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Hi there, my name's Philip and I'm a product / marketing professional from Texas. I moved to Austin in 2011 where I've been working in technology at startups for the last 6 years. I love building, marketing, and delivering awesome experiences to users.
When I'm not working, I enjoy eating / making food, getting outside, slinging bugs on my fly rod, and playing guitar.
I’m a huge fan of Andy Grove and his notable book, High Output Management. He defines Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) which I believe to be invaluable framework for setting goals, measuring progress, and creating accountability.
We’re lucky to live in a time where we can measure almost anything. Before kicking off any project, it's important to invest in exposing any KPIs that will point to the success of what's trying to be achieved.
Just like Dave Girouard who coined the term "Speed as a Habit," I believe that "fast decisions are far better than slow ones and radically better than no decisions." As long as we're keeping our eyes on the data, it's hard to veer too far off course.
Let us not forget the goal of a given project is achieving a measurable business outcome and not shipping something by an abstract deadline. Before moving on, we should be confident we solved the problem that put the project on the roadmap in the first place.
Even the most well-intentioned assumptions can be dangerous. Clarity almost always trumps whatever is obscuring it.
The best product people, problem solvers, and managers operate with a healthy amount of empathy. The better we can understand the needs and perspectives of others, the better we can help them - and the more willing they will be to help us.
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