Collaboration is Multiplication

John C. Maxwell

Let me start this blog with a personal story and how collaboration resulted in a great product I was part of. We were looking to create an insightful dashboard for our customers which would help them make better business decisions by providing actionable insights to support growth and reduce costs. Our individual product offerings had separate dashboards to support those products. This would mean customers would have to go to 10 different places to gather data. Run analytics and create a single report for their leadership or their decision-making team. …


User is the center of universe for each and every product that is built and designed. They will u se, rate and promote the product. User centric approach shifts the focus from just coding and designing to delivering real value to your end user, stakeholders and business in general.

User stories are an essential component of this ideology that lets you define what benefits your products will bring to your target audience. User stories will allow you to connect your North star metrics with user expectations.

Now, there could be millions of users and these users can have different thoughts…


Continuing with “You’re a Product Manager” series, this week I want to talk about a product’s North Star.

Let us assume you are an experienced product manager or product designer. You are doing everything you can: researching your market, making your business case, understanding the market fit, working towards outcomes rather than output, etc. etc. Despite all positives and product-led approach, there is a struggle to put these great concepts into action. Why? Because the moment you take stride, something changes.

Your organization, marketing, sales, product team are all talking past each other. This does not mean you have a…


In my last blog, I talked about what is Minimum Viable Product and why as a product manager or an organization you should focus on creating an MVP . In this blog, I specifically want to talk about the metrics and format that I use to identify and create an MVP. I will also cite some examples from the industry and my work experience on why this approach has worked for me.

Before I jump too deep and into the weeds of creating an MVP, it is important to understand that by this stage in your product journey you have…


Product management follows an iterative cycle. The iterative development approach allows product managers and organizations to test assumptions against user feedback and make fast product changes as new information presents itself.

What do successful products like Spotify, Uber, and Instagram have in common? Yes, you guessed it right, they all used Minimum Viable Product (MVP) design to refine and understand product-market fit. These organizations did not start by designing a new product that delivered a full value proposition. These organizations understood the risks of missing the mark and failing. As an example, Google first announced Google Glass — eyeglasses shaped…


Ever since I read about the beginning of Google in the book “In the Plex” by Steven Levy, I have been a huge fan of its operating model. The mindset of being the best and then develop products that give you wide moat over industry peers is amazing. In this blog, I want to share my views and fair price for Google’s enterprise value. I have used a statistical model to predict growth in different revenue segments and discounted cash flow models to predict the fair price of the stock. …


I value Tesla at $300/share ($60 after the forward split on 8/28/20), let’s see why…

Is Tesla worth $2000/share? This is a million-dollar question that is bothering everyone. 35 analyst firms that track Tesla are not able to make up their minds and their opinions are divided. In this blog, I will provide my reasons to why I am bearish on Tesla stock.

So what is Tesla? Tesla is the world’s most valued automobile company, currently valued at around $381B. Tesla is also an automotive company that is defining the future of self-driving and electric cars. I also count Tesla…


Healthcare technology is a concept that amalgamates Information Technology (IT) with healthcare services. Telehealth can be considered a subset of this IT service that uses technology to deliver clinical healthcare via secure video and audio connection. According to Wikipedia, the earliest encounter for telemedicine dates back to 1876 when Mr. Bell used the telephone to call Mr. Watson after he had spilled acid on his trousers. There are similar incidents throughout history where a doctor diagnosed someone over the phone and/or radio.

In a time when healthcare spending is at a record $3.6 trillion or $11,172 per person and accounts…

Varshney Nikhil

I am a product manager by profession and technologist by nature. A passionate writer and author, follow my blog — https://varshneynikhil.wordpress.com/

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