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Book review: Only the Paranoid Survive

Last year I reviewed “High Output Management” by the late Andrew Grove, in which he – among other things – writes about ‘the limiting step’; determining the things that have to happen on a schedule that’s absolute, and which can’t be moved. In “Only The Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points that Challenge […]

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The ‘Tug of War’ Tension

Ever managed a product where it felt like there were lots of people involved, but all pulling in different directions?! The typical product lifecycle is riddled with tensions, and mostly caused by ourselves. In my latest book “Managing Product = Managing Tension” I cover the tensions that are likely to occur at the different stages […]

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Book review: “This Might Get Me Fired”

A fellow product manager, lets call him “Theo”, reached out to me the other day, clearly being at a wits end because he felt that every time he and his team want to innovate they hit an invisible wall. Theo – who works in a business with thousands of people – mentioned how his boss, […]

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Book Reviews Product Management

Managing Product = Managing Tension

In a few weeks’ time my new book titled “Managing Product = Managing Tension” will be coming out. This book is all about the key factors that impact products and how we manage them; mind, matter and moves. Each of these factors in their own right will create tension and in the book I outline […]

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Book review: Questions are the Answer

In ‘Questions are the Answer’ Hal Gregersen has a written an invaluable, counterintuitive book about the power of questions. “Better questions unlock better answers” is what drives Gregersen’s book; by getting better at questioning, you raise your chances of unlocking better answers. I love the related Elon Musk quote which accentuates Gregersen’s point: “A lot […]