A Multiplier

As you develop professionally, and grow from an executor to a manager to a manager of managers and so on, the content of your work changes. The skills needed to be a great executor are different from a great organizational manager.

Problem Obsessed

The best product people, I've worked with, are not the ones with the best ideas. In fact, I have found that product people are so focused on understanding and empathizing with problems that they spend far less times talking about solutions.


How much of human behavior can be explained? It is an interesting question, bordering the lines of nature vs nurture, that has no universally accepted answer.

Working for/with the Best People

It is becoming a bit of an overused phrase nowadays to "optimize for people" - aka always try and surround yourself with the absolute "best" people possible. Sure, we are all striving for that. After all...who wants to surround themselves with the worst people? 

The Glue

Anywhere I have ever worked, whether that be a big company like Uber or super small startup or even school club or basketball team, there is always one person who holds the team together. This person is "the glue."