Haiku: Product Management New Year’s Resolution


My resolution:
Eliminate distractions
Close spare browser tabs

Seriously

I keep far too many browser tabs open with the intention of reading the contents later, and “later” rarely ever comes.

So now it’s click it and read it; otherwise, at the end of the day, close it and forget it regardless of the tab’s read/unread state.

This might sound trivial, but it’s not uncommon for me to end the workweek with 30+ tabs open, sucking down CPU and just generally taunting me with news or information that sounds appealing but I just can’t process at that moment.

Eventually, this should either stop me from opening so many tabs in the first place (unlikely) or teach me to scan articles faster so I can move on (likely).

How About You?

Any resolutions for the new year that you’d like to share? Another of mine? Quitting foursquare. I’m creeped out by strangers wanting to follow my movement around Boston; I’m creeped out by whatever impulse drove me to start broadcasting my whereabouts in the first place; and it’s just one more digital distraction I don’t need.

For More Product Management-Related Resolutions…

Check out Top 10 Product Management New Year’s Resolutions by Barry Paquet, my 2009 New Year’s Resolutions, 5 Suggestions Product Managers Can Adopt During The New Year by Gopal Shenoy, and 5 New Year’s Resolutions for SMBs by Jennifer Van Grove.

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3 thoughts on “Haiku: Product Management New Year’s Resolution”

  1. My Resolution: Find ways to work around those barriers. No travel budget? Find creative ways to identify and engage new and existing customers.

  2. @DB – Thanks for the suggestion. But, for me, that’d be the equivalent of asking my kids to clean their room and later finding all their junk stuffed inside their closet 😉

    @SallyOutLoud – That’s a great resolution!

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