• A meditation on my self-awareness

    Note: This may get a bit personal. I really didn’t write it thinking that it might help you in any way. It’s one of those selfish blog posts that the authors dedicate to no one but themselves. But I welcome all readership. Would you enjoy looking at an intrusion of cockroaches? No, you wouldn’t. It […]

  • 2021 Reflection – I lived

    2021 Reflection – I lived

    This is a long due reflection blog post. It’s already March, and so you can even say that it’s long overdue. I wrote the first draft during the last days of 2021, but life get in the way and I haven’t got a chance to review and edit since then. But it will surely bug […]

  • Unqualified

    Unqualified

    During a recent conversation, I was told (in a very constructive way) that the phrasing “not qualified to be something” seems to be a bit offensive

  • Get everyone out of the building – or how Product Managers are like Fire Fighters

    Get everyone out of the building – or how Product Managers are like Fire Fighters

    I realize that “get out of the building” is probably already an advice that’s meant for everyone. But If I may rephrase the advice so that it incorporates a bit better the nuance that I’ve observed, I would call it “Get everyone out of the building”, which sounds like something that a Fire Fighter would say. Perhaps in this sense (and many others in which we both roles have to fight different kinds of fire), Product Managers are just like Fire Fighters.

  • Memory of a world that never existed

    Memory of a world that never existed

    There was a protagonist who sacrificed his existence to save the world from a villain that vows to destroy it because it took away the only person whom he loves.

  • Don’t look away

    Don’t look away. Confront the suffering. Engage with it.

  • On exploring human nature

    Nature is like this: everything changes it shape according to your nature. It is what lurks beneath our actions and our intentions. It is also a perfect self-preserving system. If I have a choice, I wouldn’t choose to be anything other than myself. It is one of those things that assigns values and meanings. It […]

  • How Product Development Frameworks Work Together To Enable Actions

    How Product Development Frameworks Work Together To Enable Actions

    A product strategy can be seen as a function that takes in business outcomes, possible product changes, activities people do and produce an effective action. JTBD helps discover activities people do that need improvement. Company Vision Helps identify business outcomes. The North Star Framework helps produce metrics that align with business outcomes and activities customers do that need improvement. Continuous Discovery helps discover opportunities and solutions. Opportunity-Solution tree helps make product changes that align with opportunities which best solve company and customer problems simultaneously

  • The Build Trap, Great Product Managers, Strategic Gaps and Product Kata

    The Build Trap, Great Product Managers, Strategic Gaps and Product Kata

    Last month, I finished reading Escaping the build trap as part of an attempt to discover the pillars of product management. Although I did not discover anything of sort, I think it was a great read since the book provides useful frameworks and mental models that I can apply in my daily work. In this blog post, I want to elaborate on some ideas in the book that I found to be interesting.

  • Departures (2008) – How Death makes you Reconsider Life, and How Mentally Simulating the Deaths of your Frameworks can improve Cognitive Agility

    Departures (2008) – How Death makes you Reconsider Life, and How Mentally Simulating the Deaths of your Frameworks can improve Cognitive Agility

    The movie’s theme is obviously about death, but it’s not told from the perspective of someone who lost a beloved one, although that is part of the storyline. Rather, it is told from the perspective of morticians who have to provide funeral services to the deceased, such as purifying, changing the clothing, applying make-up, and delivering the body to its final destination.