Category Archives: Product management

Knowing when to quit

As many of you have surmised, one of the tangential as-the-world-turns subplots of More than a living is following the development of a tool we’re building called Kumquat. As such, we’ve tried to be as open and honest about not … Continue reading

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Basecamp hates me

Sigh. Since you asked. Yeah, that’s the long and the short of it. Kumquat is on the way. Seriously. No, I mean it. Good thing this is a personal project and not for a real client. As if I don’t … Continue reading

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How's your career road map coming along?

Today, Toby, Amy, and I sat down to discuss some of the future features and functions of Kumquat. Okay, I can hear you already. “Wha…? Why don’t you get the first one out the door before you go planning 18 … Continue reading

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Product or a Brand? Yes.

Are you a Product or a Brand? We have repeatedly said, “Yes”, but this is worth considering when thinking about how you contemplate your Product Management versus Brand issue: [Tom] Peters uses the word “brand” and [Chris] Brogan uses the … Continue reading

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Is your career languishing in BETA?

(This is part of the “Enhance perspective, assume control” series of posts.) If you’ve spent any time on the Web lately, you’ve likely come across the word “BETA.” Or stumbled across a site or service in BETA. Probably more times … Continue reading

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Enhance perspective, assume control

One of my favorite scenes from the movie Blade Runner features Harrison Ford’s character, Rick Deckard, analyzing a series of photographs, using a machine that magnifies the photos to ridiculous proportions. To manipulate the machine, he calls out a particular … Continue reading

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Failed resolutions beginning to snowball?

Well, well, well. It’s been a few weeks since the beginning of the new year. All full of promise and intrigue. We were really going to change some stuff this year, weren’t we? Really put our mark on things. Come … Continue reading

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Product management is everything and everything is product management

Now, I’m no expert in product management. But let’s be honest, if we sat around and waited for me to write only on things at which I am expert, we’d all be in for a long, cold wait. So, all … Continue reading

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