Let the Tribal Dance Begin…

Throughout time, and in almost all locations throughout the world, tribes have prospered, evolved, thrived and vanished.  

Webster’s defines a tribe as “a social group comprising numerous families, clans or generations together, or a group of persons having a common character, occupation or interest.”

The Product Management Tribe is a diverse nation of backgrounds, experiences, locales, knowledge levels, challenges and accomplishments. This year through the use of social media and blogs hosted by many of you, the tribe has survived and thrived in difficult times.

This blog was created to bring the tribes of product management and product marketing together and to use its elders to foster leadership, its story tellers to share knowledge and create tradition, and for all of us to apply what we learn.

I look forward to learning from you, and sharing some insights from my journey in product management. I welcome your comments, collaboration and willingness to share your “tribal” knowledge. It’s my goal to bring the tribe closer as we build a community where our “numerous families and clans” will thrive.

I’ll promise to be open, opinionated, and brutally honest and mix my experiences and the experiences of others. I don’t claim to know everything about the tribe of product management, just to be a proud member of the community. 


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  • jidoctor  On December 14, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Welcome to the blog world. We’ve been waiting a long time for you to have your own place. I can’t wait to learn from the tibe you are building.

  • Scott Sehlhorst  On December 15, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Add me to the welcome wagon, Jim!

    Glad to have you “here” and sharing. I’m really looking forward to reading and thinking about tribes – and the metaphors :).

    I think about both our collective product management tribe, and the tribes within our organizations, made up of specialist hunters, gatherers, chiefs, etc., with whom we interact and work to achieve common goals (products!), and the tribes that reflect our engagements with our markets.

    Some sort of crazy Venn diagram is trying to coalesce in my head…

  • Greg Strouse  On December 15, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Welcome Bubba, glad to have you in the world of blog.

  • Michael Ray Hopkin  On December 16, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I add my welcome too Jim! I know for a fact how good your posts are, since some of them (guest posts of course) are the most popular on my blog. I look forward to participating in the PM tribe and continuing to learn from you. I’ve heard a lot about hunters and gatherers in tribes; do you have any room for old cowboys?

    Happy days ahead!

    • Product Management Tribe  On December 16, 2009 at 8:55 pm

      Mike, thanks for your comments and support. I appreciate you providing me an avenue to test my blogging capabilities.

  • David Meerman Scott  On December 16, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Good for you Jim. Good looking blog and first few posts. Keep up the good work.

    • Product Management Tribe  On December 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm

      David ~ thanks for the comments. I appreciate your inspiring many to join the community online.

  • John Crossno  On December 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Welcome Jim. Nice looking blog!


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