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.

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.

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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.

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.

When Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley: Why Big Media Needs Product Management

Mind the Product

To set the context, media companies today face the huge challenge of staying relevant amid rapidly changing consumer behaviors, especially in regards to how teens and young adults get and watch their video entertainment.

Thank You for Another Awesome #mtpcon London

Mind the Product

Thanks to @bfgmartin and crew for organising an entertaining and inspiring #mtpcon. On Friday, September 8, we gathered nearly 1,600 passionate product people from 52 countries around the world to the iconic Barbican Hall for another dazzling #mtpcon.

Lessons For Product Managers From HBO

The Accidental Product Manager

These kids have decided that they can get the entertainment content that they want via the Internet and so they no longer need to have either a telephone to their house or cable television. HBO has to change in order to survive, what can we learn from them? Image Credit: JasonParis 00.

A day in the Life of Jamie Parkins, Senior Product Manager at JustGiving

Mind the Product

The guest can be from any background – technology, entertainment, government, the arts. Jamie Parkins is a senior product manager at JustGiving, the online fundraising platform that enables people from all round the world to raise money for their cause of choice.

Gibson Biddle – Wicked Hard Decisions at Netflix

Mind the Product

Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these experiences through the lens of Netflix, where he was the Vice President of Product. A Brief History of Netflix.

Virtual reality and your product development process

Mind the Product

While gaming and entertainment are the first obvious applications of VR, the more interesting applications – and the ones we focus on here – are in B2B and B2C products and services.

What We Learned About Building Products People Love in 2016

Mind the Product

Suzie’s post both educates and entertains and is full of practical advice and, as Suzie says, its point is “to empower you and inform you about technical practices that are meant to be business-relevant”.

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

Mind the Product

Suzie’s post both educates and entertains and is full of practical advice and, as Suzie says, its point is “to empower you and inform you about technical practices that are meant to be business-relevant”.

Disruptive Product Development – Jenine Lurie

Mind the Product

She has over 15 years experience building world-class products for global brands such as American Express, Kaplan, Sony Entertainment, Financial Times, IBM, and JPMorgan.

7 Lessons We Learned About Product Development From Our Own Customers


One surefire way to create a product that engages users and keeps them coming back is to create features with an entertaining element.

Technology-Powered Disruption


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.

Resolving conflict–and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 14, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Bobby Kotick, CEO of the gaming and entertainment giant with $4.66B in 2015 revenue, discusses evaluating talent, fostering a culture of innovation, leveraging IP, and more at [link].

Outsource commodities. Don’t outsource core.

Under10 Playbook

” I often help people set up their home entertainment centers and computers. A guy fell into a hole. A friend heard his cries for help and promptly jumped down into the hole too. The guy says, “What are you doing? Now we’re both stuck down here!” ” And the friend says, “Yes, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.”

Branding and Lead Generation: Battle or Balancing Act?

Pragmatic Marketing

And while it may feel like infographics are a dime a dozen, progressive media house Fast Company has figured out how to use them to inform (and entertain) its C-level audience with original and compelling content. It seems there is a never-ending competition for customer mindshare. We all want prospective customers to consider our brand. But we also want them to know who we are and what we offer long before they make a purchase.