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How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary

First Round Review

Warby Parker is known for being a wonderful place to work. Here, Co-founder Dave Gilboa breaks down exactly how they've constructed this culture. Continue reading at First Round Review »

GitHub’s Joel Califa on keeping sight of your users

Inside Intercom

A product designer at a growing company has two key constituents: their users and their business. In his recent post “Subverted Design” , GitHub Senior Product Designer Joel Califa reminds us that if we gear too far to toward the latter, we can lose sight of our all-important users in the process. Before linking up with GitHub, Joel was a product design manager at Digital Ocean. He’s also taught front-end web development at General Assembly and been a Design Mentor at Andreessen Horowitz.

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8 Years of Growth in the World’s Largest Product Management Community

Mind the Product

Eight years ago today I started the ProductTank meetup in London so it’s a great time to look back, take stock of what we’ve built, and celebrate what has become the world’s largest product management community. In the Beginning.

March BOM: Use Scenarios

Pragmatic Marketing

March’s Box of the month is use scenarios. Throughout the month we’ll highlight articles, webinars, podcasts and blog posts that will help you focus on illustrating market problems using stories that put each problem in context.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfill, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

What is the Value of Agility?

Clever PM

One of the many challenges that Product Managers face in trying to move organizations toward a more agile approach to product development is that some stakeholders simply don’t see the value in the shift. They believe that, since their way has worked for them for so long that there’s no need to change — after […]. Product Management Agile Culture Development Good PM Influence Leadership Lean MVP Organization PM Priorities Scrum User Stories

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This article [Want to Kill Your Economy? Have MBA Programs Churn out Takers Not Makers] by Rana Foroohar based on her book “Makers & Takers: The Rise of Finance and Fall of American Business” talks about the state of business education in the US. For my friends in India, I am curious to know if … Continue reading Why Has Business Education Failed Business → Business Schools Career/Leadership Product Management

A New Day in Analytics for Seed Stage Startups

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Startup founders and product leaders are building the future. Here’s how we want to help them. Building startups is hard and getting harder. We estimate that there are over 5M web and mobile applications out there. However, customer expectations on the value and level of service a software product should offer them are very high today. As a result, analysts estimate that only 0.01% of these 5M applications are going to be commercially successful.

Connecting the Cultural Dots

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Jonathan Bean on how our recursive relationship to the stuff around us can help us understand taste, culture, and the changing world

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