Joseph Jayanth

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God’s faithfulness and our doubt

July 9th, 2016

Categories: Spirituality

I’ve heard a lot of sermons on God’s faithfulness and our failure to trust God but never understood it completely till I was introduced to Butter. At my in-laws’ place is a sweet dog called Butter. The first time I went there Butter was really curious about me. She jumped around me semi-aggresively till I […]

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Card Trick

June 20th, 2016

Categories: Learning

I learnt a new card trick. Here it is. Snap change card trick from joe jayanth on Vimeo.

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Uber’s smart pricing strategy

May 31st, 2016

Categories: Product

In Chennai Uber costs Rs.6/km*. The general perception seems to be, “Uber is so cheap, it’s only 6 a km”. So even when there is a surge of 1.5x which is pretty normal nowadays, we do a simple math and come to a conclusion that it is Rs.9/km, still much cheaper than an autorikshaw, right? Wrong! […]

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Uber — product shoutout

April 15th, 2016

Categories: Brand shoutout | Product

The Good No more having to drop friends back at their place after dinner or haggle to the auto guys on behalf of the friends. My wife used to have a hard time haggling with the auto guys to get a ride to her office, now just a tap on the phone and done! Uber […]

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Big Basket – Product shoutout

April 12th, 2016

Categories: Product | Product shoutout

I’m starting a new category of posts today, Product shoutout, wherein I write about some of the products/services that I use and am impressed with, additionally I might mention a few improvement areas in the product/service. Let me begin this with one of my favourite Indian product/service BigBasket.com. It’s an online grocery store/supermarket. I’ve been using […]

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First Five minutes Day 1

April 7th, 2016

Categories: First five minutes

First of all, an honest confession, this is not exactly the first five minutes. The literal first five minutes after the alarm rings are about ‘what day is this’, ‘what time did I sleep last night’, ‘did I get enough sleep’, then continue lying in the bed looking for answers to the aforementioned questions. Even […]

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Product Manager

February 17th, 2016

Categories: Product

Product Manager Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine and he asked me what I do. I said I am a product manager and he wanted to know what exactly I do. That is when I started pondering on the question. Leaving aside the many definitions that already exist, I wanted to […]

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An investor’s perspective

February 15th, 2016

Categories: Learning | Product

I happened to bump into these tweets and I thought I’d put these together for the benefit of startups and entrepreneurs. the tweets were from @avnish  – Entrepreneur (Baazee – now eBay India); Investor (Matrix Partners @matrixindiavc); Family man and Global Citizen. 1/ Following up on my August 2015 on the correction in the venture […]

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Search user experience on Twitter – improvement

October 17th, 2015

Categories: Design | Observations | Product

A suggestion to make twitter search user experience better. Twitter search suggestion is split into two parts- first four suggestion are keyword suggestions followed by 6 user suggestions matching the keyword. I’m sure people at Twitter have done research to show that more people search for tweets containing their keywords than for user names that […]

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CCavenue billing address vs shipping address screen improvement

October 10th, 2015

Categories: Design | Product

While using PrintBucket, I reached ccavenue for payment. CCavenue has messed up a simple interface and ruined the user experience. They already have the user’s shipping address from a previous screen and if a user does not check the box “My billing and shipping address are different” then they should copy the shipping address to […]

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