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My product management toolkit (44): “active open-mindedness”

It’s one of the biggest traps that we as product people can fall into: developing tunnel vision, and not keeping an open mind. Some people argue that one has to be single minded in order to be successful. Perhaps this is true if you want to be a successful golfer or an amazing musician, but […]

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Product review: Athena

My summary of Athena before using it? I expect an app similar to Goodreads; allowing me to keep track of the books I have read and those I want to read, as well as helping me discovering new others and book titles. How does Athena explain itself in the first minute?  In the first minute, […]

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Product review: Vestiaire Collective

My summary of Vestiaire Collective before using it? I think Vestiaire Collective (‘Vestiaire’) to be a marketplace for fashion. Similar to Poshmark, I expect Vestiare to focus on high-end fashion. Not sure whether it’s just boutiques selling on Vestiare or whether consumers can sell to other consumers through the platform. How does Vestiaire explain itself […]

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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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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 […]