Category Archives: Introspective ProdMkgBlackbelt

A view from the inside.

Tenacity 改善

Is there any wonder that tenacity begins with TEN? If we practice tenacity, we grab with our ten fingers and don’t let go, not until it’s done. This reminds me of Kaizen (改善), Japanese for “improvement”, or “change for the better” … Continue reading

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Curiosity – killed the cat but made the product professional

I’ve blogged this topic in a previous post, would like to add thoughts. Curiosity, or natural inquisitiveness, sets product professionals apart. Our questions lead to explorations into personas, buyer behaviors, value props, solutions. Coupled with persistence: “I just have to … Continue reading

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Persistency of purpose

TENACITY is an attribute of a great product professional. I suggest that tenacity, more often than not, is the key attribute that separates A from B players. Merriman-Webster describes tenacity as, “Persistent in maintaining or adhering to, or seeking something valued … Continue reading

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Do you remember when it hit you?

I am asking about the time you noticed that special product (gorgeous car, designer shoe, computer) and in noticing, it hit you square between the eyes,  was it love at first sight? I was the Personal Computer Evangelist (aka analyst) at … Continue reading

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Living life fully mindful of the end, Steve Jobs

“So much creativity and connection has been (and will continue to be) facilitated by his genius. I am touched and inspired by his life.” –post on Wired Spot on my friend. We already miss him. Bigger than life, but somehow … Continue reading

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May You Change the Future

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, … Continue reading

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Is a Noodle Stronger than a Brainstorm?

쉬어       Shwi-eo,  “At ease-relax”  Why do dreams and shower thoughts present solutions when brainstorming and SWOT come up ho-hum? How does the presence of mind lead to successes in thinking up new products and generating new ideas? The concept of “calm … Continue reading

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Autumn a season for insightful moments?

Color ! In the autumn color seems to be all around. Trees throw off their drab greens and renew ablaze in reds and golds – all highlighted by the azure-blue of an autumn sky. Even in our autumn clothing, our sweaters … Continue reading

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That small space between thinking and actions…

Noodling on “transition”  I’ve thought about it and I can now say…Transition is truly that space between actions, between the thinking and the doing.  It is that smallest of spaces between the synapses of our thoughts. Being small means it is very … Continue reading

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Transitions, during the autumn of our year

Watching the green of my backyard turning ever so slowly golden, I began to mull over the meaning of autumn. As my years lengthen, the season of candy corn, pumpkins and cider is more than just harvests and a break … Continue reading

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