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How to Solve Your Worst Problem in 15 Minutes
February 18, 2016
How to Solve Your Worst Problem in 15 Minutes

Everyone feels like a fool sometimes when they just cannot solve a thorny problem. You know what I mean — the kind of riddle that keeps you awake at night and invades…

3 Simple Ways Product Managers Track Their Competitors
February 16, 2016
3 Simple Ways Product Managers Track Their Competitors

As a neophyte Product Manager, I relied heavily on my design skills. I cared a ton about making a consistent product. It felt like solving a puzzle to make all of the…

The One Thing Every Employer Wants to See On Your Resume
February 11, 2016
The One Thing Every Employer Wants to See On Your Resume

It’s tough out there in the job market. You are elbow-to-elbow with the competition, jostling for attention. To make matters worse, some companies are still hunting for…

The Product Manager's Guide to "This Feature Will Close the Deal"
February 10, 2016
The Product Manager's Guide to "This Feature Will Close the Deal"

Let me tell you a story. It’s about a time when I learned a very valuable lesson about product management and sales. Here is what happened. A few years ago, I was…

Don't Make the Same Mistake Once
February 8, 2016
Don't Make the Same Mistake Once

Ideas have remarkable staying power. And it’s not just the good ones — bad ideas can grow like weeds, like the idea of “failing fast.”

It's Not Above Your Pay Grade
February 4, 2016
It's Not Above Your Pay Grade

I once worked with a Director of Operations who was famous for slipping out of meetings before he was assigned something to do. He often found numerous ways to avoid…

The One Soul-Crushing Mistake Leaders Make
February 1, 2016
The One Soul-Crushing Mistake Leaders Make

Get this. It’s a crazy story but true. A team heads into a meeting with the general manager of a division. He strolls in late, puts his feet up on the table, sneers at…

4 Lessons I Learned Designing NASA's 1st iPhone App
January 29, 2016
4 Lessons I Learned Designing NASA's 1st iPhone App

In 2009, I was put in charge of designing the NASA App — NASA’s first app ever designed for iPhone. Their vision was to “deliver fresh NASA content on a daily basis to…