My role model is Mr Balaji Vishwanathan. Mr. Balaji is currently the Product Manager, Blackduck. He is computer engineer from Tiruchirappalli and did a MS in Computer Science from Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County. He did his thesis on Multiagent Systems – that combined economics & computer science. But he didn’t finish his PhD since he couldn’t refuse a tempting offer from Microsoft.
The reason why I consider him as my role model is because of the knowledge he possess about various fields, history, geography, politics, science, academics, general knowledge, wtc is immense. You can go through the answers given by him on Quora, You will hardly find an answer of his which does not get at least 1000 upvotes. He is fondly called a Quora rockstar among Quorans. In 2013, Quora announced the top writers on its platform largely based on contributions made over the year – answers, questions, and edits. Balaji Viswanathan is one of them who gets to display the badge on top of his Quora profile. Till date Balaji has answered more than 1365 questions revolving around 48 topics.
He has featured in Top Writer '13, Top Writer '14, Top Writer '15 and in overall Top Writer categories. He has more that 10.7k followers on quora across the club. This might give one an idea about his popularity. He says that when he started out on quora, he focused only on entrepreneurship, business and technology. Then started writing answers on history. Then wrote a lot on economics & finance. Then it shifted to religion. Then world history. Now, it is in public policy and politics. His popularity on Quora is credible and is built on the basis of his in-depth and vivid knowledge, in fact there is a discussion going on if he is the second Google; his introduction to the platform is rather interesting
He modestly shrugs off my tag of a Quora Rockstar. Most people might be thinking that Quora is a waste of time but for Balaji, it is brain exercise and also partly a tool to express. Talking about...