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You Are the Product - Kristina Walcker-Mayer on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 8, 2020

Product people have a lot of things in common: we’re curious, we like connecting the dots, we try to solve more problems than we create, we get bored easily, we’re pretty social (even if we also identify as introverts), and we enjoy looking at things at both a tactical and strategic level. Unfortunately, we’re also […]

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How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

BY Victor Kosonen on March 26, 2020

What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? Certainly, there are many ways to achieve this. Here I’ll explain how I did it, and I’ll share my personal experience of the process so that you can know what to expect from this transition. If you’re considering changing from engineer to product […]

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If you Pretend Everything's Under Control Then it Will be

BY Kate Clark on March 19, 2020

Why, in Product, it pays to fake it till you make it till you become it. Amy Cuddy’s famous TED talk says that if you fake confidence you will eventually become confident. Cuddy claims that by using confident body language like standing tall with arms on hips, we can convince our brains that we are […]

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Mental Health as a Product Person - Let's Talk

BY Eli Montgomery on October 10, 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day, and as we both struggle with mental health it’s a good opportunity to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work. In this blog we’ll share our own personal experiences, and consider how mental health problems such as imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, or stress affect […]

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Banish Your Inner Critic by Denise Jacobs

BY Emily Tate on August 2, 2019

What blocks us from doing our best work? This is the question that Denise Jacobs, author of Banish Your Inner Critic, asks us in the opening keynote of #mtpcon San Francisco. We often think of our biggest blockers being external: a crazy CEO, recalcitrant CTO, surly engineers, or designers who just won’t do what we […]

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Peace in the Valley: Tips for Growing Product Managers by Rob Crook

BY Adam Warburton on April 1, 2019

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Rob Crook of Moonpig talks about product management mastery, and how to overcome  imposter syndrome. He says that Robert Green calls it mastery, Tim Ferris calls it becoming superhuman, and Cal Newport says you need to practise it for 10,000 hours. There’s a modern obsession with self improvement – millennials spend double […]

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Embrace Your Imposter Syndrome

BY Martin Eriksson on November 2, 2018

Martin Eriksson opened #mtpcon London 2018 – the world’s largest conference for passionate product people – by telling us that despite all he’s achieved, he feels like a fraud. This Imposter Syndrome is a deep fear of being exposed as someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, despite their position in the world. Imposter Syndrome […]

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If You Don’t Feel Like an Imposter You’re Doing Something Wrong by Rik Higham

BY James Gadsby Peet on March 29, 2018

Summary:  You’re not expected to know everything. The best way to help you and your team progress is to stop thinking about failure or success and to start working out how you can learn together. Seventy Percent of us Worry we Don’t Know What We’re Doing We’ve all been in meetings where you feel like […]

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