Arjun

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Head of Engineering at Place Exchange

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A New Dawn 🌅

April 12, 2019

I left BlackRock after just over 7.5 years of working there. It was my first job out of school and was extremely formative in the kind of…

Observations and opinions on navigating work and life

April 09, 2019

50 (for now!) principles, about life and work in general, that I have said to myself in the past, and wanted to codify. Never underestimate…

Taste of the macabre

February 06, 2019

I have noticed a recent spurt in dark and grisly stories being made available for consumption across all forms of media. Podcasts abound in…

Evergreen skills

January 11, 2019

I have been reading the book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Hariri and a thought crossed my mind. What if I were transported back into pre-historic…

A day in the life of American - How to NOT treat your customers

December 26, 2018

On the 26th of December, 2018, I was scheduled to fly from New York to New Orleans by way of Charlotte. I flew American Airlines for reasons…

Six things that Sober October taught me

November 09, 2018

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind…

How to battle the sands of time

July 05, 2018

“Sometime you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” ~ Dr. Seuss Let me preface this article by saying that I don…

Why you need to sell yourself

November 16, 2017

“Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself.” — Maxwell Maltz There is an unequivocal harsh truth in this world…

Knowing who your bail friends are and why it is important

August 27, 2017

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. — Walter Winchell Ever since humans became aware of using each other…

The One

August 27, 2017

“Learning to choose is hard. Learning to choose well is harder. And learning to choose well in a world of unlimited possibilities is harder…

Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

July 24, 2017

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand We are social creatures. Mankind rose to…

Why Are Millennials Creating All This Content?

June 06, 2017

“Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.” — Leo Burnett In a strictly observational sense, ours…

How to combat your psyche

May 06, 2017

Something most people don’t talk about are the low points they feel in life. It’s a taboo topic to voice those thoughts out aloud. Why let…

Coming to America - An Immigrant's Perspective

April 29, 2017

There is a lot of hubbub around immigration into the United States at the moment. With a slew of immigration orders and laws, fear, doubt…

The Network Effect

April 19, 2017

Achieving success is not a formula. Being successful involves doing things, really difficult things. It is easy to do nothing and it is the…

Website Redesign 2017

February 09, 2017

I want to document the process I went through to revamp my personal website. I'll walk through some of the design decisions as well as some…

Tales of the Aurora

March 21, 2016

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits…

The Quintessence of Travel

January 25, 2016

“The traveler sees what he sees.  The tourist sees what he has come to see.” -G.K. Chesterton A question I spend far too much time thinking…

The Big Picture

August 11, 2015

I generally consider myself to be a practitioner of the Stoicism school of thought. There have, however, been instances when I have been…

State of the Individual

August 02, 2015

As I sit in the the cool shade of the backyard at Saturday's Surf Cafe, SoHo, NYC, on a sunny Sunday, I can't help but look back at the…

Change in Direction

March 20, 2015

This site used to be called "Mind your code" which was meant to present a very narrow cross section of the person I am. It was then called…

Thought cloud

March 19, 2015

It isn't easy choosing what issues I want to talk about in depth.  The conflict that arises is between the sheer volume of thoughts I have v…