TBPP2010: Giff Constable "In the Now"

TBPP2010_altabrv11455Giff Constable, The Best Product Person of 2010, is the subject of our first series of 2011. Over the coming weeks I will be sharing a Q&A session I had with Giff — and lending some insight into why Giff truly is The Best Product Person of 2010.

In part 2 of the series, let’s explore where Giff is now.

In the now…

> Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day? why?

If this means actually *being* them, so that I could get a glimpse into motivations created by their lifetime of experiences, then I would say Vinod Khosla (because the actions and decisions of VCs are relevant yet constantly puzzle me), Kelly Wearstler (because it would be amazing to create with a 3D paintbrush of beautiful objects), and lastly my wife (because it would help me become a better husband and father).

> What excites you about your current products?

There are two reasons why I love Aprizi (http://www.aprizi.com): 1. I love supporting independent designers, who are creative souls pursuing their passion just like me but with different mediums; 2. I love the concept of shaking up the world of fashion and design products with a brand new tech-and-data-driven way of doing retail.

> What do you like most -and least – about being a product manager?

Most: I love a happy customer.  And I love the push-pull of working with engineers to distill the possible and the potential into something achievable and useful. Least: Fighting with a lack of resources to bring a great idea to life in the time one has allotted.

And more…

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my interview with Giff Constable, The Best Product Person of 2010, as well as other fascinating product people I met in this journey!

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Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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Jeremy Horn is an award-winning, product management veteran with 2 decades 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 wearables. 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. Accelerating the next evolution of product management, Jeremy acted as creator and instructor of the 10-week product management course at General Assembly and The New School, and mentoring at Women 2.0 and Lean Startup Machine (where is he also a judge). To see where Jeremy is now check him out at (1) http://linkedin.com/in/TheProductGuy and (2) http://TheProductGuy.com