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Punit Soni
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We recently launched a new site at http://seller.flipkart.com for folks interested in selling on the Flipkart Marketplace. Learn more about what it takes to open a store on Flipkart.
Join in guys!

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 flip chart push notifications are an issue, just as notifications in  G+ are an issue, as unwanted and intrusive notifications, no matter who they dome from, or how they arrive at your inbox, are troublesome and need to be clearly understood for the potential to upset and alienate your intended target market.

Those who do not understand this had better be aware of the long term impacts that this has on ones STFSEOVI

STFSEOVI or Semantic Trust Factor Search engine Optimisation Value Indicators are an issue that has many thinking hard about why their Search penetration is not what it should be, as all search engines start to make use of the data that they have been collecting over the years, with the breakthroughs within language interpretations  that show intent and context of search queries, and link this back to language and intent  within the context of all online content.  This is much more evident than most believe as the social media is playing a very promiant role in developing these STFSEOVI or Semantic Trust Factor Search Engien Optimisation value Indicators
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Love this one, and try to live by it:
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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+Ben Miller that is sometimes the consequence, yes, but no one ever said that being an unreasonable man of progress was easy!
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So I am back home in sunny California and here is the view from my study (never mind the crazy mountaineering caricature that Google’s Waterloo office mates made for me)

It is so beautiful. I spent the entire morning outside in the backyard. Its as if California is teasing me about my decision to leave!

https://medium.com/@punitsoni/social-media-anger-7efdd209fd36
So I am back home in sunny California and here is the view from my study (never mind the crazy mountaineering caricature…
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from personal experience, I have contacted flipkart twice, both the time I got a canned response, but none of the support executives read the complaints, they just read first line and reply back, still issue exists, now I moved away from flipkart 
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Every wish fulfilled. Because ultimately, its all about our users.
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Very Nice.
But, one feedback...
Instead of +OnePlus One & +LG Nexus 5 phones, you should have used +Motorola Mobility MotoX  - A Moto fanboy 
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+Punit Soni the link requires download of the flipkart app. Upon further digging found that the company has moved to an app-only model shutting down the mobile website. The livemint article further suggested that the desktop website will also be shutdown over a period of time. This is a bold decision. Do you see India leading the way here with an app-only model? In the US (where I am based) it is still hard to imagine not being able to transact on the mobile web. As a founder and leader of a Google for Work partner and tech consulting company I am curious to hear your thoughts on this.
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Elon Musk is amazing. Space, Electric Cars and now Energy. This guy is fixing our world.
Tesla's Elon Musk has revealed his plan to sell huge batteries for homes and businesses, and it could change how we consume energy.
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Yes, and he was born in South Africa!
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"Daddy, why do we have to sleep?"
"So you can meet little fairies."
"You are better than any fairies I can meet"

This is why we have kids.
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I didn't plan on having any and I ended up with four. Best thing in the world, even though they drive me insane sometimes. 
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The headline is courtesy my friend Anshu Sharma (@anshublog) who crisply explained in a short phrase what I spent minutes espousing. The venue was TiEcon where I was invited to do a fireside chat with Anshu about Flipkart, India, Internet, and the power of ecommerce.


The world is full of conflict zones. Young people picking up guns to fight for various causes (whether real or percieved). I wonder how different things would be if we could hand every one of them a smartphone with a connection to the Internet, and show them how they could make money of it. I wonder if the belief that they could all make a better life for themselves would be a start towards tempering the fires burning across the world.

By most metrics, India is a poor country still building its infrastructure up. But if you walk around in the country, all you see is young people studying, reading, buying, selling, figuring out all sorts of schemes to get ahead in life. India is in reality a very rich country. Because its youth have belief that they can get ahead in life, and build a better, more prosperous future. A key part of that belief stems from the access to a smartphone and to the Internet.

If everyone in the world had a shot at a better life for themselves, if all of them could be handed a cheap android device with a connection to the rest of the world, perhaps we would have way less wars. Perhaps the war mongers would be way less powerful.

Or as Anshu put it so eloquently on stage at TiEcon, it would be the Internet versus ISIS.

And we all know who would prevail.

https://medium.com/@punitsoni/internet-versus-isis-5bfca4bcbe3a
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Back home. The weather is to die for...
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Does this mean the Moto X 3rd Generation will have big pixels? 
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This one is a short one and about nothing in particular at all.

Its three weeks into India/Flipkart, and I am heading back home to California for a few days to prepare for the final move. Though right now, I am a bit confused about where home is. Is this home now that I live here, or is home my beautiful place in California that I miss so much?

I guess home is where the heart is. In this case, my family is back in US and so that is home. When they move here, India will become home.

So far, I have had an amazing time here. This industry is hyper-competitive and I feel like I have been completely sucked into a completely different world. The smarts of the folks at Flipkart are on par with anything you can see anywhere else. And now, the ambitions are on par too. All in all, it has been an eye opening, intense experience. I have a suspicion that the intensity will continue.

I was telling someone the other day, that there could have been two different reactions after three weeks in India. One of intense dismay — what did I do? Why did I come? And another one, a half-smirky, half-relieved sense of validation — phew, thank God I showed up. This looks like it will work out.

I am happy to report that it is firmly the latter. I have always believed that India has a tendency to elicit extreme reactions. You either love it, or you hate it. Rarely do people show up here and are apathetic to country. I have a feeling that there will be ups and downs. But when I decide, at some point in the far far future to head back home, it will be the amazing ups that I will remember the most. In just a few days, I can see the beginnings of an amazing life experience here, amongst an incredibly interesting set of people, all trying to rebuild, reinvent the infrastructure of an entire company, brick by brick. What’s not to love?

I guess this post was not short after all. But then no post about India can be. Its tiring, exhausting roller coaster for sure, but I am learning a ton, and its just so much fun.

So finally, for those of you who are on the verge of making life changing decisions of any kind, changing jobs, countries, committing to new things, starting companies, whatever. If your heart is in it, just do it. Reinventing yourself at regular intervals especially when you do not quite need to do so, always works out.

Adios India. See you in a few days!

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Short and sweet, +Punit Soni​ request you to please consider becoming an author/columnist, if you ever write a book on anything - consider me to be a sure shot buyer.. And considering the fact that flipkart started as a marketplace for books.. I don't think it will be a big challenge, at least for getting published :)
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I sit in my window looking out at a patch of green that is the Intel campus amidst a landscape of concrete. This is my third week in Bangalore and depending on when I am working or not, I miss the Bay Area. The people are super nice here, and there is tons of interesting work to do. But it is a country in the middle of constructing itself and there is little organic space for introspection here. Most folks with means compensate for this by living in small bubbles - gated communities that make you feel like you stepped into a different country.

Lest you think this is about US versus India, developed versus developing, happened versus happening, and all the other memes we like to quickly lean upon, let me disavow those notions. It has merely to do with that home versus this home. About newness and the rough edges it brings with it. Over time, the edges smooth and the newness wears off, to be replaced by a warm comfort of being home again.

One thing that does hit you a lot while living in Bangalore (and perhaps many mega-cities) is the lack of space for thoughtfulness. I think its key for people to have the ability to walk outside and just look at trees, or sit on a bench and watch the world go by, to be able to listen to the birds in small parks. Perhaps I have not lived in a real city for a long time and the suburban lifestyle has spoilt me, but I want to be able to step outside of my bubbles — the five star hotels, the car and the office, and just sit outside and listen to the sounds. I suspect some of those places exist in the older part of the town on the other side of the city, but here in Outer Ring Road area, its all very glass and concrete with no space for green.

So I sit at my window in my hotel room listening to a piano piece called Goldberg Variations. It is a seminal keyboard music set published by Bach and though I suspect I know very little about music, it does give me a sense of peace every time I listen to it. Its my way of going home whenever I wish to, regardless of where I am. To be able to really listen to it, you need to find a quiet place somewhere where you can watch the world go by and just listen. For me, it is an exercise in thoughtfulness. And thoughtfulness has the potential to influence what we build, how we treat others, and how we live our lives.

I wish there was a place in every city, around every home regardless of how much you make and how much influence you have, to listen to Goldberg Variations.

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+Punit Soni  Come over to #fernsmeadows   and let me show you a piece of paradise amongst the hustle bustle of the town !
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Chief Product Officer, Flipkart
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I have the fortune to be married to the most amazing, beautiful woman in the world. I love running, playing soccer, and reading. Part time, I also love building products. I work in Flipkart as Chief Product Officer.

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Found Talvi, Climbed 20+ Peaks, Launched Google+, Build tons of Mobile Apps, Built Moto X/G/E
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