Shruti Lele

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Product Management

Jimmy Kimmel May Have Just Pulled Off His Greatest Prank Ever

The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host pranked actor Joshua Malina with an absolutely scandalous stunt.<p>Jimmy Kimmel is known for his elaborate pranks, with no one ― not even children ― being safe from his stunts.<p>Joshua Malina, one of the stars of “Scandal,” is also known for pranking his costars. But he was …

Comedy

Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning

Over the years I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts. I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative …

Men in Rooms Trying to Look Important: A Field Guide

<i>This scientific record of natural occurrences is a collaboration between</i> <i>Rosamund Lannin</i> <i>and</i> <i>Taylor Klassman</i><i>.</i><p>In today’s modern world of paper clips and …

Handy

Does a North Star Metric Oversimplify Growth?

This blog post started as a response to an interesting article that I read this weekend Don’t Let Your North Star Metric Deceive You by Brian …

The Rising Pressure of the #MeToo Backlash

In the fall of 2016, I started feeling little starburst twinges in the ball of my right foot. A podiatrist told me that I had a fat nerve, a neuroma, and gave me a cortisone injection that made the pain go away. Because something had come back odd on my blood work, he sent me to a specialist, who …

Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?

Humanity has 30 years to find out.<p>All parents remember the moment when they first held their children—the tiny crumpled face, an entire new person, emerging from the hospital blanket. I extended my hands and took my daughter in my arms. I was so overwhelmed that I could hardly think.<p>Afterward I …

Don't Let Your North Star Metric Deceive You

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Something is wrong on the internet

<i>I’m</i> <i>James Bridle</i><i>. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m</i> …

The Complete Guide to Testing Your Accelerated Mobile Pages by @overthetopseo

Use these tools and resources to monitor, identify, and fix common Accelerated Mobile Page errors.The post The Complete Guide to Testing Your …

Web Development

What most don’t see in TBH, an app sold for ~$100M and launched only 9 weeks ago

Top 3 insights on TBH for product makers hustling to build an overnight success<p>Update: Woow! Thank you for all the claps! This post is not a report …

You only need to do three things to make a great presentation

• Make a point<br>• Make people care about your point<br>• Ask for something<p>How To Make A Presentation (the starting point but not specific enough)<br>• How To Make A Presentation Make A Point (using “make” in concrete and figurative ways)<br>• How To Make A Pointy Presentation (a shorter and less obvious version of …

Concrete

12 Promises Donald Trump Made To His Newest, Orangest Grandchild

President Donald Trump welcomed the first grandchild born during his presidency Wednesday morning, tweeting, “This is absolutely the world’s most …

You Are Already Living Inside a Computer

Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life.<p>Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even faucets. Even garden hoses. …

Singularity

How Bodega typifies Silicon Valley’s cultural ignorance

On Wednesday a story about two ex-Google employees receiving an obscene amount of money for a bad idea hit social media and was met with a level of outrage you could feel through the screen. If you're online in any way whatsoever, you likely know I'm talking about Bodega.<p>The excellent article, Two …

Silicon Valley

How To Be Incredible — Comfort Zone Challenges

I saw a speech recently that was all about getting out of your comfort zone. At the end, we were all given a piece of paper with more than 100+ …

5 Habits Of Confident Women

Living<p>Health & Wellness<p>5 Habits Of Confident Women<p>You know the women I’m talking about—the ones who take the spotlight at weekly office meetings but …

The Most Beautiful Places in Chile

Tucked between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a long, narrow country known for its pristine landscapes. Its unusual shape means you can find startlingly diverse climates and topographies as you travel its length: the world's driest desert in the north; the massive glaciers of Patagonia …

South America

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

You'll Never Look at the World the Same Again After Seeing These Maps

No, really. These fantastical maps actually do put the whole world into perspective.<p>If you’ve ever visited TheTrueSizeOf website, you’ll know one …

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let's hope nobody catches him.<p>Using street "furniture" like poles or …

This Illegal Hike in Hawaii Is Nicknamed the "Stairway to Heaven" For Good Reason

One of Hawaii's most epic hikes, known as the Haiku Stairs, is famous for its stunning views and illegal climb. Despite being a steep 3,922-step hike — and not to mention dangerous since becoming damaged by a storm in 2015 — the ladder remains a popular destination among hikers and visitors.<p>The …

Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why

Startups <b>should</b> be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple …

Startups

The 25 Most Photogenic (And Breathtaking) Spots In America

Prepare the camera.<p>From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see some of the most beautiful spots in the world. Prepare thy camera: These are the 25 most awe-inspiring places right here in the</b> …

You’re doing your weekend wrong

Just because you didn’t work last weekend doesn’t mean you had a good weekend.<p>White-collar workers are logging longer hours than a generation ago, and Americans excel at the losing game of competitive busyness. In this context, a weekend without email and spreadsheets might seem like a victory in …

Immune System

The 17 best places in Europe to visit this summer that don't cost a fortune

European travel may evoke a sense of glamour and luxury, but that doesn't mean it has to be pricey.<p>In fact, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's best vacations rankings, you can visit some of Europe's best vacation spots on a budget.<p>To determine its list, U.S. News calculated an …

European Travel

The Hoarding of the American Dream

In a new book, a Brookings scholar argues that the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility.<p>There’s a certain type of financial confessional that has had a way of going viral in the post-recession era. The University of Chicago law professor complaining his family was …

Income Inequality

The Street Art Hiding On The 69th Floor Of The World Trade Center

The project is called an "art world in the sky."<p>Is street art still street art if it dwells not on storefronts and avenues but 69 floors up in a Manhattan skyscraper? This is the question at the root of “ART4WTC: Gallery in the Sky,” an artistic collaboration between street art legends in the …