Personal Fitness During Quarantine Times

In a 24 hour worldwide live streamed event titled #FindingBeauty in Quarantine Times organized by Drue Kataoka and fellow members of the Young Global Leaders community of the World Economic Forum, Rajiv spoke about his personal fitness journey during the months of the 2020 quarantine. Rajiv’s 25 minute talk begins at the 42 minutes 45… Continue reading Personal Fitness During Quarantine Times

Kathryn Friedrich, EVP, GM of Operations at Conde Nast Entertainment

Kathryn Friedrich shared this recommendation for Rajiv on November 25, 2019 via LinkedIn: I started at Thrive Global at the same time as Rajiv. We were both coming from large prestigious companies and beginning the “start up journey” together. Rajiv was an amazing asset and a partner on the leadership team. As CTO and CMO we… Continue reading Kathryn Friedrich, EVP, GM of Operations at Conde Nast Entertainment

Jason Patterson, Software Engineer at Instagram at Facebook

Jason Patterson shared this recommendation for Rajiv on November 25, 2019 via LinkedIn: I worked with Rajiv as Director of Mobile Technology at The Wall Street Journal, and later as Distinguished Engineer, during a transformation of the iPhone app for The Wall Street Journal. As a manager, I observed Rajiv’s talent for putting together a team of… Continue reading Jason Patterson, Software Engineer at Instagram at Facebook

Katharine Bailey, SVP, Product at The Wall Street Journal

Katharine Bailey shared this recommendation for Rajiv on November 21, 2019. This is the full version of what she wrote and also shared via LinkedIn: I worked for Rajiv for two years, from 2017 to 2019 at The Wall Street Journal, where he held the role of CTO and CPO. Before he arrived, I held a… Continue reading Katharine Bailey, SVP, Product at The Wall Street Journal

Jordan Sudy, VP, Goldman Sachs

Jordan Sudy shared this recommendation for Rajiv on November 20, 2019 via LinkedIn: I’ve had the honor of working under Rajiv at both the NYT and the WSJ. His talent and expertise as both a technology and product leader is, relative to my experience, and I’m sure to the great majority of others, extraordinarily rare. Even more… Continue reading Jordan Sudy, VP, Goldman Sachs

Roben Kleene, Former iOS Engineering Manager at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones

Roben Kleene shared this recommendation for Rajiv on November 17, 2019 via LinkedIn: Rajiv has a rare gift for leadership that energizes an organization. The formula is connecting with teams, understanding their challenges, and providing just the right balance of space and support to help them succeed. That he does it all with warmth and good humor… Continue reading Roben Kleene, Former iOS Engineering Manager at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones

Che Douglas, VP of Design at Booking.com

Che Douglas shared this recommendation for Rajiv on November 17, 2019 via LinkedIn: Rajiv is a professional, dedicated, smart and inspiring leader — his actions speak louder than his words. Something that Rajiv said to me shortly after we met in 2016 showcase this more than anything else. He said “Win people over without defeating others.” At… Continue reading Che Douglas, VP of Design at Booking.com

Andy Nichol, Deputy CTO, Dow Jones and Company

Andy Nichol, Deputy CTO Dow Jones wrote this recommendation for Rajiv on November 17, 2019: I have worked with Rajiv for three years. During that time we have partnered on a transformation programme at Wall Street Journal which has changed the way new product features are designed and delivered towards a collaborative process involving all… Continue reading Andy Nichol, Deputy CTO, Dow Jones and Company

Importance of Mentorship Article by Yujin Kim, CTO of WorkMarket

In his recent article about the importance of mentorship, Yujin Kim, Chief Technology Officer at WorkMarket (an ADP company) talks about what he learned from his mentors and how they helped shape his career and life.

My Personal Fitness Objectives and Key Results

When I mentioned that I use the Objectives & Key Results (OKR) system to achieve my personal fitness goals, some of my friends asked if I’d share my personal fitness OKRs with them. I decided I’d share the document here on my blog so it may benefit anyone interested in adapting them for their own… Continue reading My Personal Fitness Objectives and Key Results