Category Leadership

3 P’s of success

Happened to read Steve Case’s commencement address at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. There are a lot of hidden nuggets that are helpful. But one thing struck hard. It is his 3P’s that determine an individuals success. P – People – You success rate and how much you can achieve is largely dependent on the […]

Hero: Making tough decisions

A must read article on what tough decisions are needed to taken for being successful as a leader at a start up! Original article is from Onstartups.com So, here’s advice to my future self and all of you:  *DO* be a hero. 1. Be a hero.  Go after that big, powerful incumbent that doesn’t delight its […]

What Are Your Skills as a Product Manager?

There is a great article available at the SVPG blog about how to develop a strong product manager. A self assessment is below. On the rating scale, 0 indicates not important (or not strong) and 10 indicates extremely important (or very strong). Knowledge: User/Customer Knowledge – Is the product owner the company acknowledge expert on […]

Pay Structure For Start Ups

Original article My companies founder and I had an interesting discussing about keeping the pay structure transparent. For others who are interested, there is a great post on an open system of compensation. There are a lot of benefits in following a transparent system. 1. It focuses employees on task at hand rather than worry […]

8 Things Great Bosses Demand

There is a great post that highlights the expectations of great Bosses. The original article is available at inc.com. 1. Be true to your word. Your boss wants to trust you. Really.  Therefore, whenever you accept an assignment, follow through religiously, even fanatically. Do what you say you’re going to do. Never overcommit, and avoid […]

The 5 Why’s Technique – A Real World Example

I posted earlier on the 5 Why’s Technique to find out the root cause of a problem. I came across an article that discuss a practical example of the usage of the 5 Why’s Technique. Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com is analyzing why an employee injured his finger as described in the article. He got up, […]