This was a talk I delivered as part of the CTO/ CPO Summit at the annual Sequoia Hackathon (9th to 11th September 2016). It covers the core, process and people skills that help individuals become effective product managers.
Hiring product managers at early and seed stage startups is a difficult process. This deck is an attempt to create a reference guide for startup founders who are looking to hire their first PMs. This was delivered at the “Seed to Series A – Making the Leap” event organised by SAIF Partners on 11th May 2016. I am also adding the transcript of the talk below the slide deck.
This weekend I delivered a talk on running effective design sprints at the Design Quicky event organized by 500 Startups. What I have suggested is a modification to the design sprint process popularized by Google UX teams and Google Ventures.
In the startup world, speed and haste are often confused. While speed is important (and critical for survival), nothing kills products faster than haste.
Over the years, I have had the good fortune of working with and hiring some world-class product managers. It’s a rare breed – made rarer as there isn’t a fixed mould in which one can mass-produce PMs. Individuals from disparate
It has been a while since my last post. A lot has been happening on the personal and professional front – that has kept me occupied – and I will definitely be writing about it in the coming weeks and
I did an AMA with the Bangalore Startups Slack Channel on the 14th of April (10:30 PM – 11 PM IST). We spoke about my background and how I entered the field of gaming, what drives people towards games, the
This week, the BBC took a call to not renew the contract of their star-presenter: Jeremy Clarkson. Opinion is widely divided on this decision. In any other field or any other profession, this would not even be up for debate.
There are two general philosophies that most companies follow when dealing with new employees: Throw new people into the deep end of the pool, if they are good – they’ll learn how to swim. Otherwise they’ll drown (quit/ be fired)