Early in July, I quit my old job of almost 7 years. Around the same time, Ganesh, a friend also quit and started to work on building a WordPress based company in Pune. It’s name Yapapaya. Among the folks at Yapapaya – Ganesh Kerkar and Saurabh Shukla are probably the best friends I have in Pune.
Since I was friends with them, I started to enjoy watching their struggles (not in a Schadenfreude way), their discussions and philosophy around which they were building a company.
So sometime in mid-August, I thought, I would like to work for such a company. New, different and full of ideas that I was interested in. So I asked them if they wanted a partner aboard.
After some discussions we decided, I should be a part of Yapapaya. 🙂
And thus, a new phase of life for me has started, and yes the name really is Yapapaya.
Chief Culture Office – The weird title!
— Yapapaya (@Yapapaya) September 1, 2016
One morning, Saurabh called me and asked me about what should be my title. I have always found job titles a bit silly. With a general dislike for strict hierarchies and pyramid style organisations, though I guess in some industries it matters.
I feel there is a lot of unnecessary reverence shown to titles. So I thought it should be something irreverent and speak more about doing something rather than sounding authoritative.
I would be managing internal and external communications, interacting with the WordPress community, ensuring an environment that was open, free, safe and respectful of each individual and also helping at marketing by having a million interesting conversations with people around the world.
Here are my colleagues with whom I work with.