Episode 381 | Abhinav Asthana - Big Impact

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Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Abhinav Asthana talks with Dave Rael about vision, leading, value, patience, and using empathy to make something great </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>As a developer on a mission to simplify API development, Abhinav and his partners started Postman as a side-project in 2012. It has grown to become an industry standard API Development Environment. Postman has more than 5 million users worldwide and is used in every country and every industry sector. Growing from a simple REST client in 2012, Postman now helps developers do everything from design, testing, mocking to monitoring and publishing, in a real-time collaborative environment. Postman has offices in Bangalore, San Francisco and Austin.</p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Abhinav Asthana</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Foundations and understanding what is happening beneath the surface</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The success of Postman, marketing, great design,and product recognition</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Turning a side project into a business and figuring out value points</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The responsibilities of running a business, executing on a vision, programming as "the good stuff", and leadership</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Abhinav on moving to San Francisco and seeing your software in action</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The magnitude of Abhinav's experience and story</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Abhinav's story of failure - deficiency of clarity</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Abhinav on empathy and psychology</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Abhinav's book recommendations</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The things that have Abhinav most excited</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Abhinav's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Abhinav</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.getpostman.com/" target="_blank">Postman</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/postmanclient" target="_blank">Postman on Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://curl.haxx.se/" target="_blank">cURL</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi7lw3ibidA" target="_blank">Segment from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, including Postman (at the 4-minute mark)</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.getpostman.com/docs/v6/postman/collections/creating_collections" target="_blank">Postman Collections</a></li> <li><a href="http://threevirtues.com/" target="_blank">The Three Virtues of Software Developers</a></li> <li><a href="http://blog.getpostman.com/2014/01/16/ridiculously-easy-api-testing-introducing-jetpacks-for-postman/" target="_blank">Postman Jetpacks</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/sobtiankit" target="_blank">Ankit Sobti</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/abhijit_kane" target="_blank">Abhijit Kane</a></li> <li><a href="https://yourstory.com/2016/06/postman/" target="_blank">How Postman went from a hobby on the Chrome webstore to a platform of 3 million users</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Abhinav's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0374533555/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0671657135/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Society of Mind - Marvin Minsky</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/014311090X/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies - Geoffrey West</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Abhinav's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Be empathetic and listen</li> <li>Get context from a wide variety of sources</li> <li>Hold back and have patience on capturing value</li> </ol> </div> </div>