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Eigenquestions – Framing the problem and asking the right question

Until a few days ago I hadn’t heard of Coda and its founders, but that changed when I came across their approach to framing problems and asking questions. Coda is a document creation and sharing platform, Shishir Mehrotra – Co-Founder / CEO and Matt Hudson – founding product manager and now Head of Growth – […]

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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: “Why Are We Yelling?”

  Buster Benson, entrepreneur and former product leader, has written “Why Are We Yelling?”. In this book, he covers ‘the art of productive disagreement’. Most of us are weary of disagreement, so Benson’s claim that disagreement can be productive is intriguing. The book begins with some of the common misconceptions with respect to disagreement: Arguments […]

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My product management toolkit (40): managing time

“Time Management” comes up in lot in conversations that I have with other product managers. The concern is about their ability to be a good product person, managing a product end-to-end while being short on time and fighting lots of different, and often conflicting requests. We’re busy* all the time but are we busy working […]