Hi, my name is Ken Norton.
I’m an executive coach, speaker, and writer.
Before becoming a full-time executive coach, I spent more than fourteen years as a product leader at Google where I worked on products that today are used by more than three billion people worldwide.
How to Hire a Product Manager: the Classic Essay
The classic essay that defined the product manager role
Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable: Jazz and PMs
What product managers can learn from jazz musicians
Ants & Aliens: Long-Term Product Vision & Strategy
Why you need a thirty-year product vision (yes, thirty)
It’s Time to Fight for a Dual Product Management Career Path
Companies should embrace multitrack job ladders for product managers who prefer product leadership to people management
Product Management Was Born in 1931 (Maybe, Sort Of)
The McElroy Brand Management Memo is ninety years old
From One to Infinity and Beyond: Avoiding Second Product Syndrome
Launching a second product is hard. Plus: the early days at Amazon, CNET, and Microsoft
What Makes A Strong Product Culture?
How a company's view of technology, product leadership, and empowerment contribute to product success
Foreword to the book Product Leadership
My foreword to Product Leadership, by Banfield, Eriksson and Walkingshaw
Product Managers: Don’t Ship the Org Chart, Part 2
How do you organize engineering around use cases?
How Technical Do Product Managers Need to Be?
Should product managers have a computer science degree?
Product Managers: What to Do in the First 30 Days
Tips for how product managers should approach their first month
Looking Back: 10 Years of How to Hire a PM
Looking back on ten years of How to Hire a Product Manager
Product Roadmaps: Climbing Mount Enterprise
Google's first enterprise PM can teach us about product roadmaps