Call the Cranky Product Manager a laggard or whatever. But she has only just learned about the excellent blog, Ribbonfarm, by Venkatesh Rao. It is a blog about “business and innovation and stuff,” and the Cranky Product Manager just spent the evening digging through its archives.
This blog gets the Cranky PM’s thumbs-up because:
1) It is extremely well written. This dude can totally write, and the Cranky PM is wicked envious.
2) Venkatesh is an original thinker and good at convincing you of his views. His reviews of business books (Lords of Strategy, Blue Ocean Strategy, and many others) are especially worthwhile and thought provoking.
3) He brings The Cranky, and you know how the CPM loves that.
4) The Cranky Product Manager learned a lot! Even though her skull is very thick and her neurons are dying from watching The Hills and Millionaire Matchmaker.
Seriously, check out Ribbonfarm. It’s very relevant for product managers.