Don’t pursue quick-wins. Instead, find wins on the journey. This is an accompanying post to an episode of The Product Coach Podcast. The episode, “Great Products come from ‘Product Teams’”, is a part of the How to Build a Product Team series. Let’s say you’re interviewing someone, and you ask what motivates you, and in responseContinue reading “Don’t pursue quick-wins. ind wins on the journey.”
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Building a Product Team. Hiring from Product Manager to Manager of Product.
Concept in brief. While it’s tempting to hire the most senior team you can, an effective product team needs junior talent. By mentoring junior talent, you leverage your senior product managers and increase their product skills by broadening their exposure to problems. When you hire product managers, avoid hiring for a prototypical PM and minimizeContinue reading “Building a Product Team. Hiring from Product Manager to Manager of Product.”
Learning to Master Time
Concept in brief. Time is a resource that you can apply to accomplish your goals, just as money and effort. You can deterministically outperform your peers and competition by acquiring skills at a continuous and long-term sustainable clip. Join Praxis To continue reading this and other exclusive content and discussions: Become a member of Plus,Continue reading “Learning to Master Time”
Case Study: How did Apple Survive? Mastering the Product Turnaround
Concept in brief.
Nailing the turnaround is one of the most valuable skills for a product leader. Windows Phone, webOS, and Yahoo each failed to meaningfully shift their market position in a winner take all market. So how did Apple survive with less than 4% Mac market share that never cracked 10%? Despite a weak market position, Apple survived and thrived because it stopped focusing on the broader market and developed and nurtured a dominant market position with a valued customer segment.
The Journey to Product Management Mastery
Concept in brief.
Product Management is an apprentice craft. It’s learned in the real world, not in a textbook. It’s not gained by hubris; it’s pursued through applied theory, aka shipping products.
Good > Great
Current work culture values great performance over good humans. As a professional, especially in the Product Management discipline, you need to ask yourself, do you choose to accomplish something great—over being good?