This article is the second in a series about building world-class product management teams. The first installment about becoming a more customer-oriented organization can be found here.

A defining characteristic of strong product managers is a really strong antenna for what happens outside their walls. They are obsessed with customers…

There’s something common about all the places I’ve worked in my career. And as I reflect more upon that common thread, I am starting to realize something important about myself.

I tend to gravitate towards organizations that exude a strong sense of purpose in everything they do. I am realizing…

What seems missing in all the writing about product culture

Hundreds of product leaders have written articles about how to build a strong product culture, but there are very few examples of failures. To really understand what it takes, we need to learn from successes as well as failures. …

There are 14,000+ school districts in the United States, each with their own approach and philosophy on how to improve student outcomes. Within each of those districts, there are dozens of classrooms each with a teacher with their own approach and philosophy.

Usually when I attend a presentation on the…

A girl entering school this year will likely be entering the job market in 2030.

What jobs will be available to her when she graduates? Will there even be such a thing as a job? Will her education have prepared her for this job? What about the next job? …

For the past 8 months, I’ve been reading biographies of the US Presidents in chronological order. I started doing this to read more, but also to learn more about US history and presidential leadership.

Given that we are a few days from an historic election in the US, I thought…

Amar Kumar

Founder, KaiPod Learning. Dabble in educ investing. Passion for turning ed into outcomes. Former teacher, principal, consultant & coder.

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