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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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The adventures of being a lemonader (aka product professional)

I’ve been studying for certification and attending product best practices seminars, meeting other product professionals and comparing notes. Below (in no order) is what I’ve heard regarding creating, rewarding and optimizing a culture of product innovation. These are from us, … 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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Sharing…goals

How do you successfully climb a mountain, or launch a successful business, or develop/deploy a new product? You have to have a clear goal, planning and preparation, leadership, teamwork, innovation, execution, excellence, perseverance, and trust. Roland Smith, CEO Wendy’s/Arby’s Group

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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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Creating Greatness Out of Thin Air – or succeeding without a budget

Influencing without authority. Creating without a budget. Teaming without direct reports. Believing that your [idea, team, product, company] will succeed without a formal structure, a place on the org chart, a bonus, a big company or a friendly banker to back … Continue reading

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As transparent as a weed lawn

Wise gardeners say, “If you plant weed seeds, you won’t get much of a lawn, but it could be green.” I took the pleasure to re-read Steven MR Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust. As is my habit, this second … Continue reading

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