Product Management

First 30 days in a new product gig

Product Manager job descriptions vary across companies depending on the industry, the number of products, and the size and growth stage of your company. However, beginnings are almost always the same. Here’s your checklist for how to ace your first 60 days on the job. Week 1 Goals: People Meet everyone in 1×1 meetings Read …

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Building Things Product Management

Building an election reminder tool

At Democracy Works, I was responsible for defining the product strategy, roadmap and implementation of the elections reminder tool TurboVote.org  which provides all the materials and information voters need to get registered to vote, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national.  In my role as a Product Manager for TurboVote, …

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NYC

What to do in NYC when it’s cold. List of free winter events.

New Yorkers have a joke that in NYC there are only 2 seasons: freezing cold and humid hell. Well, we’ve entered the first phase and all of the familiar winter events immediately followed – transport is constantly delayed, streets are covered with black, wet sludge and the cold wind tunnels make you think you’re standing …

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Food NYC

Best Vegan Food in NYC area

New York City is a food heaven for people with food restrictions. The waiters will never look at you funny if you request a meal to be done in a certain way, no matter how particular your food restriction or preference happens to be. From my experience, New York is by far the most vegan-friendly …

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Personal

30 Trips Around The Sun

What the hell. I’m 30. I have no idea how this happened. I vividly remember dangling my feet from my balcony watching 8th graders come back from school and thinking “wow they are SUCH ADULTS.” … a quarter of a century ago. Overall, I am now happier than at any other time I can remember …

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Personal

CBD yoga with … my mother-in-law

Yoga bores me to tears, but since my broken, hunched body loves it, we have a deal: I only do the weirdest yoga classes in town. That way, my mind stays entertained while my body gets the fix it needs. Over the years, I’ve done it all – acrobatic yoga, yoga with wine, hot yoga, …

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Projects

Secret Summer Project 🎙️

Whoa! I can’t believe it’s already August! Time flies by, but I feel alive! On most days I go to bed exhausted, excited about life and profoundly grateful. That said, I admittedly have not made this blog a priority these past 2 months. That’s because all summer long I had a secret. I’ve been working …

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Food NYC

How to eat a full day in NYC’s restaurants for under $20

Living in NYC is like having a long term relationship: ya don’t necessarily love everything about the guy, but you surely can’t image your life without him. Dealing with lousy transportation, constant traffic, wet garbage, and more rats than people has surely worn me out over the years. However, one of the big reasons for why …

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