I owe you this ThoughtWorks: Thank You. Thank you for bringing me back to who I once was. Someone who believed in herself and in what she did, who is passionate, joyful and full of energy. I came to ThoughtWorks (TW) because of a good friend's recommendation. He said "Pinar I know you are going … Continue reading Thank You ThoughtWorks
I read a wonderful book, User Story Mapping by Jeff Patton. If you are a Product Manager in an Agile environment and are to read only one book, then make it this one. It is not only eye-opening, insightful and full of content, it is also funny. I laughed and learned a lot. What is … Continue reading User Story Mapping
I now have been in an intensive process of looking for a job, applying, interviewing etc. Much reflection and experience have accumulated, which I want to share. I hope it helps you if you are going through the same process. Here is what I learned for myself: Knowing who you are: It is as simple … Continue reading My/Your Next Job
It has been 5 years since I completed my PhD. After a very long time, this morning I returned to my thesis to read the Acknowledgements section I wrote back then to feel and understand why I chose to do a PhD. At this very moment, I can only say I am a happy and lucky … Continue reading Would You Do a PhD?
I survived my fist marketing conference. I am a researcher, and I am passionate about it. So to this date I have attended to a few conferences. Academic ones. I was recommended at work to attend to this conference, a non-academic one, and so did I.It was an experience for me. In all aspects. And … Continue reading Reflections from Eyeforpharma
Just now I read a very interesting and insightful article about Big Data and what insights it provides to human behavior and the social interactions. MIT professor Sandy Petland is a (Big) Data scientist, a social observer and also a regular invited speaker at the Davos World Economy Forum. Some sentences that stuck to my mind: "I believe that the … Continue reading On Big Data and Human Interactions