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Punit Soni
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I have been traveling a bit in the past few months, and for all the pain, there is one big advantage about 24 hour long cross-continental travel between US and India. You end up getting a lot of time to disconnect and think about what’s going on around you. And one thing that has been top of mind lately is that we are due for another wave of technology to shake things up around us. We had the Personal computing wave, and then came the Internet era which morphed into the mobile age. What’s next?

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I have been traveling a bit in the past few months, and for all the pain, there is one big advantage about 24 hour long …
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Wherever you are bending spoons in the future I wish you and yours all the best.
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I am so happy to hear this news. This is incredible work and is a testament to good, thoughtful long term investments in Product and Technology, married with some serious business savvy.
Kudos to +Rick Osterloh and the rest of the +Motorola Mobility team.

http://www.technewstoday.com/28424-lenovo-scoops-up-300-million-in-profits-thanks-to-motorola/
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What's in your pocket note +Punit Soni​ ? 😏 Lay it out in a post.
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Traveling through rural Tamil Nadu. Roads are full of kids heading home. Almost none have shoes on, all have books in hand.

Go India!
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Well, its a little less than an year, but enough to be able to write this post. Even though I was born in Bombay, I have not spent any significant part of my adult life here and so this has been quite an interesting year. I have the interesting vantage point of both understanding the underlying cultural nuances and being able to notice them since they are so fresh to me.

A year is genuinely the magic mark. Things do genuinely get better with time and one has mostly worked out most of the kinks by then. You are also clearer about what you really came here for, and whether it was all working. Given all that, a few random observations:

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Well, its a little less than an year, but enough to be able to write this post. Even though I was born in Bombay, I have…
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Very well written!

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Melancholy — Subtle sadness without any obvious cause. Typically a syndrome that hits one on a Sunday night.

Life has many ups and downs. More downs than ups. Someone rightly said that behind each success are countless disappointments, failures and struggles. Each down teaches you more about yourselves than you can imagine.

We take life way too seriously. It is not about what the world, society, friends, family think about you. Its mostly about what you think about yourselves. Life is too short to worry about what position you are at, and who thinks you are cool. No one truly cares anyways. Life moves on, people pass away, what’s current becomes irrelevant. The only thing that matters is if you had fun, if you were happy, if it truly had an impact.

So be happy. Do things that matter to you. Be good to your family. Have fun with your friends. Because no amount of overt success, money, or fame will count in the final calculation. The net sum of our lives is the people we love and leave behind, those who care that we existed at all.

So please exist. Breath, live, and love.

https://medium.com/@punitsoni/melancholy-99698b2304a5#.d1s9vrbkr
Melancholy — Subtle sadness without any obvious cause. Typically a syndrome that hits one on a Sunday night.
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I too have gone through this stage. Now fine.Thanks for sharing with us !
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Just pre-ordered this puppy. I am ready to have my mind blown.
VR is the most significant shift we will see after the mobile revolution. And yes, it will impact ecommerce too.
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Fuck Facebook!
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I have consistently mentioned in my previous posts that the first thing you do when you settle into a new role as a leader in an organization is to study the communication design of the org. A lot of the inefficiencies in the organization are typically due to unclear goals, dependencies spread across multiple teams with incoherent priorization, and the lack of a process behind decision making. These are the kind of things that a communication map fixes. Put simply, a communication map is what you use to navigate the organization and make it more nimble, agile, and decisive. It tackles the following four aspects:


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Everything I get to the airport, I wonder if it will be my turn. Sad.
Need to educate folks about who we are.
He has modeled for major ad campaigns and was still a victim of racial profiling.
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Fight against prejudice overall
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New Windows 10 FK App, FK Lite mobile site, refreshed desktop website, new exchange program for phones and TVs... the team is killing it right now!
What a great start to 2016.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/retail/flipkart-to-launch-an-exchange-programme-starting-with-smartphones-and-television-sets/articleshow/50764356.cms
Flipkart, which says it sells one out of five smartphones in India, expects handset sales to hit 100 million devices this year, but fears sales will begin to taper after that.
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Still no option to specify preferred delivery date/time??
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Recently I remember speaking to a group of future leaders from some of India’s foremost companies and someone asked a question, “What defines a great leader”. I think I gave a wholly unsatisfactory answer at that time centered around enabling people. And its just a role that others decided to foist on a person. I saw a lot of confusion in people’s eyes.

I can see how in certain contexts (like a traditional family owned business), folks can confuse leadership with dictatorship, with a sense of kingdom or glory. But in a pure tech setup, the company is a group of equals all of who have come together to further a common goal. How does a leader operate in that context?

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+Punit Soni, this is one of your best. Wonderful insight.
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For those who ask.
Move as fast as possible during gigs, and be as slow as possible between them.
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Having had the opportunity to work in diverse setups like Search, Google Mobile, Google+, Motorola and now Flipkart, I have had the fortune of being exposed to everything from a maturing product to a complete turnaround situation to an exploding market.

I have noticed there are some things that we can do early on in new gigs that set us up for success later on. I will add a caveat that its not necessary that a single playbook will work blindly in all situations, but the following rule set provides a framework to fill in depending on the context you are in.

So without further ado, here are my 10 (perhaps obvious) things to do when starting a new leadership gig.

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https://medium.com/@punitsoni/the-first-quarter-things-to-consider-when-starting-new-gigs-15722bda06f2#.vy5kmfash
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Valuable insight! Thank you, +Punit Soni​. We can all apply these in our own way. Several are in my toolbox, and a couple need further contemplation and examination - then, action.
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VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility (Google)
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    Chief Product Officer, present
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Chief Product Officer, Flipkart
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I have the fortune to be married to the most amazing, beautiful woman in the world. I love running, playing soccer, and reading. Part time, I also love building products. I work in Flipkart as Chief Product Officer.

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Found Talvi, Climbed 20+ Peaks, Launched Google+, Build tons of Mobile Apps, Built Moto X/G/E
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  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    MBA, 2005 - 2007
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