Death is a brutal truth. There is no negotiating with it. In the last six months, I have lost two dear people in my life. Accepting the loss is harder than the loss itself. The past two weeks have made me realize how fragile human life is. What exists today
A curious question from most of my work friends in a casual coffee chat is “I want to become an entrepreneur someday. Do you have tips from that part of your life?” First, determine if entrepreneurship is for you. The rosy picture painted about entrepreneurship is not entirely true. When
Triad Ratios have been a discussion forever. They say the ideal ratio is 1:2:10 for ux:pm:engg. I have my reservations to the numbers and the approach. A super important aspect of design is not taken into consideration when these ratios are determined. Firstly, Product Design is
Public speaking and Organization speaking are two deferent things. The context is different. The audience are different. Their relatability to the topic is different. Their expectations are different. Their habits are different. While there are so many differences, a few pointers can help you ace both. Here are some reflections
Projectized >> Identified. One of the most powerful lessons of the decade. A decade ago, I was inspired by Seth Godin’s Project way of looking at career and not as an identity (link in first comment). According to Seth, projects are things to be invented, funded and shipped than being
So, what next? My DMs are filled with this question from yesterday. Well, there are some projects you do for an external outcome but there are some you do for internal outcome. DesignU is one such project that I did just for myself and my internal curiosities. I call it
Here is everything from Google I/0 2023 if you didn't have time to watch for hours together. TL; DR - Google is catching up with Microsoft and Apple. The breakneck speed of the tech industry post ChatGPT is obvious. [PaLM 2 -LLM] Foundation model for the new AI features.
Most design managers are accidental managers. Their managers see a spark when they are a star individual contributor, admire their craft and meticulousness, take a bet, and make them managers. They know their stuff, and if push comes to shove, they can roll up their sleeves and get things done.
Great design is great business. But do all businesses really make the most of design? Here is one strategy to maximise design ROI in large teams. Prioritising deep work is an underrated strategy for organization efficiency and effectiveness. Having the time and ability to focus on a cognitively demanding task
Do you want big bold changes or keep up the status quo in your organization? Your answer will help you choose the right leaders (filtered or unfiltered) for your org. When referring to unfiltered vs filtered leaders, it usually pertains to the way in which leaders are selected and groomed