Personal lessons from the product world

What product development teaches us about self-improvement?

  • Rely on user feedback: listen to feedback from those around us (co-workers, friends, family) to identify areas for self-improvement.
  • Set deadlines: set your own deadlines for self-improvement. Goal setting is a crucial element in both product and personal improvement.
  • Identify unique differentiators: identify what no one else in your company is doing and then build the skills and expertise to help your company succeed in that area.
  • Go agile - take small steps toward your goal, one after the other, to ensure that you will get there eventually.
Written on November 1, 2016