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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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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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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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All sides might equal a circle

Orange belt – just a level above Yellow but so much more than what we knew as Yellow belts. As a practioner, I enjoyed the Orange belt- it was the first time I could see that I incorporated the concepts … Continue reading

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In this case, the end does justify the means

Covey again, when it comes to our business  decisions we must “begin with the end in mind”… Back in the day (just after the Age of Mainframes and way before the Age of the Cloud) I remember leading business managers … Continue reading

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