Behzod Sirjani

  • @behzod
  • Research & Organizational Design. Occasional Angel.
  • He/Him/His
  • Seattle
I currently run Yet Another Studio, where I help people bring rigor to their curiosity and help organ...  
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2021

Jul 31, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Wrote an essay
The first year of Yet Another Studio was humbling, terrifying, and absolutely incredible in so many ways.

I took some time to reflect and write about where things started, where I'm at today, and where I'm hoping to go.

In addition to my own work, I wrote about some lessons I learned:
- Starting Warm
- Me-As-A-Service
- Playing vs Playbooks (borrowed from one of the core values at Balsa)
- Saying No

Perhaps the most exciting (and scary) part for me is sharing my dream for year two and beyond: Building out an alphabet of Yet Another ___.

Read the full post: https://behzod.com/blog/yet-another-year-in-review-year-01
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Launched the MAEKAN x DSPTCH "Done Slow, Done Right" Tote Bag
Over the last 9 months, I got the chance to play a very small part in bringing both a product and a story to life with some people I like and respect.

Most people who know me, know I love bags and technical materials, so when Eugene Kan reached out about helping MAEKAN with a collaboration they were doing with DSPTCH, I said yes before he could finish his sentence. The bag was in great shape when I got the prototype, so most of what I added was light field testing and an opportunity to visit the DSPTCH factory to see where the magic happens and take photos.

The result of the partnership between MAEKAN and DPSTCH is the “Done Slow, Done Right” tote - a reflection of the two organizations that made this possible and their goal of making something of quality. It’s quickly become my favorite bag, and I’m excited that it’s finally out in the world.

To learn more about DSPTCH from founder Richard Liu, visit https://mae.kn/dsptch and visit https://dsptch.com to pick up your tote before they sell out.

Jun 23, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
Spoke on Product with Panash
I sat down with the team at Panash to talk about democratizing research and my thoughts on the evolution of our field.

Full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGCrdr7tzws
Jun 22, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Invested in Clay's Seed Round
Over the last year, Clay has become an indispensable product for me. I’ve loved watching Zach and Matthew build so thoughtfully and am excited to support them as they continue on this journey. 

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/30/clay-debuts-a-new-tool-to-help-people-better-manage-their-business-and-personal-relationships/
Jun 15, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Interviewed on Maze's blog
I chatted with the team at Maze about the value of democratizing research within organizations


Jun 04, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
Invested in Arrows' Seed Round
I've learned a ton about the human side of business from Daniel Zarick. When I learned that he and Benedict Fritz were building Arrows to balance humanity and automation in the customer onboarding process, supporting them was an easy decision. 
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