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Culture

Building a differentiated work culture

Over the last few years, we’ve worked hard to build a work culture that is open, flat, fair and a culture that makes people feel good about themselves. In this post, I’ve tried to codify the key beliefs that have shaped our culture.

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Culture

Premortem and taming overconfidence

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is probably the most impactful book I’ve read in the last decade. One of the topics Daniel Kahneman covers in the book is overconfidence. As humans, we tend to have an illusion of control, we believe that we know more than we actually do. We also tend to […]

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Culture

Synchronous and Asynchronous Work

In the era of distributed work, cultures that seamlessly integrate synchronous and asynchronous work will end up with a huge competitive advantage.  Here are a few ways to make that happen: 1. Interactions will end up falling into one of these buckets – synchronous (in-person/hybrid and remote) and asynchronous. Outline what interactions fit into each […]

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Web 3.0

Web 3.0 and Offline Businesses

Over the last few months, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time going down the Web 3.0 rabbit hole. If you are looking to explore this space, the Naval, Chris Dixon podcast with Tim Ferriss is a great place to get started. There’s a lot to be excited about. While there’s a lot of innovation […]

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Leadership

Leadership traits worth emulating

Throughout my career, I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded and mentored by great leaders. Here are some traits of great leaders that I’ve been trying to emulate lately.

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Product

Product Management

There’s a lot of awesome content/advice on how to become a good product manager. But none of that advice is helpful if you don’t have a bias for execution. As a product manager, you get paid for exercising your judgment. And the best way to improve your judgment is to conceptualise, create, put your creation […]

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Some of my favourite podcasts from 2020

We are living in the golden age of podcasts. No matter what your interests are and what you are curious about, the odds are that there’s a podcast for that. I used to listen to podcasts during my commute, but Covid put a stop to that. Over the last few months, I’ve resumed listening to […]

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Books

Books on writing well

The ability to write well is becoming a critical skill in a remote and asynchronous first world. While the best way to learn how to write is to well write, and then write some more, here are a couple of books that I have found useful in honing my writing skills. They are both short […]

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Will physical stores survive the digital onslaught? I’m optimistic but it’ll need work.

A combination of doubling down on end to end customer experience, using available technology to augment that experience and helping customers make the right choices can help physical stores hold their own. I’m rooting for them.

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Books

Some of my favourite reads from 2020

Atomic Habits – The most actionable book I’ve read in years; the go-to guide on how to build sustainable habits. I’ve been successfully able to implement concepts from this book (ex: Habit Stacking). Notes Hell Yeah Or No – I’m a huge fan of Derek Sivers. He is one of the most thoughtful people I’ve come across, […]

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Culture

Go back to first principles. Question everything

Software companies have largely shifted to remote work in the last few months. A lot of what we thought was impossible in a remote setup is now the norm. The forced shift to remote work has upended age-old beliefs on work culture, what works and what doesn’t. This is the right time to go back […]