More than a decade of grousing about product management

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The 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule, known as the Pareto Principle, applies to business and life. In product development, it suggests that the final 20% requires 80% of the effort. However, engineering often loses interest in this crucial stage, leaving product...

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Bad Times Ahead: Travel

The Dude, a seasoned product manager, reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on air travel. He highlights the decline in travel demand, the flaws in the airline business model, and the shift from premium to budget travel. As airlines abandon social...

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Consensus Shopping

The post emphasizes the frustration of being stuck in a consensus shopping culture within organizations, where decision-making is hindered by the need for constant agreement. It highlights the negative impact on innovation, efficiency, and...