20: Leave work when you’re meant to


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

It took me a while to learn this one, but it’s genuinely helped me to sleep more soundly at night and avoid setting unrealistic expectations about how much I can get done in a given amount of time.

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10: Give yourself time to think in a straight line


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

One of the many personal challenges I’ve faced in my working life was to overcome my natural tendency towards being erratic. I’m not talking about endearing (to me at least) eccentricities, more about practical things such as a rubbish memory for dates and poor time management.  Throw in a crisis and I could generally be found running around with my head on fire.

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