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Connie Kwan
Works at Atlassian Software Systems
Attended Presidio School of Management
Lives in Silicon Valley
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Google is celebrating International Women's Day by hosting a Techmakers conference. Apply to participate at a Google office around the world.
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Predictably Irrational, a book by MIT professor Dan Ariely, uncovers the hidden forces that shape our decisions. It is such a fun read that I finished the book in 2 days. The book teaches the reader about psychology and how it manifests in everyday life. ...
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I read Speed as a Habit by Dave Girouard, CEO of personal finance startup Upstart and former President of Google Enterprise Apps. Great article and these are my favorite quotes: "If, by way of habit, you consistently begin ev...
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Image by Jeffrey W under Creative Commons license Brainstorming has become synonymous with innovation. There have been hundreds of books and articles written about brainstorming. Most recently, there has been some research ...
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I'm a multipotentialite. What should I do about it? Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling #TED :http://go.ted.com/bA3V

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?
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Loved this TED talk.
I greatly enjoyed Ricardo's talk. It was both entertaining and informative.  It will change the way you look at life, rules and business. "Everyone wants to leave a legacy. But why do you want to be remembered?" "If you are ...
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Google hosts Women Techmakers March 5th 2016
Google is celebrating International Women's Day by hosting a Techmakers conference.  Apply to participate at a Google office around the world.
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In this TED Talk, Tim Harford tells a few excellent stories about how to inject a little mess when you are stuck on a problem. Here are some ways to inject that mess: Reduce your attentional filter, let the noise in and let...
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I'm hiring a Cloud Platform PM in Sydney, very strategic role, please share with your friends: http://bit.ly/1SMQIo4
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Incredible! Thousands of silk worms built a pavilion by spinning silk! #TED :http://go.ted.com/bNVB
Designer and architect Neri Oxman is leading the search for ways in which digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. Working at the intersection of computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering and synthetic biology, her lab is pioneering a new age of symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, our products and even our buildings.
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What happens when 3 monkeys reach for the same orange? Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it #TED :http://go.ted.com/3KR
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Education
  • Presidio School of Management
    MBA, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Waterloo
    Computer Engineering, 1998 - 2004
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Entrepreneur + Product Manager
Introduction
I create and grow sustainable products and businesses to benefit people, planet and profit. I love food, dance and technology. I designed and launched www.realmealz.com, created interactive wireframes for ImpactIQ, worked on business strategy with Sourcemap.com and managed software, solar and semiconductor products at Microsoft, Atlassian, SunPower and Cypress respectively. I can help you strategize your products and business, create compelling business plans and deliver high quality agile products. My work is visually compelling and design oriented. I hold an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a Bachelor in Computer Engineering fromUniversity of Waterloo in Canada. In my spare time, I conduct interviews about triple-bottom-line companies for TriplePundit.
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Drove a solar car across the US + Presented Realmealz.com on stage at Health 2.0
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur + Product Manager
Employment
  • Atlassian Software Systems
    Principal Product Manager, 2013 - present
    Running the Atlassian App Store at marketplace.atlassian.com
  • www.RealMealz.com
    Founder, CEO, 2011 - 2013
  • www.sourcemap.org
    Marketing and Social Media, 2010 - 2011
  • SunPower
    Product Manager, 2007 - 2009
  • Cypress Semiconductor
    Product Manager, 2004 - 2007
  • DataPeople
    Founder, 2001 - 2003
  • Microsoft
    Senior Product Manager, 2012 - 2013
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Brainstorm Meatloaf: awesome if you do it right
www.newinnovationcookbook.com

Image by Jeffrey W under Creative Commons license Brainstorming has become synonymous with innovation. There have been hundreds of books and

Funnel Cake: Opening and closing the funnel
www.newinnovationcookbook.com

Image by Ines Hegedus-Garcia There are hundreds of diagrams on “new product development”, “innovation”, or “problem solving”. Instead of dra

How do Commodity Suppliers go Sustainable?
www.triplepundit.com

Merino brings traceable, sustainably-produced wool to market by working directly with farmers and the value chain.

Leveraging your Follower's Network
blog.conniekwan.com

Whether you're an activist trying to change the world, or a Product Manager shipping new features, the biggest hurdle is engaging people to

3 Tips for Sustainable Blogging
blog.conniekwan.com

If a tree fell in the forest and no one blogged about it, did it fall? If the last entry on said blog was one year ago, is the blog consider

A Review of Decisive, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (4.2 stars)
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I read “Decisive” by Dan Heath and Chip Heath recently and picked up a few techniques on making great decisions. It's definitely worth a qui

Toys”R”Us reminds us that kids prefer plastic to nature
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In a new ad, kids are pranked into thinking they're going on a boring field trip to a forest VIDEO

HipChat Beta
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Help test the latest features, bug fixes, and performance improvements with the HipChat for Android Beta.Please report bugs and suggestions

Blue Ocean Strategy: Are you in a business bloodbath?
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I woke up this morning thinking about work, and wanted to summarize a great book that I read while in business school. The book is Blue Ocea

Influencer: Exercise your influence muscles!
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Influencer was written back in 2007 but a friend lent me her copy and I have to say, it's the best read so far this year for me. As a Produc

The First 90 Days
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The first 90 days, by Michael Watkins, is a very useful read for anyone making a transition into a new organization. I'm listening to it for

Happy, the movie by Roko Belic
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Happy is an uplifting documentary that takes the viewer on a world journey in search of happiness. What makes people happy? How does our cul

The Lean Startup
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The Lean Startup is a book by entrepreneur and investor Eric Ries. A must read for product managers and leaders in companies large and small

Having Women on Corporate Boards Increases Profits and Sustainability
www.triplepundit.com

Emerging research suggests having women on a company's board of directors increases a company's profits and its use of sustainable best prac

Atlassian
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We're the makers of JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, Stash, HipChat and a dozen other products for collaboration and product development.

Explore the ocean with Google Maps
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Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world - including the und

Sourcemap
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The open directory of supply chains and carbon footprints

How Walmart Is Changing China
www.theatlantic.com

The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental

Product Manager, Google.org Governance - Mountain View - Google Jobs
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This position is based in Mountain View, CA. The area: Technology Infrastructure. Behind everything our users see online is the architecture

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Love their pistachio cake!
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Food OK. Good service. Great for groups though. Prefer Medusa for great food, but this place is easier to get seats.
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Beautiful and clean interior. Excellent teachers! Maia the owner is wonderful. I now come for open gym time regularly after a few excellent classes.
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