It has been more than two years since I became a PM after being an engineer all my career. Some thoughts comparing the two roles to help you make the decision in your career.
2022 is the year I decided to step off the treadmill and live a slow life.It's going good so far. Every year, I take some time to reflect on life and decide what direction I want to go in my life. The ritual includes writing down my priorities and checking how things have changed. Family … Continue reading Getting off the treadmill
Last year I wrote a post "Why I write: The Feynman technique of learning". My primary goal of writing was to consolidate the learning I had and improve my communication skills. I've continued to write from then. But my reasons to write has changed over time. So many great things have happened because of consistent … Continue reading Why I write
As a non-native English speaker, I've struggled with my communication a lot over the years. This is especially true if you are working in a global team. I realised this when I moved to the US for the first time in my life. Communicating was a struggle. Instead of working on it, I'd try and … Continue reading Improving communication
There are primarily three themes in life - Work, relationships and you. Saying no is a mechanism to prioritise yourself.
The world tells you how hard work and mindset makes you successful. But honestly, 80% of it is luck. Successful people don't like to admit it - but it's often true. Right place, right time, right people. Hard work is necessary for success but doesn't guarantee it. The difference is called luck. For every hard-working … Continue reading Luck
This is a blog post on how I apply agile development principles in daily life to achieve certain goals. If you are not familiar with Agile development principles, you can read this. However, the knowledge of Agile methodologies is not necessary to understand this blog post. The area we are particularly looking at is Scrum. … Continue reading Agile development principles in daily life
Pricing your SaaS is much more than three or four cards, priced ending in 9s. With one highlighted with a "recommended" text. Here are the main takeaways from the Profitwell Guide on SaaS pricing. Growth need not necessarily happen from more customers. Existing customers can pay more too. People always give importance to Acquisition -> … Continue reading Notes on SaaS pricing
For the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of self-discovery. The goal was to decide what I want from my life. Borrowing Rob Siltanen’s words - I want to belong to the group of people who push the human race forward. Think about it. The human race is being pushed forward by a … Continue reading My responsibility on this planet as a person in tech
New ideas are always exciting. We get hands-on and start building too early, only to lose interest later. Here is a list of questions I currently use to reflect on ideas before I build them. Who am I building for? Where can I find them?Do I have easy access to where they are?Can I describe … Continue reading Idea evaluation framework