How learning to paint made me a better product manager


Painting always felt like a desired but distant dream for me. Every time I visit an art museum, I sit and stare at masterpieces — fascinated by the deep talent that goes into it. But picking up an activity I knew I wouldn’t excel at seemed futile. A few months ago, I decided to bite the bullet and learn how to paint. After a few weeks, I found my attitude shifting. Here are three lessons painting taught me. Step back to see the big picture When I just started to paint, I was mostly focused on small details. For instance,…

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