How to make better decisions:

Why does Warren Buffet live in the same house he bought in 1958, despite his wealth? Why did Mark Zuckerberg buy all the houses around his property? Why did Bill Gates build himself the uber- home? Why did Richard Branson buy an island? Long story, short Your environment is decisive on the decisions you make. The… Continue reading How to make better decisions:

Hands On Management Is Great Unless The Hands Are Always On

“If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work”, said Harvard Business Review. That means, employees are far happier when they are led by people with deep expertise in the core activity of the business. Indeed an old assumption, one going back to days of middle age guilds, that true… Continue reading Hands On Management Is Great Unless The Hands Are Always On

What is product management?

© 2011 Martin Eriksson. Re-use with appropriate attribution. In a previous article I have talked about management in general. I was explaining my opinion on how management is any activity that creates empowerment. By effect, management as an activity should result in ability, motivation, drive and action. But it is only management if the four… Continue reading What is product management?

We need no soldiers

Dear wonderful teenager, please, stop dreaming of being a soldier. I know, this is a lot to ask of you. But think about this: that which you call meaning and purpose which an army might offer is the invention of other people. That’s it, nothing more, nothing less. The bare truth is that nobody knows… Continue reading We need no soldiers

What Is Management?

​First management is not a “business term”. Management is just a generic human activity, mainly: Management is any activity that creates empowerment But what is empowerment? Empowerment is the complex result of of ability, motivation, drive and action. Only when all four components are active, does empowerment start. There are four basic tenants of empowerment:… Continue reading What Is Management?

Leader over population

Look at these: I am so tired of this leader versus manager, boss vs manager, leader vs boss differences. In fact there are none. I believe that those who make these comparisons don’t get the following: You can’t compare managers to leaders. Leadership is a function of management. So a manager is a leader, by default. Not… Continue reading Leader over population