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It’s Usually Not a “Communications” Problem

When people aren’t sure what’s wrong, they often refer to it as a “communications problem.” But this is seldom the real problem.
The next time someone lays a “communication” issue on …

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Don’t Suck At Meetings

I’m usually not a fan of infographics. They’re overused and typically not that good. But this one from visual.ly regarding meetings was an unexpected find on Pinterest. I recommend checking …

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Machiavelli and New Product Development

Niccolò  Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) was an Italian philosopher and writer. He is best known for his work The Prince. Most people think of this work as a political science or philosophical …

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Avoiding Traps in New Product Development

Great post on The Software Maven that should help all product managers. A nice application of how to use the scientific method and some common logical fallacies to avoid.
When you’re …

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“Conscious Incompetence”

I was catching up on some old posts for some of my favorite blogs. The Slow Leadership blog has a great post on “Conscious Incompetence.”
If a thing is worth doing, …

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So What? – A Book Review for Product Management and Business Development

I just finished reading So What?: How to Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience by Mark Magnacca. This book really opened my eyes. I found it highly applicable for …

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Talk Less, Say More – A Great Resource for Product and Business Development Managers

I just finished reading Talk Less, Say More by Connie Dieken. It’s full of great tips on how to relate to your audience in order to connect with them and …

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Get Results by Listening with Intent

Leadership expert Art Petty shares some tips on listening with intent. “Listening with intent isn’t a technique, it’s a personal value backed by behaviors that cause us to shift from …

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I Learned the Three Most Important Marketing Skills in Liberal Arts Classes, not in Business School

I was chatting with a co-worker about a Logic class she was taking. This brought back memories from my college days – I minored in Philosophy. It also led to …

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Why Early-Stage Investors Should be Pumping Up Their Startups with Data

Jeb Stone posted some great insights on Venture Beat about why startups should be competing on data and how their investors can help.
What if VCs provided centralized analytics and data …

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