12 Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Business Venture

A framework to choose which problem you should solve Yesterday I met few friends after many years. After everybody sharing their whereabouts, it was my turn to share what I’m working on. I explained I’m working on a new venture and also shared the details of the problem we’re solving. The first question one of the … Continue reading 12 Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Business Venture

Product Managers should be Problem Managers, not Problem Solvers

A friend of mine, who’s is a product manager at a large company shared her frustration recently that there were some reorganization and changes in her company that caused her to manage a different product than she was hired to do. I immediately resonated with her situation. I had personally experienced similar situations multiple times … Continue reading Product Managers should be Problem Managers, not Problem Solvers

Andy Rachleff on Product Market Fit

How I was wrong about some of the concepts of Product Market Fit and how Andy Rachleff clarified it. I listened to this Mixergy podcast episode with Andy Rachleff, co-founder of Benchmark Capital and founder of Wealthfront. It is an exceptionally great episode. Normally most of the podcast episodes I listened to are great and … Continue reading Andy Rachleff on Product Market Fit

17 Things Newly Hired Product Managers Should Do In Their First 90 Days

A friend of mine recently joined a big company as a Sr. Product Manager after heading the product at an early stage startup. He asked me how should he go about joining a big company, which will be very different in culture, pace, processes, and expectations perspective compared to his early stage startup. I was … Continue reading 17 Things Newly Hired Product Managers Should Do In Their First 90 Days

6 Things I’ve Learned After I Became a Father

The rollercoaster of thoughts and introspection I had when we had almost lost our daughter. Last week, we almost lost our daughter. We had gone to Maui, Hawaii for a week long vacation. One afternoon, we were looking for a particular restaurant in a multi-storied business complex. When we enquired to a shop-keeper on the … Continue reading 6 Things I’ve Learned After I Became a Father