Lessons learned

An article in the New York Times relates that not all lessons learned during the internet craze were bad. In summary:

  • Being a Luddite is bad, but being a technophile can be worse.
  • There is a difference between red tape and necessary procedures.
  • Speed can connote efficiency as well as recklessness.
  • Employee loyalty isn't an outdated concept.
  • It is often easy to do more with less.
  • The Internet may not be a great business model, but it is a great business tool.
  • Managers must value elan and encourage optimism.
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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