Blog Posts

Getting Things Done Book Outline

By Joe Cotellese / November 11, 2018 /

I’ve been a practitioner of the book “Getting Things Done” by David Allen for years. I reread the book every few years. I finally got around to outlining it. Note that this is a work in progress, I’ll remove this note when the outline is complete Part 1 – The Art of Getting Things Done…

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Eat That Frog Book Summary

By Joe Cotellese / November 8, 2018 /

I read the book “Eat That Frog” a few years ago. It’s a book that helps focus you on getting stuff done and avoiding procrastination. If you’re listening to the audio version of Eat That Frog this outline might be helpful to you. Introduction Author has read many different productivity books and articles. Tried techniques.…

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Time for a GTD Refresher Course

By Joe Cotellese / November 5, 2018 /

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the projects I am trying to juggle. When this happens it’s easy for me to just end up procrastinating on all of it because I don’t know where to begin. I’ve long been a (semi)practitioner of David Allen’s Getting Things Done. I re-read it at least…

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Great sites for picking website color schemes

By Joe Cotellese / October 26, 2018 /

I have a hard time with colors. I don’t know if I’m actually color blind but I will admit that from time to time I’ve left the house with two different color socks. I know my inability to ascertain color can hamper my ability to create visually pleasing web sites but I don’t want to…

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The Rabbit Hole

By Joe Cotellese / October 22, 2018 /

Distractions are a bitch. I’m writing this as the last step in a hole that I found myself in. It went something like this. Wanted to work on a checklist for my morning routine. Had to decide best tool to create my morning routine in. Realized I already had it in a text file. Opened…

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Should Product Managers Do Wireframes? The Answer is a Resounding Maybe.

By Joe Cotellese / October 10, 2018 /

To promote a recently penned blog post, Product Plan CEO @JimSemik recently posted the question “Should product managers wireframe?” on LinkedIn. I have some thoughts on that I’d like to share. This question assumes that we’re talking about product managers in the software business. If you’re a product manager for a soup company, you might…

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Joe Cotellese
Product Manager
Joe Cotellese
Doylestown, PA

My first professional job involved playing video games for 9 hours a day. After experiencing early signs of brain rot, I decided to teach myself how to write software.

My entire career is characterized by this “why not?” attitude.

I'm currently applying my experience at product development to help early to mid-stage companies develop a “product first” mindset.

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