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Imagine a piece of the jigsaw puzzle in isolation and removed from rest of the set. If it had a voice, it would probably raise some familiar questions, “Why do I exist? Look at my odd shape. What purpose can this random shape serve? And don’t get me started with the colors. How would I... Continue Reading →
“There are no stupid questions” is a nice sentiment that may be appropriate in some contexts, however, the art of asking questions is an underrated skill, especially when we look for our next career move. For example, asking “How is the culture at your organization?” to an interviewer is like asking “What kind of a... Continue Reading →
(This article was “written in public”. After a skeleton draft was posted on LinkedIn and Twitter seeking feedback, the attributed responses below were used to further refine and add to the key takeaways.) The term “Ed Tech” feels like an oxymoron in India, an attempt to change the cover of a book when the book itself needs a replacement. Most... Continue Reading →
The word in Pali language for gratitude is kataññutā. The word consists of two parts: kata, which means that which has been done, especially to oneself; and annuta means knowing or recognizing. I am likely missing yet another fifty but doing this exercise revealed the many things that are easy to take for granted. — The... Continue Reading →
I no longer assume I know what someone actually does when they say they are a Product Manager. This year, I had a chance to have over 40 or so 1:1s with folks from outside of work in different stages of their product management journey. No two roles were the same. I distilled our conversations... Continue Reading →
Lately, I have been getting a few queries from recent graduates on how to seek a job for a product manager (PM) role. My two cents: don’t. Trying to be a PM straight out of school is like attempting a competitive sport because you have read the rules and watched it unfold from the stadium... Continue Reading →
Can an eye ever see itself? Can a leg ever kick itself? Ever seen a hand that grabs itself, or perhaps, a tooth that takes a bite at itself? If you are “it” then you cannot exist out of what you are. So tell me how can you be defined by the thoughts alone that... Continue Reading →
When you code for automation, it eliminates manual tasks. When you code for code that automates and teach it to become smarter over time, you industrialize an entire talent group.
An artist creates her work as an aggregate of her creativity applied across many layers of perception for an immersive experience for the audience, no matter if you are reading a poem, enjoying a book, or staring at a painting. In that sense, engineers may not be too different. What does an engineer do? To deliver... Continue Reading →
The popular character forged by movies and TV series for a successful consultant often involves a pompous extrovert, mostly male, sweeping the clients off their feet with his pretentious know-it-all jargon. In reality, successful women and men leaders in consulting from whom I have learned the most have been introverts. They are great at direct... Continue Reading →