Miten Sampat

engineer. enthusiast. obsessed with geography. GM @TimesCity part of @TimesInternet


Mentors - your aides in career navigation


I often find myself deeply confused and unclear about navigating life and career decisions. These may range from simple things such as whether to


mobile on-demand everything, is a pipe-dream no-more
it is present here and now.

today (Feb 25, 2015), i did the following between 7.30PM and 8.30PM IST

  1. hailed an Uber to get from office to home
  2. ordered groceries from Le Marche via Grofers App
  3. ordered a Chinese dinner from Asian Haus via Foodpanda App

A more malleable Medium

some times you want to say more, and at other times you want to say less. with this new release, @Medium is now malleable to fit both objectives.

-saying less-


tech media isn’t reporting the truly interesting stuff

there’s more to tech than fund raises & the next big social app

Too much of the tech media is obsessed with reporting the financial events around companies, rather than the products/services and innovation that occurs at these firms.


talk to your skeptics

their feedback helps you hone you message & your work


startups and innovators encounter skeptics on a daily basis. most of them like to point at the umpteen shortcomings of your concept (or solution) and how the status-quo or the 800-pound gorilla in your field is better.


Making big decisions

its not about choosing the defaults


Each of us typically make one or two big decisions about our lives every so often. For example, which career…


Annual Reviews

so what did you do all last year?


Every year in January, many of us sit down with our bosses, supervisors, and mentors to review the year past. Often these reviews are institutionalized (read:required) by our organizations, and closely tied to financial incentives (bonuses). Through the years, I have found these reviews to be a great look-back mechanism…


the curse of 10%

a loop of mediocrity


a 10 percent improvement means that you’re basically doing the same thing as everybody else. You probably won’t…

Mentors - your aides in career navigation


I often find myself deeply confused and unclear about navigating life and career decisions. These may range from simple things such as whether to