Wonder Woman Shows Product Managers The True Meaning Of Focus

Focus is not saying “yes” to a single great idea. Focus is saying “no” to a ton of great-sounding ideas because they aren’t really a fit for your customers.

And it means saying “no” even if one of those deceptively great-sounding ideas comes from the Man of Steel himself.

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Resurrected Assassins And The Men Who Killed Them Teach Us Something About The Relationship Between UX And Product Management

And you thought office politics were tough in your organization.

In the anime series Gungrave, Brandon Heat — driven by the need for revenge — returns from the grave to destroy Harry MacDowell — Brandon’s former best friend, former employer, and murderer.

And you thought your office politics were tough.

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Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies Vs. Product Management

He saved the Union... and slaughtered the Undead.
He saved the Union… and slaughtered the Undead.

Before we begin, a general warning about watching Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies: If you plan to take a shot every time CGI blood shoots across the screen or a random chicken ruins an escape attempt, by 45 minutes into this film you will be stumbling around like one of the undead yourself.

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This mockbuster is actually pretty well done, and has some surprise twists. I’m going to reveal some of those twists and turns to make a point about sunsetting products you love. You have been warned!
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