I felt like I was starting from zero when I first became a product manager. I was an effective project manager but didn't have any formal product management training or experience. I had been learning the product process through working with my team but hadn't read much about the theoretical underpinnings of the role. When … Continue reading My PM Reading List
Most of what I have learned about product management has been through on-the-job training. From this experience, I don't really believe in dogmatic adherence to specific processes or paradigms. In fact, there have been a few occasions where strict adherence to process actually got in the way of building a better product. I do think … Continue reading Mental Model: My Product Process
Today is my 30th birthday. I can’t really say why, but 30 feels particularly significant to me. Maybe it is the current state of the world or maybe this is my generations coming of age milestone. Whatever the reason, it feels appropriate to reflect on my life since turning 18 and to think about where … Continue reading 30
I recently listened to episode 165 of Law Technology Now. This episode focused on discussing the larger themes that make up the legal profession and what some states, particularly Utah, are doing to reshape how law might be practiced. This podcast got me thinking about how poorly the legal industry actually does at supplying legal … Continue reading Is legal a luxury good?
Background While I was working on Gust Launch, we released a feature called the founder IP assignment workflow. This was a workflow where a startup founder would be led through the process of assigning all the intellectual property they had already created and would continue to create to their new venture. For early-stage startups, assigning … Continue reading The IP Assignment Workflow