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We've been in love with podcasts for a long time.  Now that it's not only hit the mainstream but it's becoming an important channel in its own right, podcasting is a medium where you get original content no where else. Personal blogs of influencers like VCs and companies are still a great place to get original thought and content but podcasts as a whole, still generate the most exciting and interesting information in our opinion....
I've been reading a lot of books and white papers lately, some related to the industry of the current product I'm working on. Some are further afield. There's always a good set of books about how to improve our product manager jobs that's coming out.  I suspect this will not stop but is another category in non-fiction or career oriented books. The one that I recently picked up is called, The Messy Middle: Finding your way...
We Product Managers are versatile and should know almost every aspect of the job. The three quintessential aspects are that typical venn-diagram you see which consists of Engineering, Design and Business. Depending on where you background is, you might have different perspectives on these things but I find the number one thing that all great Product Managers need is universal. Let's start with a recent quote that I saw on Twitter by...
Recently Google published their multi-year long study of what makes good managers in their company. Their overwhelming conclusion: Good managers are still needed despite the rising fear of robotics and automation. While this study wasn't just about Product Managers, we also know that at Google there are more product managers than most small and medium sized companies -- heck they have more product managers than the entirety of small...
The Product Vision is a clear, concise statement—a quick summary—that describes how your product supports enterprise or your companies' objectives. It’s an easy-to-remember ‘elevator pitch’ that you and everyone on the team can use to communicate with those unfamiliar with your product.   While helping you communicate with the uninitiated is useful,...