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Our new mentors

Akash Choudhary
IN
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Akash Choudhary

Senior Software ENgineer
Available
Aadil AlSaadi
OM
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Aadil AlSaadi

Strategist
Currently not available
Ilya Novoselya
GE
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Ilya Novoselya

Project Manager
MoneyPlace.io
Currently not available
Durgesh  Tiwari
IN
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Durgesh Tiwari

Mentor- Entrepreneurship Development
Daksh Foundation
Currently not available
Rashid Almutairi
GB
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Rashid Almutairi

Strategy field expert
Miranco
Currently not available
Alessandro Cavaliere
IT
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Alessandro Cavaliere

Startup Marketing consultant
Available
Khushru Kanga
DE
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Khushru Kanga

Program Management Lead
Zalando
Available
Abhinav Bhatnagar
US
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Abhinav Bhatnagar

Product Manager
Google Inc
Available
Evgeny Muravev
TR
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Evgeny Muravev

Head of Product
X5 Retail
Available
Vishaal  Kant
IN
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Vishaal Kant

Executive Director
Flyer Financial Technologies
Currently not available
Priti Jha
IN
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Priti Jha

Product Manager
Microsoft
Currently not available
Kevin Klawitter-Ling
DE
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Kevin Klawitter-Ling

Health Expert, Software-Developer, Project Manager
Available
Saurabh Puri
US
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Saurabh Puri

Business Intelligence Manager
Amazon
Currently not available
Aneesh Gopalakrishnan
US
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Aneesh Gopalakrishnan

Principal Engineer
Currently not available
Edmund Lo
CA
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Edmund Lo

Head of Product and Engineering
Relay Platform
Available
Sergey Tsuprikov
RU
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Sergey Tsuprikov

IT Architect
Currently not available
Ian Mc Donald
IE
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Ian Mc Donald

Product Manager
Hubspot
Available
Paula S.
DE
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Paula S.

Engineering manager
Nord Security
Currently not available
Swapna Mathew
IN
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Swapna Mathew

Program Manager
Currently not available
Edoardo Esposito
IT
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Edoardo Esposito

Chief Information Officer
Available
Narendra Vardi
IN
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Narendra Vardi

SDE III
Ex-Google and Ex-Amazon
Currently not available
Paula Armoa
CH
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Paula Armoa

Transformation & Strategic Projects Lead
Available
Julian Kücklich
DE
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Julian Kücklich

Graphic Recorder
playability.de
Currently not available
Alexia Schann
DE
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Alexia Schann

Creative Director
Bonial International GmbH
Available
Anggit Verdaningrum
ID
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Anggit Verdaningrum

UX Researcher
Agile Innovation Labs
Available
Srikant Vadrevu
US
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Srikant Vadrevu

Software Engineer
Salesforce
Currently not available
Thibault Jacquemin
CN
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Thibault Jacquemin

IT Freelance
Philanoe Consulting
Currently not available
Michael Bracy
US
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Michael Bracy

Analytics & Insights / Program Management
Currently not available
Sifiso Dlamini
ZA
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Sifiso Dlamini

Director
MaZalet Projects Consulting Pty Ltd
Currently not available
Patrick Fürchau
DE
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Patrick Fürchau

Senior IT Business Analyst
GenDigital Inc
Currently not available
Ajay Gunasekaran
MY
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Ajay Gunasekaran

Team Lead UI UX Designer
Currently not available
Omer Faruk Kayaaslan
TR
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Omer Faruk Kayaaslan

CEO
Turna Techonolgy Inc.
Currently not available
Jamie Murphy
HU
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Jamie Murphy

Senior Product Manager
Language Drops
Currently not available
Yashwanth Maheshwaram
IN
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Yashwanth Maheshwaram

Product Manager
Red Hat
Currently not available
Richard Stokes
SG
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Richard Stokes

Staff Software Engineer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Available
Brian Young
CA
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Brian Young

Web AR/VR and full stack developer
Currently not available

Book recommendations

Atomic Habits - An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 4 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; • design your environment to make success easier; • get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

The phenomenal international bestseller - 2 million copies sold - that will change the way you make decisions 'A lifetime's worth of wisdom' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics 'There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Thinking, Fast and Slow' Financial Times Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

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EMPOWERED - Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products
Marty Cagan

What is it about the top tech product companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix and Tesla that enables their record of consistent innovation? Most people think it’s because these companies are somehow able to find and attract a level of talent that makes this innovation possible. But the real advantage these companies have is not so much who they hire, but rather how they enable their people to work together to solve hard problems and create extraordinary products. As legendary Silicon Valley coach--and coach to the founders of several of today’s leading tech companies--Bill Campbell said, “Leadership is about recognizing that there's a greatness in everyone, and your job is to create an environment where that greatness can emerge.” The goal of EMPOWERED is to provide you, as a leader of product management, product design, or engineering, with everything you’ll need to create just such an environment. As partners at The Silicon Valley Product Group, Marty Cagan and Chris Jones have long worked to reveal the best practices of the most consistently innovative companies in the world. A natural companion to the bestseller INSPIRED, EMPOWERED tackles head-on the reason why most companies fail to truly leverage the potential of their people to innovate: product leadership. The book covers: what it means to be an empowered product team, and how this is different from the “feature teams” used by most companies to build technology products recruiting and coaching the members of product teams, first to competence, and then to reach their potential creating an inspiring product vision along with an insights-driven product strategy translating that strategy into action by empowering teams with specific objectives—problems to solve—rather than features to build redefining the relationship of the product teams to the rest of the company detailing the changes necessary to effectively and successfully transform your organization to truly empowered product teams EMPOWERED puts decades of lessons learned from the best leaders of the top technology companies in your hand as a guide. It shows you how to become the leader your team and company needs to not only survive but thrive.

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The Phoenix Project - A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford

***Over a half-million sold! And available now, the Wall Street Journal Bestselling sequel The Unicorn Project*** “Every person involved in a failed IT project should be forced to read this book.”—TIM O'REILLY, Founder & CEO of O'Reilly Media “The Phoenix Project is a must read for business and IT executives who are struggling with the growing complexity of IT.”—JIM WHITEHURST, President and CEO, Red Hat, Inc. Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on it's head, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook. Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with a manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again. “This book is a gripping read that captures brilliantly the dilemmas that face companies which depend on IT, and offers real-world solutions.”—JEZ HUMBLE, Co-author of Continuous Delivery, Lean Enterprise, Accelerate, and The DevOps Handbook

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INSPIRED - How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
Marty Cagan

How do today’s most successful tech companies—Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla—design, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently than the vast majority of tech companies. In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love—and that will work for your business. With sections on assembling the right people and skillsets, discovering the right product, embracing an effective yet lightweight process, and creating a strong product culture, readers can take the information they learn and immediately leverage it within their own organizations—dramatically improving their own product efforts. Whether you’re an early stage startup working to get to product/market fit, or a growth-stage company working to scale your product organization, or a large, long-established company trying to regain your ability to consistently deliver new value for your customers, INSPIRED will take you and your product organization to a new level of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success. Filled with the author’s own personal stories—and profiles of some of today’s most-successful product managers and technology-powered product companies, including Adobe, Apple, BBC, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix—INSPIRED will show you how to turn up the dial of your own product efforts, creating technology products your customers love. The first edition of INSPIRED, published ten years ago, established itself as the primary reference for technology product managers, and can be found on the shelves of nearly every successful technology product company worldwide. This thoroughly updated second edition shares the same objective of being the most valuable resource for technology product managers, yet it is completely new—sharing the latest practices and techniques of today’s most-successful tech product companies, and the men and women behind every great product.

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The Lean Startup - How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries

Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it's too late. Now is the time to think Lean.

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The Manager's Path - A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
Camille Fournier

Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal--especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager. From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you'll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you're a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization. Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams

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Designing Data-Intensive Applications - The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
Martin Kleppmann

Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures

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Team Topologies - Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow
Matthew Skelton, Manuel Pais

Effective software teams are essential for any organization to deliver value continuously and sustainably. But how do you build the best team organization for your specific goals, culture, and needs? Team Topologies is a practical, step-by-step, adaptive model for organizational design and team interaction based on four fundamental team types and three team interaction patterns. It is a model that treats teams as the fundamental means of delivery, where team structures and communication pathways are able to evolve with technological and organizational maturity. In Team Topologies, IT consultants Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais share secrets of successful team patterns and interactions to help readers choose and evolve the right team patterns for their organization, making sure to keep the software healthy and optimize value streams. Team Topologies is a major step forward in organizational design for software, presenting a well-defined way for teams to interact and interrelate that helps make the resulting software architecture clearer and more sustainable, turning inter-team problems into valuable signals for the self-steering organization.

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