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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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‘Not Seeing the Wood for the Trees’ when managing products

‘What you really want is people to solve problems in diverse ways ‒ to have a creative team, you want people to think of different types of ideas.’  Scott Page In my new book “Managing Product = Managing Tension” I talk about the tensions inherent in managing products. The fact that product management is a joint […]

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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 […]