A Look at Open Source Inside Connected

Sachin Rekhi

The cost of building software products has dramatically fallen compared to a decade ago. Products that used to take millions of dollars are now being built for hundreds of thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars.

Understanding the Players in the Social Data Layer

Sachin Rekhi

Social is clearly one of the biggest trends on the web right now, with the majority of new apps and services taking advantage of your friends to provide a more participatory experience.

Evernote, The 100 Year Company

Sachin Rekhi

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Evernote Trunk Conference , Evernote’s first ever developer-focused event. I was excited to attend not only because Connected is an app in the Evernote Trunk , but also because Evernote has been a break-out success story in the productivity space.

Connected: Your Personal Relationship Manager

Sachin Rekhi

Today I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest venture, Connected. Connected is a personal relationship manager that brings your contacts and conversations together in one place.

Reflections on the Technology Stack for Connected

Sachin Rekhi

Given the recent acquisition of Connected by LinkedIn , I thought it would be a great time to reflect on what worked well with our technology stack as well as what I would like to improve going forward. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, feel free to review my previous posts where I detail our technology stack and the open source libraries we leverage. In this post I’ll jump right into our learnings. What Worked Well. Python Django facilitated fast iteration.

The Resurgence of LinkedIn

Sachin Rekhi

And most recently, LinkedIn acquired CardMunch in January 2011. In the wake of LinkedIn’s announcement of reaching 100 million members , I’ve been impressed with the resurgence they have had in the past year. I thought I would showcase some of the recent product innovation from LinkedIn as well as cultural shifts we’ve seen from within the company that have contributed to this growth. Product Innovation.

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Design is Product, Product is Design

Sachin Rekhi

Last night I attended another fantastic Startup2Startup event focused on Interaction Design. The lineup was terrific with Jason Putorti , lead designer of Mint.com and now co-founder of Votizen, Kate Aronowitz , Director of Design and User Experience at Facebook, and Garry Tan , co-founder of Posterous and Designer in Residence for YCombinator. They brought together a breadth of experience in design across all stages of the startup lifecycle.

How to Hire Great Engineers for Your Startup

Sachin Rekhi

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the latest Startup2Startup on engineering management with Yishan Wong , an early director of engineering at Facebook. The area we spent the most time discussing, both during the presentation and during the discussion that followed, was how to hire great engineers for your startup. I thought it was a particularly appropriate topic given that I receive weekly requests from colleagues asking me for help on their quest for engineers.

The imeem Mafia

Sachin Rekhi

Last night I read Sarah Lacy's excellent post entitled Inside the DNA of the Facebook Mafia. If you haven't read it yet, you should. It not only catalogues many of the excellent startups that have come out of Facebook, but the emerging patterns amongst the bunch. It got me thinking about my own experience at my previous startup, imeem. When I think back on imeem, I always felt that we had an incredible group of fascinating, talented, and ambitious people.

Product Management Mishap: Not so fast, Netflix!

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Modus Turns Eight Years Old!

Modus Create

It’s hard to believe, March 1, 2011 doesn’t feel that long ago. It’s our 8th birthday today! As we look back at this incredible journey, the past year was one of huge milestones and growth for Modus.

How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile

The Secret PM Handbook

Copyright (c) 2011 J. People have asked me “How can I get my execs to support an agile transformation? They don’t like that they can’t predict anything.”. Reframe the Agile conversation around value. Orient the conversation around value, not around methodologies. Picture credit below).

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Product Management Mishap: Not so fast, Netflix!

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The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

10 Reasons Why Strategic Plans Fail, Aileron, November 30, 2011. By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business.

Remote Working Q&A with Wade Foster | Wednesday 6th March

Business of Software Conference

Wade Foster and his co-founder started Zapier (it rhymes with ‘happier’) back in 2011 during a hackathon. Join us on Wednesday 6th March for a live online Q&A with Wade Foster on Remote Working, CEO/Founder of Zapier.

Remote Working Q&A with Wade Foster | Wednesday 6th March

Business of Software Conference

Wade Foster and his co-founder started Zapier (it rhymes with ‘happier’) back in 2011 during a hackathon. Join us on Wednesday 6th March for a live online Q&A with Wade Foster on Remote Working, CEO/Founder of Zapier.

What exactly does a Product Manager do? Redefining Product Management function

NextBigWhat

FYI: This definition was created in 2011 by Martin Eriksson – when there was no Uber, Airbnb & Google was still largely a search company.

Don’t Miss These Amazing Speakers at #mtpcon Singapore

Mind the Product

Since 2011 she’s been a strategic product consultant, leading organisational design and transformation initiatives across finance, government, travel, e-commerce, and non-for-profit sectors.

How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile

The Secret PM Handbook

Copyright (c) 2011 J. People have asked me “How can I get my execs to support an agile transformation? They don’t like that they can’t predict anything.”. Reframe the Agile conversation around value. Orient the conversation around value, not around methodologies. Picture credit below).

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Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

Informed: Wake Up Wisdom for Women” in 2011. Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali and Jeff Segarra – Noted professor of business at Harvard Business School, Rosabeth Moss Kanter states that, “Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute.

Product Experimentation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them by Jon Noronha

Mind the Product

Jon Noronha joined the product team for Microsoft’s Bing search engine in 2011 when the product, as he puts it, was “in a big hole” As the years went by, however, that turned around, and in late 2015, Microsoft reported that Bing had become profitable.

Some Practical Tools For Stakeholder Management

BrainMates

This blog was originally written in 2011 and updated in September 2019. Adrienne Tan. Pretty much every Product job description these days says that ‘stakeholder management’ is a key priority. But what exactly is stakeholder management? What are the best tools to manage stakeholders?

AI, Autonomy, and the Build Trap – Announcing our first three speakers for #mtpcon SF

Mind the Product

In 2011, Nate left Stryker to build Brightface, a product development company that focused on mobile and web applications including Cycleface which was acquired by Strava, the #1 fitness app for endurance athletes.

Why we decided to retire our most popular report

Mixpanel

Segmentation has been our most heavily used report since its release in late 2011, and until recently, it was the report that greeted users when they logged in. Our early customers clamored for a means to dig deeper into their data, and in 2011, Segmentation was the answer.

TEI 220: What makes a good product manager & who shouldn’t be one – with Marc Abraham

Product Innovation Educators

I got my first product management job in 2011 and have been learning ever since. [5:55] I got my first product management job in 2011 and have been learning ever since. [5:55] It’s all about creativity, curiosity, and customer focus for product managers.

Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

Informed: Wake Up Wisdom for Women” in 2011. Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali. Kicking off the 2017 BPMA calendar is Alyssa Dver on using Neuroscience to build confidence.

An Introduction to Product Discovery

Product Talk

The Lean Startup came out in 2011. I continue to be surprised by how many product managers aren’t familiar with dual-track development. I don’t care if you know the buzzwords or if you can define the difference between product discovery and product delivery.

What Does a Product Manager Do?

BrainStation Product Management

Erikkson, 2011. As the name suggests, a Product Manager (PM) is responsible for overseeing product development from conception to completion, and beyond.

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?Tracking ‘One Metric That Matters’ (OMTM)

The Product Coalition

OMTM for the first 3 months would be acquiring new users (Source: TechCrunch ) October 2011 With over 10M customers (Fig.1) Ever looked at your analytics dashboard and wondered “what am I going to do with this torrent of data thrown at me?

Technology-Powered Disruption

svpg

This was written back in 2011, and I’ve been watching his predictions play out in companies all around the world. Most people by now have read Marc Andreessen’s Why Software Is Eating The World. While my focus is primarily on technology-powered software products, services and devices, I’m also very interested to find other industries where the techniques of modern product are used to disrupt their spaces.

Paving the Cow Path and Other Stories by Simon Cross

Mind the Product

Its first version shipped in August 2011 and didn’t have the growth curve that the company had expected, according to Cross.

What Friedrich Hayek can tell us about Product Management

The Product Coalition

In 2011, his article “ The Use of Knowledge in Society ” was selected as one of the top 20 articles published in The American Economic Review during its first 100 years. Reading the “The Use of Knowledge in Society” through a Product Manager lens Friedrich Hayek?—?Austrian

Customer retention is the new conversion

Inside Intercom

Here’s an example of Intercom, and how we changed this from 2011 through to today. In 2011, you had to paste this JavaScript into your product. The old world SaaS model was basically all about sign up and convert.

The Business of Software Review – All New Talks from 2019 So Far

Business of Software Conference

Wade Foster and his co-founder started Zapier (it rhymes with ‘happier’) back in 2011 during a hackathon. 17 Talks From Seasoned Entrepreneurs.

Moodboard: The Designer's Paid Break

Imaginary Cloud - Design

" Georges Didi-Huberman (2011), “Atlas – How to carry the world on One's back”. When I was interviewed by Imaginary Cloud for a Digital Product Designer job opening, I was asked: hard work or inspiration? I lingered a bit and answered: inspiration. I got the job.

Putting $125M to work for you, our customers

Inside Intercom

In 2011 we launched the Intercom Messenger in the same 12 months that iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and others launched too. We just raised $125M in a round led by Mary Meeker at Kleiner Perkins. Here’s what we’re going to do with it. 2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for the Intercom platform. Historically, we’ve spent proportionately way more on research and development than other software companies we track, and that won’t stop any time soon.

Don Norman's Principles of Interaction Design

Sachin Rekhi

Apple shook up the world in 2011 when it introduced natural scrolling to Mac OS X Lion. When I first started learning about product design, one of the most influential books I read was The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman.

A Design Firm That's Innovating in UX and Business

Balsamiq

It was 2011 when I started using Balsamiq. The Rectangles is a digital design company that is innovative in many ways. First off, they created the User Centered Design Canvas , a powerful tool for analyzing product/market fit, value proposition, brand strategy, and more in a single document.

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What we learned moving sales and product upmarket together

Inside Intercom

In 2011 Marc Andreessen declared that software is eating the world. As Intercom’s customer base moved upmarket, it became increasingly obvious to us in Sales that what worked well in our product for early-stage startups didn’t for larger companies. To fix it, we had to change how we worked with our product team.

Startup marketing: strategies for year one

Inside Intercom

In the very early days of Intercom the marketing hat fell on my head, but I’d be doing marketing a disservice (and 2011 Des a disservice) if I said that’s what I thought I was doing. The most important tasks for any early stage startup are to write code and talk to users. When we started Intercom the latter was my job.