How Exaggerated Constraints can help bring disruptive innovation?

In building products we often come across constraints. Whether it is technical constraint, a business constraint, a statutory constraint or financial constraint, it impedes our activity. It is often these constraints that leads to innovation. When the vision is sacrosanct, Read more…


Beyond Idly, Dosa and Filter Coffee

What is a Darshini? First things First – “A Darshini is a simple restaurant offering: fast service, clean and high quality food at low prices, limited free space, and four/three tables with no seats and no waiters. In Darshinis, the Read more…


A Goliath called Excel

I chanced upon the marketplace button on Facebook app today. It was unveiled in India only this week. Like every product manager, instead of “experiencing” the benefits of the new feature, I was more curious about the proposition, the design, Read more…


Hitting Adversities for a Six – Prof. Hawking Way

I had heard about Prof. Stephen Hawking, knew he was a great “scientist”. I had also seen his appearances in American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. During one of my conversations with Prof Shaleel, we started discussing about Prof.Stephen Hawking. Read more…


The Goan Adventure

It was a pleasant afternoon, not too hot, not too cloudy. After about 40 minutes drive from Candolim, 8 of us (4 Adults and 4 kids, youngest was a 4 year old) reached the dock where the yacht that we Read more…


Olfaction in Marketing Communication

A few days back, I was greeted with a pleasant fragrance at the door as I came home from my morning walk. I grabbed the newspaper lying in front of the door and went inside. I sat down to read Read more…


One exercise every agile team must do

Back in 2007, one Friday afternoon, my manager called me in to his office, just as I was about to call it a week. He had just returned from a certification course that he was participating for a week. He Read more…


Getting the Best People, Getting the Best out of People

In January this year, probably for the first time in my life I watched 3 movies in a theater in 4 days –  Friday, Saturday and Monday! In all 3 movies as the end credits scrolled, one common thing that Read more…


Batting in the Foreign Pitch?

As product management is gaining ground in India, we are witnessing newer challenges than what we had a decade back. Glocal, Global Village, Multi-site sounds awesome isn’t it? Yes, but the product managers will know that it takes a lot Read more…


Are you part of a professional community yet?

One of my uncle is a hardcore foodie. Once he overate this tasty snack of South India called “kodubale“. He developed severe gastritis and he had to be taken to a doctor. The doctor knew him and asked him in Read more…