11Organizational Decision Making
    Decisions, decisions, decisions. We make a ton of them every week, many of them trivial. However, there is a tiny percentage of decisions that determine the next six months or six years. Not all of them are reversible without high costs, which raises the stakes high even further. There is every incentive for us in...
    11Explore or build
    As a product manager, do you explore to build or build to explore? This is an interesting question that I saw on my Twitter feed. Let’s explore this one further. No pun intended! Two extremes: on one end, there is building high fidelity artifacts before knowing the product-market fit. Well, Quibi is one recent example....
    11Better path
    You are one of the top engineers in your organization. However, you cannot stand some practices of others, or the system in general, causing anger in you. Anger, I believe, is that kind of energy when tapped effectively is a great force for positive change. Time and again, we have been there being angry in...
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    Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha: A Novel is a relatively short book (~150 pages), but every page is a masterpiece. Don’t let the shortness fool you; it took me a lot of time to finish (read and digest) the content. It’s challenging to put the experience in words. Mere words cannot capture the wisdom. At the outset,...
    11product/market fit research
    Time and again we hear from the product companies, more so with Startups, about Product-Market fit. Moreover, many founders and product managers know that they live or die by achieving Product-Market fit. However, many of them go ahead and build their own thing in the hopes something will stick. What is Product-Market Fit? In this...
    11Problem Statement
    The circus we do as Product Managers — start from a fuzzy problem statement and work on continuously refining it — is something! During the process, several problems fizzle away as non-starters. However, if we are diligent, some others will move along to become new features and products in their own right. “If I had...
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