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Car Maker Product Managers Face An Apple / Google Threat

The Accidental Product Manager

What this means is that when they are designing their own in-car entertainment and navigation control systems they have the ability to link them to the buttons on the car’s steering wheel. Car manufacturer product managers are facing a problem : the in-car navigation and entertainment systems that they have developed are under assault from Apple and Google.

Conquer Distractions With This Simple Chart

Nir Eyal

With our digital devices buzzing, world events demanding our attention, and more things to entertain us than ever before, it certainly seems harder to focus on what’s really important. Is the world more distracting? Sometimes it seems that way. And yet, focus is exactly what it takes to get things done and get ahead. Distraction […]. Upgrading Yourself addiction distraction technolog

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

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The book is a great and entertaining read. Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed). In part 1 I introduced mental models and some reasons they are important. And I provided a few “general purpose” examples. In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Why are product management-related mental models different?

Netflix Abstracts the Team out of Product Design

Mind the Product

As entertaining as these narratives are I find them to be very dangerous to both aspiring and current product designers. As entertaining as these narratives are I find them to be very dangerous to both aspiring and current product designers. This week I started watching Netflix’s new show Abstract. Many of the designer’s stories are inspiring and touching. And then it made me sad.

Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

Mind the Product

In this epic and entertaining talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Ken Norton draws a line from the jazz greats improvisation and comfort around chaos to the job of product manager – and how we all need to embrace that uncomfortably exciting creative dissonance in order to create great jazz – or build truly great products. Your Product is Already Obsolete – How to Survive.

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

Mind the Product

Suzie’s post both educates and entertains and is full of practical advice and, as Suzie says, its point is “to empower you and inform you about technical practices that are meant to be business-relevant”. 2016 has been a year when the craft of product management grew, evolved, and matured at a staggering rate! So without further ado… 5 Things To Stop Doing if You Want to Innovate.

Virtual reality and your product development process

Mind the Product

While gaming and entertainment are the first obvious applications of VR, the more interesting applications – and the ones we focus on here – are in B2B and B2C products and services. We’ve been pairing design and engineering from the traditional web and mobile product development world with experts in the 3D space, most often from the gaming and entertainment industries.

Lessons For Product Managers From HBO

The Accidental Product Manager

These kids have decided that they can get the entertainment content that they want via the Internet and so they no longer need to have either a telephone to their house or cable television. HBO has to change in order to survive, what can we learn from them? Image Credit: JasonParis 00. We all know who HBO is, right? What are the HBO product managers to do? homes in the U.S.

Resolving conflict–and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 14, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Bobby Kotick, CEO of the gaming and entertainment giant with $4.66B in 2015 revenue, discusses evaluating talent, fostering a culture of innovation, leveraging IP, and more at [link]. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. How product managers can end team conflicts quickly. 2) Talk it out. (3)

Technology-Powered Disruption


Whether it’s transportation, entertainment, health care, or any other industry, I fully expect we’ll see new companies and teams emerge that apply the techniques of technology-powered products to disrupt their industries. Most people by now have read Marc Andreessen’s Why Software Is Eating The World. This was written back in 2011, and I’ve been watching his predictions play out in companies all around the world. If you have not yet directly experienced a Tesla, you should absolutely find a way to do at least a test drive.

Outsource commodities. Don’t outsource core.

Under10 Playbook

” I often help people set up their home entertainment centers and computers. A guy fell into a hole. A friend heard his cries for help and promptly jumped down into the hole too. The guy says, “What are you doing? Now we’re both stuck down here!” ” And the friend says, “Yes, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.” My friends have little patience with understanding how their systems actually work—so they’re lost when things go wrong. They don’t know what to do when they buy a new device. tweet this ].