G.I. Joe Provides Product Managers With Practical Tips To Improve Communication

Yesterday we summarized G.I. Joe #27 In 10 Panels Or Less™. Now, let’s extract a product management lesson from the first comic book I ever read.

The G.I. Joe code-named Snake-Eyes is the definition of the strong, silent type: His mask covers his hideously scarred face, and his damaged vocal chords prevent him from speaking. His actions, though, speak volumes.

While you probably don’t have masked ninjas with pet wolves skulking around your office, you probably do interact with many different personality types during the day.

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Mr. Hyde Slays Logical Fallacies In Product Management

Yesterday we summarized BBC’s “Jekyll” In 10 Screencaps Or Less™. Now let’s extract a product management lesson from this creepy “sequel” to the classic novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

When the protagonist of the story learns that his entire life is a lie, his faux friend Peter tries to justify a lifetime of manipulations by stating it was for the greater good if the end result leads to cures for disease. That, my friends, is a logical fallacy.

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Christian Bale And Matthew McConaughey Teach Product Managers About Agile Development

Yesterday we summarized “Reign Of Fire” In 10 Screencaps Or Less™. Now let’s extract a product management lesson from 2002’s most dragontastic action/sci-fi film.

One of Reign’s big conflicts is between Quinn (played by Christian Bale) and Van Zan (played by Matthew McConaughey). Quinn is trying to keep innocent people alive; Van Zan wants to kill the sole male dragon and drive the dragons to extinction.

The ongoing argument between product management and agile development is pretty similar, just minus all the incinerating.

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