Cultural anthropology for entertainment

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A People Nerds interview with Susan Kresnicka

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. Yes, every car needs a navigation system, but from whom? Image Credit: LotPro Cars.

UserTesting success story: XO Group Inc. improves the wedding planning experience

UserTesting

CX Product Media & entertainmentXO Group Inc. , a leading media and technology company with brands The Knot, The Nest and The Bump, publishes multimedia content that inspires, informs, and cheers on people as they plan for some of the biggest moments of their … The post UserTesting success story: XO Group Inc. improves the wedding planning experience appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

UserTesting success story: XO Group Inc. improves the wedding planning experience

UserTesting

CX Product Media & entertainment success storyXO Group Inc. , a leading media and technology company with brands The Knot, The Nest and The Bump, publishes multimedia content that inspires, informs, and cheers on people as they plan for some of the biggest moments of their … The post UserTesting success story: XO Group Inc. improves the wedding planning experience appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – The Importance of Reducing Waste

Clever PM

I find it entertaining when people talk about how Agile and Lean and Kanban are all relatively new, untested, and revolutionary concepts. That’s because they’re none of those things — they’re simply descendants of ideas and concepts that have existed in manufacturing contexts for a half-century or more, just pitched in a different way, at […]. Product Management Agile Culture Do's Good PM Leadership Scrum

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.

Take Control of Prioritisation – Holly Donohue on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.

Creating a Product Culture – Nick Ramsay on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.

Podcast: Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.

Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.

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Recommended reading: The Phoenix Project

Under10 Playbook

The Phoenix Project is an entertaining novel with lessons for those who want to understand how manufacturing techniques can be applied to software. The Phoenix Project is a novel that seems too true—featuring too-familiar dysfunctions between marketing, development, and operations.

Our DNA: the Original Modern City by Mike Perls

Mind the Product

As product people we should be connected to creative influences, from art to design to entertainment, we should absorb it and ask how we can apply this thinking to everything we do.

Hi Fly: A Lean Airline Story

Melissa Perri

Limited” entertainment system is laughable. There was no entertainment system. This past year I took six trips to London. Five of those round trip flights were on Norwegian Air. I HATE Norwegian Air. Without fail, every one of my Norwegian Air flights were delayed at least 2.5 hours.

Podcast: Moving Up the Career Ladder with Thor Mitchell

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.

Student Spotlight: Dave Masters

Melissa Perri

It's presented in a digestible, entertaining format, which I legit looked forward to working on each week. Product Institute is an online school for Product Managers looking to level up their skills.

20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes by Dave Wascha

Mind the Product

Since then he’s had his share of successes and failures in a storied career spanning the US and Europe, and in this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product San Francisco he distills those 20 years into twelve key lessons.

Podcast: Too Many Product Managers with Ken Norton

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services. After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services. Ken Norton needs no introduction.

Podcast: Marketplace Thinking and Fur Babies with Christopher Nheu

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.

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Podcast: Breaking the Rules and Generating Insights with Mona Patel

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.

Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 16 – How Might We…?

Atomic Spin PM

Here are their question suggestions, plus examples for an airport-centric experience: Amp up the good: HMW use the kids’ energy to entertain fellow passengers? Break POV into pieces: HMW entertain kids? Hoping to turn problems into opportunities for design?

Podcast: How to get Your Team to do Their Best Work with John Cutler

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services. If you’re active on Product Twitter, then you already know John Cutler.

Podcast: How to Persuade People with Ben Newell

Mind the Product

After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services. Ben Newell was the first guest we got by recommendation.

Our most popular posts from 2018

Mixpanel

Here at Mixpanel, we pride ourselves on being data-informed. What that means is that we use data to inform our decisions but don’t mindlessly defer all of our thinking over to it.

How Humanising Your Product can Make all the Difference

Mind the Product

If they have to jump through several verification hoops to set up their account, keeping them entertained during this process can be make or break. For a bootstrapped product start-up, investing in visual design and illustration to humanise your product can seem like a low priority.

Making things people want

Inside Intercom

Maybe your customers want to be entertained, or spend more time with their friends, or understand what projects teammates are working on, or maybe they want to project growth for their business. The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation.

About Product Warrior

Product Warrior

We share a weekly podcast and aim to entertain by sharing interesting learnings and ideas. Product Warrior is dedicated to helping product managers.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

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.

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

But resisting this craving for stimulation and entertainment allows me to enjoy my food: it’s amazing how tasty a simple sandwich is when we eat mindfully. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment, to what is actually happening.

Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

Mind the Product

In this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product London he shared some of his own stories.

Why This Opportunity Solution Tree is Changing the Way Product Teams Work

Product Talk

I still saw teams entertaining solutions that weren’t connected to the opportunities they were finding through generative research. Are you always entertaining new solutions? I’ve found a visual aid that is profoundly changing the way teams work.

Can Apple’s Product Managers Win Back The Movie Market?

The Accidental Product Manager

They have hired outsiders from firms such as Sony Pictures Entertainment and they are starting to create their own unique videos.

How To Answer Product Management Interview Questions—Sachin Rekhi

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

It's a great way to make your run a little bit more entertaining. In this post, Sachin Rekhi, founder and CEO of collaborative notes app Notejoy , gives a masterclass on answering the most commonly encountered interview questions posed in product management interviews. At the end of our interview, we chat about some fun product questions! The Case Question Examples: Design a high-tech gymnasium. Design a smart shoe.

Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience Starts With Being a Customer

Proficientz – Product Management University

Most hotel TV systems take you directly to a menu with lots of entertainment options like movies, games, music, and of course, TV. It’s the little things that matter most when it comes to raising the customer experience from good to great. Sometimes there’s no substitute for just being “the customer” yourself. As a bona fide road warrior, I spend more than my fair share of time in hotels.

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13 of the Best App Designs: They’re So [not] Basic

Appsee

Best App Design: Entertainment: Eventbrite. It’s no secret, here at Appsee we LOVE apps. We’re constantly on the lookout for the newest and coolest–especially when it comes to the best app design.

Here’s what our Business of Software Conference USA 2018 Speakers are Reading

Business of Software Conference

Entertaining and thought provoking! What makes Business of Software Conference speakers so smart? Like most smart people, they read a lot. We always ask which books have had the biggest influence on their business lives and what they are reading now.

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How can Enterprise Product Managers Attain Maximum Insight From Limited Datapoints?

Mind the Product

Early in a startup’s life, you are likely to be largely entertaining customers who buy in to a company’s vision. Not surprisingly, when you’re looking for customer validation for B2B products, there simply aren’t as many datapoints to draw from in enterprise product management as there are for consumer products. Therefore, every interaction counts and your enterprise sales force becomes one of your closest allies when gathering requirements and validating product assumptions.

How a Social Community Can Help Your App Grow

The Product Coalition

Try to find a balance between entertaining content, app screenshots, how-to videos, feature explanations, influencer shoutouts, and contests. Long days and sleepless nights are behind you.

Consumer startups are awesome, and here’s what I’m looking for at a16z (70 slide deck)

Andrew Chen

Next generation entertainment and networks of people+content. Above: We are the same people who built massive theaters, because we love to be entertained. It can be used by many other forms of entertainment and media to boost their growth as well.

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.

Technology-Powered Disruption

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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.