Product management: from meaning to product design and adoption

“If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.” — Adrian Forsyth Lets face it, we are meaning-making machines! We structure, navigate, perceive and interact with our environment and … [Read more...]

How well do we understand technology? Introducing Feenberg’s Ten Paradoxes of Technology

The palm of one fell on the trunk. 'This creature is like a water-spout', he said. Another touched the elephant’s ear, and to him the beat was like a fan. Yet another rubbed against its leg, claiming it like a pillar… Just like the story of the elephant and the blind monks, our ability to understand … [Read more...]

What drives technology?

"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." — Plato Technology is an instrument for achieving human goals. No doubt the creation of the earliest documented stone tools were driven by the need for survival and better living conditions. Egyptian pyramids and great … [Read more...]

Recognize Technology Expectation Gaps

[Originally from the Kitetail Blog] Statistically, the successful launch of new products are rare, as there are many challenges to overcome. The successful development of new products incorporating new technologies is even more challenging. Execution matters for success, and is all the more … [Read more...]