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Posts on Product Management topics
The Power of Asking For Help
Why do we often wait until we’re desperate to seek outside help in our work? Asking for help should be just another step in our process — one that happens early on.
The Unsuspected Danger of Building Good Products
Too many companies get distracted by quality when building new products. Focus your efforts to quickly establish “product-fit” with the market and real influence over user’s daily life.
The Dos and Don’ts of Leading Inherited Product Teams
Inheriting product teams can be tricky. Side-step common mistakes to get early wins and maintain success in the long run.
The One Question Your Product Demo Should Answer
Audiences want to know one thing about your products – Wizard of Oz Experiments, Pixar, and Product Storyboards bring it front-and-center.
How to Say “No” to Your Boss
Five steps to pivot prescriptive solutions proposed by execs in a way that leads to effective outcomes for your products and teams.
280 characters = Navel Gazing
Twitter’s move to test doubling the character limit of tweets this week can’t help but remind me of internal discussions we used to have 10 years ago at eBay around Item Title length. In hindsight those discussions were pure navel gazing and distracted us from the core issues our business faced. I fear Twitter is…
Join product team shaping future of TV
I’m hiring for some pretty exciting roles. As a product manager within Comcast’s TVX team you will shape the way people think about and watch TV. You’ll join a team that is rapidly changing the landscape of TV from a position of massive scale. If you or someone you know is interested, keep reading and…
OneTwoSee + Comcast = Happy Sports Fans
Today at Comcast we announced the acquisition of Philly-based sports startup OneTwoSee will join the rest of my Sunnyvale-based team to form what I think will be the best sports technology team in the business. From my post on Comcast Voices: They not only bolster our efforts to build a best-in-class sports TV experience but also underscore…
Getting Products out from under the MIDDLE of the Bell Curve and Exceeding Expectations (SVPMA)
Given the key role Product Managers play in creating the environment for their teams… what must they do to avoid the bell curve of mediocre products that unfortunately are the norm? I shared my perspective as the guest speaker at the SVPMA (Sept 3, 2014) based on my own experiences and other authors/speakers that I…