Product management is about street-smarts, not booksmarts. Concept in brief. Product Management is an apprentice craft. It's learned in the real world, not in a textbook. It's not gained by hubris; it's pursued through praxis, applied theory, aka shipping products. Concept in action. There are three types of investments you can make to develop product [...]
When it's mixtape season hustle is the strategy. You give away a superior product purposefully to build awareness of your brand and connections with your customers.
The Summer I Learned the Hustler’s Yes. How I became a house party DJ in one summer with one turntable. This is a tribute to Florida A&M, the castle on the hill, and the one summer my love for hip hop became more than a hobby, and to the friends who pushed me there. Warning—if [...]
Coin flip decisions and where to find them
A review of 2019's essays on Product Intuition, Leading in the Modern Workplace, and Personal Development
Product Intuition is the skill of cultivating luck to finding and developing “non-consensus and right” products and product strategies. And I'm writing a book about it.
To become a better leader, become better at managing stress.
On the importance of placing high upside bets
Success is preparation. As a result of preparation, we recognize opportunities when they come near, like old acquaintances, familiar with a lot of catching up to do. Chase, Chancy and Creativity refers to this as Type III Chance: Chance III involves a special receptivity, discernment, and intuitive grasp of significance unique to one particular recipient. [...]
“When you use big words people don’t understand, it makes them feel dumb, and they don’t like that.” While this time it was explicit, I've faced the thrust of the feedback throughout my career. Stop using big words. I never did, and here is why.