Manisha Gupta

Explorations of a Poet and Quant


Product Management

Embracing Ambiguity as a strength to think freely and create products that improve life. Leverage technology to collaborate, connect, and learn better, and at scale.

Mom Google isn’t listening to me.

I was preparing breakfast when my daughter complaint “Mommy Google is not listening to me. HE is annoying me…” My elder daughter was already on the breakfast table. Confused, I asked “Who?” as I entered her room. “Google” she yelled…. Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence, Product Management, Uncategorized

Read at Flash Speed – million books per second!

I love books and wish I could read more than I am able to. During the Christmas break, we got hooked on to the science fiction series “The Flash” on Netflix. In one episode Barry read a book in seconds,… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence, Product Management

“Simple” an obsession that moves mountains

Recently reread the book “Insanely Simple – The obsession that drives Apple’s Success by Ken Segall”. A book that has been my guiding force in making many decisions specially in building products and businesses. Here are some nuggets in case… Continue Reading →

Books, Product Management, Random Thoughts

Product Management Tools

Tech Blogs Strategy – TechCrunch – Tech Product Mgmt – Frameworks Strategy – Porter’s Five Forces Product Design My Principles Useful (solves a problem / Quality/ Trustworthy) Usable (ease of use / Intuitive / Simple ) Wow (Innovative, Delightful, Addictive)… Continue Reading →

Product Management Still a Debate?

Product Management has been a functional role for more than a decade now and Product led companies like LinkedIn, Google and Facebook are well recognized for their success stories. Off late though I have witnessed debates like “Sales sells and engineers… Continue Reading →

Product Management

How Gandhi Negotiated Independence

Gandhi was the figurehead for Indian nationalism and employed non-violent method called “Satyagraha” in pursuit of his goals. It is said that the negotiations for India’s independence started with “The Gandhi-Irwin Pact”; which gradually led to greater negotiation between the… Continue Reading →

Product Management, Travel