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VP of Product vs. Product Manager: Explore These Key Roles
September 15, 2020
VP of Product vs. Product Manager: Explore These Key Roles

Explore the key roles of a VP of product and a product manager in driving product success. Learn how they coordinate and strategize to promote product growth.

15 Elements of a Brilliant Business Strategy
September 1, 2020
15 Elements of a Brilliant Business Strategy

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” This is a quote from business strategist Michael Porter. His name might be familiar to you — he created Porter's…

The Founder's Paradox: Loving What Is Broken
August 27, 2020
The Founder's Paradox: Loving What Is Broken

I seek the "new-new." Developing new ideas, digging into new projects, solving new problems — these are the things that fuel me. It is easy to stay energized because…

Hey Product Manager: Stop Building Before Asking
August 18, 2020
Hey Product Manager: Stop Building Before Asking

Building is in your DNA. It is your nature to constantly think about what is next on your roadmap. You are on a perpetual search for opportunities to create something…

31 definitions of success
August 17, 2020
31 definitions of success

Have you ever been asked to define success in an interview? It is a simple question — easy enough to answer given the context of the situation. So you rattle off an…

New Aha! Fellowship Program Launched to Create More Opportunity in Tech
August 11, 2020
New Aha! Fellowship Program Launched to Create More Opportunity in Tech

The goal of the Aha! fellowship program is to provide training and enhance the diversity of people in software, including those from historically underrepresented racial,…

Hey Product Manager: Do This When the VP of Sales Promises Features
August 4, 2020
Hey Product Manager: Do This When the VP of Sales Promises Features

"We already promised we could make it happen." Most product managers have heard some version of this from the VP of sales before. Pressure to land new accounts can lead…

The Product Manager's Dilemma: Operate vs. Innovate
July 28, 2020
The Product Manager's Dilemma: Operate vs. Innovate

How do you keep the business running well and invest in the future? This is a struggle almost all product managers face. You know that lasting growth means finding ways…

25 Questions That Reveal What Your Customers Are Really Buying
July 21, 2020
25 Questions That Reveal What Your Customers Are Really Buying

Features vs. benefits. Which are more important? As a product manager, you need to focus on both. Because you are responsible for making sure that the right functionality…

The Founder's Paradox: How to Stay Open to Interruptions and Still Get Work Done
July 17, 2020
The Founder's Paradox: How to Stay Open to Interruptions and Still Get Work Done

Interruptions are distracting. Especially harmful if you are doing meaningful work. Right? Well, this is what we are told. Perhaps you have seen the study that says after…

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