Projects

Active projects

Parenting (Nov 2016 – Present): Notes from the mother of all learning projects. :)

Notes on Product Management (Jul 2017 – Present): I work in product management and spend a lot of my day thinking about internet products. I used to do this as part of side projects until I got the opportunity to do this full time at LinkedIn. So, as a way of learning, I share lessons learnt from the process of building them.

The Notes by Ada Project (Mar 2017 – Present): A monthly long form post/newsletter that shares narratives bringing together various pieces of technology news. Inspired by Lady Ada Lovelace, this newsletter hopes to emulate her ability to think about and, maybe, play a role in creating the future.

Blogs

RohanRajiv.blog – Reviews of all non-fiction books I read (I update this every 3-4 months)

AlearningaDay.tumblr.com – Short form blog that I use for book notes

Old Projects

The 200 Words Project (Jan 2014 – May 2017): I posted an idea (typically from a book I’ve read) within 200 words every Sunday on this blog. This was a continuation from a previous project called “Monday Learning” where I was a contributor – also a weekly newsletter since June 2009. This has evolved to Notes by Ada and Notes on Product Management.

The MBA (Aug 2014 – Jun 2016): A collection posts about lessons learnt from graduate school.

The Help2Grow Initiative (Nov 2013 – Mar 2015): Help2Grow is a charitable trust registered in India that exists to support the underprivileged to sustainably work towards a better quality of life. Didn’t work.

The Learnographics Project (Jun 2014 – Jul 2014): Learnographics are infographics for learning. We hoped to make one every quarter in 2014. Ran out of bandwidth. :)

The Real Leaders Project (Sep 2011 – Jun 2014): We published an interview every 2 weeks with global leaders and innovators from across fields like entrepreneurship, writing, venture capital, and the arts. This was a lot of fun. But, we decided to shut stop as we ran out of time + steam after nearly 3 years.

The Mastermind Group (Aug 2013 – Jun 2014): No links here. This was a “mini-Davos” group started with friends. We did a Google Hangout every 2 weeks to discuss and implement ideas on various topics – e.g. finance and investing, relationships, better habits, etc. Didn’t work.

Skilldom.org (May 2013 – Dec 2013): A better way to pick up skills on the web. Didn’t work.

ExpressionHappens.com (Jan 2008 – Jun 2010): An initiative to help students express themselves. Didn’t work but we persisted for ~1 year anyway. We then pivoted to create “Sparkz” – the National University of Singapore’s version of Britain’s Got Talent. That still continues. :)

The Bookbytes Project (Blog): Intended to be a community of folk who share book learnings or book “bytes” as they read them. Didn’t work.

2 thoughts on “Projects”

  1. Hi – I’ve read one of your posts on separating a process from the outcome.

    Can you give me a practical reason why there is value in this, apart from being able to focus on the process and improve it to change the outcome?

    Thanks,
    Dave

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