Even The Best Need an Advocate #TBPP

TBPP2012_alt-abrv-114 On Thursday, January 3rd, the 3rd annual winner of The Best Product Person (TBPP) was announced at The Product Group!

And, the winner of The Best Product Person (TBPP) of 2012 was Andres Glusman of Meetup.com!

It should be remembered, and now fully recognized, that there could be no winner without someone nominating him or her.

IMG_1603-adjustedThe individual who first nominates The Best Product Person of the year is also a winner!

This year, we extend a special Thank You and congratulations to Giff Constable, the first of many, who nominated Andres Glusman. Giff won a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com!

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2013 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!   Nominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://tbpp.wufoo.com/forms/the-best-product-person-of-2013/

Key to many a product manager’s pursuits is excellence in user experience and design. And, so too, is this true for Giff. With his prize, he purchased the very cool book, from one of the most influential product designers of the 20th century, "Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible". An excellent read for any product manager, Dieter’s ideas can probably best be summed up in his 10 principles of good design:

  • Good design is innovative, useful, and aesthetic.
  • Good design should be make a product easily understood.
  • Good design is unobtrusive, honest, durable, thorough, and concerned with the environment.
  • Most of all, good design is as little design as possible.

Again, congratulations to Andres Glusman #TBPP2012 and his first nominator, Giff Constable! Keep up the great work and we look forward to many more of your exciting contributions to the product community.

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2012:Andres Glusman. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn 
The Product Guy

About ‘The Best Product Person’

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (http://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).

TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded  Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.

TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.

For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visithttp://tpgblog.com/tbpp

About ‘The Product Group’

The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

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About Jeremy Horn

Jeremy Horn is an award-winning, product management veteran with thirteen years of experience leading and managing product teams. Jeremy has held various executive and advisory roles, from founder of several start-ups to driving diverse organizations in online services, consumer products, and social media. As founder of The Product Group, he has created the largest product management meetup in the world and hosts the annual awarding of The Best Product Person. Jeremy can currently be found pioneering the next generation of content management and sharing at Viacom, acting as creator and instructor of the 10-week product management course at General Assembly, and mentoring at Women 2.0 and Lean Startup Machine. Follow Jeremy on twitter @theproductguy or his blog at http://tpgblog.com.

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