It would be easy for me to just write the antithesis of the previous relationship amateurs’ post, but that would do a disservice to relationship professionals.

Relationship professionals are heroes in their own right, and they are who romance movies, books, and plays are based on. …

This post is divergent for me. It’s not about creating digital products, business, or leadership. It is about personal relationship skills. I should not be giving anyone advice about being in a relationship seeing how I am divorced and single. This post is less advice than experiential and observational, though.

How much of a product’s success or failure should product managers be held accountable for?

Outcomes are what is being valued for product management but does the buck stop at product managers for the outcomes being achieved? If not product managers, then who?

If we are going to hold product managers responsible for a product’s successful outcome, shouldn’t part of their compensation be tied to…

There are countless methodologies, processes, and tools for product management. Seemingly, new ones appear every day. The product management toolbox continues to grow, which is a recognition of the importance of the craft and work, but nothing in product management is more important than great relationships.

Product Managers are relationship managers more than they are managers of a product. A product receives the value of a product manager’s relationships, which makes the product better. A product doesn’t facilitate great product management relationships the same way in return. This is a one-way street and value proposition. The…

I was recently on a call with founder who reached out about me potentially investing in the company. As we started to dig into the product it became apparent to me that the product was not truly a SaaS product and I said as much to the founder. …

Founders should be optimistic or what’s the point, right? But founders also should assume their current plan is wrong. They just don’t know why — yet.

Being a founder is one big dichotomy — having a plan and at the same time believing it is wrong is an incredibly hard…

Ryan Frederick

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