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

Why Do Many Smart Engineers Fail To Build A Successful Startup?

Recently, I had a couple of friends reaching out to me to discuss their startups’ progress and get some advice on how to take it to the next level. In all these interactions, there were some common patterns - Most of the founders are smart engineers and some of them have worked with Google, Amazon, … Continue reading Why Do Many Smart Engineers Fail To Build A Successful Startup?

Startup & Entrepreneurship podcasts I’ve been listening to

I try to read a lot — mostly blog articles, books, and even e-books. There is no doubt that reading helps you get smarter, improve your vocabulary, explore new ideas, etc. I mostly read about topics which are relevant to my personal and professional development and articles that add positive impact in my life, stories that inspire … Continue reading Startup & Entrepreneurship podcasts I’ve been listening to