It’s been a few hours past since Dustin Johnson secured the Masters win at Augusta National and it now feels like the golf season for us casual players is coming to an end. What a year for golf — let’s break it down.

This has been the first year where I invested a good portion of my weeks to golf (around 40 rounds played). I’ve always been a casual twice a summer player but this year I really wanted to challenge myself. I signed up for some lessons at Golf-Tec (highly recommend coach Joel Martens) and on my way I…


“I hate Biden and I hate Trump.” I’m sure we’ve heard this position from tons of people not liking either party’s representative.

For generations, having a top government job was coveted. It has now completely reversed where it would seem absolutely insane to get into politics. Why make less money, have inevitably bad publicity and an extremely stressful life? The allure of a profound government job has been diminished by jobs like being in tech and media. I know just personally being in high school, the idea of being a political leader was so far fetched that it never really…


Agile. CICD. User Centered Design. Product Roadmap. AI. Big Data. TDD. To those on the outside looking in, the software industry seems to be full of buzzwords. Further exacerbating this perception, the terms used to describe careers in this industry can seem like synonyms to the average individual. For instance, if I used the terms product and project manager in a sentence, would you assume they were interchangeable terms? If you did, that’s okay.

A lot of people would, too. That’s why I’ve decided to write this article. I want to take the time to walk through both of these…


Let’s go back to the early days so I can set the scene. It was early March 2020, work from home was indefinite, I can only facetime my friends to hangout and going out in public was basically a sin. Like other people, I was looking to use this time to learn something new. First thing I did was purchase some coding classes and starting to learn JavaScript (I’ll dive into this another time as it also relates to my journey to Understand Tech as a PM). With my new tech mojo, I then wondered why not build a PC…


As part of my new nightly task of Understanding Tech as a PM, I accidently dove into the data scientist topic. While at work today, a good portion of my day was focused on analytics to report up trends based on some custom analytics built for our products. In my head my thoughts were “wow it sure would be nice to have someone feeding me this data to help make more informed decisions and priorities.” I then continued on with my daily PM tasks. …


Anna Taylor Joy from Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit”

Chess is the sleeping giant of the sports/entertainment world.

Do I feel a new trend brewing? This one came out of left field entirely. I could be totally wrong on this but it looks like Chess is taking over main stream sports (or is it a sport?). Okay, that’s a huge stretch but there seems to be a surge in chess not only from just my personal friend group but now from the new Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit, a fictional story that follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy named Beth Harmon.

The main takeaway from this show…


As discussed in my previous blog “Understanding Tech As a PM… My New Hobby?”, my mission is to understand tech as a non technical product manager in the software space. I have been given the advice for quite some time to stay informed of what is going on in the tech world. It’s really that situation of “I feel like I’m organically learning about tech news but am I really learning what’s out there?” I stumbled across Morning Brew through a sponsored ad on a tech YouTube video rabbit hole night. With nothing to lose and free of cost, I…


Hello fellow PMs, new PMs, tech people, friends etc.,

My name is Alex and I’m currently a product manager building software. I’m sitting here today thinking of a new hobby I can do while I’m snuggling up for winter at home after I work my 9–5 (not so 9–5) job. As you might already tell, I’m not the greatest writer and pretty much hated any English class throughout school but I’m going to take this opportunity to jump out of my comfort zone and introduce you to my first ever blog. If you’re still reading this, I’ll jump into what…

Alex Passero

Product Manager in Tech. I'm early in my career, growing, learning and have no idea where the next product will take me. I

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