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Tribute to Bruce Williams
This has been a tough year for the technology industry. In March we lost Andy Grove, and in April we lost Bill Campbell. Sadly, in May we lost Bruce Williams. Bruce had been fighting Pancreatic Cancer for the past year and a half. He had been in an experimental program at UCSF, which extended his life at least a year.
While I learned much from Andy Grove and Bill Campbell, Bruce had an even bigger impact on me, both personally and professionally, probably more than any other single person.
This article is not just a tribute; I want to talk about two very important topics for product people, the first is work-life balance, and the second is your relationship with customers. As you’ll see, both of these topics were central to Bruce’s work and life.