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My product management toolkit (42): Integrative Thinking

Plenty of books and blog posts have been written about decision making. How does one make a decision? How do you know you’ve made the right decision? I recently read “Creating Great Choices” by Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin which inspired me to write this toolkit post. If you think about it, traditional decision making […]

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Book review: “Empowered”

Following the hugely successful “Inspired: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love” internationally renown product management guru Marty Cagan has just published “Empowered: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products”. Together with Chris Jones, Cagan captures how the best product companies approach technology and empower product teams. Cagan and Jones are probably in the best position to see […]

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Book review: “The Culture Map”

A few years ago I worked with a team member who expressed his struggle to work with another colleague. “I don’t know whether it’s his Mediterranean temperament, but when he talks it all feels so brusque,” he said of our colleague. This is just my own example, but it’s exactly the kind of scenario which […]

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Book review: “Rebel Talent”

In “Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life”, Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino doesn’t write about sabotaging your company or product. If you feel like being disobedient or contrarian just for the sake of it, then Gino’s book isn’t really going to add much value. If, however, […]

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Book review: The Really Good Idea Test

In her latest book, Julia Shalet describes a test which will help in finding out whether your idea is worth pursuing: “The Really Good Idea Test”. I’ve known and worked with Julia for a good few years now, and she’s got a wealth of experience working with companies and teams on developing their ideas and […]