2017 Retrospective and 2018 Goals

My reflections on what worked well and what didn’t in 2017 and what I would continue to do and do something new in 2018. I’ve started this practice last year — to retrospect on the last year’s achievements, misses, and learnings and define the goals for the next year at the beginning of the new year. I have … Continue reading 2017 Retrospective and 2018 Goals

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