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Hi, I'm Sue!

My thoughts on software product management, Silicon Valley culture, women in technology, startups, adoptive families, technology, big issues, parenting, my kids, and more.

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To James: You're becoming a very sweet boy

Dear James (age 3.5), You are a very sweet young boy, and I am so touched by how much well you care for others and help them when they need you. Over the weekend, you and Kian were playing…

The day after the last day of 2nd grade (Kian)

Dear Kian, Thursday was the last day of 2nd grade for you, so we spent Friday together doing "special time." First, you played with James a little bit in the morning. Then we took him to daycare so…

Buzz Lightyear Returns

What a goober!  (James saw a photo of Kian at age 4 dressed up in this costume, and begged for me to look for it so he could dress up as Buzz Lightyear too....)…

Growing Pains (for Mom)

Today is the first day (that I remember, anyway) when I realized how grownup Kian already is at age 7.5. I fondly remember when he was 4 or so, and we were so close: best buddies.  I could do…

My Kids: A Quote from James

Give me the world’s biggest hug. Bigger than Ironman, Superman, the Green Lantern, and Batman can fly. --James on 4/21/2014, age 3.9…

The Value of an MBA in Product Management

A question from a reader: Q: Is an MBA necessary to advance in Product Management to the Senior level, Director level, or beyond? Or can one compensate for the lack of a Masters with strong analytics and high-level strategy and…