John Cutler: 15 Things You Should Know About Product Managers (more)

Private Messages Are the New (Old) Social Network. ...tiring habit of posting regular updates to Facebook and Instagram. Over the past year I’ve found myself thinking not about quitting social networks, but about redefining them. For me, that process has involved a lot more private messaging. (GroupMessaging) (more)

A special case of Quarterly Review?

Venkatesh Rao: How to Ride Your Brain Bicycle (more)

I was pondering the next step of CoachBot experiences/media, and a number of people have recently been tweeting/etc about SRS/Anki, random note-reminders, etc. (more)

Facebook's WhatsApp limits users to five text forwards to curb rumors. Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups. The limit of five is in expansion of a measure WhatsApp put in place in India in July after the spread of rumors on social media led to killings and lynching attempts.

Condé Nast Rolling Out Paywall for Remaining Brands. In a memo to staff, Sauerberg called the move the “next phase” of a strategy that started in 2014, with a paywall for The New Yorker, only adding WiredMag and Vanity Fair since. (more)

On Sandbox VR. Billions of people around the world watch movies and television (more)

The Death of a Dreamer. At school, back in North Carolina, Austen Heinz had been bullied, sometimes badly—the combination of his physical slightness and social illiteracy had seen to that. (more)

a system which includes at least one human, ergo a Complex System

A rule in a game. Most Human Systems can be thought of as games. Ergo most "laws" we run across should at least on occasion be thought of as game-rules as arbitrary as any in a fun-game like Monopoly, tic-tac-toe, dodge-ball, or Mutually Assured Destruction. (more)

Venkatesh Rao: Elderblog Sutra: 1. An elder game tends to be more open-ended than the nominal game. In the ideal case, it is a mature infinite game that can go on indefinitely. (more)

Ash Maurya: Reorder your Chain of Beliefs with a leaner Lean Canvas. the earliest stages, however, it helps to more narrowly focus attention on just the two outer boxes of the canvas: Customer segment and Problem. (more)


Derek Sivers: Benefits of a daily diary (DailyWriting) and topic journals. You know those people whose lives are transformed by meditation or yoga or something like that? For me, it’s writing in my diary and journals (more)

A state university system in the United States is a group of public universities supported by an individual state, or a similar entity such as the District of Columbia. These systems constitute the majority of public-funded universities in the country. Each state supports at least one such system. (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space (est 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!


Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.


My Coding for fun.