Here’s a reason why you should decline that meeting.

A conversation. Illustrations by Pablo Stanley

As product managers, if there was someone we want to spend more time with, it’s our customers.

One morning, my significant other asked me what my day looks like. With no hesitation, I said “Oh a bunch of sync meetings, and a brainstorming session”. He asked me this for a couple more days and my answer did not diverge from what I had quoted. I wasn’t lying though, if he looked at my calendar, it would look something like this.

The human brain is brilliant, but it is much more with its friends.

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We’ve all been there. It’s your friend’s birthday party tomorrow and you haven’t gotten them anything. You panic, so you go to the closest store, buy a mildly expensive scented candle, a nice gift bag, and some fancy paper to make it look pretty. You hand it to them the next day and you see that look on their face the “Oh ok. Smile, admire it for a bit, and say your thanks in a peppy voice” face. Not to forget, this friend got you a gift you absolutely loved and still use to this day. Relax. We’ve all been…

Time is too precious to miss out on what you want in life. You need a better strategy.

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At the beginning of every year, we commit ourselves to become better than the previous one, and we hear people say it all the time. Remember those “New Year’s Resolutions”?

  • “I’m going to start going to the gym.”
  • “I’m going to start saving money.”
  • “I’m going to go on a diet.” (Probably the worst of all)

Good heavens. I roll my eyes so much that I can see the frontal lobe of my brain.

Listen. This does not work. Let me tell you why. A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set…

Figure out the steps you need to take to make the move. The strategic ones.

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Let’s face it, the “whatever your major is, will be the career path you’ll be affixed to for the rest of your life” mindset is gone. It’s absurd to think about the number of times that I have heard this saying throughout my childhood.

Back in 2016, I got my license to practice Radiologic Technology, and today, I’m a junior software product manager.

Okay, let’s take a step back. At the time, I was on the edge of my seat deciding whether or not to take the risk and switch careers. …

Alexandre Evidente

Product Manager l Avid hacker of productivity through systems and environmental design

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