I remember that day back in India.

The rains in Bangalore are always beautiful. The garden city turns lush green, with the trees freshly bathed and adding flavor to the monsoon season. Yes, I’m a pluviophile of sorts. …


The warm afternoon breeze was gushing through the window. The leaves of the mango tree outside rustling and swaying to it. I could also hear the squirrels talk to each other, as they hopped from one branch to another, playing in the shadow of the tree. I love this tree…


Kaizen: small but continuous improvement

While attending my Product Management class at HAAS School of Business at UC Berkeley, I participated in a discussion on Robert Maurer- author of “One small step can change your life”. We were assigned to our teams and asked to present group book reviews, in a way of summarizing the…


Take a 1-hour lunch break and leave your phones in the office

I recall walking into my counselor’s room, worried and anxious about what I was doing with my whole life.

I’d graduated with a bachelor's from a dream college, was about a year into my job at a Fortune 50 company, and lived a comfortable life in Bangalore. Yes, I was…


It's NOT difficult to interact with a machine. Alteast not yet. People come with different agendas, life experiences, egos, and belief systems that are so deeply ingrained in them. This becomes hard to satisfy and bring a sense of oneness.

Here are a few tricks I learned over my 3…


From my B2B Product role

A imagine of a woman choosing the smile button in the customer satisfaction survey
Winning that smile, every time

I was sipping my hot chai and enjoying the incessant and beautiful rain from my office terrace in Bangalore. Rains always called for a break from my monitors, at least that’s my philosophy. I was soon thrown into a reverie of thoughts.

In my first full-time stint at Carrier, I…


An incredible journey of 9 months

Sather Gate, south side

I still recall that day in August. My brother-in-law dropped me off at the campus housing. He said, “Make something great out of this one year you have, not everyone gets a chance to be here.” Fast forward to today, I can say I graduated with a sense of satisfaction…


5 behavioral psychology lessons during Freedom

Disclaimer: I am not an expert in medicine but here is my take on how applying psychology can help us deal with Post Quarantine freedom.

There is enough material out there on the internet that emphasizes healthy ways to deal with the COVID-19 quarantine. …


My 3 Key Takeaways from a recent book indulgence.

Are you a designer, a Product Manager/aspiring to be one, or just someone curious about the “Why?” of product design? Then you would enjoy reading further. During one of your quarantine daytime aimless wall stares, have you wondered why the door opens to the right or why there are no…

Venkat Raju P

Passion for Products, Data Science, Entrepreneurship, Physics and Photography. Driven by people psychology & human-centered thinking.

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