Left-brain vs. right-brain. Calculated, precise, and mathematical vs. creative, flexible, and emotional. Two opposing hemispheres locked in an internal battle to determine what from within makes it out into the world. It’s a perceived struggle that has raged on for the entirety of human existence, and for the most part, the war has been balanced. […]
Why I Fell in Love With Walking I’m the VP of Product at Fuze, a tech company in the enterprise communication space. I’ve been an athlete and fitness enthusiast for about as long as I’ve been a geek, and in a past life, I became a certified personal trainer at my local gym during college. Over […]
I’ve been a prolific Foursquare user ever since it was released several years ago. I rely heavily on its Swarm check-in app to keep a digital journal of my travels for auditing, sharing, and the occasional #tbt. I recently did some searches for words like “work,” “office,” “Fuze” (our company name), “working,” etc. in an […]
“Time is money.” That tired old adage was used almost exclusively by the Wall Street fat cats of yesteryear, or your father when he was trying to teach you a valuable life lesson. Here’s the thing, though. Time is free, and we all get the same amount of it. Thus, unless you’re able to consistently […]
The Fuze product management team has grown a lot in the last year. I recently shared a slide at our weekly all-hands meeting that showed our team’s growth mapped out over the last 14 months. It was really cool to see the mix of people that joined via hiring, networking, acquisitions, and internal transitions. Throughout […]
Product managers can make or break organizations, which is why hiring managers must spend time landing the most talented PMs. Great hires help their companies level up. So, what exactly should you look for in a PM? When I’m hiring, I look for candidates who are what I call “smart chameleons.” These people immediately impact […]
A great outcome of any hiring strategy is when it works. You are pulling in amazing people, and they are growing and supporting each other to build a great product organization. That is the world I have been living in over the last several months. Our product team at ThinkingPhones has literally tripled in size […]
It would be a shame if growing in your career took you further away from having an up-to-date perspective of what is happening with your product. You can quickly forget what life is like in the trenches. If you want to be an effective product manager, you need to actually work on the product. Some […]
I was talking earlier this week with a new product manager on my team. It was a one-on-one discussing his latest project. It is the first big product area that he has taken on and it is very important for our next release. We were using our conversation to make sure that everything was on-track. […]
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