Key skills behind a great product manager

As a daily Medium.com customer, there are days when I read (or listen) to posts/articles which make me think more about how I operate, think or shape myself in my professional and personal life. You know…when you read something that just hits the spot at the right time and makes you go ‘wow, that is … Continue reading Key skills behind a great product manager

Podcasts and reading list

I was asked to share with my new team at IAG what I listen to and read. Here is the list of podcasts and ‘go to’ books from me: Podcasts a16z: (Andreessen Horowitz): Software is eating the world: https://a16z.com/podcasts/ – great episode with Tim O’Reilly and Benedict Evans on Platforming the Future: https://a16z.com/2017/10/12/a16z-podcast-platforming-the-future/ TwiT: (This Week in Tech): … Continue reading Podcasts and reading list

Operating Principles: what rules do you operate by?

What is it that I have learnt working in digital for over 20 years? What are the things in my career which have made the most impact on myself & those who have worked with me over that time? I regularly get asked to provide insight, guidance & direction on how to approach customer, business … Continue reading Operating Principles: what rules do you operate by?

Google’s growing problem: 50% of people do zero searches per day on mobile

Originally posted on The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say:
Amit Singhal in 2011 showing a comparison of search volumes from mobile and “early desktop years”. Photo by Niall Kennedy on Flickr. Amit Singhal, Google’s head of search, let slip a couple of interesting statistics at the Re/Code conference – none…

The future power of newsrooms is in understanding the platform world

I have bumped into this ‘challenge’ over & over again throughout my 20+ year career in digital media. What platform are we creating our content for? How do we make sure our process, tools & technologies are able to adapt & respond to new platforms? Sadly, there are a number of large businesses who are … Continue reading The future power of newsrooms is in understanding the platform world

Embrace your constraints & drive innovation: the value of the hackathon

Having worked at a number of digital businesses who have internal ‘hackathons’ I have always seen the great value of getting diverse teams together, constraining them with either key problems to be solved or time & resources constraints …and then amazed by the creativity & execution which is possible under these conditions. At Yahoo! the … Continue reading Embrace your constraints & drive innovation: the value of the hackathon

A Simpler Life

Very interesting to read this article – https://theconversation.com/the-simple-life-manifesto-and-how-it-could-save-us-33081– on @ConversationEDU discussing the ‘footprint’ of the population here in Australia & it made me think about how connectivity, drones, automation & innovation can be used to balance the right ecosystems around us to sustain us. What if you were able to create micro-footprints around the world … Continue reading A Simpler Life

From medium: The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters — Medium

The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters Artefact’s Craig Hajduk on design tips for MBAs The big story in June was Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement, and their abrupt about-face on used games and online connectivity. In an attempt to enable new scenarios based on online services linked to physical discs, they angered gaming enthusiasts by changing the rules … Continue reading From medium: The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters — Medium