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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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Designing your life

Just a quick post here about a short piece I heard from NPR lately (the truth is my wonderful wife sent me a link to this piece). It unites several interests of mine – including product development, personal growth, goal setting, and discovering a sense of purpose – and I’d encourage you to take the… Continue reading Designing your life

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Ethical Business Ideas

The company where I work has a strong focus on both shaping an ethical work culture and impacting the wider financial industry in ways that encourage broad adoption of ethical practices. These ideas resonate deeply with me so I was glad when one of our senior leaders pointed folks to this article on ethical systems… Continue reading Ethical Business Ideas

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Stepping Stones: Memoir of a Life Together

My 30th book of the year is one I gave my wife as a Valentine’s Day gift in 2013 and only now got around to reading myself.  It is a memoir written jointly by Alice and Staughton Lynd about their involvement in communities promoting peace and justice over the past roughly 60 years.  From involvement… Continue reading Stepping Stones: Memoir of a Life Together

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Low volume 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us

My 27th book this year is the second volume in Rick Remender’s incredible graphic novel Low.  Again I was astounded and delighted by the story of hope that Remender continues to weave in this futuristic and bleak setting.  Greg Tocchini’s art, Dave McCaig’s colors, and Rus Wooton’s lettering all continue to be great.  This volume… Continue reading Low volume 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us