experience

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Mindset

In the game of life, it is not about the cards you’re dealt (your degree, brands worked with, etc). It is about how you play the game, convincing everyone that you…


I learned a few human elements of software engineering, all thanks to my business partner and co-founder, Celento C George

We don’t need more engineers, now

When I said we need more engineering hands to add speed, he said, No it will slow us down, as work cannot be simply measured in man-months because complex programming projects cannot be perfectly partitioned into discrete tasks that can be worked on without communication between the workers and without establishing a set of complex interrelationships between tasks and the people performing them. Therefore, hiring more programmers now will make us slow down. The time required for the new programmers to learn about the project and the increased communication overhead will consume an ever-increasing quantity of the calendar time available…


I’ve been part of remote teams since very early in my career, I used to collaborate with my counterparts in the U.S. and U.K. when we wrote resumes for professionals from all over the world. As an early adopter on social media platforms, the cross border connections were way simpler and more contextual unlike today's noisy and marketing led connections. …


Often the first stop is the Job Boards be it for a new college grad, an experienced professional looking to change careers or a company that’s hiring. For job seekers, the job board search process is often difficult, and confusing. Unlike other searches on the internet, a job search is a very personal thing. You are looking for a position that fits your needs, your personality and lifestyle, and something that’s enjoyable to do and also balances family life. All these matchmaking “criteria” are important, and almost none of this information is embedded in the job description.

The fact is…


Stumbled on this idea of writing a user guide and was immediately bought into it to make my own work style public, so people around me know me better and make our interactions more meaningful with no space for assumptions and pre-formed patterned judgements. I felt the importance of it so much more because the chemistry between people is the strangest science of all, so I also intend to use this as a documented manual as we build a team of A-players and further strengthen our operating collaboration as a team and goals as individuals. …

Vartika Manasvi

Entrepreneur, nomad, minimalist, ambitious, passionate, and emotionally agile. Deeply happy, kind and anti-drama, love playing chess

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