My perspective on work, design, products, and management.
I’m a person who values an integrated life. I see life and work as parts of a whole; they are not separate things. I’m not one person at work and another at home. Life and work are intertwined. We are whole people.
I’ll share a few ideas that I’ve stumbled upon as I’ve learned and grown in the industry over the last 20 years. Maybe these things resonate with you. If so, I would love to know about it!
Life is short – we should all do work with meaning and joy.
Humans thrive when Business, Engineering, and Design work together.
Marketing is the art of revealing the truth of the product or offering to a potential customer.
I’ve observed that virtually no experience is wasted. Every experiment and learning comes around in some way to benefit our future self.
I try very hard to understand and maximize the strengths of my team when I lead and manage.
Equipping and mentoring the next generation of leaders is a near-constant thread that runs through my life.
Frameworks are shortcuts for robust thought and communication. They’re the lenses through which I see life. Design thinking, the s-curve of tech adoption, Gartner’s Hype Cycle, the Lean Startup, StoryBrand, and StrengthsFinder are a handful that I find particularly helpful. For example:
The Lean hypothesis-based language and a research-based test-and-see approach is useful for product development and helps breed humility among and across teams.
The StoryBrand customer-is-the-hero mentality takes marketing and matches it to the UX point of view, creating a more holistic and integrated product.