The war on talent is getting intense! A tactical manual for hiring managers and recruiters.

First off I hate applying war related terms to things that are not war. But it seems that the broader industry is determined to do so, so I’ll indulge that and see if we can make some interesting connections between that kind of language and some insights that I can offer as someone who has …

Oh, Happy (X) Day

My birthday is rapidly approaching, so is the Marine Corps birthday and veteran’s day. This used to be kind of fun. Now it feels very depressing. “Happy birthday! Happy veteran’s day! Happy Marine Corps birthday! Thank you for your service!” When I observe most people saying this I feel they do so from a self-serving …

Brilliance in the Basics (of Product Management)

The Marine Corps preaches “be brilliant in the basics.” Often we may be tempted to get fancy to use the latest sexiest gear and cool new techniques. But the highest payoff is almost always reflecting back on the most basic competencies and becoming brilliant in those. To do this as a Product Manager: Start with …