Doing Good, Better.

I’ve finally read Doing Good Better. And I couldn’t recommend it more highly. I wish I had read this years ago (like many books.) I’m sharing my review both here and where I wrote it on GoodReads. I also gave an intro to it and shared it on YouTube or sharing-ready on LinkedIn Who should …

What this Marine learns from Malala’s Children’s book: Malala’s Magic Pencil.

One voice can change the world. There are few books that choke me up and move me to tears. That cause a deep and aching sadness in me. There are even fewer children books that have this effect. Malala’s Magic Pencil is one of these. My oldest daughter has been getting more and more skilled …

Strategy-Bot: Chat GPT

I asked Chat GPT to synthesize the competitive analysis frameworks that I have found most useful in my work as a Product Manager. It did a decent job of the summaries overall but made a critical error in part of its meta-analysis. Here’s what I think is the best it did: I’ll paste the full …

ChatGPT: cant chat for me (-yet on LinkedIn)

A good friend of mine raised an interesting point on LinkedIn: I drafted my genuine thoughts on the response, then fed that to Chat GPT to see if it could strengthen the point. Instead it made it more wordy, fluffy, omitted what I saw as the most insightful point, and took it in a few …

In a nutshell: Chat GPT is designed to sound good, not be right.

I tweeted this simplification. But it really is the most punchy insight I have so far. Lots of chatter about Chat-GPT. It’s important to try it out yourself to get a sense for it. But in essence the 20% learning that delivers 80% of the insight for this moment right now is: it is designed …

Mentorship in Product management – a template for you

In the 5 years I’ve worked at IBM and been tracking it I’ve helped contribute to the hiring placement or promotion of 22+ talented folks in product. I’m more proud of that than anything else I may have done in that time. I’ve found that mentorship is a continuous activity for me. Its something I …

The Product Manager Resume

How to write a Killer Resume? 1 – Strong action verbs lead every bullet2- Use your space VERY well3- Quantified metrics for everything The purpose of the resume is to get you the interview. These techniques are the areas that others I’ve helped out in the past tell me are the most helpful in preparing …

The Trinity of Leadership and IBMs Purpose

There is a trinity of leadership that I have written about before. set the example align the mission take care of the team In this video I talk about how I plan to contribute to IBM’s purpose this year by following the trinity of leadership. IBMs purpose has been declared: to be the catalyst that …

Why are all the artists men, daddy? (Happy International womens day 2022)

“Why are all the artists and composers men, daddy?” “Can I really ask for a starting salary that high?” “Would a man take credit for this work?” Women are wonderful and powerful – first as humans they deserve respect, equality and inclusion. And they do NOT yet get it. It is up to us, all …

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 …