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If I am to speak for 10 minutes, I need a week for preparation

Sound advice from our 28th President Woodrow Wilson. Whether it is to customers or executives, at an industry conference or an internal company …

Qualitative vs Quantitative Data

Qualitative vs. Quantitative<p>There exists a fundamental distinction between two types of data: qualitative and quantitative. The way we typically …

Why Enterprise Agile Teams Fail

Last week, I was standing in a conference room at a $20 billion company, facilitating a workshop on Agile. The group in attendance was made of the …

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Spectacular Custom Built Estate Home On 5 Acres, Private Gated Entrance, Long Winding Drive A Natural Paradise.Soaring 18Ft Atrium 10Ft Plus …

Churchill

The Canadian tech startups that could be the next billion-dollar breakouts - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

Potential Canadian tech unicorns—AKA Narwhals—are gearing up for IPOs now. (Photoillustration by Lauren Cattermole)<p>One of the best-performing tech …

Design Thinking Archives

How I introduced design thinking at my company<p>Once you get buy-in for a Design Thinking session, it’s time to structure an experience that promotes …

Warren Buffett Wins $1m Betting on Wealthsimple! Kind of! | Wealthsimple

<i>Wealthsimple is a whole new kind of investing service. This is the latest installment of our “Data” series, where we dig into the numbers to learn</i> …

Personas and Journeys and Segments, Oh My!

It’s been a whirlwind season, so much so I can’t believe almost a month has gone by since my last post. As Product Management leaders, we all go …

Make Stronger Offers to Engineering Candidates and Boost Your Closes

Adil Ajmal has been building engineering teams from scratch to huge for over 20 years. Here's what he's learned to close the best candidates for your …

Employment

How to Keep Customers Happy by Optimizing for Value

Acquiring a new customer typically costs five to seven times more than it does to retain a current one. Yet despite that cost, too few companies …

The ABC'sof Bitcoin and Everything You need to know about "Forks"

99% of Cryptocurrencies are total scams. And, yes, Cryptocurrencies are in a bubble.<p>BUT…the opportunity is NEVER going away and generational wealth …

Bitcoin

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Over the years, we've published interview questions recommended by leaders across every field. Here are the very best for hiring excellent performers …

Employment

25 must-read product management articles

Throughout my career as both a product manager and startup founder, there’s been one severely underrated skill I credit for much of my success—and …

Product Management

Inside ProdPad's spontaneous product culture

When our CPO Simon and I started up ProdPad, we quickly realized that the plans we’d carved out for our product didn’t matter. The path was always …

Track and Facilitate Your Engineers’ Flow States In This Simple Way

Cynthia Maxwell has led engineering teams at Slack, Apple, Yahoo! and Pinterest. Here's the management framework that's become one of the most …

Product Management

Ruthless Prioritization

All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week — but <i>rigorously, and ruthlessly</i>.<p>Prioritization means doing the things …

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Talks About Scaling A Business (ft Reid Hoffman)

Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix – Reed Hastings – Speaks on Scaling a business (Blitzscaling Lecture w/ Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn)<p>Entrepreneur(s) Reed …

14 Years Ago Jeff Bezos Told You How To Take Over The World

First, because many investors were convinced the company was a joke--an "online bookseller" with "no barrier to entry" that would quickly go bust. (Oops.)<p>Second, because Amazon picked as its banker not Morgan Stanley or Goldman Sachs but the unheralded "DMG Technology Group," which was run by the …

Making Good Decisions as a Product Manager

While product managers may not build the actual product, they do produce something very tangible for a team: <i>decisions</i>.<p><i>July 23 update: in retrospect</i> …

The Tenets of A/B Testing from Duolingo’s Master Growth Hacker

Duolingo VP Gina Gotthilf has overseen the company's growth as it exploded from 3 million to 200 million users. One tool that's fueled this ascent? …

Product Management

5 User Engagement Metrics: What are DAU, WAU, MAU ratios, and D1, D30?

I was excited. I was going to boost customer engagement for our analytics app for non-coders. This was gonna be a fun project. Our retention and …

SaaS Metrics 2.0 – Detailed Definitions

• 1.1Kshares<p>Intro<p>This page is a supplement to the the SaaS Metrics 2.0 blog post. It provides detailed definitions for each of the key metrics used in …

Product Management

Deadlines

For as long as I’ve been working in tech I’ve heard this oscillating debate about the use of deadlines in projects, with particularly strong opinions …

Applying Leverage as a Product Manager

I get every new PM I manage to read (or re-read) High Output Management by Andy Grove within the first month of joining my team. It’s a timeless, no …

Scaling Conversational Commerce

We just enabled 325,000 merchants to sell in messaging, without building a bot.<p>Our team at Shopify has been working on “conversational commerce” for …

A Bad Product Decision

<b>I often wonder if I should have been fired for it</b><p>I find that so little is shared by product managers about their failures, which sucks for newbies …

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager

You’ve probably seen this diagram before. It elegantly shows that product management is the intersection of a diverse skill set.<p>Its simplicity has …

The digital design toolkit

Extend Sketch’s functionality and make it your own with plugins submitted by our developer community.<p>What do you think about the new nav bar?<p>Not bad …

Product Partnerships (pt. 2/2) — Executing a Partnership as a PM

<i>This is a continuation of</i> <i>Part 1: The Making of a Partnership</i><p>As a PM on a product partnership, your core responsibility doesn’t change: ship a product …

Our 6 Must Reads if You’re at a Startup With 30+ People

Startups are always evolving, but something transforms them between 30-50 employees. Here's what the Review's experts have to say about navigating …

Product Management