Urban Lab is a blog exploring the intersection of growth-mindsets, story-telling, futurism, justice, technology & faith, written by Ashish Joy.


  • Covid-19 in America’s Coronavirus Capital… A Guide
    There are a variety of problematic voices and opinions on Covid-19. Here are the places I turn to for the most up-to-date information…
  • Naming The Enemy
    "It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled." – Mark Twain
  • This Was My Path into Product Marketing
    “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford
  • Lessons on story-telling
    "Revel in being discarded, or having all your energies exhausted in vain; only those who have endured hardship will be of use. Samurai who have never erred before will never have what it takes." – Hagakure
  • Water…
    “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” ― Bruce Lee
  • Words are Hard
    "Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent." (Ignatius)
  • A New Purity & Vision
    This was a talk I shared at Union Church on Jan 5, 2020, continuing our series on the Beatitudes. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8 NRSV)
  • Books I Read In 2019
    One of my goals at the beginning of 2019 was to read a book a month… I'm ending the year having read thirteen. The experience was transformative, life-giving, and incredibly helpful for my personal and professional life. It reminded me how much I don't know, and how important it is to always be learning. It's … Read more
  • Product Marketing @ Tempered
    The Internet is a lot of things for a lot of people. It has revolutionized every aspect of modern life. We are constantly connected, a ping away from some important message or notification. Our devices are connected to other connected devices, in just about every way imaginable. Everything about our work, our play, and our … Read more
  • Life Transitions
    Serendipitous. That’s how I would describe the last few years I’ve spent at Zipwhip. Before I joined I knew nothing about SaaS, Sales Enablement, or Product Marketing. I had changed careers and had a lot to learn. I worked hard, learned through failure, and tried to bring a fresh perspective to every project or initiative. … Read more

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