Questions To Ponder about Before Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Work

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Premise: We are entering an era where there is a good likelihood that we will be working along with some form or kind of artificial intelligence in our career. If you Agree If we agree on this premise, then we need to start thinking about some of the following questions: Why do we think that this is likely? What would that look and feel like? How will the AI – Human interaction evolve? What kind of work will the AI do and what kind of work will we humans do? What will be the composition of the teams? What happens […]

The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager

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The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager by Mukesh Gupta I have been invited to deliver a talk at an event titled – “A Day in the Life of a Product Manager“, which is scheduled for tomorrow (4th March 2017) and the talk is about “The role of creativity in the life of a product manager”. I personally believe that creative thinking is a critical skill that all of us need to develop among us but it is even more relevant if we want to be a product manager and give birth, grow and mature a […]

The Tale of Amar, Akbar, Anthony and What They All Need to Succeed

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Three Friends Meet three friends – Amar, Akbar & Anthony. Amar is an entrepreneur. He thinks that he is unemployable and wants to always remain his own boss. He is self-driven, creative, knows what he wants and has the ability to inspire people. He is not afraid of taking risks and following his dreams. He dreams big and wants to make it big some-day. He believes in his own ability and pursues his dreams. He co-founded a startup and is busy creating the next billion dollar product. Akbar is also like Amar, but a bit more conservative. He wants to go […]

What Keep us from Living Upto Our Potential and How to Overcome It?

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What Stops Us from Living Upto Our Potential and How to Overcome the same by Mukesh Gupta Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson are documentary filmmakers based in Gothenburg, Sweden, who have worked together since 2013. They created a short film where they recruited 67 people who have never jumped into a swimming pool from a height of 10m (by paying them an equivalent of 30 USD) and filmed these participants while they decided to jump or not and their actual jump. Maximilien, on his website says, People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to […]

Lessons in Leadership from An Elephant, A Rhino and A Penguin

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Lessons from an elephant, a rhino and a penguin by Mukesh Gupta I came across this video from the FilmBilder channel (they were part of my 20 insanely interesting people I found in 2016) on YouTube, that symbolises what we see in and around us – at work and at home. First, lets watch the short 3 min video: This video is about three friends – An elephant, a Rhino and a penguin. It is winter and freezing cold all around. The elephant and the rhino are shivering with cold and are feeling miserable. Then comes the penguin – playing in the […]