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The internet is saturated with posts, articles and books about wanting vs doing, and we all absolutely agree that only doing gets you results. But understanding a fact vs understanding the mechanics behind that fact are two very different things. We all know that explaining the Why behind the What to your team members, for example, will produce much more superior outcomes (short term AND long term) than simply asking them to execute the What.

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Folks, in this episode Sarbjeet and I took a very deep dive into the history, the current state and the future of the Artificial Intelligence market. We focused on the company called C3.AI ($AI) that has been picking up steam for the last few years. They were founded in 2009 and they IPO’d earlier this December. Their current CEO is Tom Siebel, who sold his Siebel Systems company to Oracle back in 2005.

This company is very interesting. They seem to be doing a lot of things right. They have an app development platform that many large clients already use…

I’m Vitalik Demin. I’m a Product Manager. I help companies build elegant, cost effective and easy to use software products while maximizing their business value. 💪

I am originally from Siberia, Russia where at one point I was making $100–150 a month. 🤑

I currently live in Minneapolis MN. That money from Siberia surely helped with the plane ticket. ✈️

I have two master’s degrees (MA Linguistics and MBA) but I don’t feel that masterful just yet. 👶

I wrote a few ebooks that you can find here. Felt really great to have one of them featured by Apple iBooks…

Today Sarbjeet Johal and I went deep into Appian ($APPN) — a low code automation platform that is becoming more popular by the day. We discussed the history of the process automation industry, its current state and how Appian is different from the companies that have been trying to own this space for a very long time. We also talked about whether Appian might be a good investment opportunity at this time (this is not financial advice).

Listen to our conversation and do any additional research of your own before deciding to invest.

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Folks, I’m super excited to finally drop this post! Sarbjeet Johal and I finally recorded the pilot episode of our new Fat Protocols podcast!

In this podcast we will be covering various platforms that have already become protocols and those that may get there in the future. We hope that our talks will be interesting to you and that they will also potentially help you capture early investment opportunities because protocols become very valuable and generate a lot of money for a very long time.

In this pilot conversation we laid out our vision for the podcast, discussed what protocols…

Thank you for taking the time to read these lines. Since this ebook is very short and succinct, I’ll get straight to the point. Interpersonal communication is at the core of everything we do. The way we communicate impacts our reputation, our career prospects, our personal relationships and basically everything else that we are trying to accomplish in this life. We live in a world where, unfortunately, there are many people who can push our buttons, are unprofessional and often straight up rude. The way we humans are designed is not the most optimal for handling such situations. In almost…

Folks, I am super pumped to bring to you our conversation with Jeffrey Boadi, one of the coolest people in the plant based world. Jeffrey and I decided to hop on a video call to get to know each other, exchange some plant based knowledge and talk about healthy diet and lifestyle in general.

Jeffrey has built a good followership on Twitter at @JeffreyBoadi_ and he’s getting more popular by the day, which is great! He also has a website blog at where I read a few interesting articles.

Without further ado, please tune in and I hope you enjoy our plant based talk!

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Folks, if you love technology and the cloud trends, you’re gonna love this conversation we had with Sarbjeet Johal!

Sarbjeet has worked for companies like Visa, VMWare, PeopleSoft, Rackspace, Oracle and others and he accumulated an enormous amount of first hand experience and knowledge about the cloud industry.

We intentionally skipped most of the topics that you can easily find on the Internet and focused on truly interesting things. Here’s what we discussed with him:

  • His journey (so far) in tech
  • State of the Industry
  • Future of software technology
  • Technology consumption design patterns
  • Traits of good leadership in tech companies

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