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What almost everyone misunderstands about product managers

After more than a decade working in product across Google, Foursquare, and Slack, I still often struggle to define the role of “product manager” (PM) succinctly. Explaining what makes a PM great is even harder.<p>PMs have diverse backgrounds, murky responsibilities, and role definitions that vary …

Product Management

Silicon Valley billionaire VC Marc Andreessen recommends these 7 books

When billionaire Marc Andreessen has something to say, the tech world listens. He's a co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm …

Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning

Over the years I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts. I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative …

Say what? Famous quotes to feed your entrepreneurial urge

As a small business owner, have you ever said, “I want to quit my job!” ... even though it’s your own company? Every small-business owner feels that way from time to time. We need some inspiration to refill our motivation tanks.<p>I’m a big fan of inspirational quotations. They remind me of truths I …

Motivation

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

What Exactly Is Agile? A Definition of Agile Project Management

In 2001, at Utah’s Snowbird ski resort, 17 software developers got together and produced the groundbreaking Agile Manifesto.It was meant to …

Wallpaper Weekends: Artsy iPad Wallpapers

- Apr 27, 2018<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and …

Scaling Agile in Government

×<p><i>Government organizations are increasingly turning to Agile methods for software development, but applying them to large IT projects can be a challenge. A few key strategies can help.</i><p>Agile software development methods frequently enjoy higher success rates than the traditional waterfall method, so …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

HBR's 10 Must Reads Ultimate Boxed Set (14 Books)

Publication Date: <b>September 05, 2017</b><p>You want the most important ideas on management all in one place. Now you can have them--in a set of HBR's 10 Must Reads, available as a 14-volume paperback boxed set or as an ebook set. We've combed through hundreds of "Harvard Business Review" articles on topics …

This is how many hours it takes to become best friends, according to new study

<i>Notting Hill</i> fans will recall a pivotal moment when Julia Roberts’ character, a famous actress, is unwillingly sworn into a pact of best friendship …

HomeKit Weekly: Automating outdoor lights on and off based on sunset/sunrise and time

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>As a HomeKit enthusiast, I find myself playing around with a lot of different automations. Some stick because they’re actually useful while others are …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

4 Big Idea Books That Will Transform Your Career

Life-changing titles, courtesy of Wharton's Adam Grant.<p>When it comes to making a financial investment, you look for the opportunity that's going to yield the greatest return in the shortest time. The same is true of books.<p>Sometimes we read to exercise our empathy, sometimes to find the solution to …

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

The Simple Organizational Error That Cost My Company Over $100,000

Some easy tips on how to avoid losing a lot of money in your company.<p>It's no secret that having documented processes is important for any company. What you may not realize is the amount of money you can potentially lose by either having inefficient processes or not having processes documented …

Project Management

Four Things You Should Do As The New Leader Of A Struggling Team

You’ve just been tapped as the new leader to take over an existing team, company or department that has yet to meet its full potential. It could be struggling from poor leadership, lack of direction, underutilized or missing talent or any combination of the above. If you’re like most strong …

Leadership

Leading with inner agility

Disruptive times call for transformational leaders with a knack for addressing complex problems. To navigate effectively, we must learn to let go—and …

Understanding the Kanban for Scrum Teams Guide

It’s been so exciting to hear so much positive feedback and interest in the new Scrum.org Kanban for Scrum Teams guide and the accompanying …

Project Management

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

4 behaviors that transform ordinary people into CEOs, according to a study of 2,600 leaders

If you think all CEOs are Ivy League educated individuals who set their eyes on the C-suite at a young age, you're mistaken. According to Elena …

Can Eating More Kale, Eggs, And Carrots Make You Smarter And Happier?

Researchers are starting to find links between our mental health and brain functioning and the foods we eat. So far, it seems Popeye was more right than he knew.<p>What you heard endlessly growing up was right: You really should eat your vegetables–but perhaps for more reasons than your nagging …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

What is Agile and why do project managers and engineers need to know it? This online class will teach you.

When you were a student, you probably had a few memorization tricks up your sleeve when it came to studying for exams. Whether it was using …

Best Practices for Determining Your KPIs (And Why They Matter)

Great business owners are separated from good ones by the decisions they make. Tony Robbins says it well, “One reason so few of us achieve what we …

Analytics

How concept sprints can improve customer-experience innovation

The concept sprint is a fast five-day process for cross-functional teams to brainstorm, define, and model new approaches to business issues. Here’s …

Storage, servers and more: We found 24 cloud services for your business

When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual players. But there's a huge world of opportunity …

Tips for Transitioning into an Agile Project Manager

Project managers don't have to be left out in the cold when a company moves to agile development. Here are some tips for how a project manager can …

Project Management

14 Pizza Recipes That Will Put Delivery to Shame

1 of 15<p>Anchovy Oil Pesto-and-Greens Pizza<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Grilled Peach Chutney Pizza with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese<p>3 of 15<p>White Pizza with …