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14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
March 19, 2018
14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

I read a lot of books about strategy and leadership. But not in the way you might think. I find the best strategic lessons often come from the books that are not taught…

8 Things Product Managers Should Do Every Monday
March 16, 2018
8 Things Product Managers Should Do Every Monday

I never understood why Garfield hates Mondays. He is a cat after all — why does he care what day it is? Personally, I have always looked forward to the start of a new…

The Founder’s Paradox: How To Deal With People Who Tell You It Cannot Be Done
March 14, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How To Deal With People Who Tell You It Cannot Be Done

The brother of a friend — I had spoken with him in the past and he was thoughtful. Plus, I knew he was an experienced product manager who had built a number of important…

Is Your Company Ready for a Data Transformation?
March 13, 2018
Is Your Company Ready for a Data Transformation?

“Today’s customers want more.” You have been reading this a lot lately — especially from me. Customers want a personalized experience and want it delivered fast. Many…

How to Spy on Your Team
March 12, 2018
How to Spy on Your Team

The corporate spies are out there. Monitoring emails. Tracking phone calls. Even peeking into your computer. What is this covert operation? It is the company — the one…

6 Questions to Ask If You Want to Grow Into a Leadership Role
March 7, 2018
6 Questions to Ask If You Want to Grow Into a Leadership Role

Difficult work is often the most rewarding. This is especially true for those in leadership roles. I am incredibly proud of our software and the high-growth business we…

What Does Digital Transformation Really Mean?
March 6, 2018
What Does Digital Transformation Really Mean?

Yes, it is true. I did recently write that I do not believe in digital transformation. Foolish? Maybe. But my point was a bit more nuanced. Improving technology and…

Product Managers Are Smarter Than a Spreadsheet
March 5, 2018
Product Managers Are Smarter Than a Spreadsheet

Does greatness come from a spreadsheet? Probably not if you are a product manager. Yet many are attempting to do so at this very moment — using a spreadsheet to manage…

You vs. Your Company
March 1, 2018
You vs. Your Company

What motivates you at work? We all have ambitions regardless of our role — individual contributors, managers, and executives. Ambition is good and it should be…

Going Agile Is Not a Transformation
February 27, 2018
Going Agile Is Not a Transformation

Enterprise transformation. I have been writing about it a lot over the last few weeks. And I have been talking with other technology leaders about it even more. It is…

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