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Do you need Product Operations?!

In my experience as a product leader I’ve observed product managers consistently doing many different things and that has been a quality I’ve always admired and looked out for in candidates. I’ve found that developing a wide range of skills has led me to expertly find similar qualities in the people I hire. For example, […]

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How To Be Strategic (book review)

Reading the great recommendation by Richard Rumelt – author of “Good Strategy, Bad Strategy” – encouraged me to pick up “How To Be Strategic”. This book came out in October last year, written by Fred Pelard, who specialises in strategic thinking and works with a range of business on their strategies. In “How To Be […]

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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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Establishing trusted relationships

‘So, what is trust? We could say that a person or organization trusts another when both sides have reason to expect that neither will take advantage of the other, and, whenever possible, will even do things that advance the other’s interests.’  Brigitte Jordan Trusted relationships are critical, in every profession and in every walk of […]

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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, […]