Over last several months, I had several conversations with the mentees assigned to me by LinkedIn mentor program, as well as with engineers in my company. Interestingly, in most of the cases, I had same recommendation for them - have that conversation that you feel is too tough to handle. Now, it is possible that … Continue reading Difficult conversations are difficult!
This is the final post in the series I started a few years back when I left US and landed in India (see first part, second part and third part). It has been an inordinately long time since I wrote last in this series, and it must be attributed to my lack of perspective on things that … Continue reading My Independence – End of a beginning
Summarizing my entrepreneurial experience of last 7-8 months, part 3 of the series I have been writing since I came to India.
My recent talk with a 3rd yr student in a Greater Noida engineering college left me very disturbed about lack of quality and responsibility of such private colleges. My thoughts on what needs fixing, and what we can do about it.
By making the kids start preparing for IIT-JEE so early in their life (Class VI in some cases!), we are robbing them of their childhood, and setting them on a path to cramming, rather than developing joy of learning. It's time we change this!
Managing Product experience requires asking 3 questions: Are you seeing enough? Are you capturing what you see? Are you making good decisions based on on captured information? My take on how to give good answers to these.
When I received the following mail in my Inbox, I was excited: " Dear Alumni, We are glad to announce the elections of new members of the Executive Committee of IIT Delhi Alumni Association for the year 2013. It has been noticed that there is a very thin attendance in the AGM chaired by the Director … Continue reading Why you should vote for Mrityunjay Kumar (IITDAA EC election, 2013)
In my last post How I earned my Independence, I talked enthusiastically about my newly found freedom to finally pursue what I wanted to do and expressed immense optimism about the future that beckoned me as I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey. Some of the feedback I got from the readers were on the lines … Continue reading My Independence: Roadblocks and Lessons
A manager needs to handle a number of challenges around managing people, performance and career. A good manager understands his team, his peers and his organization very well and allocates right amount of time in managing each of them. A manager contributes to the organization by delivering results through his team members and by growing … Continue reading How do I become an effective people and project manager?
In India, best known career paths are those of managers. An Individual Contributor track hasn't really been developed by companies. This means that there is a natural push towards management if someone wants to grow. However, this is slowly changing. With the growth of product and internet companies in India, as well as constant desire … Continue reading Between individual and management career ladder, which one should I choose and why?