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Product Management

Finding your first job in product

How do I break into product? I just took XYZ bootcamp in product and need to find a job – can you help me? I’m working in {insert role here} and want to move into product, how do I do that? I get asked these kinds of questions a lot. As a white, cis-gendered male […]

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Books Product Management

Product Management books

I’m often asked for a list of my favourite product management books, here’s my list of suggestions. I’m going to note though that one of the issues I see with this list is a lot of it is written by white men, and those privileged. We as a product management community certainly need to do […]

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Product Management

Product management podcasts

I often am asked for a list of my suggested product podcasts. So here it is — the full list I currently subscribe to. As content varies per podcast, I don’t have particular favourites, so listen to what engages you and is relevant to your product learning and needs. The Secrets of Product Management Podcast […]

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Get it done

We all have the same 24-hours. Some of us get it done, others don’t. Why the difference? Priorities. It might not be that I’m not “getting it done”, it could be that I’m not for the right reasons.

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Information Architecture User Experience

IA toolkit

Great quote from Dave Gray (hat tip: Austin Kleon) “Index cards and sticky notes operate like the playing cards, counters and other game components: they make it easy to sort, shuffle, arrange and rearrange information. Flip charts and whiteboards function like playing fields or game boards – they bring logic and order to a space, […]

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Web Analytics

Curiosity

…a curious person is one who explores first and then considers whether or not they want to accept the ramifications — Seth Godin

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Leadership

What makes a good boss according to Google

Google decided in 2009 to apply its prowess at technical research and analysis to find out what made great managers stand out from merely good or bad ones. It analyzed mountains of performance reviews, surveys, and other sources of information and submitted them to extensive crunching, pulling apart “more than 10,000 observations about managers—across more […]

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Personal

Love, change

For the first time in a few years, change abounds. New opportunities, new people, new ways of working. Change is a friend not a foe and often signals opportunity more often than not. Each change seemingly a positive bit of momentum towards something better.

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Art or business?

Jill Magid, the artist, reframing a situation: In 2002, as an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, in Amsterdam, Magid began noticing the large number of surveillance cameras in the city—anonymous gray boxes, mounted on everything from the corners of buildings to coffee-shop awnings. One February morning, she went to the police headquarters and explained […]

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Creativity Miscellany

The mind of an architect

In the early 1950s, the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR) at the University of California, Berkeley began developing new and different ways to analyze personalities. The scientists at IPAR attempted what many thought was impossible: to study creativity in a methodical and scientific way, working to determine what specific personality traits make certain […]