By Ken Norton
8 min read • Jan 1, 2024
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The classic essay that defined the product manager role
What is product management? What makes a great product manager, and how do you become one? This is Ken Norton's classic essay on the role of product management that launched thousands of PM careers.
Product management by orders of magnitude
In this ambitious essay, Ken Norton looks at the history of innovation and challenges product managers and product leaders to think bigger, to aim for 10x, not 10%.
What product managers can learn from jazz musicians
What can product managers and product leaders learn from jazz, an art form that is all about improvisation, collaboration, and being willing to take risks?
Go deep, move fast, and build multi-decade abstractions
What is Stripe's product culture like? Interview with a Stripe product leader demonstrate an embrace of going deep, moving fast, and maintaining a multi-decade perspective.
Companies should embrace multitrack job ladders for product managers who prefer product leadership to people management
Companies should embrace multitrack job ladders for product managers who prefer product leadership to people management. A concrete proposal with sample career track is included.
Why you need a thirty-year product vision (yes, thirty)
How do you plan for the future and deliver an innovative and compelling product vision that will inspire your team to deliver winning products?
Snow White, storytelling, and a relentless focus on experiences
What is Airbnb's product culture like? Interviews with Airbnb PMs demonstrate an embrace of Snow White, storytelling, and a relentless focus on experiences.
Executive Coaching for Product Leaders with Ken Norton
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