James Huber

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Why Most Product Roadmaps are a Train-wreck (and how to fix this)

It is 2017. We have Agile. We have Lean Startup. We have a million (give or take) product management blog posts about how to properly do A/B testing …

Product Management

I hate MVPs. So do your customers. Make it SLC instead.

Product teams have been repeating the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) mantra for a decade now, without re-evaluating whether it’s the right way to …

Product Management

San Miguel De Allende Is 'Travel + Leisure' Magazine's Top City Of 2017

This stunner is closer than you think.<p>Short-haul travelers, rejoice: the top city in the world, according to Travel + Leisure magazine, is just south of the border.<p>San Miguel de Allende, Mexico snagged the number-one spot on the mag’s annual list. The 2017 rankings were determined by survey results …

Dear PMs, It's Time to Rethink Agile at Enterprise Startups

Flatiron Health's CMO and SVP Product Strategy Ogi Kavazovic explains how traditional PM practices break down at B2B companies, and what they can do …

Want to Be Creative on Purpose? Schedule It

What if you don’t have to be “creative” to create?<p>We all know the archetype of the creatives, right? Eccentric, weird, scattered, messy. The creatives are plagued perpetually by writer’s block (or sculptor’s block or painter’s block or whatever block). They spend most of their time lazing about …

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

European Travel

The ultimate foodie’s guide to Mexico | Travel Feature

Mexico City<p>Mexico City’s world-renowned restaurants may be taking traditional cuisine to a new level but street food is as much a part of the city’s …

Never prioritize your roadmap based on customer feedback

Demand from your user base is only one input into product design<p>The problem with customer feedback<p>When you are building software it’s inevitable that …

10 Tips on How to Choose the Right Product Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

1 State the Business Goals of your ProductTo choose the right key performance indicators or KPIs, you must be clear on the business goals your …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Hesitant to Make That Big Life Change? Permission Granted

Sixteen days from now, my family and I will board a plane for New Zealand. Not for a vacation — but to live and work for the next 12 months or so. It’s spontaneous, it’s exciting, it’s new, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Sounds awesome, right? Yes!<p>But it’s also completely terrifying. …

Public Policy

The Liveliest Nightlife in Rio's Buzzing Downtown Party District

Partiers looking to discover the hedonistic heart of Rio de Janeiro won't find it by the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. For the true taste …

Where to Eat in Rio de Janeiro

Although economic woes and the mosquito-borne Zika virus are deterring many from attending this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it’s really too bad, as the vibrant flavors of the city’s restaurants should not be missed. On a trip to Rio a few months ago, I consulted locals (Cariocas) for …

Hiking in Colombia: La Chorrera Waterfall

<b>Colombia has a number of well-known, popular hikes</b> that travelers here can enjoy: El Cocuy and the Lost City being the most famous. However, in the …

One Week Colombia Itinerary: Bogotá and Cartagena

Colombia travel has changed dramatically over the 5-or-so years that we’ve been working as a <b>Colombia travel blog</b> – back in 2011 when we started …

Where to play ‘Tejo’ in Bogotá: Club de Tejo La 76

<i>Club de Tejo La 76 – Cra. 24 #76-56 – Here’s a link to Google Maps where you can see the exact location…</i>Tejo might just be <b>the greatest sport ever to</b> …

The Best Neighborhoods in Medellín

<b>Editor’s note: This article is out-of-date and it has several inaccuracies so it was updated in October 2016, which is found here.</b><p>Expats looking for …

The Perfect Weekend in Medellín, Colombia

From contemporary Colombian art to a lush nature preserve, here’s your guide to a perfect getaway in this creative, chill—and safe—city.<p>Medellín, Colombia's second largest city, used to be known for its drug trade and astronomical murder rate. No more. Now one of the most livable cities in South …

Going to Rio for the Olympics? Squeeze These Places In

“What’s new in town?” is an innocent enough question, unless you ask it in a city hosting the Olympics, where a complete answer might stretch out longer than the 50-kilometer race walk.<p>First-time visitors to Rio de Janeiro may barely have enough time to slip in a cable car ride to Sugarloaf …