Product Managers: What is the Problem You’re Trying to Solve?

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine that works in the education and non-profit sector reached out to me for help for coming up with a marketing strategy. Or so we thought - help with a marketing strategy was the initial premise of our call. But, as we began talking through her questions, we... Continue Reading →


Do you hear me?

After spending a month's worth of work on a product, an executive I speak to and see multiple times a week asked me a question, over e-mail, that effectively read as "who is your customer"? Knowing my product's customer is foundational to just about every decision that he and I have made and still need... Continue Reading →

Can Women Truly Befriend Other Women?

Like many of my other reflections, this was inspired by an emotional scratch that was started by friction with a friend. In this case, it's the sparkiest friction to date with a friend that I care deeply about. By now, we've come to a resolution by arguing, taking time away, and then talking once we... Continue Reading →

Johannesburg or…Be Willing to Evolve!

This entry is a reflection I wrote during the summer of 2016, when I was teaching entrepreneurship in an MIT start-up incubator. I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting from Johannesburg, but I have been captivated by the richness of the city's character. There is a refreshing, unabashed honesty about the issues plaguing the... Continue Reading →

reference points

Stumbled onto this nugget of casual truth while watching Mind Of A Chef: "...your life is about building reference points, and at some point, you put them together and say let's see what comes out of my fingers." said by Chef Edward Lee in s3e1 This is the sentiment that I have as I near graduation from business... Continue Reading →

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