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Good products vs Great products

  Good Product is expressed in prose, Great product in poetry. Good products succeed on key metrics, Great products make the metrics irrelevant. Good products satiate a need, Great products create new ones. Good products solve problems, Great products solve the problem space. Good products look good, Great products define good looks.   Also published on Linkedin

On faith, blindness & blind faith

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Blind Leading the Blind

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Blind yearning to lead the blind,
The One eyed, they know best.
Who cares about having full sight?

Oh! The Vedas
Have not read a single page
But, I claim to be the true Hindu leader
All the while,
I, the new age free thinker
Denounce them without any investigation.

Oh! the Semitic Texts
Never explored the meanings of the teaching
Yet, I claim to be best Jew, Christian or Muslim
All the while
I, The liberal tongue wagger
Without an honest attempt at learning,
Blame the same teachings for all world’s ills.

Oh! Gurbani
Can’t tell a pop-song from Gurbani
yet I, Claim authority over you as a Sikh leader
All the while
Fed on the sex crazed material media,
without a real attempt at introspection
I find it incomprehensible & incompatible

Oh! hypocrisy.
Have not read either Keynes, Hayek or Pickety
Claim capitalism to be infallible cure all
I worship Hindutva
Yet I ask what minorities fear
I drive gas guzzlers
Yet I ask why Islam creates terrorists
Have not practiced anything of the spirit
Yet I claim faith as the root of all evil

Notes on Leadership…

Things that I try to reminding myself about leadership… There is no school for product management. You gain the skill & one fine day you decide to declare yourself one. Leadership is an important part of a Product Manager’s role. Over the last few years I have created a few personal rules on how to lead as a product manager. 1.Align with…

Product Management

I was recently invited to teach a short session on Product Management in the technology sector, at the Kelley School of Business. It is always good to go back to your alma mater, especially when they are proud of you :).

Here is the deck from the class…