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The Disproportionate Impact of Coaching on Startup Survival

It is a known fact that startups which are accompanied or coached, view their chances of success as being much higher compared to those that are not. In fact, 83.9% of accompanied startups assess their chances of survival as strong, especially during the current uncertain climate. The right mento...

Why the Product Manager Should Also Play Dumb

According to Alpha’s 2020 Product Management Insights Report, product management has entered the c-suite. As product management influences more high-level decisions and business strategies, partner alignment/collaboration becomes key. Yet the time and rigor required to gather/validate consumer in...

Any company + product manager ≠ a product company.

The day-to-day role of a product manager is constantly changing and becoming more strategic. Many product managers are still trying to escape the trap of getting projects handed to them by the C-Suite and being told to simply ‘build something’ or ‘make it better.’ This isn’t exactly much to go on...

Product Management: Saying No Without Shutting Them Down

As a product manager, one of the hardest things you have to do is say ‘no’ to ideas, suggestions, requests and urgent demands from customers and internal stakeholders. However, adding the word ‘no’ to your management vocabulary is essential in order to make those difficult product decisions. You ...

Meet Bain Public: Built for the Greater Hygiene

Montreal is rife with burgeoning startups and midsized tech firms. Within these organizations exist hundreds, perhaps thousands of dedicated product managers. But the product manager is often mistaken for the "project manager." The difference is subtle but significant. One fosters an "IT mindset,...

A Day in the Life of a Product Management Consultant

Is something broken in your team’s product management? If the answer is yes, you’re in the right place. At Bain Public, we help build roadmaps and innovative products for early-stage companies. How, you ask? Meet George Korkejian, he joined our team last summer and dedicated himself to support...