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Empathy -- Lead with your EARS and not with your MOUTH

As promised, here are the slides from my talk at Impact Product Management Conference 2018 event in Budapest, Hungary. Watch the video here : https://youtu.be/91uOZLT4bv4 The challenges of product development are not about products. They are about interpersonal relations. The empathic compon...

Factors that Damage Your Integrity. Reflecting on Adverse Conditions.

Product Managers rightly face criticism when negotiating or selling product vision to stakeholders. We increasingly turn to data analytics and customer insight in hopes of outlining a product's most pressing problems, whether it’s a user acquisition drop off, a shift in engagement, or failure to ...

How To Find The Narrative In Numbers -- And How To Sway Cynics.

I'm moderating Product Circle MTL this week. A meet up by product managers, for product managers. My discussion topic revolves around numbers. Finding the narrative in numbers. The language of product is mathematics. Your initial plans are almost certain to be wrong in some way. Your first prio...

The Story Behind our Work with Enkidoo.ai

About one year ago, we met Pholysa and Alex from Enkidoo.ai while they were at Founder Fuel, Canada’s leading Venture Accelerator. We got lucky then and later provided them with Product Management Consulting, Coaching and Advising services. I’m delighted to finally discuss why we invested our ti...

Product Managers, Make your CEO provide a clear vision

There are so many articles about the challenges and stresses of being a product manager. But this is an article about your CEO’s duty to set a vision, to define why your company exists. For some product managers, the thought of talking openly about the void left by a missing vision statement is p...

Our immersion into Deep and Machine Learning at WatchMojo

Big data holds big promises for WatchMojo. Back in Q1 of 2017, in my quest to create proprietary products and innovations to link past video views and engagement to future video projects, I had heard about algorithms that can learn from data without relying on rules-based programming. To create v...