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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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Productivity Tools that I recommend

I’ve come to depend on many tools to stay productive in an environment where I need to seamlessly integrate synchronous with asynchronous work. Here are some tools that I highly recommend.  Grammarly and Hemingway – I believe that the ability to write well will be a key differentiator in a hybrid workplace. I use both Grammarly and Hemingway […]

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Web 3.0

Web 3 and public goods

The killer use case so far in the Web 3.0 ecosystem is supporting public goods via quadratic funding. Let’s start with some definitions. Public goods are freely accessibly goods that anyone can access, and one person accessing them does not reduce availability for others (More here). Quadratic Funding – The community contributes to the projects they feel […]

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Culture

Cultures that do feedback well end up with a huge competitive advantage.

Without enabling ways to share actionable, direct feedback, it is very hard to build a culture of excellence and continually improve as professionals and teams. Cultures that do feedback will end up with a huge competitive advantage.

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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 […]