I loved this blog post by Marty Cagen. It’s all the things that bad leaders can do to mess up a product. However, I read it differently than Marty wrote it. In other words, he wrote the things a CEO or Executive do that mess up the product manager. Instead, I read it as the things a bad product manager can do to mess up the user experience designer.
At Intuit, for example, the marketing managers of a website like Quicken.com (equivalent, but separate from the product manager for the product Quicken) would be in usability studies and constantly overreact to each person that was interviewed.
Either way, a wonderful collection. Reading it made me feel much better through catharsis. Thanks Marty.