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The Mom Test

This morning I had the chance to facilitate a discussion with some product leaders in my firm about the first half of Rob Fitzpatrick’s book The Mom Test. This is a wonderful book (and a quick read) about the right and wrong ways to talk with clients and prospects about issues they face. We’ve been… Continue reading The Mom Test

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The work of hope

I wanted to share briefly about two books I finished recently, one with clear relevance for product development and one where the connection might seem less obvious. The first book is called The Mom Test (you can find it here on Amazon). This short book offers tremendous insights on how to truly understand the potential… Continue reading The work of hope

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The H.E.A.R.T. of Leadership

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
I’ve pointed out in many instances … whether intentionally chosen, or inadvertently thrust upon them, Product Managers should be leaders. I just got reacquainted with a book I finished several years ago by Mark Miller, The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow.  What a wonderful characterization…

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Two more graphic novels

As the year winds down here are two more quick notes about graphic novels I read this past week – books 47 and 48 for the year. The first is volume 2 of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s hilariously inappropriate Sex Criminals, subtitled Two Worlds One Cop. While the story remains consistently funny with few… Continue reading Two more graphic novels

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The Sixth Gun vol 2: Crossroads

My 46th book for the year is the second volume in Cullen Bunn’s outstanding horror western graphic novel The Sixth Gun. With art and lettering from Brian Hurtt and colors by Bill Crabtree this volume continues the tale of six mythical weapons that can bring about the end of the world. The second volume of… Continue reading The Sixth Gun vol 2: Crossroads