Who are you ?
John Cutler…new dad, musician, late-night blog post writer, and product development / product management nerd.
What do you do for a living ?
Currently I am an independent coach for product development teams. I enjoy the flexibility as I get to spend time with my newly arrived son Julian. I also crave variety, and being exposed to new groups of passionate makers, hackers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. I do a fair amount of writing on product development, but not for money.
What do you want to speak about at FlowCon ?
My talk is about looking beyond the simplistic discussion of “outcomes over outputs”. I fear that we gloss over what is really required to build shared understanding. Every problem is a nested solution to a higher level problem.
What will make you say “waouh” at the end of the conference ?
I’m like a kid in a candy store at conferences. It is wonderful to see my heroes AND learn from all the attendees. Good coffee will make me say “waouh”, for sure.
What will make you think that attendees have learnt a lot during your session ?
I love to connect with folks after the talk and conference. Hopefully people will reach out.
What is your favorite word ?
What is the sound, the noise that you love ?
Oddly, I like the sound of GoToMeeting starting to feed back (echo). It reminds me of a Led Zeppelin vocal track.
What is the plant, tree or animal which you would love to be reincarnated into ?
Dolphin and/or cockroach (very resilient)
What is the question you would have like us to ask you ?
What book are you reading right now?
Russian Dolls & Broken Promises “Outcomes, not outputs!” is a common rallying call these days. To passionate problem solvers, this message likely resonates. Who wants to work in a Tayloristic feature factory as a glorified ticket taker? Who wants to ship prescriptive deliverables with disregard for the impact of our work (the “outcomes”)? No one! […]