"I'm an author. How do I get my book out there?" I really set myself a challenge with the mini series Product Secrets for Authors part 1 . It has been so much harder to write than I thought! I was busy in the kitchen inventing pizza pasta tonight when an idea struck me - I'm… Continue reading Product Secrets for Authors part 2
You've set your priorities and mindset in order, now it's time to think about the bigger picture. Whilst you're crushing your day to day action items, don't lose sight of why you're going to work each day. TODAY'S STRATEGY: Keep yourself motivated I find motivation such a fascinating topic and I love to hear what… Continue reading 4 questions to ask yourself to stay motivated
When I started this blog I didn't know where it was going to lead or whether anyone would read it. I'm thrilled if I have one follower that gets something out of my writing! I think the beauty of the blog as a channel is that it allows me to share a more honest story… Continue reading Nothing worth having comes easy
My job is on fire at the moment. I mean that in the best possible way. I'm in demand with the marketing team and my sprints are filling up pretty quickly. The only problem is my mind is constantly on this blog and my ideas for my new mini series Product Secrets for Authors! We… Continue reading Finding the epic in your everyday
"I'm an author. How do I get my book out there?" Cut up your credit card. Today, I'm speaking to you as "Product Manager - Emerging Authors". I've marketed and distributed financial products for some of the largest banks and retailers in Australia. I have no experience in the book business but I reckon I've… Continue reading Product Secrets for Authors part 1
I'm disappointed with myself. Yesterday I broke one of the most fundamental rules of product management: know your customer. Any reputable organisation will have processes in place to handle queries and complaints via front line resources like a call centre. Most of the time things can be resolved at this stage but every now and… Continue reading Do you really know your customer?
You have four missions to complete in four weeks, should you wish to accept. Don't forget to report back. WEEK ONE Your mission: grab a coffee each afternoon with someone in your teamUnderstand their role, experience and any key challenges they are facingAsk how they think you can help them - if you are a… Continue reading Starting your new job: 4 lessons in 4 weeks
You might recall I bought a Kindle! and so it only seemed fitting to download "Invent and Wander". The first half of the book is a collection of Jeff Bezos' shareholder letters whilst the second half explores his life and work through a range of interviews and speeches. I highly recommend getting your hands on (or… Continue reading Are you a visionary or missionary?
In my new role I'm learning a lot about agile. I asked our agile coach if there were any books, podcasts or articles she could point me to that would help me get up to speed. Her response surprised me: "There are heaps of agile thought leaders I follow however I don't know how much… Continue reading A coffee with an agile coach
This post is probably not going to have any bearing on anyone using the Internet except me. I have always been a firm believer in writing down your goals. For example, at the beginning of my studies in year 12 I wrote my goal ATAR (94.4) on a big sheet of paper and stuck it… Continue reading 2021: Amy’s Year of Crushing It