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Too Many Hats: Managing what you need to do at a startup when what you need to do is all the things

So now there's a plan for the week, but then life happens. Emergencies come up, fires need to be put out, and real work can fall to the backburner. It can be tough to get back to center and tougher to feel like you're making real progress. One way to combat this is to refocus yourself at the beginning of each day. 

An Introvert’s Guide to Product Management Leadership

As a product manager, it can often be difficult to blend personality traits with job responsibilities. I am one of those PMs who was thrown into the role without a true understanding of what it means to be a product leader. That's not to say that I didn't know what leadership was, but that I was not exposed to true leadership without formal authority. I did not consider myself to be a leader.

Product/Feature Prioritization

Prioritizing the right features can mean being first to market, delighting customers and users, and shows thought leadership in the industry. Picking the wrong features can mean building products nobody wants, incurring a lot of development cost for a product that doesn't sell or move the needle, and playing catchup to competitors without releasing anything that users view as new and exciting.

#1 – Just do it (or why I wrote a personal manifesto and stopped halfway through)

Ed. note: This is a repost from 2015 as I migrate some posts over to my new blog.  So back in March I decided that I was sick of declaring I was going to do this or going to do that and never following through. Instead, I was going to put all of my goals … Continue reading #1 – Just do it (or why I wrote a personal manifesto and stopped halfway through)