The Pinedale Shopping Mall Has Just Been Bombed By Live Turkeys! Or, How To Make Micromanagement Work For You

Yesterday: We recapped the classic WKRP episode “Turkeys Away”, where the bumbling station manager comes up with a Thanksgiving Day promotion involving live turkeys, and a helicopter.

Today: We’ll use that story recap as a springboard into this week’s topic: Micromanagement, and its implications for product managers.


People being micromanaged can improve their situations.
Usually, before turkeys start crashing to the ground like bags of wet cement.

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In Search Of A Metaphor

In a recent post, Saeed got me thinking (as he usually does) — this time, though, about something I’d said, about a metaphor I used in a presentation to describe product management to people unfamiliar with the practice.

It was about grease and glue. In context, it works, but I can see its limitations. And, well; it’s kind of gross. So, I went in search of other options…

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