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Competence, integrity, and benevolence are essential components to building trust with each other. Keep them at the core of everything you're doing.
Your professional success is proportional to the leverage you have. How much of that do you have? But what is leverage? The dictionary provides the following definition — Leverage (n): “influence or power used to achieve a desired result.” Merriam-Webster dictionary So, to succeed in a given field, you need to find as much influence...
Outcome-based, measurable goals are essential to make a focused effort toward your goals. But, are there prerequisites and ground rules for any goal-setting approach to work? I think, yes. Firstly, from a product manager’s perspective, your three primary objectives are to shape, ship, and align. Shaping the product, shipping the product, and aligning with the...
Time and again, the question arises — how do I solve this problem? Pause. Before knowing whether the solution is worth pursuing, you want to answer whether the problem is worth solving. For this level of introspection to happen, a product manager has to delve into all the angles of the problem. So, catch yourself...
Reading this The New Yorker piece on rationality reminds me of the importance of the metacognitive skill — cognizant of your own thinking — in every facet of your life. It’s a worthy read. From the product management perspective, here are my key takeaways: 1. Get comfortable keeping competing ideas or paradigms in your head...

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