Nobody Would Hire Me

Nobody would hire me in my field out of college. I was working retail (auto parts) and took a lower paying job in the warehouse of a company I wanted to work for. It was humiliating. But I worked the crap out of that job. I always volunteered to help out in any...

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...
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...
No One Is Coming To Rescue You

No One Is Coming To Rescue You

What do you do for a living? What’s your title? How much do you make? Do you want a raise? A promotion? A better boss? I’m a Founder and Product Manager, and I influence people often without authority and build and ship products for a living. Part of that job is to...