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  • Becoming an Agile Leader. February 7, 2017
    This past weekend, I was asked to do the opening keynote at Alpha Kappa Psi's Principled Business Leader Institute in Philadelphia. In front of 700+ students, I shared my experience as an Alpha Kappa Psi brother and as a professional and how it shaped my leadership style. I was humbled by the reception and feedback that I received from the students! So
  • Be a Baby, the 4 P's of an Entrepreneur March 16, 2015
    Almost a year ago, I took on a new role as an Uncle and have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with my niece since I have been back here in the states. As I write this, she will be turning 11-months, boy times fly!Being the (favorite) uncle, I have taken the night shift, fed her, and even changed a couple of dirty diapers. The best parts have been
  • 2014 was Hell, but a Blessing December 30, 2014
    To those that have been following my blog or social media posts, you have seen that my 2014 was a living nightmare both on a personal and professional level. It was a year I lost my little brother, closed down an office I built, and shut down my first product. It was a hellish storm that I had to choose to navigate through or drown in. As I look back on 2014
  • Saying Goodbye to Our First Product, MeSocial December 10, 2014
    First Version - ConceptStarted out as an idea to manage all social media, MeSocial was the launching point of our company, 1ME, LLC. Creating an unknown path for us to take on, teaching us more than we ever realized, and weeding out individuals who could not grasp the entrepreneur profession, MeSocial was more than just a product we were trying to create, it
  • The 4 P's of a Professional November 5, 2014
    Most of you have heard of the 4 P’s of Marketing, tools for you to use to take your product or service to market. They are guidelines, a framework to build off from and to use to produce results. So over the past couple of months, I have been contemplating about going back to Corporate America after quitting it to take on the startup route. As my company has
  • Thank You Letter to the 1ME India Team June 7, 2014
    I wanted to share my email to the 1ME India team, truly grateful to work with these people! To my first 1ME Team,WOW. I cannot believe it has already been a year here in India and 2 years working together on this start-up. Originally, it was just for MeSocial but you have helped me build 1ME and develop MeToo Studios. I have been told that we moved at a fast
  • Saying Goodbye In More Ways Than One May 31, 2014
    Well this it, 1ME’s last day in India. This amazing learning experience and chapter comes to a closing as I start on a new path and say goodbye to the team. I have re-written this post many times because I am not quite sure how to express my more personal thoughts. So here it goes. Looking back at my first (First Day of a New Chapter) and recent posts (A Yea
  • A Year Later and I Failed, The Top 5 Reasons Why May 17, 2014
    May, 2013: Quit my job. June: Sold my place, moved from NYC to India, and opened our first office. July: Hired several more developers. August: Moved into a townhouse, converted the downstairs into an office for 10 people. October: Launched MeTooStudios, a web design and service division. November: Co-founded 1More, a non-profit corporation. Skip forward to
  • My One-Step Corporate World Exit Strategy April 22, 2014
    Make your idea/dream/start-up venture your#1 Priority.Yes, that is it, everything else will follow suit. If you truly want to do your own thing, you have to make it the most important thing in your life, both personally and professionally. Every decision needs to be focused on how you can sustain yourself so that you can work on your start-up. Yes, there are
  • [VIDEO] 1ME's Second "Office" aka Angel House Tour October 31, 2013
    Finally, I am able to give you all a tour of our new short term home/office for the 1ME India team! It only took a month and a half before we had to move out of our first space due to the growth of our team! We relocated from Ahmedabad to the capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. All of this was possible due to the massive contributions from our friends and famil
  • What’s Next? September 28, 2013
    After losing 2 days flying back to India, we are back! Coming back the second time was easy, we knew what to do and people did not stare as much. Guess they were used to the “Chinese and the American” being in their state… or not, haha.It was back to business as soon as we got back to the office/home, first a call with the team in the States. Ever since then
  • What is your address? September 20, 2013
    August 5th, landed back in the States, grabbed a haircut and hit up a steakhouse for the best piece of beef I have ever tasted in my life... ahhh it was good to be back!Before heading back home to Dallas, Richard and I headed to the AKPsi Convention in New Orleans to meet up with Ravi and Pria where we marketed MeSocial and handed out promotional sunglasses.
  • 2 years in, 10 things I have learned so far August 28, 2013
    Cannot believe it has been 2 years already since 1Me, LLC became official. Time has flown and a lot of progress has been made. I have learned a lot about myself on this journey, so I wanted to share the top 10 things that I have learned so far: 1. Recruit 24/7. Every meeting, happy hour, lunch/dinner is an opportunity to recruit the best. I always enjoy hear
  • The Past Month in a Nutshell August 4, 2013
    Well, I’m back to blogging, do not know if that is a good or bad thing, haha. It has been busy for 1ME since the last post, a lot of changes…  all good changes!With the 1ME Angel Fund, I was able to accelerate some of my plans. With it, we were able to rent a 3-bedroom bungalow for the next 6-months, on-board 1 designer and 1 other developer, and get office
  • One Month into the New Chapter June 23, 2013
    Cannot believe that it has been a month since I packed up my things, hop onto a plane, and move to a non-English speaking country. In the words of Michelle Tanner, "You're Nuts." Lifestyle has been the biggest change but I have learned a lot about myself, the importance of family and being cautious about what I waste, such as food, products, a
  • [Q&A Time] Let's Catch Up? June 19, 2013
    So... it has been almost a month now since I have left the country and it has been a crazy ride so far. I miss my friends and most importantly, bacon, ribs, and steak, basically anything with a face, haha. With the time difference, the only time I have been able to catch up with people is through Facebook.It is about time that YOU and I chatted, post your qu
  • Look Forward, Push Harder June 16, 2013
    After a 15-day campaign, we have reached our goal for the 1ME Angel Fund! As I go through the list of contributors, I'm surprised by the unexpected, humbled by the past, and sad about the missing. Like I told Richard, "Support comes in various ways, always by action, so remember those people as you work on this venture." This fund is only a pa
  • First Week in India - DONE June 9, 2013
    Cannot believe we have been in India for over a week now! It has been crazy hot (average of 105) since we have been here. We are expecting another week or so of this before hitting the monsoon season which means mosquitoes. Glad we have our malaria medicine!This past week we met with our development team face-to-face and I'm really excited to be working
  • [VIDEO] 1ME's First "Office" Tour June 6, 2013
    So I wanted to give you guys a quick tour of the space we have been working in, the ad hoc office we had set up to work with our development team. The main reason we moved to India was to collaborate with the team face-to-face.Also, if you want join and be a part of the 1ME family, contribute to our 1ME Angel Fund! It is the only fund that works to pay you b
  • First Impressions of India May 31, 2013
    Before I jump into it, just wanted to mention that in our layover in Doha, I met an AKPsi brother (from Penn State as well!!!) who recognized me from our last PBLI, crazy huh? Alright, so...We have been in Ahmedabad, India for a couple of days now and are adjusting to the big change of being on a vegetarian diet, sober, and dusty all the time. As soon as we