A thread on Career Choices

I posted the above thread on Twitter and figured I’d cross-post here: 1/ I’ve been working as a Product Manager for a decade now. The word ‘decade’ makes it sound like a long time. It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s a good time for some reflection. 2/ I started as an intern at a company…

E-commerce Predictions: Will consumers choose cryptocurrency to shop online?

Shilo Jones and his team at Statbid conduct an interesting survey each year polling participants on various e-commerce predictions. This years results of the 2022 survey can be found here. One of the questions was “what percentage of e-commerce transactions will be made using some form of crypto currency 5 years from now?” The respondents were surprisingly optimistic….

Why I’m excited about Remote work

I recently moved from Maryland to Florida. That was one of several big changes that took place in 2019 for us. I lived in Maryland for most of my life, including all of my adult working years. I’ve had a pretty awesome career so far working for exciting companies like Bill Me Later (acq’d by…

A thread on the early days of a Startup

Crossposting this short Twitter thread: 1/ That feeling in the air & your body just prior to releasing your startups first product to the 🌎 is 1 of the best you’ll ever feel professionally. A unique (& kind of amazing) element for me was not needing to juggle the upcoming launch w/ existing production or…

Personal Finance… a thread.

Crossposting my long Twitter Thread of Personal Finance tips, tricks, and resources: 2/ I’m going to share short and concise opinions each day and see how long I can go on for. Note that personal finance is highly… personal. Not everything is advisable and applicable to everyone. 3/ Keep your personal burn low. Budgeting is…

Fuck you cancer🖕🏽.

Originally written on Tuesday 10/25/2016. It’s tough to pinpoint how it feels. My feelings change so frequently. I don’t even know why I try to figure it out. But at this moment, during this sentence, I’m feeling really sad. It’s terrible that she was tortured the way she was at different times. Very few people…

Personal Finance Kick

My sole purpose with this post is to provide transparency into how I’ve saved money. My goal is to help my peers realize why and how they should start saving ASAP. At a minimum, read some of the material I recommend. This is not a ‘how-to’ guide. This should serve as an example and a motivator….

‘Data Mining for the Masses’ by Matthew North

This instructional book with use cases for data mining and predictive modeling using RapidMiner is fantastic for beginners. Buy it: http://amzn.to/18UHq3H Check out my notes: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s106/sh/4818b719-2ff7-4916-91e0-a22507964856/700e9b8fd52a14ebe8e143da5b51780f

E-Commerce Financial Model for Startups

E-Commerce Financial Model for Startups An extremely detailed, methodical walkthrough for entrepreneurs on how to build a financial model for an e-commerce startup to forecasts revenue & expenses Great financial model and accompanying PDF explanation.

Top 10 Reasons for Weak Product

From SVPG Lack of product vision.  Probably the single biggest source of weak product is that so many teams are just feature chasing.  They have no real vision for their product, they are not thinking strategically.  “Think in leaps; iterate in steps.”  See http://www.svpg.com/product-strategy-in-an-agile-world/ Stakeholder-driven roadmap.  Another very common source of weak product is the stakeholder-driven…