Giff 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.
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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