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Promoting Leadership Principles in Product Management

The pace of change


Thanks to Dan for pointing me to this video about the fast pace of change. It takes about 5 minutes and will cause you to think differently about the world we live in. Hold on tight and pay attention!

The Product Management Perspective: The world of product management is changing too. Just when you think you understand a market or a product or a buyer persona, you blink and it changes. Product managers need to be engaged in learning. Keep learning; be happy for the things you have learned; don’t beat yourself up for the things you don’t know.

Take to heart the advice of Eric Hoffer: “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.  The learned usually  find themselves equipped to live in a world  that no longer exists.”

4 thoughts on “The pace of change

  1. Great video. The pace of change *is* mindboggling. I hope we’ll muddle through, but some of the predictions make it seem unlikely we’ll even be here after 2048!

    Of course, I watched a few of the others that youtube considers similar or related. This one, Shift Strikes Back, is my favorite:

  2. Nils, interesting comment and link. I think we’ll muddle through and things will turn out just fine. -Michael

  3. Wow, that was pretty amazing; thanks for sharing it. I made my husband (who’s a social studies teacher) look away from his basketball game to watch the video with me… I figured his students would benefit from it.



  4. Andrea, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the video. I’m impressed to hear it was good enough to pull your husband away from his basketball game. Anything we (collectively) can do to help young people see the opportunities awaiting them is a plus in my book. -Michael

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