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My Executive Coach Asked:  "Do You Trust Your Boss?"
July 21, 2014
My Executive Coach Asked: "Do You Trust Your Boss?"

Not all that long ago, I was privileged (or cursed depending on your point-of-view) to be assigned an executive coach. Ever year a few leaders in the organization were…

Manage Your Product Portfolio Roadmap — Aha! Now Supports Master Releases
July 15, 2014
Manage Your Product Portfolio Roadmap — Aha! Now Supports Master Releases

Manage your product portfolio in Aha! Roadmaps with containers that include sub-releases from multiple products.

You Don't Work for the Money
July 14, 2014
You Don't Work for the Money

I grew up in Los Angeles where there were good looking people, fancy cars, and big houses. And it cost a bundle to look your best and buy the “good things” in life. I…

Your Startup And the "Why" Driven Product Roadmap
July 9, 2014
Your Startup And the "Why" Driven Product Roadmap

Building a great product is hard, but it should not be excruciating. And marketing, selling, and supporting a product with potential should be a joy too. That is why…

My LinkedIn "Open Network" Epiphany
July 8, 2014
My LinkedIn "Open Network" Epiphany

There are “open marriages” and “open doors” and this is the story of an “open network.” It’s not about the networks that send bits back and forth — but the ones used for…

Dear Manager: When An Employee Fails It's Your Fault
July 7, 2014
Dear Manager: When An Employee Fails It's Your Fault

No matter how flat organizations are today they still have structure and with structure comes power — and often the abuse of it. I have wanted to take this topic on for…

Run, Don't Walk To Your Next Product Management Job
July 1, 2014
Run, Don't Walk To Your Next Product Management Job

If you ever spent time around a pool as a kid — someone yelled at you “walk don’t run!” I was reminded of that yesterday while on vacation in Kauai, Hawai‘i. I watched…

You're Agile — But You Still Need a Product Roadmap
June 23, 2014
You're Agile — But You Still Need a Product Roadmap

Agile software development is effective, but it is not designed for setting strategy and product direction. Learn how to be a strategy-drivien agile team.

When It’s Time to Walk Away
June 16, 2014
When It’s Time to Walk Away

If you are reading this — you probably are not the type of person to give up easily. Either am I. You are ambitious and skilled and continue to push forward regardless of…

5 Steps to Get a Product Marketing Job at a Startup
June 12, 2014
5 Steps to Get a Product Marketing Job at a Startup

I keep finding myself telling people that marketing has profoundly changed. In the last few days, I have told the same story at a fundraiser to an attorney, at a soccer…

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