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...
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...

The Bitcoin Decoder

Based on a recent tweetstorm of mine… 1/ A #bitcoin decoder: Bitcoin, and the larger category of “data-currencies”, is something you can benefit from right now. You can make money. Bitcoin is both simple and complex, so let’s understand the landscape. It’s...