With over 15+ years of experience in product management in Silicon Valley, Dilip helped several startups grow through building innovative API and data products. He is working on giving back through this book, advisory, and Nimi.
In Gangsta Vision, Dilip Ramachandran explains that reaching the top requires more than hard work and a focus on metrics. With insights from various experts in the product management field, Gangsta Vision will teach you all about breaking into senior leadership, and the steps to get there.
In writing this book, Ramachandran hopes you will be able to overcome challenges and break through the barriers that he faced in his career. Starting with a strong foundation built on skills and an ownership mindset, Gangsta Vision is your gateway to finding purpose by exploring the intersections of empathy and commitment that can catapult you into senior leadership.
Do you wonder if others know something about success that you don’t? If you feel stuck in the same place and want to grow into a leader, Gangsta Vision is for you.
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"This is the first story I've read about product management and the struggle to make it work that is unadulteratedly authentic, relatable, and practical. Dilip Ramachandran's voice and raw honesty about his struggles through hardship made it easy to picture those real life, tough situations, and get a glimpse into the mindset of a person who can work through them with intention, and love, a deep love for family and life."
"As Dilip Ramachandran takes us through his product management career, he weaves the story of overcoming his own obstacles and how, through his successes and failures, he ended up as the 'Gangsta' (as in thumb your nose at, non-mainstream) product manager. What results is an actionable book, with easily digestible insights and valuable suggestions. Ramachandran doesn't pretend to be anyone other than himself in this genuine and vulnerable piece."
"Gangsta Vision is a book with practical advice, exercises, and stories that will guide you to take that next step; to disrupt yourself so that you can achieve what you desire - and become your best self. Through personal stories, heartfelt recipes, and sharing the trials and tribulations of his own journey, Dilip Ramachandran provides a hands-on guide to jump-start your career."
"A wildly insightful guide to navigating the path from product management to product leadership."
"Leadership isn't something learned in theory. It comes from grit, from ownership, from vision. Dilip Ramachandran does an excellent job of outlining what leadership is really about — and how to become truly effective as a leader."
Dilip Ramachandran has over 15+ years of building teams, shipping delightful and highly successful enterprise software products in MarTech and FinTech at companies like Walmart, Experian, Marqeta and Bond.
Dilip wrote Gangsta Vision to help folks in product management to figure out their path and a plan to break into senior leadership.
At Nimi, Dilip is CEO and Chief Product Therapist helping high-growth FinTech startups with product and payments advisory and matching them with highly reliable and skilled experts in Sri Lanka. Learn more about Nimi at www.nimidev.com
Dilip has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and resides in Oakland, California with his partner Alla, daughter Ariadna and son Wiley (a papillon-sheltie rescue). The family occasionally travels to Colombo, Sri Lanka for his work with Nimi.