[13 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]
Learning quarter – Building successful data products

Hi All, We have come to the end of Q2 2015. Usually, Q2 is my learning quarter where I read anything & everything I get my hands on to. This year, I had focussed on competencies for building “Successful Data Products”. At the end of the quarter, if I look back, my studies can be […]

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[13 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]
Learning quarter – Building successful data products

Hi All, We have come to the end of Q2 2015. Usually, Q2 is my learning quarter where I read anything & everything I get my hands on to. This year, I had focussed on competencies for building “Successful Data Products”. At the end of the quarter, if I look back, my studies can be […]

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[22 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Finally! Oh Balsamiq | ]
Finally! Oh Balsamiq

Well, for a while, I had been thinking about getting my hands dirty with User Experience. It is probably the most confusing thing to get started with! After a lot (rather looooooot) of reading, referencing and cross referencing, after gaining clarity and losing it along the way, I think I made some decent progress. I […]

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[18 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday CWS | ]
Happy Birthday CWS

It is time for a happy birthday CWS blog post. This is probably 6th or 7th year. I am not sure and I have definitely lost track of it. Not just that anniversary, I have lost track of CWS on the whole to be honest. With less than 10 posts in the last 12 months, I […]

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[8 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on My PM just talks and doesn’t do anything | ]
My PM just talks and doesn’t do anything

How often have you heard this? I have heard this a lot from developer friends. In fact, some of my relatively junior developer friends even go a step further and say that they want to become PMs because they seem to have an easy life. Is it really true that they have an easy life? […]

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[31 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
Patience & Persistence Pays! Happy 2015

Hi All, Since 2010, I have been writing New Year posts with messages which I learnt in that year. “Grow up once again! Happy 2010″ “Be Awesome! Happy 2011″ “Be a seeker! Happy 2012” “Take a plunge! Happy 2013” So this is fifth year! I am already happy that I am continuing to persist with […]

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[20 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Good & Bad PMs | ]

Here is a legendary post by Ben Horowitz on what makes a good & product manager. So much worth the read. I would say this is 101 of Product Management. Here is the summary in a the tabular form. This one drives home the message clearly. http://a16z.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/good-product-manager.pdf   Good PM Bad PM Knows the market, the product, […]

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[20 Dec 2014 | One Comment | ]
Piran – Life at ETH Zurich & Cambridge UK

Hi All, Today we have Piran from 2006 Batch, NIT Trichy, talking about his experiences with ETH Zurich and Cambridge. Thanks Piran for your inputs.   * Brief Intro about yourself – 2006 passout with a B.Tech Chem. Engg. NITT, 2006-2008 were 2 fantastic years at ITC Limited before heading for a masters at ETH […]