ONE THING on Brilliant Bosses

The best boss I ever had trusted me with everything. He taught me everything about product culture by giving me the mission and letting me loose to figure out what was necessary for myself. John Wang went on to become CMO of HTC...

ONE THING on Bringing Light

Should we upgrade our platform? Should we put a twitter button on the login page? Do either of these address problems in our target market? Are they an important part of a theme we've developed based on market problems? If not,...

ONE THING on Shy Product People

“A great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat," says Deep Nishar, managing director at SoftBank. I've written about product leadership skills in my bookProduct...

ONE THING… Playing Catch-Up

It's often a mistake to focus on matching your competition feature-for-feature. All this does is commoditize your market. Instead, focus on creating unique value by developing solutions your competition can't easily duplicate.How...

ONE THING… Being too Agile

Premise 1: Agile was developed as a response to lack of consistent direction from business execs. Premise 2: A good roadmap keeps your organization inspired and on course toward its destination.  That doesn't mean the two...