Friday, February 23, 2007

reflection: the brief moment of opportunity

As I was walking home last night, I was able to experience the moment in which the sky fades from dark blue to black. I found that moment, that fleeting instant, both strangely sad and very motivating.

Product management means a lot of things to a lot of people, but in that moment I had a new vision of the role of product management.

To make it possible for organizations to capture a moment of opportunity in the marketplace before that moment is gone forever.

Being present to that moment requires a certain stillness, a focus on what is important now, and a willingness to act with authority and clear vision.

Even if you weren't looking for that moment, when it comes, you must be prepared to move.

Because the sky will fade from blue to back whether you decide to take a picture of it or not.

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