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What Product Managers Can Learn From “Think Like A Freak”

I have always been amazed by how deftly the TV series Mad Men dramatizes the tension between creativity and efficiency. A scene from a recent episode stuck with me for days. Let me set the stage for you:…

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Product Management vs. Product Marketing

There are many schools of thought as to how companies should organize themselves to most effectively manage a product’s life cycle. At Sequent, we clearly have a position on this: A product manager…

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In The Defense Of The Practice Of Business

Business managers have tough jobs. They’re constantly being called upon to make decisions without the right amount of data – or the best quality data. I can tell you that I’ve made plenty of mistakes…

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Product Managers Must Put On Their Sales Hat (Among Many Others!)

In my past I have done everything from financial planning to teaching people how to be the best salespeople in the country.  When I became a product manager many years ago I was amazed by the similarity…

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How Can Product Managers Become Productive? Be Mindful.

Reading about great inventors makes me nostalgic for a work environment that may have never existed. Take Albert Einstein. The man was a born and bred tinkerer.  As a boy he often visited his father’s…

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Product Managers, I Dare You To Dream!

At its core strategy should be straightforward and uncomplicated, yet product managers talk about it like it’s some amorphous, elusive thing.  So often, product managers will ask for help to improve…

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