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How Successful Product Managers Avoid Burnout

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I recently spoke with multiple former PMs who needed to take year-long sabbaticals to get themselves back on track. They were tired. Their anxiety was running high. They could not seem to get any of their goals accomplished. They were in a funk. Sound familiar?

5 Secrets of All Successful Product Presentations

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Even if you learned to picture your audience naked to calm your nerves, you are going to need to say something of value. You can have brilliant ideas, but if they are stuck inside or wrapped in too much junk, they serve you no good.

The Product Manager vs. Project Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It was a big day. I was presenting a new product idea to the executive team. After speaking with dozens of customers, the product team knew that we had touched a nerve. This idea would be an excellent way to increase our market share against our competition.

5 Major Roadblocks to Successful Project Management (and How to Solve for Them)

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

The list of qualities the perfect project manager absolutely must have is getting more intense every day. But you can't be expected to demonstrate consistent leadership, empathy, pragmatism, and organization if you're working with terrible tools.

The Only Way You Can Create Brilliant Products

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

If you are a great technology leader or product manager -- you know a secret that others ignore. Managing relationships is essential to your job.

5 Signs You Are a Expert Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Leading a product team is invigorating. As the CEO of the product, the product manager has one of the best jobs in the company as well as one of the hardest.

The Top 5 Time-Saving Bookmarking Tools You Need to Know

Debra Carpenter | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Debra Carpenter

There are a lot of resources on the web that let people save and organize the content they find online, and they all have their own angle and unique functionality. Marketers can use bookmarking in new and innovative ways to build a brand.

Why Kanban Is Never Enough for Product Development

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

There is a growing trend. I hear about it on a daily basis. Product teams implementing Kanban style boards to speed up innovation and improve their development process. But many of them quickly realize they have made a mistake.

Going Head-to-Head With Your Inner Enemy: Using 'The Tools' to Unlock Your Full Potential

Omega Institute | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

I have a saying that peace is an active state of mind. We're trying to combine the sense of peace with the necessity for constant work. Peace was often defined as something languid and laid back, a state where you can fold your tent up, stop making an effort, and stop being vigilant. That's not what peace is.

Essentials for Urban Moms : Part Two

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post via the blog on essentials for urban moms. As I was becoming a new mom myself, I found that while living in an urban space like NYC, there were many factors involved.

Courageous Leadership: Tools to Courageously Give and Receive Feedback

Brooke Deterline | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brooke Deterline

Courage: To act with on our values with an open heart in the face of fear. Leadership: Is based on behavior, not position. The ability to model and inspire the best in others and positively impact group dynamics, organizational culture.

The Ultimate Guide to Using Slack for Team Communication

James Carbary | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
James Carbary

The foundation of every relationship is built on trust and communication. Communicating well builds trust. Trust opens the doors of communication.

Here Is All The Essential Barware You Need At Home

Liquor.com | Posted 06.02.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

A few of the essentials cost significantly less than those tempting nightly happy hours.

The Best Kitchen Tool You're Not Using? Scissors

Epicurious | Posted 04.09.2015 | Taste
Epicurious

Think scissors are only for arts and crafts? Hardly.

10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.09.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

I'm always intrigued to learn about new, accessible tools and applications that can help me to drive more sales, accelerate my business growth, or simply help me with gathering insights and new ways of doing things.

5 Home Tools You Never Knew You Needed

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to home improvement, we know the drill (see what we did there?): Get a good hammer, invest in a screwdriver, make sure you have pliers, ...

10 Invaluable Web Apps and Tools for New Startups

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Every day there are new startups launching, and beginning their -- hopefully successful -- journey, but not all startups consist of teams that are big...

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers [Part 2]

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Writing great articles is just half the battle. You need the most efficient tools as well to aid in your promotion and getting your content discovered by more and more people.

10 Social Media Tools for Small Businesses and Freelancers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

As far as business owners and freelancers are concerned, social media is an amazing platform for generating extra business (or leads as they might call it), and it also helps to iron out the problems that people are seeking solutions for.

The Best Tools for Conquering Ice and Snow

BobVila.com | Posted 04.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
BobVila.com

While winter does have its upsides--cozy fires, hot chocolate, snow days--for many of us, having to deal with all the snow is a battle of unpleasant proportions, particularly after a nor'easter strikes.

12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 03.27.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

The big news were, of course, LinkedIn Pulse going public, allowing the millions of networks users to express their voices freely, connect with each other, and learn from each other.

The 5 Most Common Tools You'll Need for Home Auto Repair

Sam Dillinger | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

When you add it all up, it's becomes quite daunting, for non-professional mechanics, to maintain and repair a vehicle. None of that means that you can't, or more importantly that you shouldn't, do some of the minor repairs at home.

Your Life Is a Kitchen

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

We all need to find the recipe to our lives, some recipes are great, some are okay and some are disasters. We make that decision when we go through life and we decide what we want out of it, who we want to be, who we want to be with and where we want to do it.

7 Platforms for Free Conference Calls

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

The word conference used to be something that only business magnates used to use, people with high rankings in the business scene. Nowadays, anyone can create a quick conference call with anyone they like; their business partner, their associates, or just a newcomer who needs to be told what to do. It's all possible, at no cost.

Don't Just 'Get Over It'

Ravishly | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Ravishly

We often don't feel entitled to our own biological signals, which is on the list of things that piss me off. Because anger is a tool -- and we're being instructed to neglect it.