Friday Funny: Sharper Image

It is not really funny but... Sharper Image has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing declining sales, three straight years of losses, and litigation involving its Ionic Breeze air purifiers. Yes, I can see these are bad issues.

But maybe it's as simple as selling products that are possible but stupid doesn't work in the long-term. People don't want what they don't want. And no amount of perfume can overcome the stench of a pig product.

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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