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I was working in a testing services company a few years back and I moved as a product owner in a product start-up. It has been a roller-coaster ride. We are constantly evolving to solve problems. But working in start-ups can bring some great lessons to apply it in our life. Wanted to start on your own? There are plenty of articles about this and most of the pointers would be very similar. But this proves the fact that these pointers are very real.

Solving the right problem

The problem with “Solving the right problem” is what we think is a problem based on…


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Every-day I wake up and I see you roaming around the house complaining how late I wake up, you who keeps my tiffin ready before I head to office, you, who never forgets to call and check if I finished my lunch. you, who takes all kind of troubles with a smile. She, who is my mom!

You are beautiful the way you are, you learn, you try and forgives no matter what I do. You remember schedule of every person in the house and your sickness is of the least priority in front of ours.

You have been through…


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I am going to talk about myself here. I have no formal education, I started working because I couldn’t afford to pay my school and college fee, unlike other kids get to study and focus on what’s needed at that point in time.

I was working for a company where I enjoyed my role as a software tester. It was pretty new for me given my ability and interest of mobile phones. The job and interest was close to my heart. I wasn’t worried about my income. …


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Pretty sure about the topic “Build mobile apps in scale”. We have heard lot about building apps for millions. Using 1000’s of tools to achieve the target. One part of scaling is Testing those apps in scale.

Having to fear about the apps crashes and other reviews in Playstore. We end up integrating analytics giving whole lot of information for various actions. Such as Crashes / Performance / In-app feedback. We haven’t been realising the fact that the apps with such a pace is skipping the steps of testing. We believe that the technology that we use will take care…


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Gates and Jobs: They revolutionized tech industry. They brought something to this world that millions are making living on it. They were passionate, determined and focused.

Wright brothers and Curtiss: They saw opportunities and dedicated themselves to make something that would live forever.

Farnsworth and Sarnoff: A farmer genius and a business man. They stood for their rights and proved time and patience would expose who they are.

And more.

Now, there are few things common between legends who shook and transformed the world with their inventions.

They were all FEARLESS. They didn’t mind competing, they didn’t mind bankruptcy, they…


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We all know, Apple revolutionized mobile world. Steve jobs is one hell of awesomeness. We enjoy apple products, the design, the texture, the smoothness. We don’t ask much about it when we have to buy an Apple device.

Ever since we lost steve, there has been a slow pace of innovation. Apple gets a day every year to showcase their innovation. There hardly have any chance after that, they have to wait for another year to even rectify the errors and mistakes they do. To compensate the mistakes, they introduce schemes and replacement programs.

While Samsung on the other end…


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I had a roller coaster of life. Born in a small city in India with my dad's business sinking, I had no idea what will I be doing with my life. I sold food products at the age of 12, calculated the sales like a pro. Convince people to pay for the food I was selling.

I had to move to a different city for survival and my uncle helped me with my school fees. I then started working in a printing company for a salary of 3000/- (46$) that would help me pay my school fee. As time moved…


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Crisis!

We all work in a environment that breaks any time, we often face lot of talks from our senior management and motivate the team and ourselves to better the next time.

Few days back, at my organization. We went live with our new design and there are 100s of pieces that is working together. We went aggressive with out marketing, sign-ups starts to flow. On the other end, we are focused to bring more improvements and stability to our product.

Something breaks

Getting sign-ups from top companies aren’t a joke, we and our product is focused to deliver the value…


One of the way we determine what we want or to make decisions, we spend huge amount of time on what fits our purpose better.

At some point of time, as we discover more tools and options that we can obtain to solve our problems. Things just gets better and better
or the other way around!

We always think what we choose to solve our problem has to provide value to drive decision making. Software & product now-a-days are more focused towards competition and even the simplest pitch would be “Hey, you might have used this before & here is…

Abilash

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