What’s the difference between a rockstar and a shooting star?
Why your product team needs both, according to Kim Scott.Read More
Product Popcorn is a blog for tech product managers. Read about product management basics, career advice for product managers, simple PM how-to's, and product management ideas.
We all know I'm obsessed with healthcare tech, so John Carreyrou’s new book Bad Blood is my dream-come-true.
Although I've finished reading Bad Blood, I still have these three weird, unanswered questions.Read More
During my own recent customer journey buying a Tesla product, I noted 6 things that Tesla did during the sales process that added up to incredible product storytelling.
All product managers can learn from this experience.Read More
We all know how awesome big data is for our products - and our lives.
But what about the dark side of big data?
Here are the 5 most important take aways for product managers from the book Weapons of Math Destruction.Read More
If you're a product manager, you negotiate every day, even if you don't notice. I'm always trying to beef up my negotiation skills, so I read Chris Voss's new book Never Split the Difference.
Here are the main takeaways on how to negotiate for PMs.Read More
Every product manager should watch Blade Runner as a study for how NOT to write product requirements.
Because these robots are bleeding, and that should not be in the product MVP.
Also, how has Jared Leto not aged in the last 30 years? This is science fiction.Read More
There are a ton of DNA and genetic tests out there that normal people can buy online and do at home. I'm obsessed with pretty much all DNA tests on the market. In this article, I give my detailed, product-focused review of 3 tests, including details about the end-to-end user experience.Read More
This topic may seem irrelevant to software product management, but Bulletproof is all the rage in Silicon Valley, and supposedly everyone who is anyone is tech is doing it.
Better brain power = better product manager, right? Hopefully not, because I lasted exactly 26 hours.
A zealous product manager endeavors to fix everything.
For me, being a product manager doesn't stop on the weekends. When I'm out and about doing everyday things, I am still thinking about end-to-end user experience, and why things were built the way they were.
I also think about the way things are going to be in the (near) future. And how we can make everything better.
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