Product Management Joke: Celebrating The Product Launch

Flowers from a super hero themed wedding at Montage in Indianapolis. See more photos at Kahnscatering.com

A new Product Manager successfully launches his first product, and his friends John and Janet decide to send him flowers to celebrate the occasion. Smiling, they arrive at his cubicle, bouquet in hand.

“Thank you!” he says as he accepts their gift. He sees an note attached to the bouquet and grins. As he reads the note, however, a puzzled looks comes over his face.

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Product Management Interview With Cyndy Bates Finnie

Ask your users questions, but also spend a day in their shoes. - Andre Bakken
“If the Sales mantra is ‘Always be closing’, the Product mantra is, ‘Always be discovering’.” – Cyndy Bates Finnie

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

In the spotlight today is Cyndy Bates Finnie, known in some circles as the Technology EMT.

What process has he found to be most successful for working with sales? And how does she apply her Scrum Master skills to her personal life? Read on…

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Video: How To Get Your Ideas To Spread – Seth Godin

Seth Godin Purple Cow

Otto Rohwedder invented sliced bread, and it was a complete failure until Wonder figured out how to capture people’s attention and spread the word about sliced bread. That’s the opening gambit in this classic TED talk by marketing guru Seth Godin, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

In a world with too many choices, with technology increasingly encroaching on every aspect of our lives, and time at an all-time low, this TED talk is still relevant today — maybe even more relevant today than in 2007.

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