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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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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 […]

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Book Review: “Insight”

How self aware are you? How well do you know yourself? Do you know how others perceive you? “Insight: How To Succeed By Seeing Yourself Clearly” addresses these questions and more. Its author, Dr. Tasha Eurich, distinguishes between internal – how we perceive ourselves – and external self awareness – how others perceive us. To […]

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Book review: “Humble Inquiry”

Edgar H. Schein, a former professor at MIT has done a lot of research in the field of organisational culture, and I particularly like the work he has done with respect to effective communication. His 2013 book “Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling” is a prime example of Schein’s endeavours to […]