Best books I’ve read so far in 2019

I love reading books and even though I’m a slow reader I’ve managed to read 8-9 books annually for the past couple of years. Here are the top 3 excellent books I’ve read so far. Radical Candor by Kim Scott This is by far my favourite book from last year. I loved this book so […]

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2018 product lessons

2018 flew by and I realized that I have only written twice on this blog for the past year. Nonetheless as my last post in 2018, I want to share with you these 3 important lessons I learned this year in problem solving, collaboration and defining strategy: Provide context Pre-sell your vision prior Have crawl, […]

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Use your time wisely

  It’s been two years since I wrote about time management but the topic is still close to my heart. The reason is pretty obvious but given the nature of product management I find it even more relevant to tightly manage your time or by end of the week you’re going to scratch your head […]

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Interested in Product Management Podcasts? These are a few of my favorite

It is hard to believe that 5 months has gone by and I haven’t written anything in this blog throughout 2018! For the past 9 months while driving to and from work so I had a chance to listen to many interesting product-related podcasts which I want to share with you. Product to Product is […]

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Last post for 2017

2017 passed by faster than I expected but it was a productive year for me. Great opportunities came on my way: I finished my work wrapping up epost transformation, learned a ton and made great friends in Canada Post. I joined Index Exchange and have learned a lot about Advertising and ins and outs of […]

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How can we come up with new product ideas?

I have previously written about Jobs To Be Done but the topic is still fascinating to me because I think this is a key tool to do customer discovery and ultimately drive product strategy. There are also so many overlaps between JTBD, design thinking and the concepts that were covered in Badass book that convinces […]

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What are the key ingredients for a long product life time?

“What are the key ingredients for a long product life time?” A while back I was asked to answer the above questions as part of an expert roundup. The question has been stuck in my mind and I thought about it for a long time. Here is my take on the secrets of long-standing products: […]

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Build Your Product Strategy using this Blueprint

If you want to switch from waterfall and are new to agile there are many resources and blueprints available to get started and to tell you what to do next. There are courses to take and books to read and experienced people to learn from on how to build, test and ship software in iterative […]

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Book Review: Badass – Making Users Awesome

As you can see from my resource page, I am a huge fan of Kathy Sierra, so as soon as I learned she has written a new book I grabbed a copy and I was blown away. Kathy uses her distinctive style of using people with bubble talks to breakdown and explain complex stuff in […]

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How to have make developers love you (as a PM)!

Whenever I get a chance I listen to some the excellent talks available on Mind the Product website. Over the course of past several weeks I came across three different talks about creating and maintaining a better relationship between the Product Manager and Development team. They also got me thinking about my own experience working […]

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