Some days I am grateful for what happened. Crazy, right? Who could imagine that a horrifying experience like in the movies, with a sack over my head and my hands tied to a chair, would result 9 years later with gratitude.

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Looking back- it helped make me who I am today or at least helped me reveal some traits I have in me; resourceful, independent, and curious to explore so much more of our world’s wonders.

This is my story. Exactly 9 years later, healthy, happy, and grateful for my happily ever after.

Peru, Summer of 2011.

I am enjoying my post-military backpacking trip before committing to university for a few years. After traveling alone for a month and a half in Panama, Ecuador, and Peru, this trip is coming to an end in just 72 hours. I may have gone on this trip by myself, but I met so many great people along the way. With no smartphones or internet, this journey was all about nature and new cultures. I just spent a couple of weeks in Cusco and Machu Picchu with a group of 6 others I met along the way and was excited for my next destination. After a long bus ride, we finally arrived at Lake Titicaca. …


5 steps to establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders who can be key differentiators in your product’s success.

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TLDR; scroll down if you prefer watching over reading 🎥😉

Most product managers know how to deal with their daily ‘inbound’ tasks. They are masters in leading their team and staying on top of everything. But when it comes to 3rd parties, partners, and clients, do you tend to feel like you need a middleman to ease things along and make everything work? Well, guess what- you don’t. :)

What is stakeholder management?

Stakeholder management is a critical component in the successful delivery of any product. A stakeholder is any individual, group, or organization that can affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by, your product. In many cases, it could be challenging due to cultural differences, first-time collaborations, challenging integrations, or just difficulties getting multiple people on board in a short timeline. …


How to get your ~70 year old parents to the next (tech) level in 3 simple steps.

Yes, I wrote this title and immediately started singing ‘We are family’ 🎵 with a slightly different lyric.

What can we can do…? Coronavirus doesn’t only affect our work life, but also keeps us away from our loved ones. Our parents, grandparents, uncles, the nephews we love so much — all have to follow these new instructions and stay quarantined, apart from each other.
For our elderly folks, every day feels a bit lonelier than the previous one, but it gets even more challenging on Friday night.

Here in Israel, Friday dinner (aka. Shabbat dinner) isn’t like any other dinner. The songs, the special menu, and the extended family around one table, make it something we all look forward to during the week (especially with the amazing food my aunt Yafa cooks for all of…


How to be productive
How to be productive

This week was all about quarantine, working from home, and coping with coronavirus and the kids at the same time.
We all read some interesting articles about productivity tips, tools and the best way your company can transition into this new reality, but between tools and best practices — there’s much more you can do for yourself to make your day great, and your results even better.

I believe coronavirus brings with it an interesting opportunity to break old routines and start thinking about ways we could feel happier, healthier, and more productive at work.

How can we do this? glad you…

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Gershoni Shira

Director of Product, Soluto by Asurion

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