The Product

Are You Doing Product Management Right?

People define product management at an action level (negotiating, evaluating mockups, marketing plans etc..) rather than at a principle level creating confusion in the definition. Very few leaders realize that they all converge into 3 core principles.

Mafia and Platform Economy

Why Business Models Fail? Pipes Vs. Platforms

Why do most social networks never take off?

Why are marketplaces such difficult businesses?

Why do startups with the best technology fail so often?

Crack Password : 21 Years

How do you make your site visitors create strong passwords? [Ans: Scare them]

Beyond the geeky and uber audience, most of the netizens are naive and while you cannot expect them to be smart, the responsibility shifts away from the user to the system.

Looking for a product manager for your startup? Find a conflict manager

Looking for a product manager for your startup? Find a conflict manager

It’s a good news if you are looking for a product manager, who at the end of his experience don’t want to say I had spec out the whole product but who will say I helped specing out the whole product helping company to achieve have what we have right now in reality.

Two Ecommerce Ideas I will Invest in [Product Platform]

Two Ecommerce Ideas I will Invest in [Product Platform]

These services should come as a plug and play and ideally, a platform approach will work. That is, plug into a *Kart system and let their support teams tweak the platform according to their requirement.

How To Design A Loyalty Program : Lessons from ZopNow

How To Design A Loyalty Program : Lessons from ZopNow

I hardly save Rs.5-10 every week due to Zoppies but this reward system is so well integrated to the ZopNow experience that they can easily influence our behavior by using this system. Though this system is almost like a closed wallet but the way ZopNow has leveraged this is commendable.

Why a Product Manager is an everyday James Bond! [M is the Boss]

Why a Product Manager is an everyday James Bond! [M is the Boss]

James Bond: Always smooth and suave,charming and eloquent. Knows how to make the other person feel important to get the job done.

The Dawn of the Context Engine. And why Clippy needs to get more interesting

The Dawn of the Context Engine. And why Clippy needs to get more interesting

Do you recall Clippy? That annoying personal assistant on MS Office, that’d popup and tell you the obvious. “I see that you are typing a letter, do you want me to help?” Context engines that say the obvious will be shunned. They have to tell something interesting every time they show up.

Product Lessons from Tally: The ability to deploy and start using the product within 60 seconds is the key

Product Lessons from Tally: The ability to deploy and start using the product within 60 seconds is the key

Those days we printed bar codes on a dot matrix printer. My first customer was Prestige, when they were just moving to real estate. He had garment and textile retail shops at that time. My first corporate customer was Madura Garments.