In my previous jobs with early stage startups, ESOPs were always a significant portion of my total compensation. Till a few years ago, I had no idea how to value ESOPs as part of my total salary package. Should I take a salary cut and compensate that through a higher…


It has been a rather long break since my previous post. A few things have happened in the last few months. I moved from Bombay to Bangalore in Feb 2020 to join ThoughtSpot. …


I spoke at an online conference for product managers organized by ProductHood last month. My talk was focused on how you can use customer research to build your SaaS product.

Here are the slides from the talk:

And here is the video of the talk:


I recently spoke at an online event for product managers organized by Pragmatic Leaders. The topic of my talk was creating a product strategy.

Here are my slides from the talk:

And here’s the video of the talk:


This blog post is different from my previous posts. In this post, I want to analyze a product and discuss how it can evolve in the short-term to deliver even more value to its users. …


I did an AMA with my friend Srini from upGrad, in which I answered a series of questions related to product management and my experiences in the field.

Here’s the video:


I did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on product management on NextBigWhat a couple of months ago. There were a bunch of questions I was asked about product management. I just realized that I had not cross-posted my responses on the AMA on my Medium blog.

Here are a select…


Productivity is a topic close to my heart. On some days I am able to accomplish most of the tasks on my to-do list. While, on others, I struggle to be productive for even a couple of hours. Why does this happen? What hampers my productivity? What can I do…


This post is a departure from my usual posts on product management.

I have been quite excited about the launch of Spotify in India. I love the product and I would love to see Spotify win in India. …


In conversations you have with your customers as a product manager, you will find that your customers often tell you to build certain features that would help solve their problems. Should you then just note down all these requests and work on them? How do you know which problem is…

Arpit Rai

Principal Product Manager @ ThoughtSpot

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