Ashish Joy

Product Marketing Manager at Zipwhip and Vocational Mission Lead at Union Church; fascinated with growth-mindsets, story-telling, futurism, justice, technology & faith

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Invitation of Love: Hug ‘Em & Hold 'Em

This last Sunday at Union Church we finished our series on 1 John called The Invitation of Love. We closed out our time looking at this letter by focusing in on the man John. I had the privilege of sharing. I put together a short excerpt of my message into a blog post. Read more here

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Trump Attacked the Women of Color Who Led the Push for Impeachment. Then CNN Erased Them.

“There is a growing double narrative about who deserves credit for the effort to impeach President Donald Trump. One side of the narrative, coming primarily from the media, lauds late-coming figures to impeachment as saviors, and the other, coming from Trump, tears down impeachment’s early adopters as malicious traitors. Though the two campaigns are almost diametrically opposed, their effects are the same: to question the legitimacy and “seriousness” of leftists and women of color who have risen to leadership positions in our national politics.” (Read more by Natasha Lennard writing for The Intercept)

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Investor money vs. public interest: did Google fail to build a non-evil platform?

“Don’t be evil” was Google’s motto until recently. Dmitry Gerasimenko explores this in his article for The Startup.

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A Guide to the 2020 Democratic Candidates You Should Not Vote For

A telling and chilling breakdown of corruption, hypocrisy, and general shady-ness of 4 Democratic candidates (Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke), curated by Weston David Pagano.

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WeWork and Counterfeit Capitalism

Incredibly insightful post by Matt Stoller on WeWork’s toxic culture and dysfunctional leadership:

“All of this, the faux philanthropy, the strange management choices, the personal behavior, and so forth indicates something very simple. I am going to be blunt, because it’s time to stop using euphemisms just because someone is rich and a business leader. Adam Neumann is not “quirky,” he is not “charismatic,” and he does not have “an unorthodox leadership style.” He is an untalented and abusive monster who lies to get what he wants. And he was given an unlimited credit line from which he could legally steal.”

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The Role of Product Marketing

“The role of Product Marketer is a reflection of the role of the product in a company and the complexity of its go-to-market. It varies widely because the buying and selling experience varies widely across companies and industries. Ultimately every Product Marketer needs to be able to do two things. 1. Craft strong positioning and 2. Adapt.”

Meghan Keaney Anderson (VP of Marketing @ Hubspot)

“Product Marketing is strategic and tactical, it is right brain/left brain and it fills the holes: in many cases, Product Marketing will do the things you haven’t hired someone else to do.”

Emily Wright (Head of Product Marketing and Brand at Homebase)

“Each team has different expectations from Product Marketing. Sales wants us to drive more leads either through events (and every sales guy/gal wants events in their region). Product management expects Product Marketing to launch products or...

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In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure

Technical skills taught in college have a short shelf life, while a liberal arts education prepares graduates for jobs that haven’t been invented yet. (Article by David Demming in the New York Times)

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The Complete Guide to the Kano Model

A fantastic guide highlighting how prioritize customer satisfaction & delight when building products. (curated by Daniel Zacarias of Folding Burritos)

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Why Andrew Yang Matters

Like Ross Perot, the Democratic businessman downplays social issues and focuses on economics—the perfect formula for some disaffected voters. (Article by Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism at City University of New York, writing for The Atlantic)

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WeWork and the Great Unicorn Delusion

Why the consumer-tech revolution can’t seem to survive public scrutiny (Article by Derek Thompson, Staff Writer at The Atlantic)

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