Thu.Aug 30, 2018

GV’s Kate Aronowitz and Vanessa Cho on leading through design

Inside Intercom

When Kate Aronowitz and Vanessa Cho were in college in the ’90s, coursework didn’t even exist for their future careers. They had to make their own. Two decades later, these two women are blazing trails in design leadership. Both are design partners at GV (launched as Google Ventures in 2009 as the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc.), where they help a robust portfolio of startups find their way.

Do Product Managers Need an MBA?

ProductCraft Debates

Many students went back to school this week, but most of them are not starting product management school. While there is a growing number of academic programs in product management, historically most PMs came from an engineering background. But, increasingly, we’re seeing a lot of product jobs requiring an MBA; and it makes sense, PMs are. The post Do Product Managers Need an MBA? appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo

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7 Years of Amazing Product Talks

Mind the Product

For the past 7 years Mind the Product has run #mtpcon in London and San Francisco and #mtpengage in Hamburg – the biggest and best product management conferences in the world. We invite some of the top product thinkers and practitioners from all over the world to share their experiences, insights, and lessons, and now we invite you to watch the entire library of talks! The talks were the best talks I’ve heard in a very long time. Marty Cagan. Reboot Your Team by Christina Wodtke.

Pricing Is Poker, Not Chess

Pragmatic Marketing

In her book, “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t have All the Facts,” Annie Duke started off with “Life is Poker, Not Chess.” Have you ever read a book that gave you a way of thinking that is just common sense, but you really needed someone to make it clear for you? Annie Duke’s book did exactly that for me. I couldn’t help but apply it to the world of pricing—over and over again. Getting to the title of this blog, chess is certain. There is no hidden information.

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Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

The Office Season 4 Episode 12: Ideation

Rahul Abhyankar

The opening two minute sequence of this episode is a great example of Ideation, or rather what not to do in Ideation. Michael rushes into the office asking everyone for their ideas. He establishes the constraint of time, the wet … Continue reading → Innovation/Lean Startup

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Video Bots: The future of sales automation

Inside Intercom

When customers visit your website or use your app, there’s an opportunity to engage and connect with them to increase their likelihood of taking a desired action. Video is one of the best ways to capture someone’s attention, and when paired with our Custom Bots and apps, you can turn that attention into action, automatically. Whether it’s to help convert a key account, to promote your latest product, ask for feedback, or just prompt them to start a chat, video can help.

Optimizing XaaS Product Management Practices for Business Growth and Profitability

TSIA

Over the past decade, revenue growth has been eroding for B2B technology providers and shifting to recurring service revenue as customers are looking to consume technology in new ways. These changing business models to technology-as-a-service (XaaS) present new challenges for Product Management. How will XaaS Product Management teams pivot their practices to effectively grow recurring revenue?

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Optimizing XaaS Product Management Practices for Business Growth and Profitability

TSIA

Over the past decade, revenue growth has been eroding for B2B technology providers and shifting to recurring service revenue as customers are looking to consume technology in new ways. These changing business models to technology-as-a-service (XaaS) present new challenges for Product Management. How will XaaS Product Management teams pivot their practices to effectively grow recurring revenue?

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