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Sharad Goel

Sharad Goel

VP Product & Design, Homebase

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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignMay 12
There is no one path:) These are the things I can recommend: * Constantly solve new problems and learn new things - if you are comfortable in a role then its time to change. * Don't limit yourself to just product - you need to understand other functions and how they relate to your produ......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignMay 12
It depends on the role you want to play and the need of the company. In my current role given the size of my organization I cannot be an IC on any feature. So you need to decide your need and what you want and based on that decide the split. My recommendation is to be clear on setting expectatio......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignAugust 3

Talk to your customers. You should have a rhythm where every week/2 weeks you're talking to X customers. This will help you continuously evolve and solidify your understanding of the problems to solve.

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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignMay 12
I don't believe those can work effectively - the nature of product is that it is very cross functional in nature and that requires a lot of interaction and I have found technology to be a constant barrier here. Nothing beats a good old fashioned whiteboard discussion or scribbling together on a d......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignMay 12
You need to determine what is your value in the market. I encourage you to constantly determine that by talking to external recruiters. Also ask your company to share benchmark data on where you are compared to where the benchmarks are - these are readily available and every company should be inv......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignMay 12
The various frameworks are just guidance to help you think through the various approaches. There is no silver bullet; however, using a single framework helps to make decisions in a clear consistent manner. I don't prescribe a single framework to every squad in my team but when they use one framew......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignAugust 3
This is based on a few things: * Your strategy - are your customers going with integrated solutions? If yes your hand may be forced * Market needs - sometimes the opportunity has a timing and you need to ride that curve otherwise you will be left behind * Your existing product maturit......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignAugust 3
If this is a brand new product (i.e no existing product in market) you can go the TAM route: * Do a total addressable market (TAM) analysis - you can either use public sources or pay for private sources to understand the market size. Make sure you understand the specific segments in your ......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignAugust 3
Ask your leadership/marketing team what gives them anxiety and then attack those points as part of your 1st launch. For e.g. if they are worried about bad PR then ask them how small a group are they comfortable launching to and then stick to a rollout number below that. Over time you will build t......Read More
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Sharad Goel
Sharad Goel
Homebase VP Product & DesignAugust 3
It depends on the product outcomes you are looking to drive based on your company goals. For e.g. if your NPS is really low then understand what is causing that NPS to be low and prioritize those. If your customers are churning then figure out why and prioritize that. If you have a lot of great c......Read More
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