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The Guiding Voice

408 EpisodesProduced by Naveen Samala & FriendsWebsite

We drive conversations that matter, conversations that add value to your life and your career. Listed in the Global TOP 3%, through The Guiding Voice, we enable Successful leaders to share knowledge and wisdom with the world. We are on a mission to shape the lives and careers of millions across the … read more


India as a product nation | NASSCOM Building product managers for the world | Shalini Sankarshana | #TGv206

"Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” 

~Steve Jobs

In #TGV206, we bring you a futuristic speaker passionate about developing product leaders. 

Tune in NOW to understand how someone should go about product designing in India.

Here are the timestamp-based show notes from Naveen Samala's  conversation with Shalini S:

  • 0:00:00 Intro to the Guest - Shalini Sankarshana
  • 0:02:02 Career Journey of the Guest
  • 0:03:09 Motivation behind product management
  • 0:06:56 Top three things to focus on while building a product in India.
  • 0:08:35 Fintech evolution and Revolution 
  • 0:11:57 Leaders and uncertainty
  • 0:14:37 Witty answers to Rapid Fire questions
  • 0:18:15 One piece of advice to those aspiring to make BIG in their careers
  • 0:20:24 Trivia

About the Guest:

Shalini Sankarshana is an amazing professional with deep intellect, empathy, and ambition. Shalini matches these qualities with her strong work ethic, integrity, passion, and focus on execution. Shalini's communication skills inspire others to achieve their dreams.

She has industry experience of 2+ decades including critical leadership roles in building enterprise SaaS products, leading product & technology functions, offering solutions and services to the world’s largest financial institutions. Built, shipped, and ran multiple products and platforms of various sizes and spans, with customers across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

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