In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with the CEO of The 280 Group, Brian Lawley, to understand his journey from a Product Manager to a CEO, people who influenced him and the Product Mindset of a CEO.
Brian Lawley is the CEO and Founder of the 280 Group. He is the author of six best-selling books, Product Management for Dummies, Optimal Product Process, The Phenomenal Product Manager, Expert Product Management and 42 Rules of Product Management and is the former President of the Silicon Valley Product Management Association (SVPMA). He was awarded the Association of International Product Marketing Management Award for Thought Leadership in Product Management, and has been featured on World Business Review and the Silicon Valley Business Report.
Brian is the editor of the Optimal Product Management blog and newsletter. He also writes guest articles for publications such as the Software Development Forum newsletter, Softletter and the SVPMA newsletter. Prior to founding and running the 280 Group, Brian spent many years working on innovative products at world-leading companies. He worked for including Digidesign, Apple (as the Product Manager for the MacOS human interface), Claris, Symantec and Whistle Communications. Brian is a Certified Product Manager (CPM) and Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM). He has a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego with a minor in Music Technology and an MBA with honors from San Jose State University.
To be continued in Episode 91.
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