I started this blog in 2010 when I worked at Waggener Edstrom, a PR company here in the Northwest. We were encouraged to write on-line and share our interests in digital channels. The goal was partly to build our personal brand and partly to really understand how digital channels work. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to write about. One day I looked over at my bookshelf and saw the answer. I realized the world had plenty of experts on product management but I could definitely be an expert on product management books.
Since I started this blog, there has been a huge surge in the number of product management books. The amount of knowledge available today in courses, books, and online content on product management is staggering. It speaks to the popularity and value of our profession. Throughout the years I’ve gone on an occasional hiatus, but always return to writing because I found yet another great set of books I wanted to share.
One of the great things about our profession is that there are many people practicing it in many different places in many different ways. And our understanding of the field advances rapidly. Product management in 2010 is not the same as product management in 2020. Reading about the diversity of opinions and approaches is inspiring and helps me continue to improve.
When I’m not reading, I’m having fun on the water.