31: Learn to enjoy networking

I’m writing about one hundred things I’ve learned as a product manager.

Business networking used to hold about as much appeal for me as speed-dating with alligators.  It was only later that I came to tolerate it, even enjoy it, but only after I learned to think about it differently.  If the prospect of a room of people at an event fills you with dread, read on, this may help.

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What you should expect when recruiting a product manager

or: What makes a good product manager?

After my slightly frivolous post last time, I wanted to follow up with a more practical article intended for people wanting to hire a product manager and, by the same token, those of you wanting to step into that role.

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Product managers make GREAT dinner guests

Now that I’ve started up a product management consultancy, I’ve found myself having to explain a bit more often what a product manager actually is.  There are, of course, eminently more articulate and relevant descriptions available of what being a product manager means.  But as it’s a Monday and we’re all in need of more frivolity in our lives, I’ve concluded that product managers would make excellent dinner guests.  Here’s why:

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21st February: Building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) @GA_London

 

Join me at General Assembly London on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for a workshop on Building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).  You can sign up at http://productmanagement1.eventbrite.com/.

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