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Building Xperian

Building Xperian

By teamxperian
All the learnings that we had as Team Xperian from thousand days of moratorium of running and building Xperian, figuring out what to do.

Why are we doing it?
How are we going to do and what is that we are not going to do most importantly. And these are all things that we would like to share with you. There is tons to share but definitely these hundred lessons in the next hundred days. We'll give you a sneak peek into what is working, what is not working through the eyes of Team Xperian.
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Lesson 51 - Quantity to Quality
How do you iterate better? Learn how by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
05:50
June 2, 2021
Lesson 50 - Getting Hired is a sales skill
How do you get hired better? Learn how by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:04
May 30, 2021
Lesson 49 - Career Guides
How do you find a Career Guide? Learn how by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:45
May 29, 2021
Lesson 48 - Ambiguity Training
Ambiguity is a muscle! Learn how by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:57
May 28, 2021
Lesson 47 - Loom-Synchronous
A quick learning from using Loom for the past 3 years! Learn how by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
01:55
May 27, 2021
Lesson 46 - Quality based outputs
A quick lesson building quality outputs in every task. Learn how by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:50
May 26, 2021
Lesson 45 - Significance
A quick lesson long term significant learning. Learn how by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:45
May 25, 2021
Lesson 44 - Idea Trap
A quick learning on how ideas block people. Learn why by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:20
May 24, 2021
Lesson 43 - Retiring work
A quick clip on the idea of retiring work, not the other way around. Learn by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:52
May 23, 2021
Lesson 42 - Quality of Usefulness
A quick clip on the quality of usefulness in one's life. Learn by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:26
May 22, 2021
Lesson 41 - Template Bias
A quick clip on Templates and how we can cure ourselves from them.
02:09
May 21, 2021
Lesson 40 - Missed-Alignments
Learn about difference between intentions and alignments in this quick clip. Learn by listening to the full episode to the learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:06
May 20, 2021
Lesson 39 - A piece of core work: Operations
Learn about a core piece of work many people ignore. Learn by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:27
May 19, 2021
Lesson 38 - Careers of Maintenance or Creation
Learn about these different teams so you can make your career decisions accordingly. Learn by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:43
May 18, 2021
Lesson 37 - Curation as a Service
Want to learn better? Curate and teach it someone. Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:08
May 17, 2021
Lesson 36 - MVP Fallacies
Don't fall into the trap of building an MVP without learning about these fallacies. Learn by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
06:15
May 16, 2021
Lesson 35 - Shiny Object Syndrome
Are you easily distracted? Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
04:53
May 15, 2021
Lesson 34 - Taking Breaks
Heard of Micro-dosing? Then you might like Micro-breaking. Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:47
May 14, 2021
Lesson 33 - Change Zone
Why should you be in this zone? Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:45
May 13, 2021
Lesson 32 - Permission to Fail
What would happen if you gave yourself this permission? Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:38
May 12, 2021
Lesson 31 - Why Audience building is flawed
You might know the reason behind this statement too. Learn the reason by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:20
May 11, 2021
Lesson 30 - Folly of No-Code Making
What was the folly? You might know it too. Learn by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:55
May 10, 2021
Lesson 29 - Career-tainment
What's the difference between a career influencer vs a real professional? Learn by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
04:32
May 9, 2021
Lesson 28 - Jimmy Jab Games
A super short lesson on Jimmy Jab Games. Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:27
May 8, 2021
Lesson 27 - Learning to Product
How to get comfortable with product making? Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:49
May 7, 2021
Lesson 26 - Assets, Assets, Assets
How can you decouple your time and work? Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:16
May 6, 2021
Lesson 25 - Looming Questions
How to come up solutions you could never expect? Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:14
May 5, 2021
Lesson 24 - Daily Thinking & Progress
Why should you make progress everyday? Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:43
May 4, 2021
Lesson 23 - Metrics vs Sales
What metric should you track for your projects? Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
04:03
May 3, 2021
Lesson 22 - Burn your ships
How to commit and focus on the job at hand? Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:20
May 2, 2021
Lesson 21 - Finding your first Believers
How to find people who will believe in your offer?  Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:53
May 1, 2021
Lesson 20 - Content, Content, Content
Don't underestimate Content which could be a core source of product distribution. Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
04:28
April 30, 2021
Lesson 19 - All about Assets
How do you increase your productivity as a team and do more products. Learn how by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:02
April 29, 2021
Lesson 18 - Learning in Public
How do you increase your odds of learning better? This should give you enough answers. Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:45
April 28, 2021
Lesson 17 - Design + Customer Support
Customer support bought out face to face with our product making skills.  Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:41
April 27, 2021
Lesson 16 - Gif-ability
Remote teams need to keep their morale up and GIFs will help. Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:30
April 26, 2021
Lesson 15 - All about Roles
As designers, I thought design was everything until we discovered more roles when started running on our own. Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:28
April 22, 2021
Lesson 14 - Calling the Shots
Calling the shots is a very strong lesson we learned and unlearned. Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
04:56
April 20, 2021
Lesson 13 - Setting the axis
Learning and learning methods are heavily invested upon in our org. Learn why by listening to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
05:47
April 19, 2021
Lesson 12 - Curiosity is underrated
Leadership of any org needs to learn this lesson to form better teams.  -- Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
05:39
April 18, 2021
Lesson 11 - Hire for Adaptability
Our methods of hiring changed drastically through this period. Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
05:56
April 17, 2021
Lesson 10 - Action is Truth
How do you move towards solution? You do it and move better. --- Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
05:19
April 16, 2021
Lesson 9 - Do it Anyways
How do you jump into a huge problem statement and still do your best? You do it anyway! --- Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
06:37
April 15, 2021
Lesson 8 - Simplify Obsessively
How do you approach a huge problem with ease? --- Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
03:51
April 14, 2021
Lesson 7 - Rigidity & Flexibility
How do you navigate and learn through an ambiguous path?  --- Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
05:02
April 13, 2021
Lesson 6 - Reflection
How do you pave path to the unknown? We used this reflective technique to help ourselves move through ambiguity. --- Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
05:22
April 12, 2021
Lesson 5 - Accountability
Being responsible while experimentation is important and where does accountability kick in? --- Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
04:07
April 11, 2021
Lesson 4 - Box It
Design never ends, so how did we box it? Here is our framework in this short clip. Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
02:53
April 10, 2021
Lesson 3 - Start with Obvious
Amazing problem statements but where do we start & which problem to solve? Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
07:12
April 9, 2021
Lesson 2 - Whole vs Parts
That is much more to design process than what we do in our everyday work. Design is very holistic as a subject and we understood it in a much higher level only after we worked on Xperian. Listen to the full episode to learn more about what we learned during this Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
06:31
April 8, 2021
Lesson 1: Moratorium
To be bold, experimental, audacious sometimes even stupid. To go ahead and try many, many experiments. The first lesson is give yourself a period to play around. Listen to the full episode to learn more about Moratorium period we gave ourself at Team Xperian.
04:48
April 3, 2021
Introduction
As founders and co-founders of Xperian we had no clue how to build a maker's ecosystem to begin with.  Dreaming about an ecosystem is one thing, building one from scratch is totally different thing. So we decided to give ourselves GAP days (1000 days to be precise) aka moratorium to learn how to build an ecosystem. Here are all our learnings from running a 1000 day moratorium of Xperian as a daily podcast for next 100 days. 100 Lessons on Building Xperian within 1000 day moratorium with Karthi, Arjun & Madhuri is here.
01:54
April 3, 2021