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Product Managers: Stop Hiding Behind Technical Debt
July 15, 2015
Product Managers: Stop Hiding Behind Technical Debt

Thanks to Daniel Elizalde for his recent guest post on how amazing product managers stop adding features and start eliminating technical debt. It was a good summary of…

The Worst Mistake You Make Interviewing Candidates
July 13, 2015
The Worst Mistake You Make Interviewing Candidates

Looking for a new job can really hurt. It takes a lot of energy and effort to put yourself out there and present yourself as a candidate. The process can be a…

5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover
July 9, 2015
5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover

I once had a boss that made life miserable. Every day he seemed to go out of his way to change my priorities and present my ideas and work as his own. I was trapped in…

Amazing Product Managers Start Erasing Technical Debt and Stop Adding Features
July 9, 2015
Amazing Product Managers Start Erasing Technical Debt and Stop Adding Features

As product managers, we spend a lot of time understanding our customers and adding features to our backlog. We prioritize features with our executives and engineering…

How Successful Product Managers Work With Tough Sales Teams
July 7, 2015
How Successful Product Managers Work With Tough Sales Teams

It always feels the same. You can tell by the tone in her voice. The VP of Sales is angry, very angry. That is because the latest release did not have the feature that…

How You Can Work Less and Get Rich
July 6, 2015
How You Can Work Less and Get Rich

Which part of the title interested you most — working less? More money? Or both? Most people I know like both equally. You know the get-rich fantasy images — the boat,…

Meet Wayne, The World's Most Rotten VP of Product
June 30, 2015
Meet Wayne, The World's Most Rotten VP of Product

It’s hard to escape FIFA these days. The arrests of several officials on corruption charges have made global headlines for the past few months now. Clearly this is bigger…

How to Recover From a Horrible Interview
June 16, 2015
How to Recover From a Horrible Interview

There are bad interviews, and then there are BAD interviews. Sometimes the interview just starts off wrong, like you have the wrong address, wrong day, wrong time, and…