The 10 Rules of PowerPoint

The 10 Rules of PowerPoint

The 10 rules of PowerPoint: 1. Never start creating in PowerPoint. 2. One big statement or image per slide. 3. Never read from your sides. 4. Have a hook at the beginning. 5. Only use an agenda slide for a lecture. 6. Make it memorable. 7. Share something big that’s...
On Receiving Advice

On Receiving Advice

I received very direct, “that idea can’t work” advice from a fellow founder today. I felt like this pic. But the truth is, after I slept on it, he was 100% right. It’s better to get some hard truth now and then, and stay on course, than to only...

Known vs. Unknown

There are two vastly different sides of product management. Developing toward the known. And discovering what you need to know. The latter is the hard one, and of course ought to always come first. I’m in that stage now. I love it. It’s crazy, unscripted, and...
In-n-Out – A Study In Product Management

In-n-Out – A Study In Product Management

I was eating lunch at In-n-Out and it occurred to me, they’re like a case study in product management. They could have such a large menu, and would likely sell from all of it. They could do more than burgers and fries. And some people would buy those items. The data...

The Product Ten Commandments

The Product Ten Commandments 🙌   1. Find the problems and start there. 2. Never start with the technology. 3. Fall in love with the customer (they will tell you about the problems). 4. Only build a solution that is 10x better than the current option(s)....
Your Online Profile Is Holding You Back

Your Online Profile Is Holding You Back

Growing a professional network is hard. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be with a sad profile. The first, crucial step is to create or update your online bio—the profile the world needs to see after they meet you in person. Work out what you want to say...