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Great PM – Noah Weiss

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Noah Weiss today tweetstormed what he thinks are characteristics of a great product manager. I really liked some of his insights, in that they were truthful without grandstanding. And useful. Here are some snippets – Great PMs apply product taste. They have a well honed sense of what a well crafted product experience feels like. They smartly balance quality with the demands of time and...

Changing culture

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Ben Horowitz on how leader of the Haitian slave revolution Toussaint Louverture changed culture. 1. Keep what works: For any culture revolution, figure out what is already working and don’t throw it away. 2. Create shocking rules: Rules that are either challenging to follow or out of the box can keep people accountable. 3. Incorporate people from other cultures: Bring people in who resemble...

Smarter Faster Better

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“…….there were Google-designed checklists [apparently, there are dozens of tactics] they could use: Leaders should not interrupt teammates during conversations, because that will establish an interrupting norm. They should demonstrate they are listening by summarizing what people say after they said it. They should admit what they don’t know. They shouldn’t end a meeting until all...

Creativity and other things

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Steve Jobs –
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
13 more Jobs quotes here.

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