Comics Legend Steve Ditko Illustrates The Importance Of Properly Framing Your Product Decisions

Steve Ditko reveals his thoughts about Spider-Man in the Silver Age of Comic Book Art by Arlen Schumer.

Illustrator Steve Ditko, who co-created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, passed away recently at age 90.

Ditko was known as the “J.D. Salinger” of comics: He rarely gave interviews, and he eschewed the publicity that accompanies high-profile events such the release of the Spider-Man or Doctor Strange films. But his work speaks volumes — and his ability to frame a scene to make it instantly understandable could help us make better product decisions.

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Product Management Lesson From Ralph Baer, Father Of Console Video Games

Ralph Baer, inventor

Decades before the first PlayStations or Xboxes took over our living rooms, there was the Magnavox Odyssey, the world’s very first home video game console. The Odyssey’s inventor, Ralph Baer, passed away earlier this week at age 92.

PBS interviewed Baer at age 89 and he talked candidly about outliving his wife and his friends, and the thrill he still gets from inventing things.

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Top 3 Product Management Lessons From Steve Jobs


Here’s to the crazy ones…

Adam Costa recently gave us some innovation lessons from Steve Jobs. It’s a good list, and you should read it.

As I’m sitting here thinking about how much of an impact Steve Jobs had on me and so many people, I’m thinking of other lessons Steve Jobs provided.

Three general — but critical — product management lessons I wanted to share with you…

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Elisabeth Sladen Knew How To Manage A Brand

Elisabeth Sladen — best known for her portrayal of Doctor Who companion Sarah Jane Smith — passed away last week at the age of 63.

I’m still having trouble processing this for reasons I touch on here but did want to share one thought about how Sladen’s approach to her character can teach us something about product management.

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