Take Back Your Power by Deb Liu (Book Review)

As I wrote in my review of Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book Leadership B.S., leadership advice that is actually effective is in short-supply among the tens of thousands of leadership books. Deborah Liu‘s new book, Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work is one of the rare few that offers evidence-based, practical,… Continue reading Take Back Your Power by Deb Liu (Book Review)

You Are What You Risk by Michele Wucker (Book Review)

Michele Wucker’s book “You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World” offers a deep dive into the world of personal risk, exploring the different factors that influence our risk perception and our approach to taking risks. In a world where we are constantly being presented with new risks… Continue reading You Are What You Risk by Michele Wucker (Book Review)

Cloudflare TV: The CTO Show

Cloudflare‘s CTO, John Graham-Cumming, interviewed Rajiv for the The CTO Show on CloudFlare TV. The CTO role varies enormously from company to company. In this series, John speaks with CTOs from across the industry to understand their role and how they ended up in it. (May 24, 2021) This week’s guest is Rajiv Pant, entrepreneur, former CTO… Continue reading Cloudflare TV: The CTO Show

Humor, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas (Book Review)

Since I also wrote my review of Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution while pulling an all-nighter, it is only appropriate that I write my review of a book about humor to be as dry as a Bollywood dance number without the music. As fate would have it, back in 2013, I crossed paths with Professor… Continue reading Humor, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas (Book Review)

Cloudflare TV: Builders and Innovators: Interview

Cloudflare‘s President of Field Operations, Chris Merritt, interviewed Tech luminary and entrepreneur Rajiv Pant for the Builders and Innovators segment on CloudFlare TV. Watch the 30 minute video on Cloudflare TV Aired on  January 13, 2022 @ 5:30 – 6:00 PM (EST)

Activities, Outputs, and Outcomes — A framework for your job

This is a framework for understanding, describing, and performing your job duties, roles, and responsibilities. You can use this as a template to create a useful job description that you would actually use while you are in a job. It divides a job into three categories: activities, outputs, and outcomes. To be successful in your… Continue reading Activities, Outputs, and Outcomes — A framework for your job

Leadership B.S. by Stanford University Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer (Book Review)

Many books on leadership are like fairy tales: Inspiring, but misleading about leadership that is actually effective in our real world. Real leadership — i.e. leadership based on evidence and science, and thus statistically more likely be effective in practice — is less commonly found in leadership teachings. Instead, what we often hear is “feel good… Continue reading Leadership B.S. by Stanford University Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer (Book Review)

Management & Technical Career Growth Tracks (v3)

In follow-up to earlier work on a) versions one and two of these technical and related career tracks, b) pathways for career development in product engineering, c) job titles, and d)  employee evaluation & career development, here is an updated version three of the career growth tracks. This version 3 includes software engineering & architecture,… Continue reading Management & Technical Career Growth Tracks (v3)

How do you launch a suite of Mobile, Web, and Voice products from ideation to go live in 12 weeks?

Check out the blog post by Very, the product development partner I worked with in my previous job at Thrive Global to design, build and launch multiple Mobile, Web, and Voice-controlled products from ideation to go live in 12 weeks!

Thrive Global was created to end the stress epidemic. Founded by Arianna Huffington, the comprehensive platform tackles burnout — a widespread barrier to productivity and success. By delivering sustainable, science-based solutions, Thrive Global enhances wellbeing and performance, so that people can move from surviving to thriving.

Fastly’s Altitude Summit

Rajiv spoke at Fastly‘s Altitude 2016 Summit in San Francisco. #Altitude2016 was a full day conference featuring technical content and idea sharing about the edge, web performance and content delivery from industry experts. Rajiv spoke from his personal knowledge of a CTO’s role in getting, maintaining, and developing buy-in for infrastructure engineering projects from business stakeholders. Here is… Continue reading Fastly’s Altitude Summit