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The Definition of Insanity (In The Product World)

There are countless pitfalls to watch out for when trying to build a successful product business.  Some are obvious, while others most certainly are not. One of the least obvious pitfalls to watch out for is something called the capability trap.   Have you ever found yourself trying a product strategy that seemed to work previously…

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Get Good At Being Green

In the world of building product businesses, being an expert is a disadvantage. If you consider yourself an expert in your craft, think long and hard about your answer to the next question. When was the last time you were wrong? If it’s been awhile, then you may be experiencing a symptom of a larger…

busy man on hamster wheel

Why Your Busy Team Isn’t Getting Much Done

Everyone at this product company is always busy, but we keep falling short of our goals… I call this the ‘hamster-wheel’ problem.  Everyone on your team is busy doing lots of stuff, but you’re not getting any closer to the success you need for your product company. This problem happens when you and your team…