Antifragility is the word of the day! The idea of antifragility kept coming up today and yesterday (more on that in the episode itself), so I thought I’d do a quick episode introducing the idea. Antifragility is the quality of a system that it gets stronger when bad or unexpected things occur. It’s like a
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In every episode of the Secrets of Product Management podcast you get actionable insights, techniques, and hacks to help you create more value in the world and accelerate your product management career.
From product management how-to insights, to getting that first product management job, to motivating your team, pricing your product, and going to market, this podcast covers all your questions about product management. Every episode includes "3 ways you can apply these ideas today," specific actions you can start immediately to put your new knowledge into practice.
The Product Bible In the previous episode I made a lot of complaints about PRDs, and then I made some claims that they could be better. In this episode, how you might actually make a better PRD. (This might be me tilting at windmills!) The overall argument PRDs are problematic. They go stale. No one
PRDs are problematic Among other things, PRDs have problems like this: “They go stale fast” “No one reads them” “They are about what and not why” At the beginning of a real product effort, you have very high uncertainty There’s lots of experimentation What you know changes constantly They often don’t talk about the customer,
What’s the first skill you should teach a new product manager? Carl Vellotti asked this question on LinkedIn a few months ago. (I can’t actually find the post, unfortunately.) My answer was about learning to do inquiry – asking good questions. I’ve covered this on the podcast before, in episode 114: Great Questions for Market
Manan Modi, author of The Startup Product Manager My guest on this episode is Manan Modi, author of The Startup Product Manager, just published and available on Amazon. Manan reached out to me as part of his go to market plan for his book (good thinking, by the way!). And I was intrigued by his
How to show up as the amazing unicorn you are in your resume and job interviews This episode was inspired by a LinkedIn post from Jason Knight, in which he gave product managers advice on their resumes. Basically, he’s not seeing what he wants to see in peoples’ resumes. They’re boring. They don’t do a
This episode is a rerun of episode 66, Miles Davis Vs. The High School Jazz Allstars. Use that link to visit the show notes page. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:38 — 23.8MB)Subscribe to The Secrets of Product Management on your favorite podcast service! Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify |
This episode is a rerun of episode 82, The Perfect Product Manager Resume. Use that link to visit the show notes page. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:04 — 34.2MB)Subscribe to The Secrets of Product Management on your favorite podcast service! Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | Stitcher
This episode is a rerun of episode 124, Unconventional Perspectives on Product Roadmaps. Use that link to visit the show notes page. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:50 — 19.0MB)Subscribe to The Secrets of Product Management on your favorite podcast service! Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | Stitcher
About Your Host
Your host, and author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook
When I started in product management, there were no resources for learning product management.
To help new product managers avoid that struggle, for years I’ve been providing that “secret” information on my Secret Product Manager Handbook website, this podcast, and my YouTube channel.
(You can get a lot of my best material in the Kindle or paperback version of The Secret Product Manager Handbook - a real book! It’s crammed full of all the things I wish someone had told me when I started.)