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Monday musings – 30 July

Some quick notes about things on my mind heading into this week: Gratitude: In the past week I’ve had several good “coaching” conversations in which I’ve been either coaching folks I help lead or receiving helpful feedback from other people in my firm. As a company we are pushing to grow in how we coach… Continue reading Monday musings – 30 July

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Friday reactions – 27 July

Coming off of a full and tiring week I have a general recommendation and a specific one as well. From a broad perspective, I encourage you to have things you do in life just because they are fun. This can feel like a luxury that is tough to justify, but as Stephen Covey argues in… Continue reading Friday reactions – 27 July

Expectation · Gratitude · podcasts · Reading · Recommendations

Monday musings – 23 July

Some quick notes about things on my mind heading into this week: Gratitude: My wife got home this weekend after three weeks in England studying Shakespeare; while I am grateful for the fun my daughter and I had together while my wife was away and also grateful for the chance my wife had to enjoy… Continue reading Monday musings – 23 July

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Friday reactions – 20 July

I’ve mentioned this on Twitter already but earlier this week I saw the comedy special Nanette from Hannah Gadsby. I highly recommend checking this out if you have not done so. It is at different points funny, moving, insightful, raw, and encouraging. She hits on a lot of interesting themes (including some extended discussion of… Continue reading Friday reactions – 20 July

Agile · Customer conversations · Design · listening · Principles · Product management · questions · VOC

Wednesday wisdom – 18 July

I was speaking this week with some new people on my team about some key aspects of the way we as a company – and I in particular with my team – think about product management. I thought I’d share some of those thoughts here. The way I see my role as a product leader,… Continue reading Wednesday wisdom – 18 July

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Friday reactions – 13 July

This week’s podcast from Inside Intercom features an interview with Elad Gil whose work and investments have connected him with “hyper growth” companies like Google, Twitter and Coinbase. Now he’s written a book collecting his thoughts and some interviews he did with others involved in high growth SaaS companies. As usual the podcast was well… Continue reading Friday reactions – 13 July

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Wednesday wisdom – 11 July

One thing we’ve been working on as our product organization grows is how to effectively communicate with different groups internally and externally about our product. The ideas below are still in the midst of iteration but I wanted to share here the ways I am thinking about communicating our product plans across time horizons with… Continue reading Wednesday wisdom – 11 July

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Reading and watching in 2018 – part 2

The list of things I read and watch quickly gets long so I decided to break them up at the half-way of the year. Check out part 1 if you’re interested in what I’ve watched and read so far this year. Below are notes for the second half of 2018. Enjoy. Read: What it Means… Continue reading Reading and watching in 2018 – part 2