Interview With Product Executive, Jeremy Horn

This time on Product Management Meets Pop Culture – The Podcast

We interview Jeremy Horn (a.k.a., The Product Guy) – an award-winning product management veteran with two decades of experience leading and managing product teams. He’s founded several start-ups and created the largest product management meetup in the world.

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The Genius Of He-Man’s Mini Comics Illustrates The Importance Of Thinking On Your Feet

When He-Man action figures appeared in toy aisles across America in the 1980s, they were unlike anything any child had seen before. And the revenue figures proved it: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys generated $38.2 million in 1982 and grew to a peak of $400 million in 1986.

One of the innovative aspects of this toy franchise was the inclusion of a bonus mini comic which told a story relevant to the figure it came with. These comics helped flesh out the characters and the overall storyline with the intention of selling more product. But the secret origin of these comics — these comics which have inspired website archives, reviews, and hardcover reprints — has a special lesson for product managers.

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Product Management Interview With Alicia Dixon

To be successful in product, you need to evolve and adapt.

Welcome to our continuing series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals!

In the spotlight today is Alicia Dixon, Senior Product Manager at Hilton Worldwide. How did she move from fashion design to digital payments? And what trends does she see in product management today? Read on…

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The Rebirth of Optimus Prime in Transformers: Generation 2 Shows How Product Managers Can Scale Themselves

“Transformers: Generation 2” is a 12-issue comic book series where everyone’s favorite transforming robots battle the vastly superior forces of the next generation Cybertronian Empire and confront a new threat more dangerous than anything they’ve ever encountered before. The series was written by Simon Furman, drawn primarily by Manny Galan, Derek Yaniger and Geoff Senior, and published by Marvel Comics during the 1990s.

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