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Stop chasing a gold standard in Product Management

It can often be quite overwhelming to read on all the things a PM should be doing, rather than showcasing all the things a PM can be doing.

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FOMO  —  The Curse of Social Media

The past few years of my life have been an interesting one. But one thing has remained constant throughout that, and that thing was FOMO.

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Chasing opportunity in the face of adversity

Despite the negativity imposed by the global outbreak, there is always opportunity to be found lying in the wake of adversity.

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The data elephant in the room

The crest of the biggest wave of disruption the health sector has ever experienced is forming, but one thing is still wrong...

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Routine Porn

There’s a bizarre trend emerging from the depths of YouTube and Instagram. People seem to want to share their morning, evening or even daily routines in a vague attempt at ‘encouraging people to live a better life’.

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My love-hate relationship with Vox

Whilst I adore Vox to bits for a variety of reasons, I still have an issue with its approach to reporting on interesting and relevant stories.

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Little by little, Lane 8 has won me over

Little by Little is for me the lightbulb moment which drew me to calling Lane 8 one of my favourite producers to this day.

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Living with the Apple Watch Series 2 pt. 2

In light of Apple’s new cellular Apple Watch release, it’s now time for a reprise, and a look back at the past 6 or so months to see how I’ve been getting on with that same Apple Watch which I praised at the start of the year.

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6 Things I Learned From Travelling With Airbnb 🏡

We learnt quite a lot from staying at 6 Airbnb properties and I thought I’d share them on here for travellers thinking about using them as opposed to hotels on their next journey.

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Why Soundcloud Go ultimately fails

Whilst I admire Soundcloud’s consistent efforts to try and stay afloat , I feel like Soundcloud Go is one of those ideas that sounded good in the boardroom but ultimately didn’t play out on the streets.

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Why you shouldn’t listen to ‘passive income’ marketers

I recently locked horns with an online marketer on his video where he listed 10 different ways you could earn what is referred to as ‘passive income’.

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The constraints of education

I was brought up with the similar ideals and dreams as most kids. One thing that struck me early on, however, was this emphatic obsession with educational success which many people seemed to share.

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Accepting Defeat

Something happened a while back which rather shocked me and it made me realise that we, as a society, need to accept that sometimes we get things wrong.

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Living with the Apple Watch Series 2

In all honesty, it took me a good 2 to 3 months of convincing before I finally decided to purchase a brand spanking new Apple Watch Series 2. Much to my delight, it’s been a life-changing experience.

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