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Roger Cauvin tagged Steve Johnson and Barbara Nelson. Here are 5 things you might not know about each of us:

About Steve:

  • 1. I paid my way through college playing guitar in bars. All the beer I could drink plus tuition money. Now that's a sweet deal.
  • 2. I got married when I was 20 and we had kids early; I'm almost 50 and the kids on are their own. Empty-nester is what it's all about.
  • 3. I have read, in their entirety, the Old Testament, New Testament, the Koran (in English), and the Book of Mormon.
  • 4a. My son is the bass player for the Alternate Routes, a great new band. Oh, wait... a lot of you know that.
  • 4b. My daughter is a sales person.
  • 5. I really like sales people. Well, most of 'em. I love sales people who understand their business and their products, and help their customers buy. I scorn sales people who put their personal quota above the best interests of the company and their clients.

About Barb:

  • 1. I feel 20-something but have a grandson who's almost a year old. The cliche about how we should skip the children and go straight to the grandchildren is too true!
  • 2. I'm in the planning phase of a major house renovation. (What was I thinking?) As we make choices, I'm trying to keep focused on "what problem does this solve?" and to avoid letting the project costs run amuck. Sort of like building software...
  • 3. Although I travel a lot for work, I still love to travel for pleasure. Favorite cities: Paris, San Francisco (close to home), London, New York, and Victoria. Favorite islands: Santorini and Kaui.
  • 4. I've been married almost 34 years. (Not possible, I'm 20-something.) My husband makes me laugh, keeps me centered, inspires me to be a better person, and let's me be crazy once in a while.
  • 5. I just learned to play canasta with my 82-year old aunt and 90-year old mother. My husband says I'm now officially a grandma.

We tag Robin Lowry, The Cranky Product Manager, Bob Corrigan, Scott Sehlhorst, Adele Revella. Tag, you're it.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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