March 2020 Health Review

This is the 3rd post of my monthly series focused on monitoring what I’ve identified as being the key components to a healthy lifestyle. If you haven’t read the 1st post yet, then check it out to understand why I’m doing this. How’d I do? Holy shit. Life is different today on April 1 than…

Feb 2020 Health Review

This is the 2nd post of my monthly series focused on monitoring what I’ve identified as being the key components to a healthy lifestyle. If you haven’t read the 1st post yet, then check it out to understand why I decided to do this. How’d I do? Activity Kcal & Workout Duration I’m very happy…

What eBay, Napster, and Banks have in common

Me. And sorry– that was the most clickbaity title I’ve ever published. I published a post last month about the acqui-hire experience and as we approached the new year, I wrote a post reflecting on changes that took place in my life in 2019. I often wonder where the line between reflection and ‘too much’…

Jan 2020 Health Review

Click here for other posts in my monthly series about my fitness and sleep. What’s this about? This is the first in a series of blog posts I intend to publish on a monthly basis about my health and fitness. This is in no way meant to serve as a how-to guide or as medical…

Finding your mojo post Acqui-hire

Not enough is shared about acquihires by the startup community. I know because I’ve searched, having gone (going?) through one myself. I get it. You are most emotional and want to write about it when it’s fresh. But you remain tight lipped for a slew of reasons (you’re unsure what’s allowed to be said, unsure…

2019

When I look back on 2019, it’ll be categorized as a year of change. The most notable changes include: Blispay was acquired We moved from Baltimore to South Florida If you’re inexperienced in the startup world, than you likely read those 2 bullets and thought to yourself, ‘Dang, this guy got rich & ran off…

A Product Manager’s best friend: DevOps

As a young product manager without an engineering background (like myself), you’ve undoubtedly heard of the word, “DevOps.” You also think it’s completely different from product management. However, I actually think DevOps and Product Management have more commonalities than product management has with most other areas of the company. About DevOps I’ll share GitLabs definition because there’s…

A Product Manager’s best friend: Legal & Compliance

“Legal and Compliance.” “Legal.” “Compliance.” “Compliance and Legal.” “Law.” “Lawyer.” “Counsel.” “Compliant.” If you’re young and new to product management then those people, teams, and words are probably pretty scary to hear. “Who are they?” “Why do I need to meet with them?” “What are they going to be wearing when we meet?” “How many…

A Product Manager’s best friend: Blogs & Twitter

So while I think there’s a lack of practical, straightforward advice for young product managers who aren’t working somewhere with a strong product program, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great resources out there. You’re going to need to do a lot of reading. In fact, you’ll find yourself going back and re-reading the same posts…