Why product creators must hold seemingly contradictory concepts in their heads at all times to manifest their dreams.

Contraditions and Paradoxes


Putting yourself in teacher mode forces you outside of your internal monolog and into the realm of understanding.


We’re rushing to the finish line without asking why or how it’ll improve product value or team health.

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Velocity Is Better Than Speed But It’s Flawed


Product management appears to be full of contradictions and conundrums, but it’s not as messy as it seems.

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“there’s a person in my life I just do not trust. Even though I spend a lot of time with this…


We, the leaders, are stuck in a self-perpetuating doom loop with no one to blame but ourselves.


Why making great product teams is so hard, and what leading companies are doing differently to create high-performance teams that trust each other.

Strong Foundations



How To Intentionally Design A Money Making Product Machine

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Design Is Good For Business

“My board doesn’t want me to do user testing because they say there’s no ROI on that type of work” — Director of Product who’d prefer to remain anonymous.


Finding early adoption and ongoing product loyalty can be accelerated by getting product people involved in sales.

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I’m Dead Serious

  1. Persuading people is an essential part of all mission-critical roles.
  2. A product…


The discipline of writing a long-form design brief might make you a better designer.

The Project

Richard Banfield

Dad, husband, cyclist, product and design transformation leader. I write books on design & product.

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