How Product Managers Can Say No In 4 Easy Steps

Saying “no” is one of the hardest things a product manager must do. And it’s something you, my dear product manager friend, should be saying a lot. James Clear, the author of the bestselling book “Atomic Habits” recently spoke about the importance of saying “no.” “When you say no, you are only saying no toContinue reading “How Product Managers Can Say No In 4 Easy Steps”

4 Ways To Become A Better Product Manager During A Crisis

These are trying times. I’ve been a product manager for 25 years and I’ve survived several economic crises. I’ll be honest. I’m nervous about what the COVID-19 pandemic is going to do to the global economy. But I’m also a strong believer that looking for the silver lining in times like this can make aContinue reading “4 Ways To Become A Better Product Manager During A Crisis”

Why Products Fail and the One Thing Product Managers Can Do to Avoid It

UPDATED AT 12:15 PM PACIFIC TIME, 2/4/20 I had no idea when I wrote this article that I would wake up to the #IowaCaucusDisaster. What a shame the people who developed the app used didn’t have a chance to read this. I had coffee recently with someone who works in academia and is deeply connectedContinue reading “Why Products Fail and the One Thing Product Managers Can Do to Avoid It”