Use Case
Use Case
Dec 22, 2019
Product Management 1: Sidu Ponnappa, of GOJEK on what makes a superapp, his journey & managing hyper growth
50 min
Every product manager has a unique story. The multi-dimensional nature of the role implies that there is no one fixed path to becoming a great product owner. Our first guest as part of the Product Management series, Sidu Ponappa, shares one such journey, which sounds like a 90s love story - only here, his love is computers 💻

BY THE WAY, if you haven’t signed up for the series, you can still subscribe here!

Sidu served on the Board of Directors of Gojek and was Head of Gojek India from 2015 to 2019. He is a 4x founder, whose last startup was acquired by the Indonesian decacorn, where he scaled his 35 member startup team into an 700 member product and engineering organisation across 3 countries that simultaneously:

shipped 18 products in 18 months

reduced downtimes by 1000X

scaled the stack from 4K daily completed orders to 1M daily completed orders in 18 months

No wonder why he talks about Hypergrowth so much on the show. 🤓

BUT THE COOLEST part of the conversation is the discussion around what makes a superapp - the underlying assets and features that are required (are they?) and more!

😼We also discuss how to manage and hire teams, how the Indian market is different from the Indonesian one (twice have VCs negated our claim that the Indian digital economy is far from picking up like Indonesia, but we find some redemption here!)

👂You could listen to the show on your browser or Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, other podcast apps. If you like it, please give us a review on your podcast app, or show us some love by clicking on the heart button below the title. ❤️️

If you think someone would be interested in learning more about this, feel free to forward them this email or share it on Whatsapp/ other social media.

We will be having Deepak THE KING Abbot , ex Vice President at Paytm, on the show next, teaching a master class on building and scaling mobile apps next week (we will be emailing the video lecture to only to our paying subscribers).

Stay cool and Keep hustling guys! 💪💪💪

Best,

JPK and Ravish

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Prime Venture Partners Podcast
Prime Venture Partners Podcast
Prime Venture Partners: Early Stage VC Fund
#49 Fundamentals of Great Hiring: Boundaryless, Culture Fit & Trust with Abhijit Bhaduri
Abhijit Bhaduri, ex Chief Learning Office Wipro chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners. About Abhijit: Strategic advisor to business leaders and organisations in transition. Executive coach to leaders on building a culture that attracts talent necessary to drive growth. Rated among the top 10 learning experts globally. Clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups and large Indian organizations. Author of two bestselling books: The Digital Tsunami; Don't Hire the Best - how to hire for culture fit. Latest book "Dreamers & Unicorns: How leadership, talent and culture are the new growth drivers." Former Chief Learning Officer for Wipro. Alumnus of Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel. On the Advisory Board of the program for Chief Learning Officers that is run by the Univ of Pennsylvania. Former Member of the Governing Council of MICA. Listen to the podcast to learn about 03:30 - It’s not about talent. It’s about continuous improvement 06:30 - Why intangible factors are the new growth drivers 10:30 - 3 Key Differentiators: Leadership Brand, Talent Brand and Culture Brand 15:00 - How to do boundaryless hiring the right way 19:00 - Reading a resume backwards 22:00 - Evaluating culture fit when hiring 24:00 - Keeping your team engaged and motivated 27:50 - Knowing a person’s birthday is not knowing the person 29:45 - Most people don’t need to be managed  30:00 - Focus on building trust, people will take care of productivity 34:15 - Investing in a coach for the leadership team Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
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IVM Podcasts
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Cyrus Says
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 590: feat. Ragini Kumar
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