Category Archives: winning habits

business plan, problem solving, behavior change, design behaviors, startup pitch

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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business plan, problem solving, behavior change, design behaviors, startup pitch

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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In a world where everyone wants to be a VP, who wants to be a PV?

Product visionary (PV) is a title missing in action. It rarely exists in product companies, and when it does, its unofficial, often appended on to founders or their chief advisors. In a few years from now this title will exist

In a world where everyone wants to be a VP, who wants to be a PV?

Product visionary (PV) is a title missing in action. It rarely exists in product companies, and when it does, its unofficial, often appended on to founders or their chief advisors. In a few years from now this title will exist

How to get good grades in school?

For the majority of my school and undergraduate years, I was a top 5% student. I don’t think I was exceptionally intelligent. I sucked at pretty much any skill that is socially believed to be a prerequisite for academic success – studying

How to get good grades in school?

For the majority of my school and undergraduate years, I was a top 5% student. I don’t think I was exceptionally intelligent. I sucked at pretty much any skill that is socially believed to be a prerequisite for academic success – studying

The Invisible ‘Like’ Button

This post was also published by YourStory.in. — We have had over three weeks of daily workshops at GSF-Bangalore on topics ranging from customer acquisition, minimal viable product, all the way to high performance teams and term-sheets. Every founder here has met

The Invisible ‘Like’ Button

This post was also published by YourStory.in. — We have had over three weeks of daily workshops at GSF-Bangalore on topics ranging from customer acquisition, minimal viable product, all the way to high performance teams and term-sheets. Every founder here has met

I like founders who let the market price their equity.

This post was also published by YourStory.in. — Most founders, including me, have at some point during their entrepreneurial journey been guilty of over-valuing their equity. I’m proposing that founders are better off if they just stick to this rule – “I

I like founders who let the market price their equity.

This post was also published by YourStory.in. — Most founders, including me, have at some point during their entrepreneurial journey been guilty of over-valuing their equity. I’m proposing that founders are better off if they just stick to this rule – “I

Why I cringe when I hear the title “Product Manager”

The word “manage” makes me uncomfortable; less in the context of People, and more in the context of Products, especially Web products that are rapidly owned or discarded by users. Why put the word Manager in the title of someone whose

Why I cringe when I hear the title “Product Manager”

The word “manage” makes me uncomfortable; less in the context of People, and more in the context of Products, especially Web products that are rapidly owned or discarded by users. Why put the word Manager in the title of someone whose

At work, get your calories by feeding on Customer Delight.

It has taken me a while, and several mistakes, to fully imbibe and crystallize the difference between ‘junk’ work and ‘real’ work. I guess I needed to get away from the noise and work on a small project with someone

At work, get your calories by feeding on Customer Delight.

It has taken me a while, and several mistakes, to fully imbibe and crystallize the difference between ‘junk’ work and ‘real’ work. I guess I needed to get away from the noise and work on a small project with someone