Framework of Crisp

I’ve noticed the word “crisp” being used across various domains and scenarios. For example I read a job description that listed “crisp execution” as a requirement. Jeff Bezos talks about writing “crisp” documents at Amazon. My perfect meeting starts with a crisp document. So the document should be written with … Read more

Bob Iger’s 10 Leadership Principles

I’ve recently started reading “The Ride of a Lifetime“, the memoir of Disney CEO Bob Iger. In the prologue Bob shares 10 principles for true leadership. I believe that each of these principles can help Product Managers become more effective leaders, communicators, and team members. I’d classify these principles as … Read more

12 Product Management Frameworks

12 frameworks that are part of my Product Manager toolkit. Whether I’m shaping a new feature, creating a roadmap, or thinking about a problem, these are the frameworks I use. Addition by subtraction (less is more, 80-20) A simplification framework. A method to make a product less complex by focusing … Read more

Billionaires Build by Paul Graham

Today I revisited Billionaires Build by Paul Graham. In the essay he describes the components of a successful Y Combinator pitch. For me the essay is a framework of the most important questions startup founders should think through before building their product. It’s also a great framework for Product Manager … Read more

Shaping Framework, Crypto Portfolio

The team at 37signals published a comprehensive blog post outlining how they used their Shape Up framework to build and launch a new product feature. In this post my focus is on the first part of their process, shaping. What is shaping? Shaping is defining the problem and the core … Read more

Hope is Not a Strategy

I learned an important lesson from trading this year: hope is not a strategy. If you enter a trade that goes against you, and it keeps going against you, hoping that the position will recover is a losing strategy. The hope trade may work once, twice, even ten times in … Read more

Nassim Taleb’s Summary of the Stoics

They were like Buddhists but with an attitude. They wanted to have the last word with fate. A Stoic is someone who transforms fear into prudence. Pain into information. Mistakes into initiation. Desire into undertaking. EconTalk Podcast: Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Antifragility (1:11:20 mark) Nassim considers Marcus Aurelius and Lucius … Read more