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A new chapter

I started writing this blog over 6 years ago. I began it to share thoughts and questions about product development in general and the development of financial software in particular. And while the types of things I have shared over those years have varied, this has remained the general focus. There are blog entries here… Continue reading A new chapter

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Encouragement · listening · Other topics I care about · podcasts

What do you see, what do you hear, what will you do?

This week I again wanted to highlight a different voice from my own. This is from a podcast I recently started listening to and I found the words (and the passion behind them) encouraging, inspiring, and challenging. As protests continue in many communities and a global pandemic continues ravaging the US (with 25% of worldwide… Continue reading What do you see, what do you hear, what will you do?

culture · movies · Other topics I care about · podcasts · Recommendations

Do The Right Thing

This week I want to take a short break from my usual blogging about product development for something completely different. If you have been following this blog over the years one thing you might know is that I enjoy watching movies. I recently joined a free online community on Letterboxd (you can connect with me… Continue reading Do The Right Thing

Agile · Development Effort · Effectiveness · Features · podcasts · Problems · Product management

Problems, Outcomes, and Impact

This morning I was listening to a podcast from Inside Intercom By the way, if you’re interested in product development at any level – if you’re a designer, a marketer, a developer, a product manager, a tester – and you are not listening to the weekly podcast from Inside Intercom then I strongly encourage you… Continue reading Problems, Outcomes, and Impact

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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 – 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