Blog Posts

Thoughts, ideas, and blurbs about product, startup, metaphysics, & life.

Product is a mindset.

June 19, 2020

From the outside looking in, Product Management seems like a black box. Before accepting my first PM job, I asked the same question. Turns out the role of a Product Manager is mainly to do anything that is needed to get the product or feature out of the door to generate user value. Vague? Indeed. Put simply, this is because product isn’t a skill — it’s a mindset.

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You don't have to be original to innovate.

May 10, 2020

Often, people misconstrue and conflate the notion of the originality of an idea with innovation. Innovation doesn’t necessarily lie in the originality of something — it lies in making something accessible in a way like never before. Even the technologies that we believe to be “innovative” came from someone or something else.

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Stop Over-complicating Shit.

September 17, 2020

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but when it comes to building startups, most people in the valley overcomplicate things so much. Advice is variable. It depends on time, circumstances, the industry, and the makeup of the team building it. Stop asking. Start building.

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Lessons from Slack

April 1, 2020

Slack is a product I look up to in so many ways and in this post, I will just share a handful of things I learned from Slack about a building a product & brand.

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Role Model

February 22, 2020

As I write this blog post, I still sit in disbelief and devastation to wake up to the news that Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter incident, along with his daughter. If you really know me, you understand the impact that Kobe has had in my life ever since I immigrated to the United States at age 11.

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(Draft) Research: Loneliness

April 1, 2020

My friend @SergeiChestakov and I have been doing research about social isolation, aka loneliness, because we were shocked by how much we felt lonely and "alone" in college when hundreds and thousands of people were around us!

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