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USV Thesis 3.0

At USV, we are thesis-driven investors. We state clearly and concisely what we want to invest in and, implicitly, decide not to invest in anything …

Blockchain

At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears

Dara Khosrowshahi is charged with turning the scandal-plagued startup into a traditional company—without sacrificing what made it successful.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>The Indian city of Gurugram, which in Hindi means “village of …

General Motors

Airline websites don’t care about your privacy follow-up: Emirates responds to my article with…

Airline websites don’t care about your privacy follow-up: Emirates responds to my article with full-on denialYesterday, The Register wrote about my …

Privacy

How To Design Products that Solve Real Customer Problems · EDebrief

Startups & Product Management 🚀<p>Source: Laurence McCahill<p><i>5 min read</i> – As a Product Manager, you should be managing a problem, not only it’s solution. …

Product Management

How concept sprints can improve customer-experience innovation

The concept sprint is a fast five-day process for cross-functional teams to brainstorm, define, and model new approaches to business issues. Here’s …

Product Management

Nir Eyal: The Psychology of Building Addictive Products

Can’t stop using Facebook, Pinterest, and Snapchat? Here is why:<p>Originally written by David Landau to Startup Grind, the global entrepreneurship …

Psychology

Five ways to mitigate product risks

I had a great discussion recently with a group of product managers where we discussed this question:<p><i>As a product manager, you always seek to achieve</i> …

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

Why Decentralization Matters

The first two eras of the internet<p>During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on …

Blockchain

The Decentralized Future Series

Premises, Promises, and RealityThere is a massive divide between the promises of cryptocurrency and the use cases they currently support. Most …

Blockchain

What is strategy?

If you want to know what strategy is you need to know Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter. He is the foremost strategy scholar. His work …

Hospitality

Antitrust and Aggregation

Fifteen years on, perhaps the most pertinent takeaway from Microsoft’s antitrust battles with both the United States and Europe is how little it …

The Clever PM's Hierarchy of PM Needs

There’s a well-known theory in psychology known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, named after its creator Abraham Maslow. The concept behind this …

Product Management

A UX review of Etsy, the most user-friendly mobile website according to Google

Google recently analysed some of the most visited global websites in a bid to identify what it calls the ‘mobile masters’ in verticals including …

eCommerce

The Tamagotchi Trap

On the Dangers of Mindful Design, Well-being-based Design, Behavior Change, etc<p>Designers who work towards <i>meaningful interactions</i> and <i>time well …

Growth Hacking vs Value Hacking

Focus on value, not on metrics<p>I have just moved to a startup that I think is pretty cool. In this startup I was put into the Growth team. Growth is …

Product Management

HiPPO's (Highest Paid Person's Opinion): Letting Data Drive Decisions

HiPPO’s (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion): Letting Data Drive Decisions<p>HiPPO, the acronym for “highest paid person’s opinion”, is the manager pops into …

Market Capitalization

Comfort zone vs Learning zone. Where does innovation sit?

Learning

Stop Thinking About Minimum Viable Products. Start Thinking About Learning Over Growing

Though lean and agile methodologies are widely adopted as the main approach to product development, they remain yet too challenging specially for big …

Product Management

The world’s economy explained with just two cows

Source: The Meta Picture

Cows

Travel Trends Dashboard by Google

“Wherever travelers go, they’re online. Whether planning a trip, navigating a new city, or sharing vacation memories, they turn to the web, using …

Trends

Living by Your Own Rules, the Key to Success

Yesterday I came across this post about “How to become the Best in the World at What you Do“, which I found totally spot on.One of the main …

Motivation

What is Holacracy?

So, what is Holacracy? Essentially, it’s a new way of running an organisation that removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it …

Google's impact in the retail shopping journey

Google’s impact in the retail shopping journey<p>Google has a big impact on the retail shopping journey, both online and offline. How does the customer …

eCommerce

Hard commitment, soft commitment

<b>Hard commitments</b> are typical in <b>command and control</b>, plan driven environments and dysfunctional organisations. <b>Soft commitments</b>, on the other hand, …

Command and Control

Trucos de Analítica para Redes Sociales que Debes Conocer

¿Alguna vez has sentido la presión de tener que demostrar <b>cuál es el valor real de las campañas realizadas por tu empresa en redes sociales</b>? Si tu …

Reflexiones Sobre Modelos de Negocio para Medios de Comunicación

Bien conocida es la crisis por la que pasan muchos medios de comunicación y en particular los medios impresos. El periodo de recesión económica en …

Medios de Comunicación, Redes Sociales y Ecosistema Digital

En cualquier mercado local, los centenares de webs de noticias forman un <b>ecosistema digital</b>. Pero lo más interesante es ver cómo estos ecosistemas se …

Nueva Versión del Blog para iPad y Tabletas

• 08/05/2012<br>• /<br>• Aplicaciones<br>• /<br>• No Comments<p>Viendo las estadísticas de este blog, <b>muchos de vosotros accedéis al mismo desde teléfonos móviles o tabletas</b> …