Lockdown saw a surge of 2 hour to 5 day workshops. These were mostly introductory offerings leading to a larger product. Brands and individuals (Gig workers) both jumped on this big time. Here is an analysis of the phenomena that lasted for 2 quarters.
Best of Mayuresh Shilotri (MS). The posts that are part of Read me First.
There isn’t really a recipe for building a AI first product. Reason – There aren’t many ‘product’ people who understand enough Machine Learning. It’s a rare intersection.
Unlearning is just one of the challenges. The learner is both a customer and learner. He needs to be told what is right for him. But you can’t be too strict as he is also a customer. Discover more in this balancing act.
I write this from having travelled 16,000 kms across the State of Maharashtra, India in 3 months. Visited 170 Colleges. Conducted 26 Drives. Tested 4600 students and recruited/ signed ~350 learners into the Income Share Agreement based program.
These 3 words are music to VCs ears – Repeatable Sales Machinery. This is a phase that an organization enters once they have some product-market-channel-model fit.
Community building requires certain ascetic quality. Communities are a sure shot way of building brands and longevity. The reason why a lot of brands don’t do it – It’s hard. Requires uncommon passion. Takes time.
Growth function typically comprises of Sales, Marketing and Product functions. I have been at the helm of affairs running a Marketing team for good amount of time in my life. Some reflections from the same.
We drove around the SF – Bay Area for 5 days clocking 1300 miles and 33 meetings with CEOs and CMOs. Classic customer validation in the tech capital of the world.
B2B products have a life of years (if not decades). The business dynamics shifts multiple times in this timeframe. The UX and design is bound to become obsolete. However, there are products that are well architected. The UI feels relevant even when you know it belongs to the previous era.