My book #GangstaVision has a controversial title. I know that, and I chose to keep this title because it has sparked debate and a conversation that needs to happen.
As a minority, an immigrant, or an underrepresented person, we enter foreign territory that has rules. And often people don't understand rules, nor the rules understand them. We just jump in and try to survive.
While my book was primarily written to help mid-career, product managers break through their glass ceiling and catapult themselves into senior leadership, it has a much larger mission, to create a movement where we have a dialogue about purpose, to help communicate and build a more common understanding of our experiences.
The more conversations I had about the movement, the more I was convinced that I need stay true to my conviction and commit to the title and change the narrative.
There's a lot that people can do for themselves and their communities if they commit to entrepreneurship, and focus on learning, development and growth.
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💪🏽 Onward and #unleashyourself
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.