You’ve got the idea, honed the pitch, but are you ready to go? Answering questions well is key to landing customers and investors.

Question marks (photo by author)


I’ve been blessed to experience the fun and chaos of founding a few companies. As I get ready to hit the road again, I realize that how I respond to questions is just as important as a great pitch and a fantastic demo. This piece provides a list of questions…

A cheap plastic wand had magic locked inside. It just had to be broken to release it.

A few years back, we got a plastic wand at a checkout counter in a convenience store. It had a small stalk, about six inches, and the top formed into a star shape. Serena, my (then) two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, instantly took to it. Running around our apartment, she’d aim it at…

Many decisions in life have an undo button. It can be liberating.

Many years ago I was buying a new printer. I went to the local tech store and found the printer aisle. So many choices. Which one to choose? Better color? longer ink? cheaper? How to choose? I decided this needed some research — after all, a good printer was a…

There are three types of Science Fiction. Each type can teach us about life, love, and possibilities in very different ways.

I love a good science fiction story. Yet I was often puzzled about what pulled me into some stories or turned me away from others. That’s when I saw a pattern — there are three types of Science Fiction. …

New AI Bots are able to write stories, music, poems, and code — almost as good as humans. What does this mean for human content?

Computer scientists are quickly writing the next generation automatic content writing engines using the latest artificial intelligence (AI). What do I mean by content? Well they can generate short stories, love letters, poems, music, and even write some code. Are they as good as human? No, but let’s set old…

A remembrance of children’s author Eric Carle who recently passed away at 91

In our house, we have a collection of Eric Carle’s books. I can’t count how many times we’ve read The Grouchy Ladybug, Mr. Seahorse, The Foolish Tortoise, and many others.

Last month Mr. Carle passed away, and I fondly remembered a time when I read his classic, “The Very Hungry…

A Freeform Poem

A glint, a wink, a date
​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​A flirting dance of courtship

Excitement, Connection, and adventure
​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​Travel, friends, connection
​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​A milestone of celebration

Bonding and togetherness
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Manu Chatterjee

Engineer and Father of two. Passionate about, science, music, short stories, and little things that make life interesting.

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