Looking Back at My 2021!!

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.– Robert Louis Stevenson”

I have been inspired by Robert Louis’s quote and perished in 2021.  In this blog, I am looking back at how this year was to me and I have penned down from my learnings in product management, testing and books, courses in 2021. 

As I have mentioned earlier,  dividing the list of blogs into two major categories:

  • Learnings from Books
  • Learnings from the Experience

Learnings from Books

I have read a total of 12 books this year and compiled learnings from my 2 favourite books this year. 

  1. Masters of Scale – Reid Hoffman
  2. Inspired – Marty Cagan

Are you struggling to balance your personal and professional life and trying to improve your career as well as your organization? The first thing you have to do is to learn from the founders, CEOs real life experiences. Learnings from Masters of Scale.

If you are a Product Manager who wants to enhance your career then this is for you. My Key learnings from Inspired

Learnings from the Experience

As a Product Manager, I am fond of the importance of continuous learning and it helps in product management. Being curious and striving to do daily learning leads to a product’s success. 

The Product Manager’s every day is filled with small wins as well as challenges and new learnings.  It makes me rejuvenate and improve as a PM. I have shared the insights from my experiences in these articles, it will help as a new PM or an aspiring PM.

The Books Read in 2021

I read the below list of books read in 2021. This consists of the combination of general books and product management books.

Courses / Certifications

  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies – a course of study offered by HarvardX
  • Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers at Stanford
  • The Pivot Playbook
  • Mindset of Scale
  • The leadership test

Events Participated

I’ve attended the below events:

  • Women In Product conference
  • Masters of Scale Book launch
  • ProductCon

Shared my story in an interview at the Workmob community.

Feel free to share your learnings and achievements this year in the comments.

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year 2022!!!


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