Fernando Garrido Vaz

Onboarding for Product teams

There is a lot of material online about how to adequately onboard new employees. There are even some good posts on how to onboard new Product Managers. However, they don’t really touch on the single most important factor that makes a Product Manager successful, or at least as I see it – empathy. Good companies […]

The remote handicap

Remote work is all the rage these days. Its adoption is growing across both small startups and large enterprises, despite some very public setbacks. If you read the news, it seems that it can solve all of your problems – access to an infinite pool of talent, reduced fixed costs with large and expensive offices, […]

Selling your life by the hour

What happens when you put a price on your time? Now everything has a price tag attached. How much does an hour with your kids cost? What about an early morning walk? Going to the gym costs your monthly membership, plus the hours that you will spend there. “Work-life separation” ceases to exist. This is […]

So long, and thanks for all the woofs

I am taking my dog to be euthanized tomorrow. This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I am crying as I write this. This is also supposed to be a professional blog, but screw it, there’s a human being behind the professional and this human is in need of a little “writing therapy”. […]

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