As a leader in product management organization, one needs to think about building a great product management team and getting the best out of their product managers all the time. Whenever I have brought up this topic most of the conversation revolves around ‘building the right culture’ in a team. While the right culture is an essential ingredient of any team, building a great product management team must start with the acquisition of the right talent for the role and the company. Selecting the right candidates into your team can foster an environment of creativity, productivity, and collaboration, and prepare the ground for the success of your organization. . . Read more
With the success of cryptocurrency startups such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, Blockchain is at the peak of hype cycle. There is hardly any business vertical that remains unaffected by this phenomenon. Grand promises are being made by some whereas people who are easily attracted by buzzwords are gravitating to it, and assuming every possibility of change enabled by Blockchain. If there is one other buzzword that can match the hype of Blockchain it is Artificial Intelligence. There are millions of dollars being pumped into many new Blockchain startups in Silicon Valley and around the world. . . Read more
In 2016, the UN Chief acknowledged that ‘maritime transport is the backbone of global trade and global economy.' It is a well-known but overlooked fact that about 90% of the world trade is carried out by the international shipping industry. The import and export of goods on the scale necessary for modern world would not be possible without shipping, making it a vital piece of a puzzle in this age of globalization. . . Read more
The maritime industry is experiencing a generational shift. Digital technologies will create fresh opportunities and challenge the traditional competitive business models. To quote an example, when Apple introduced the iPhone a decade ago, it redefined the entire telecom industry and created an alternate smartphone segment. In a similar fashion, the shipping industry is on the brink of its defining moment. . .