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What Product Teams Can Learn From Bill & Melinda Gates

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I recently watched the interview of Bill & Melinda Gates with Chris Anderson at the TED conference in 2014. It was a remarkable interview that gave an insight into their approach to philanthropy, their shared belief of responsibility, and raising their children while being the richest family in the world. One of the big takeaways of this interview for me was the partnership and complementary qualities they both bring to their work at the Gates Foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates set a great example for product teams. I highly encourage taking the time to watch the interview shared above.
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Written by Rahul Abhyankar

Sep 2, 2018 at 1:04 am

Posted in Product Management

The Office Season 4 Episode 12: Ideation

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The opening two minute sequence of this episode is a great example of Ideation, or rather what not to do in Ideation.

Michael rushes into the office asking everyone for their ideas. He establishes the constraint of time, the wet cement is drying and he needs people to think fast about what mark he can leave on the cement. Let’s break this clip down. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Rahul Abhyankar

Aug 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Five Myths About the PM Role by Noah Weiss

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Very good tweetstorm by @noah_weiss, Head of Search, Learning, & Intelligence at  in NYC. Former SVP of Product  + Google PM on structured search. Stanford alum, Brooklyn native. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Rahul Abhyankar

May 23, 2018 at 10:39 pm

Who is a Product Manager?

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There is an identity crisis. Who is John Galt?

I came across a question on LinkedIn – Why do you think the role of product manager is so misundestood?

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Written by Rahul Abhyankar

May 18, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Posted in Product Management

Writing is Thinking by Steven Sinofsky

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Very good tweetstorm titled “Writing is Thinking” by @stevesi , former Microsoft executive and current board member at a16z.  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Rahul Abhyankar

Apr 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm

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Has Product Management really been “Historically Reactive and Gut-Driven”?

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I imagine many of us get emails about upcoming webinars from time to time. I got one such email today, and the first sentence paused me in my tracks.

Product Management has historically been reactive and gut-driven.

The email further talked about how Agile Product Management and an experimentation-driven approach can deliver “obvious and immediate” value to users.

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Written by Rahul Abhyankar

Apr 17, 2018 at 10:50 am

Posted in Product Management

Why Has Business Education Failed Business

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This article [Want to Kill Your Economy? Have MBA Programs Churn out Takers Not Makers] by Rana Foroohar based on her book “Makers & Takers: The Rise of Finance and Fall of American Business” talks about the state of business education in the US. For my friends in India, I am curious to know if you think this applies to the state of Indian business education as well. The main points in the article:

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Written by Rahul Abhyankar

Mar 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm