Manish Gaudi

Manish Gaudi

Product Leader in Residence

Manish is a former Founder within Facebook’s New Product Experimentation Group and former leader at Google’s Area 120. As a Product Leader in Residence with Connected, Manish provides a unique perspective based on his wealth of experience across the product landscape.

Articles

Mon May 2

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

Behind the Grind: Lessons from a Product Leader, Episode 4 – A Unified Theory for Mission, Strategy & Experimentation

As a 0->1 product builder, you have strong conviction at the 100,00-foot level. But, at the 1,000-foot day-to-day level, you probably find yourself wondering what exactly you should be doing today to advance your goals for tomorrow. You may be getting frustrated over why friends, colleagues, investors and the media can’t see the opportunity or your vision for the product as clearly as you. And while it’s never easy to admit, you may also be “mistaking motion for progress,” a proven death blow for 0->1 teams.

Behind the Grind: Lessons from a Product Leader, Episode 4 – A Unified Theory for Mission, Strategy & Experimentation

Thu Mar 31

  • Culture,
  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

Behind the Grind: Lessons from a Product Leader, Episode 3 – What Makes an Amazing Startup Team

Bet heavily on the Team because there’s not much else to objectively measure at the seed stage of a Startup is the approach of most early investors. That’s why today, I’m going to share the formula I use for not only building but evaluating successful teams.

Behind the Grind: Lessons from a Product Leader, Episode 3 – What Makes an Amazing Startup Team

Thu Nov 18

  • Product Thinking

Behind the Grind: Lessons from a Product Leader, Episode 1

Episode one: Rethinking Product Market Fit, Startups, and Founders Through the various stages of my startup career*, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a lot of first-time founders and dive into the philosophies that drive new product development – […]

Behind the Grind: Lessons from a Product Leader, Episode 1