How Do Product Managers Capture Ideas?

Michael Ray Hopkin wrote recently about the importance of capturing ideas:

Ideas are the fuel for great products. […] The more ideas you capture the more likely you are to get the perfect new product or feature. Many times ideas will seem silly or absolutely unobtainable; write them down anyway. Over time circumstances change, technology improves and opportunities appear that you do not expect.

The conversation only lightly touched on the mechanics of capturing ideas, and knowingly avoided the sometimes difficult and awkward process of sorting ideas, so I thought we’d talk about the former today and the latter next time.

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Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon… In 10 Screencaps Or Less

Today: We’re recapping 1985 martial arts cult classic “Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon“… in 10 Panels Or Less™.

Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into this week’s topic: The importance of confidence in product management.

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Key plot points from this Taimak-Vanity-Julius Carry opus are pictured herein. You have been warned!
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Solving Problems: Crank For Product Managers

Yesterday, we recapped the action movie Crankin 10 Screencaps Or Less™.

Today, we’re using that recap as a springboard into a discussion of the importance of strategic problem-solving.


Next time a firestorm rages across your desk, resist the urge to hose it down
with a can of Red Bull.

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Crank… In 10 Screencaps Or Less

Today: We’re recapping the 2006 action movie Crank, starring Jason Statham… in 10 Screencaps Or Less™.

Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into a discussion of the importance of strategic problem-solving.

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Key plot points from this story of poisoned British hitman, who needs to keep his adrenaline flowing to stay alive, are pictured below. It gets ugly. And is not for the faint of heart. You have been warned!
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When It Comes To Haunted Hair Extensions, The Experience Is The Product

Yesterday, we recapped the Japanese horror movie Exte: Hair Extensionsin 10 Screencaps Or Less™.

Today, we’re going to use that recap as a springboard into a discussion on the importance of weaving a compelling product experience.


When it comes to Haunted Hair Extensions, even a deviant like Yamazaki
understands the experience is the product

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