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Jun 16, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Was chatting with @jiteshluthra last Sunday and he shared some of his notes from @bgurley's commencement speech at McCombs MBA school.

Remember watching it earlier but sharing with you all with some edits/commentary, sure that a bunch of ya'll will find it useful👇

• Pick a profession w deep personal interest. Everyone has the will to win, people just don’t have the will to practice

• Hone your craft constantly - study history. Know the pioneers. Can’t always be the smartest or the brightest - but you can be the most knowledgable

Jan 10, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Some great tips here from Gibson on hacking your product career:… Neat thread by @RuthlessUx on the frameworks to tackle the most common Q is (not only a product interview) 👇

Dec 24, 2019 7 tweets 3 min read
Some advice on Recruiting Interviewees for Early Customer Research from Prof. Eisenmann in the HBS PM101 class:

1. Cold e-mails > other forms
LinkedIn messages rarely work; one HBS project team got a 16% response. Instead, look people up on LinkedIn, then guess at their email address — most companies use one of just a few formats, e.g., jsmith@, john.smith@ or john@s — and test your guess through an email verification website
Nov 18, 2019 4 tweets 1 min read
Pro tip for those in the online space, learners as well as educators:

1. Cohorts > Self Paced when you're looking at completion rates and accelerated paths

2. Integration with calendars can be powerful

3. Always induce a practical + P2P component (depends on the course ofc) 4. FAQs/repositories, time taken to complete, mark as done, video transcripts, mentors+community, etc are great features/value adds to have

5. What's non-negotiable is content + pedagogy + outcomes

6. If you're a marketplace, unedited rating/testimonials/reviews helps
Oct 2, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read
'How to visualize your career as a marathon' (or as I look at it, a bunch of sprints)

Been thinking about this over the past view days, just sharing a couple of notes, would love to hear your thoughts/better frameworks that have worked for you

Thread 👇 In India, most times you'd start working full time at the age of 21-22.

Although most want to retire early, would you really enjoy it? Maybe. Maybe not.

On average, let's consider your career to span over 30 years.

Break these into 10 x 3-year sprints
Aug 23, 2019 13 tweets 11 min read
“The networks people build early in their careers at hypergrowth companies are often their most important professional networks ever.”

- @sama For my buddies in India, here's a bunch of them I think are pre/ in that stage - keep an eye out :)

Jun 10, 2019 5 tweets 1 min read
Was going through my notes.. And came across something that I wrote down when I moved on from my first role.

Right out of college, first professional role, so definitely a lot of hard truths. Listing a couple (cuz I love lists):

#throwback 1. If someone says you are irreplaceable, either they're lying or you've done something awesome.

2. Make the best of the 9-6, and even better use of the 6-9.

3. PEOPLE >>>>>> anything else

4. Life is hard - stop cribbing!
May 28, 2019 30 tweets 8 min read
Just been thinking about a platform I spend quite some time on, please feel free to critique, add your thoughts and chip in :)

#india #ott #netflixandchill A little bit (longish) background check:

- In historic terms, definitely has had a dream run but the recent performance of Netflix stocks have been volatile at best with a number of factors are causing investors to be extra cautious when it comes to investing in Netflix.
Apr 20, 2019 9 tweets 2 min read
Cracking PM interviews: Just collating a couple of points from some conversations over the last few days

(thread) 1. Don’t spray paint your applications and wait for luck by chance. Play to your strengths and see what value you can add to the company you’re applying to (a deck with what could be done better or how x can solve y if you have some time on hand)