Top 5 Product Management Posts Of 2010

The end of 2010 is only hours away! Before time runs out, let’s look at five of 2010’s product management posts that I found most remarkable/insightful/worth doing a “save as” on.

Standard disclaimer for this kind of list: We’re only scratching the surface of the PM wisdom percolating online this year, but great reading nonetheless.

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We’re Friends Everywhere Except Real Life

At a recent games conference, I met a local entrepreneur who I’m connected to on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This was the first time we’d met face-to-face and I couldn’t help noting aloud that, “It’s so nice to finally meet you; we’re friends everywhere except real life.”

He gave me a weird look, but then acknowledged, “Yeah, this is the new age we’re living in.”


I can’t believe this show got approved for a second season. Image source: ABC

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Product Management Interview: Jim Holland

Today, we’re kicking off a series of one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

Our launch guest is Jim Holland, a 20-year product management veteran and a leader of the product management tribe found on Twitter.

What’s the best career advice Jim received as a young PM? What trends does he see in software product management? If he could be anyone, living or dead, who would he be? Answers to these questions, and more, after the jump…

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Does Product Management Require Confidence? Sho’Nuff!

Yesterday: We recapped 1985 martial arts cult classic “Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon“, where Bruce Leroy searches for the mystical kung-fu power known as The Glow, and ends up dating Vanity.

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

And I don’t mean just the outside world’s confidence in product management; I mean our own confidence, in ourselves, as Product Managers. Because some of this week’s conversations on Twitter made me question whether or not we really have The Glow.

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