DJ / Producer
Kyle is a DJ and electronic music producer, using the stage name Joseph Kyle. He was resident DJ at Shanghai Studio in Shanghai, China from 2006 through 2010. He also had the honor of being...
The Gift
On November 8, 2014, I had a near-fatal motorcycle crash. It was a crash just on the edge of survivable. How I survived and came through without any serious long-term impact makes me a lottery...
Kyle On PM
Kyle on PM is where I blog my thoughts about Product Management. I'm one of those lucky people who gets to do something I love for a living, and I enjoy being involved in my...

DJ / Producer

Kyle is a DJ and electronic music producer, using the stage name Joseph Kyle. He was resident DJ at Shanghai Studio in Shanghai, China from 2006 through 2010. He also had the honor of being a headline DJ at the first ever Gay Pride event held in Shanghai. He produces a regular podcast, titled The Global Dancecast with Joseph Kyle. In the podcast, he strives to bring you an hour of the best trance music available.

Visit josephkylemusic.com

Kyle On PM

Gain An Edge In Your PM Interview with This Overlooked  Prep Tool
Gain An Edge In Your PM Interview with This Overlooked Prep Tool
Preparing for a Product Manager interview is difficult. Great PM candidates set themselves apart...
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An Evolved View of User Engagement
An Evolved View of User Engagement
User Engagement is something every Product Manager thinks about. In this post, I’ll cover...
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Kyle on PM is where I blog my thoughts about Product Management. I'm one of those lucky people who gets to do something I love for a living, and I enjoy being involved in my professional community. In the blog, I share thoughts and experiences on things I have learned by working for more than 15 years in Product Management. I post all of the articles to this site, too. If you'd like to join in the discussion, be sure to go to the Kyle on PM blog.

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Voyage of Recovey

Getting Birdshit On Your Face
Getting Birdshit On Your Face
The Labor Day weekend in San Francisco was beautiful. The weather here has been...
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Today is a joyful day
Today is a joyful day
This morning, I packed up all of the durable medical equipment I have needed to...
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Make the Choice
Make the Choice
As I’ve been working on some basic outlines and structure for how I intend...
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My Accident
My Accident
On November 8th, 2014, I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Over three...
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On November 8, 2014, I had a near-fatal motorcycle crash. It was a crash just on the edge of survivable. How I survived and came through without any serious long-term impact makes me a lottery winner. Through months in a hospital bed, and long periods of being unable to care for myself, walk, or sit up; through surgeries, pain, difficulty, and bankruptcy - I am alive and was given a gift through that crash. I blog occasionally about my experiences in recovery. I am working on a book. The working title is Voyage of Recovery. It is the story that brought me to the darkest hours of fear, need, and hope, and then brought me to the best place I've ever been in my life. I write the book in hopes I can inspire others who face the challenge of recovery from extreme physical trauma; and to share with them what I learned along the way in hopes it might make their path easier.

About Kyle

I am Kyle Smith and I am many things.

I’m creative to the core. I’ve been playing musical instruments since I was 3rd grade when I played the violin. I’ve also studied trumpet, percussion, cello, and voice. I taught myself to play piano and produce electronic music. I DJ and produce music under the stage name Joseph Kyle. I produce a podcast called the Global Dancecast. I create software the millions of people have used to make their lives better. I enjoy writing. I am currently working on a book that I hope will help others in the future learn from my experiences as a survivor of extreme physical trauma.

I care about people. I walk down the streets in my neighborhood, the Tenderloin in San Francisco, and I talk to my neighbors. I love my job because I can go to sleep every night knowing that I helped someone have a better day. First, those people were IT folks at the world’s largest companies avoiding a crisis because of the enterprise systems management products I built. Then, they were small- and medium-business owners who stayed in business another day because of my product. It was media enthusiasts who were among the first to be able to stream their media libraries from home, and access them from anywhere in the world. It was mobile phone users whose phones were as secure as possible because their phone had the undisputed industry best OS update experience. Now, it’s seeing people grow and learn through positive mentoring partnerships.

I love experiencing the world. My entire life, I’ve morphed between countless hobbies. I’ve bungee jumped, been on safari on the Serengeti Plain, and I love SCUBA. I’ve lived in Asia for many years. I spent five years in Shanghai where I built a new development team for Microsoft and became a local DJ scene celebrity. I spent two years in Manila. One of my MBAs comes from National University of Singapore. I am so grateful that I have had these experiences in my life to grow from.

I aspire to live in gratitude. I was catapulted from my motorcycle over a bridge and landed on a parked car five stories below. In an instant, my life stopped moving and I was utterly helpless. That I survived, and with no serious long-term impairments, is lottery-style odds. Regardless of how horrible this experience has been, it has been a gift. The book I mentioned above is inspired by this experience.