When I was younger, so much younger, FA Cup Final day really was a day to cherish. Stop the clocks. Radio Times specials. BBC v ITV. A 3 o’clock kick off.

So much so that I can pretty much cite where I was and what I was doing for…

As a Product Manager it’s always a treat to occasionally get away from the scrum and the stories to attend an industry event or conference. This year I decided to take in Jam ‘17 which I’d heard many positive things about in the last year.

No stale coffee or air…

Pushing past 40 years, inevitably one’s personal fitness starts to come under attack. If it’s not your belt openly challenging you by asking “hey shall we go up a notch?” then it’s the knowing tightness you feel the day after you ran just 100 yards for the number 71 bus.

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Susanna Paeväli who represents the Mind The Product community. We chatted in depth about a number of product management techniques including the art of shipping, the spirit of data driven decision making versus intuition and podcasts that inspire me…

He also listens to the long-running radio show Desert Island Discs — the 35-minute radio show where a guest shares eight songs that have in some way shaped their life. The guest can be from any background — technology, entertainment, government, the arts. “Because it’s different people every week, it reminds me just how unique we all are and how our take on the world differs. It’s food for the soul.

You can read it in full here.

I’ve always been a sucker for an OST — or Original Sound Track to give it it’s full moniker. A life of loving film has meant that to me a film’s soundtrack is every bit as important to the enjoyment of the film as the players, the cinematography or even…

This time a year ago I cycled the Wales Velothon. Now whilst it was a great day, the main climb of the day — The Tumble — really threw me. Coming at around 50 miles in I was pretty spent and 3 miles of average gradient of 8.3% really made…

Jamie Parkins

Product Manager + Football Manager

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