The Latest Product Management Mentors

The Product Guy

As a result, all participants have fully embraced the sharing as much of their product management knowledge with everyone who has yet to make it into the program. Learn what to look out for as a product manager working on a digital health application and set yourself up for success. @

Hedge fund manager to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE (AP) — People familiar with the situation say hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2

City of Charlotte will not extend city manager's contract

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The city of Charlotte has announced that City Manager Ron Carlee will be stepping down from his position

Hornets hire Mitch Kupchak as general manager

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager

Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

It was big news in Charlotte, North Carolina where AvidXchange announced the groundbreaking on a new headquarters complex in the N.C. Their experience in Charlotte has been similar to ours in Boulder, as they made it their home and immediately went to work building their next business and their life. When the opportunity to invest in one of the fastest growing, and most significant tech companies in Charlotte appeared, we couldn’t resist.

Ex-banking manager pleads guilty to embezzlement

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A former manager at a North Carolina bank has admitted in federal court to stealing nearly $217,000 from his employer

College Football Playoff panel visit Charlotte

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Members of the College Football Playoff management group have visited Charlotte, which hopes to host the national championship game in 2019 or 2020

5 Good Recent Posts on Planning and Managing

Up and Running

Writing a Business Plan: 5 Things You Need to Know Charlotte Jensen interviewed me for this post and I think she did a great job. Tags: Recommendations blogging AOLSMallBiz Charlotte Jensen Entrepreneur.com seth godin I’m hoping to be able to do this more often in the future. I tend to put blog posts I like on twitter, but I’m trying to keep track of them better, so I can also share them with readers of this blog.

Miley Cyrus cancels Charlotte show

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Miley Cyrus managed to shock Charlotte fans on Monday night without even setting foot on stage: Barely half an hour before the pop star’s scheduled concert at Time Warner Cable Arena, she abruptly can

Panthers promote Beane to assistant general manager

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Carolina Panthers have promoted Brandon Beane to assistant general manager

Managing risk is critical to success

Taffy Williams

Risk management includes your distance from the alligators. Managing the risk would be up to the investor risk tolerance and risk management style. One method of managing risk is extensive diligence on all aspects of the business and the people.

Grudzielanek to manage White Sox's Triple-A affiliate

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have hired former major league All-Star and Gold Glove second baseman Mark Grudzielanek to manage Triple-A Charlotte

Commissioners approve raise for Mecklenburg County manager

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Commissioners have approved a pay increase for the Mecklenburg County manager, which raises her total compensation to $345,000 annually

UNC Charlotte student falls to his death at dorm

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A UNC Charlotte student was found dead early Sunday after an apparent fall from Moore Hall, an on-campus residence hall, university media relations manager Buffie Stephens said

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Freaking Out is Not a Management Style

Taffy Williams

In short, “ Freaking out is not a management style.” The more help you can find the better you will be able to manage the problem. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur Startup management leadershipCertainty defines the likelihood something major will occur in the life of your startup. How the issues are handled will define you in your role as the CEO of the company.

Duke Energy wants 50, not 40-year license to manage river

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Duke Energy has a new hydropower license to manage the Catawba River for the next 40 years but wants that license extended so it can manage the waterway for the next half centur

Jordan will still have input on Hornets draft day decisions

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Michael Jordan hired proven general manager Mitch Kupchak this offseason to help turn around a franchise mired in mediocrity since he became the Charlotte Hornets' majority owner eight years ago

Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview

Taffy Williams

As an example, note the enthusiasm exhibited by a local business owner as highlighted in the Fox News in Charlotte, NC June 5, 2011 in a story covered by Renee LaSalle. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Isn't a 'Minimal Viable Product' Kinda Lame?

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices.

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A Sprinkling of Unvalidated Vision May Pay Long Term Dividends

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices.

The Secret to More Effective Meetings? Manage Emotions

Inc Startups

Linda Shanock, a professor of organization science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and her team recently looked into the cost of all the teeth gritting, insincere laughter, and careful phrasing that goes into keeping the peace during many meetings.

Panthers upgrade speed to keep up with NFC South

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the NFC South the last two seasons

Ex-North Carolina Gov. McCrory now co-hosting radio show

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is taking an expanded role on Charlotte's airwaves after a radio station manager says his recent daily segments got an "extraordinary" response

Carolina Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Monday that general manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties. Gettleman had been general manager of the Panthers since 2013

Hornets promote Buzz Peterson to assistant GM

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Hornets have promoted Buzz Peterson to assistant general manager

Panthers interim GM put on paid leave for harassment claim

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers has been placed on paid administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment

Hornets GM Cho: Re-signing Nicolas Batum 'No. 1 priority'

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — General manager Rich Cho made it clear the Charlotte Hornets want to re-sign unrestricted free agent forward Nicolas Batum to a long-term contract

Managing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (part 2)

Taffy Williams

Other articles can befound in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. There islittle doubt that you will have the opportunity to “ hone your managerial skills to a fine edge ” at some point in yourcareer. It just happens to be a fact oflife. You may even be an expert bynow. But what do you do when someone callsin the future to ask for a recommendation for one of your prior less thanstellar employees; try being a LIAR.

Carolina Panthers enter final day of NFL draft with 6 picks

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Panthers enter the final day of the NFL draft Saturday with six picks thanks to a trade by general manager Marty Hurney

Panthers name Tina Becker COO, she now runs daily operation

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers have announced Tina Becker has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization

Panthers: Signed agreement to sell NFL team to David Tepper

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Carolina Panthers say they've signed a "definitive agreement" to sell the team to David Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management

Man shot to death during North Carolina business robbery

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A business manager has been shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt in North Carolina

Startup Blog discussion on Leadership and Team Building - Insights with Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams

He writes for the Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. entrepreneur leadership management Startup

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Panthers' Hurney: Not trading away future 1st-rounder again

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Watching the NFL draft at home on television the past five years has given Marty Hurney a different perspective on how he'll approach his decision-making process in his second stint as Carolina Panthers general manager

Firefighter retires after controversial post

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Fire Department deputy chief who shared an image on his Facebook page that City Manager Ron Carlee found “highly offensive” abruptly retired Friday

Panthers interim GM put on paid leave for harassment claim

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers has been placed on paid administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment

Hurney, 2 others to interview for Panthers GM job

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Panthers will interview Marty Hurney, Jimmy Raye III and Lake Dawson for the team's general manager position

Panthers name Tina Becker COO, she now runs daily operation

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Panthers have announced Tina Becker has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization

AP sources: Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — People familiar with the situation say hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion

Cannon’s company to fix tax error

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The parking management company owned by Charlotte''s mayor says it will change the way it pays city taxes