We know what we are, but know not what we may be.William Shakespeare. Hamlet, Act IV, Sc. V
It all started with a need to be happy. Expressing myself through words and visuals made me happier, thus this blog was born in 2006. Since then, it has been a refuge for my discontentment, excitement, moodiness and many such emotions. It has been a silent witness of my journey through academia, corporate befuddlement, business schools, married life, startup life, an aspiring
writer’s author’s life and many more phases to come. This blog defines me as much as I define it. I guide students on Scholar Strategy. I write a lot on Quora as well.
I am a software engineer who had moved to USA to pursue MS in Computer System from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. After graduation, I ended up joining a big bank on Wall Street as a programmer. One day, I stood up in my cubicle there – I was frustrated at why anything I was doing (and that came from the traditional wisdom) was not giving me satisfaction. I wanted to be a creator. Few years later after a brief but eventful time at NYU Stern School of Business where I was pursuing fulltime MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance (from which I eventually dropped out to join a fun startup called Yipit), I moved back to India to start my own venture and promote entrepreneurship among youths. This is what I do now – experiment with my ideas, create softwares, write a book, write on many blogs and do anything that makes me happy. I went against the traditional wisdom this time and somehow it has worked out better for me.
Some of my notable and useful experiences in Business Schools included learning accounting, financial modeling, writing business plans, organizing Stern’s first Entrepreneurship Conference, interning at a four people fintech startup, Fundspire and a venture capital firm, Veronis Ventures and providing consultations to couple of startups as part of InSITE fellowship program.
About This Blog and Design
On this page, I play the part of a raconteur trying to put whats happening around in perspective. The new focus of this blog is on transcribing my experiences of pursuing creative and entrepreneurial career, aspiring to be a published author, living down the Business School and aftermath of it all.
I have designed this blog personally using the graphics from Jane Mount’s Idealbookshelf, AmazeedVeeHudgens and other resources on DeviantArt and other sites. If you find I am using your artwork without permission, I apologize, please message me and I’ll do the needful.
Finally, I write for fun and I hope you have fun reading it. Here are some of my published articles.
For comments, critiques, guest post queries, please contact me at n i s t h a.t r i p a t h i @gmail.com