Fail Fast, Succeed Faster

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft “Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.” … Read more

Good Mentor Questions

Good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. And how to be a good mentor is a topic of perennial interest. “For mentors, the most important thing, really, is to ask questions, to be this guide on the side, rather than the … Read more

Tom Friedman’s Five Rules for Surviving our New Economy

From The Wall Street Journals article, Radically Open: Tom Friedman On the Future of Work,Tom Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and author of seven best-selling books, has these five rules: Always think like an immigrant. Because we’re all new immigrants to the age of accelerations. Always think like an artisan. Always do … Read more

The Power of Optimism

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill In today’s dynamic markets, teams must be curious, optimistic and thoughtful. Curious to explore new trends and new ideas. Optimistic to keep motivated and motivate others. And thoughtful to have empathy for the people that you … Read more

The Customer Experience Revolution – The Trailer

It has been an exciting year for Jeof and I and The Customer Experience Revolution this month. We had a great time as Closing Keynotes at SDL Innovate 2014 in San Francisco, the book went into a third printing, and Brigantine Media just released this trailer.

Finally, a body of knowledge guide for Product Management and Marketing!

The Standard for Product Management and Marketing is Here! The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge (ProdBOK) is a comprehensive, easy to read standard for product management profession. The ProdBOK is an industry-wide effort to standardize the practice of product management sponsored by the Association of International Product Management and Marketing (AIPMM). … Read more

Give the Moment What the Moment Needs

Chris Bryant, at ProductCamp SoCal last year, said “Give the moment what the moment needs” I jotted this down and it really stuck with me.  Cherish yesterday, dream of tomorrow and live for today. This has been a mantra of mine for as long as I can remember. It reminds me not to dwell on … Read more

Lessons From Apple: Schedule-driven release produces half-baked products and kills innovation

In the October 29 post by Om Malik, From inside Apple, the Scott Forstall fallout at Gigaom.com,Om shares: “Unlike in the Jobs era, when the company would ship features when they were ready for primetime, a culture of schedule-driven releases has become commonplace. The time-based schedule is one of the reasons why Siri and Maps … Read more