Continuously improving

Continuous Improvement is a term that gets used a lot, but often without much action or intent. It’s used more as a platitude that’s being loosely applied. I saw this post on LinkedIn and thought [...]

Defining success

At a product management event I attended recently, one of the speakers made an interesting point. He said you shouldn’t judge the success of a product manager by the success of their [...]

We’re in it together

Silos are often discussed in the context of organizational design within a company, and they are the invisible (yet sometimes not so invisible) walls that separate groups, departments and people. [...]

Listening

Jony Ive gives very few interviews. His team are an integral part of Apple’s success, and he seldom shares secrets. In this year’s interview, he shared some insights as to what makes his team [...]

The right people

If you’ve read the classic business book “Good to Great” then you are familiar with the depth of research Jim Collins and his team conducted in evaluating why certain companies were exceptional [...]

Self-Made

Let’s understand this phrase ‘self-made’ a bit more. No one is self-made. You didn’t make yourself; you were born and actually had nothing to do with it. Self-made is an oxymoron like [...]

The blank page

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”  – Walt Disney In most creative professions there is a fear of the blank page. Writer’s block is something I’m sure you’ve heard about [...]