What Would You Do If Walmart Turned Off Your Gas?

May 1, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I seem to recall that there is a type of fish that attaches itself to sharks, I think that it’s called a remora. This fish then gets access to all of the leftovers when the shark feeds. Not a bad […]

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Goodbye Scion – What Happened To You?

April 24, 2017

You would think that if you became the product manager of something as big as an automobile, you’d be set for life. I mean, if the company is going to go to the effort of rolling out a new car model, then you’d think that they would be so committed to it that your job […]

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What Do The Whole Foods Product Managers Have To Do To Create Organic Growth?

April 17, 2017

Whole foods is a grocery store chain. It’s actually a pretty special grocery store change and if you talk to any of the people who shop there, you’ll quickly discover that most of them are true believers in the company and the products that they carry. For the past few years, Whole Foods has been […]

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Comcast Discovers How To Reconnect Cord Cutters

April 3, 2017

By now I would think that you’ve heard about the so-called “cord cutters” who are out there. If you are a product manager working for a cable company these people are the bane of your existence. The cord cutters are the people who have decided that they no longer need to subscribe to cable television […]

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How To Price Your Product Correctly

March 27, 2017

When I talk with product managers, over and over again I hear that the one task that they all fear the most is setting a price for their product. I’m not 100% sure why this is such a big deal. I guess the obvious answer is that a lot of us feel that if we […]

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Apple Shows Product Managers How To Get More For More

March 20, 2017

You sorta gotta have some pity for the poor product managers over at Apple. I mean yes, they are responsible for one of the most popular products out there: the iPhone. However, we are living in an age in which just about everyone who wants to have a smartphone already has one and so the […]

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Product Managers Prepare For The Great Mattress Wars

March 13, 2017

Just exactly how much time do you spend every day thinking about that mattress that you sleep on. Scientists say that we’ll spend roughly 1/3 of our lives sleeping, so you’d think that the mattress that we sleep on would be a very big deal. However, if you are like most of us, you don’t […]

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How Did GoPro Lose Their Focus?

March 6, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great if when you are out and doing all of the exciting things that you do, rock climbing, surfing, hiking, etc. if you could somehow capture the moment in a photo? Sure your cell phone has a camera on it, but it’s not really up to the task of surviving a lot […]

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Oracle Product Managers Get Ready To Battle Amazon In The Cloud

February 27, 2017

I’m pretty sure that by now you’ve heard about “the cloud” – it’s the mythical place where companies can get their programs to run and their data to be stored in such a way that they don’t have to buy any computers or storage systems. Another company takes care of all of the day-to-day activities […]

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How Product Managers Can Find More Customers

February 20, 2017

I’m pretty sure that we all know and understand that product managers don’t work in sales. However, our career is very closely tied to the success of the product that we are responsible for. So, while we don’t have primary responsibility for selling our product, we are however quite motivated to make sure that the […]

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