A software entrepreneur from San Francisco
Amin Ariana is a software industry executive in San Francisco combining Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Entrepreneurship. He writes essays that explore growth strategy for contrarian products. He has served as Tech Cofounder, Chief of Software Engineering, and Advisor at several VC-backed startups operating in San Francisco Bay Area. At his coffee stop along the morning ride, he writes books for future startup founders.
Amin practices as a software entrepreneur. He took charge of Blockchain engineering leadership at Canoo electric car maker since its founding. Prior to that he co-founded several companies in Silicon Valley including Gate Labs, which makes "the World's Most Sophisticated Lock" according to Forbes. He writes essays on Disruptive Product Market Strategy, The Mindset of Startup Culture Management, and Scalable Software Engineering. He works at the growth stage with principled owners that think big, invest long, adapt to truth, and deliver on their contrarian premise.
His books focus on the entrepreneurial journey genre, covering insights about Type II education, career, life-long calling, and not least of all, death. They're still being prototyped.
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My books focus on the entrepreneurial journey genre. They're still prototypes, covering insights about Type II education, career, life-long calling, and not least of all, death:
Entrepreneurial Story Series
The Traitor in Silicon Valley
The Currency of a Founder
Core Technical Interview Questions for Software Engineers
Scenedom Systems Architecture
These essays, generously published or cited at times by Forbes.com, Business Insider, CNET, Quora Weekly, Carnegie Mellon University, Mashable, and Social Media fans, deal with surviving and thriving on an entrepreneurial journey:
I have built my startup product, but customers are not in a hurry to buy and investors say we're too early for them. What's my next move?
The first job is a chicken and egg problem. How can I get the first job that gives me experience, when the first job itself needs experience?
Why some applicants who get rejected everywhere else get accepted to Google?
As an employer, how do I deal with employee burnout?
I am trying to push through with my startup. It feels hard. I feel like I have failed and must start over. Am I alone? Is founder depression normal?
Given the world dominance of Facebook, is creating a social network now worthless?
How did Google's first angel investor know its potential to take the Internet away from Yahoo? How can I invest in the next Google?
The fundamental difference between a startup founder and a paycheck employee is their ability to discern between money and currency.
What are some strategies that new services like Quora and Stackoverflow used to encourage people to start using them in the beginning?
After all the hard work I've been putting into my startup, I'm going broke. How can I sustain a full time commitment without income?
Facing the worst possible scenario and getting over its anxiety
I've written down a few problems that I've observed around me. Should I try and solve even those that don't affect me directly?
How to write a Startup pitch Executive Summary that sticks in the mind of the VC investor for months after your presentation
"Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better." Florence Nightingale, Founder of Nursing
The career choices of the leaders of tomorrow in a world of collapsing socialist economies and acute capitalist wealth gaps
You’re approaching your final college year not having interned at Facebook, Amazon or Google. Are you considered an idiot? Is your career doomed?
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
The rise of Facebook, and the Google Plus strategic cluster-fuck
The first $1M of startup fundraising, in angel investment or seed capital, has a job. The job of the funding depends on when you raise it.
How to amass power, expand human leverage, and give birth to a modern empire
or Newton's law of universal job gravitation
A day inside the mind of an entrepreneur turning off autopilot: Worries pass in an hour. Regrets stay for life. And choices make sense in retrospect.
You don't get over the fear. You run towards it, with your knees buckling.
In the startup's ideation stage, outside expectations are the main cause of failure. If you cannot afford to make a mistake, you will not create.
A short story about how to measure yourself.
What kind of tasks or skills make them so valuable? And how can you replicate their success?
You get as much as you negotiate. The non-negotiator will in the end become the victim.
How do you manage your time? Does the company offer any special working hours for you as a master's student? Do they encourage or help financially?
Breaking into my first high tech job was hard. I wish advice and proper job search tools existed. I hope my decade of tips make it easier for you.
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