5 Social Platform Predictions for 2010

Sachin Rekhi

I wanted to put out my 5 social platform predictions for 2010, as I think we are poised to see another exciting year of innovation. Look for this to launch in 2010. In 2010 we'll start to see the discussion of API business models come to the forefront and I expect to see progress across the various models. As many of you know, I'm a big proponent of open platforms and have spent much of my career designing, building, or leveraging open platforms and APIs.

Getting to the Top in Product Marketing and Product Management

All About Product Management

I came across this video on Youtube and found it quite inspiring so I thought it was worth sharing. The introduction on what is product management/marketing is quite succinct and bang on target.

Meet the Product Manager

All About Product Management

What do you do when you’re a product manager (for web applications and tools) who has started a new job, assigned to an existing team who are just about to embark on the development of a range of new products and product features?

Product Management interview question on strategy and tactics

All About Product Management

I was being interviewed for a Product Managers position by a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who used to do the job that I was interviewing for. The company has adopted and really embraced scrum so naturally expects the Product Manager to take on many of the Product Owners responsibilities.

Tactics in Increasing Signal to Noise Ratio

Sachin Rekhi

One of the most disruptive trends in the Internet era has been turning a culture of scarcity on its head and transforming it to one of ubiquitous access.

The Future Is Here: Passive Monitoring

Sachin Rekhi

I remember as a kid being very excited about the future. One concept that was extremely enticing was the coming age of robots. I was assured that they were only around the corner by my favorite cartoon at the time, The Jetsons , and their robot Rosie.

The Next Chapter in Online Content Discovery

Sachin Rekhi

Feedera (2010) is one such attempt to build a tool to help sort through the clutter and allow us to efficiently consume the best content available through ubiquitous social streams. Over the past two decades we have seen an evolution in the way we discover the content we consume online.

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What is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence?

Sachin Rekhi

After last week's post I got quite a few folks asking me what exactly is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Since I didn't describe it in my previous post and there isn't very good information out there about the role, I thought I would provide an overview, it's benefits, and drawbacks.

The PayPal Wars and its Lessons for Today's Entrepreneurs

Sachin Rekhi

I was perusing Andrew Chen 's bookshelf and came across The PayPal Wars by Eric M. Jackson. It turned out to be a riveting tail of the entire journey of PayPal, from its early conception to its monstrous success, retold by one of its earliest hires in marketing.

Combining Classical and Agile Product Management

All About Product Management

I was asked to present, at an interview, on how I see the role of the product manager working in an agile scrum environment. The key areas that I highlighted were: Scope and responsibilities of the product manager in scrum Typical product management activities in scrum A typical day in the life of the agile product manager The agile product management framework A case study – the benefits See full presentation below.

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Why I Love San Francisco

Sachin Rekhi

I had lunch with an old college buddy last week and he has been considering moving to San Francisco to start his next venture. We got into a discussion of the potential advantages and disadvantages of doing so. I thought I'd throw up my thoughts on the subject for those interested. I've been in San Francisco now for the past three years. My immediate prior residence was up in Seattle, but I originally grew up in upstate New York.

My Development Stack

Sachin Rekhi

A Day in the Life of a Silicon Valley Startup View more presentations from Sachin Rekhi. I'm always interested in improving my development stack in order to maximize productivity, facilitate rapid iterations, and maintain flexibility. Over the years I've periodically iterated my web stack, from a Microsoft-based self-hosted environment, to a PHP-centered world, to finally my present PythonDjango stack on top of a cloud platform.

Why I Abandoned the Rackspace Cloud

Sachin Rekhi

AWS is currently offering completely free data transfer into EC2 instances for the first half of 2010. As many of you know, I'm a huge proponent of on-demand computing as I believe it's the best starting point for most early stage web startups. Cloud computing allows a venture to substitute high initial capital expenditures for operating expenses that grow proportional to your traction.

The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar

Sachin Rekhi

Based on a suggestion from Andrew Chen , I spent Saturday afternoon reading The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar , which put me in a reflective mood on my own goals and vision for success here in Silicon Valley. Randy Komisar put together a short narrative that challenges the traditional assumption of the deferred life plan, romanticizes the notion of business as a creative pursuit, and even finds room to go into a discourse on self-knowledge of one's own motivations.

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Optimizing for Fundamental vs Strategic Value

Sachin Rekhi

Every week I meet with different entrepreneurs asking for my advice on topics ranging from funding strategy, exit opportunities, user acquisition, monetization, to technology investment. However, unlike others who often have a set of best practices they like to dispense around these topics, I find myself spending a considerable amount of time understanding the entrepreneur's personal goals before laying out my recommendations.

Freemium Design Pattern: Scale Pricing with Customer Success

Sachin Rekhi

Lately I've been spending time thinking about freemium business models and how best to structure them to maximize conversions. I believe we are still early in our understanding of these models and to date most of the available analysis has been limited to anecdotal evidence, one-off case studies, tips & tricks, and a few early overviews of what's been tried. Despite this I think we are starting to see some interesting emerging design patterns and best practices coming together.

Lessons Learned as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Sachin Rekhi

As many of you know, I spent the better half of 2009 as an Entrepreneur -in- Residence at Trinity Ventures. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had and would encourage anyone who gets the opportunity to do it. Working alongside Gus Tai , Ajay Chopra , Jim Tybur , Dan Scholnick , and the rest of the Trinity team provided an inside look into the world of venture capital.

Goodbye 2009 and Welcome 2010

Sachin Rekhi

With the start of 2010 comes a new blogging resolution (and a revamped blog design). It has been exactly a year since I started this blog, as it was one of my new year's resolutions for 2009. So how did I do? Well, I'd say it went as well as a typical new year's resolution: highly motivated at the beginning with great progress in the first half of the year, then the consistency started to lapse, with eventual abandonment towards the last quarter of the year.

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Doing Things that “Do Scale”

bpma ProductHub

For example, InsightSquared, a Boston-based revenue analytics company, launched in 2010 to help… BPMA Product Management Product StrategyBy John Zilch – It can be fun doing things that don’t scale in the early days of a product or business. Whether it’s testing product-market fit, marketing messaging or innovation options, teams can be creative as they fine tune their business model.

How Netflix Built an Innovative Culture by Gibson Biddle

Mind the Product

I started at Netflix in 2005 and in 2010, went to my next startup, Chegg. A fish swims along, passes another fish and shouts: “How’s the water?” The other fish looks at him and asks: “What the heck is water?”.

The Next Generation of Customer Success Leadership

Gainsight

So how do you sort out 2010 leaders from 2020? Customer Success 2010. Like I said, 2010 leaders have played a huge role in shepherding the customer success movement into this new 2020 stage, but I definitely think it’s time for a Picard-style 2020 leader in most companies.

How Udemy gets creative with UX research

UserTesting

Udemy is an online video-based learning marketplace founded in 2010 where any learner can find the right teacher in an area of interest—from Python programming … The post How Udemy gets creative with UX research appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Today’s article is a guest post from Udemy’s Director of UX Research, Claire Menke. Enjoy!

Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix’s Social Strategy

Mind the Product

Netflix’s Friends (Born 2004, died 2010). But in 2010 – I was at Chegg by that time – Netflix killed Friends because they recognized they needed at least 20% of members to engage. 2010: The end of Netflix Friends.

How Udemy gets creative with UX research

UserTesting

Udemy is an online video-based learning marketplace founded in 2010 where any learner can find the right teacher in an area of interest—from Python programming … The post How Udemy gets creative with UX research appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Today’s article is a guest post from Udemy’s Director of UX Research, Claire Menke. Enjoy!

Everything I’ve learned about Lean UX: AMA with Jeff Gothelf

UserTesting

In a recent AMA-style webinar , Jeff talks about how things have changed since 2010 and what he’s learned as … The post Everything I’ve learned about Lean UX: AMA with Jeff Gothelf appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Jeff Gothelf changed the way we look at designing products and services six years ago with his book, Lean UX.

Creating, cultivating, and maintaining a collaborative culture across global teams

Nulab

Since 2010, I’ve worked in HR and admin roles primarily in the staffing world, where the culture is commonly known to be fast-paced, high stakes, and high stress.

World Product Day special – Martin Eriksson & Emily Tate on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

From humble beginnings with 25 people in the back room of a pub in London in May 2010 looking for a group therapy session, the ProductTank meetups have grown to over 180 cities with hundreds of thousands of people signed up.

The pitfalls of being data-driven

Mixpanel

Speaking about the rollout in 2010, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri said his team stuck to their guns because their experience and intuition told them that it was a good strategy – even in the absence of supporting data, and with a backlash from users.

Here’s how to develop the most successful user stories

bpma ProductHub

John served as the chairman for the Technology Association of Georgia’s Product Management Society from 2006 – 2010. By Jeffrey Segarra – The precision and quality of your product requirements determine if your product will succeed or fail in the marketplace.

Everything I’ve learned about Lean UX: AMA with Jeff Gothelf

UserTesting

In a recent AMA-style webinar , Jeff talks about how things have changed since 2010 and what he’s learned as … The post Everything I’ve learned about Lean UX: AMA with Jeff Gothelf appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Jeff Gothelf changed the way we look at designing products and services six years ago with his book, Lean UX.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

John served as the chairman for the Technology Association of Georgia’s Product Management Society from 2006 – 2010. Contributed by John Mansour. Before your mind wanders too far, let’s set the record straight.

?Tracking ‘One Metric That Matters’ (OMTM)

The Product Coalition

Assume that it is 2010 and we are planning to release a photo and video sharing app named Instagram?—?wish wish I had actually founded it :) October 2010 We release the app on Android and iOS.

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

John served as the chairman for the Technology Association of Georgia’s Product Management Society from 2006 – 2010. Contributed by John Mansour. The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult.

In Celebration of the First Ever World Product Day

Mind the Product

On 23 May 2010, Martin Eriksson organised the first ProductTank meetup in the back room of a bar in London’s West End. Twenty-five interested people attended this first meetup…. Fast forward to last Wednesday, 23 May 2018, when we celebrated the first ever World Product Day.

Paving the Cow Path and Other Stories by Simon Cross

Mind the Product

In 2010 Lessin printed out his Facebook profile – it was 15m long – because he recognised that the idea that you could see the story of someone’s life was very powerful. The first version of the product, Memories, shipped late 2010, and it’s now known as Timeline.

10 website accessibility myths debunked

Userzoom

Since October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone who provides a service (in the public, private and voluntary sectors) to discriminate against disabled people.

Women in Product Management: Duessa Holscher, Chief Product Officer at Granbury Solutions

280 Group

We built that company over almost ten years and then ended up selling to Granbury Solutions in 2010 (which was subsequently acquired by Jonas Software in 2018). For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Duessa Holscher, Chief Product Officer at Granbury Solutions. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Take a look at the image below of Instagram in 2010. Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers?

The Benefits of Product Usage Analytics in Protecting Software Intellectual Property

Revulytics

billion in new license revenue since 2010. The US Patent and Trademark Office recently held its 2018 Trademark Exposition in Washington, D.C., at which the keynote speaker was someone you probably wouldn’t immediately associate with that particular space: Kareem Abdul-Jabar.

6 Ways Your Business can Benefit from Negative Reviews

Apptentive

In 2010, Toyota had to recall 8.8 So, you’ve somehow received a couple of bad online reviews. Is your business doomed? Certainly not! Even big brands have had their fair share of angry outpour from disgruntled customers and survived.