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Is Hard Work What’s Holding You Back From Success

by · March 25, 2014

It seems counterintuitive doesn’t it? As children we are taught that if we work hard, we can achieve anything our heart desires. I’ve taught my own children this very lesson and would argue that all of my success in life has been the result of hard work. But is it really? Was it the hard work? Or was it finding something that I am the best in the world at?

These are the thoughts I’m exploring in my own life and I’d love to share them to get your perspective.

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Is Business As Usual Risky Business?

by · June 28, 2012

You know the adage – “Don’t design for everyone or your product/service won’t appeal to anyone.” It’s a pithy truism that’s as much about taking selective risk as it is about being deeply relevant and knowledgeable.

What do those words mean in your world, when you think about the product manager job you’ve held for five years or the idea that’s been rattling around your creative, entrepreneurial brain? As an employee or small business owner, what’s holding you back from flying, chest stretched out, through the red ribbon and across the finish line?