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This product manager shares how you can sell yourself in the job market like a great product

Early this year, I suddenly found myself hunting for jobs. After a comfortable stay of more than three years in an organization, I decided to go for …

Product Management

These Are the 50 Most Promising Startups You’ve Never Heard Of

There are a few early clues that a startup will be successful, according to market researcher Quid: Have the company’s founders worked together …

Venture Capital

Advanced social technologies and the future of collaboration

The next generation of social technologies is beginning to transform the way people communicate and work with each other, according to a new …

Innovation

Talk to your C-suite about Yammer

The Advantages of Digital Maturity

The higher a company’s level of digital maturity, the better its financial performance is likely to be.<p>New digital technologies like social media, …

Creating Personas – Beaker & Flint – Medium

A guide, not a template<p>The first thing a good UX Designer <i>should</i> tell you about creating a persona is that if you just blindly follow a template, you …

UX Design

How writing and coding made me a better product designer

In early 2016, I decided to work more on side projects after working as a product designer for a startup for two years. I decided to focus on <b>writing</b> …

Tech is distracting and addictive, but it doesn't have to be

We’ve introduced technology to every aspect of our lives to improve it, but sometimes it feels like it’s doing the exact opposite.<p>We’re constantly being bombarded with work emails, funny cat videos and loud app notifications. It’s almost like we’re no longer in control and that we just react to …

Harvard Business School

Tech Caucus 2/3: Mark Cuban vs Paul Graham, and What Industries Are Ripe for Disruption?

<i>(Adapted from this week’s Tech Caucus newsletter.</i> <i>Subscribe</i> <i>to get the Tech Caucus in your inbox first.)</i><p>Friends,<p>On my new podcast, Oversubscribed with …

How We Curate: Guidelines and Principles

It’s a noisy internet, and it can be hard to find the right thing to read at the right moment. On Medium alone, there are far more posts every day …

Fun-Da-Mental

The Airline Boarding Pass

Improving Design and Usability<p>Every second planes are taking off worldwide. We pay a lot of attention to costs, destinations, boarding, and many many …

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How to Survive and Grow in a Digital World

<b>Dare to be Different. Create Dialogue. Stay Relevant.</b><p>“What should business leaders do to remain successful in a digital world?”<p>“How can large, …

Innovation

The Intimidating Zero

How a small zero actually feels when you’re just getting startedBack when we started this blog — I think it was in ’99 or 2000 or something like …

Publishing

How to Become An Influencer By Accident (With Smart Automation)

Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, socially awkward, or like to be the life of the party, you can become an influencer without physically …

It’s getting harder and harder to tell Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter apart

Social apps are all starting to look the same.<p>The world’s most popular social apps are starting to look a little ... similar.<p>As companies like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snap have evolved, they’ve started to borrow product ideas from each other in the hope of building an all-in-one experience.<p>…

Apps

Case Study: How Airbnb and Flipboard Teamed Up to Introduce Experiences

We recently concluded a successful month long co-promotion with Airbnb. The concept was simple: Open the all-new Flipboard, explore and ”Heart” …

Los Angeles

Forget the MBA. Here’s the fastest way to become a product manager

Many people in their mid careers think about getting an MBA as a stepping stone to become a product manager. That’s not needed — there are faster and …

Product Management

The day I actually became a product manager

Transitioning from engineering to product management is hard. I did it eight years ago and my first job was a disaster. It’s important to do it right.<p>…

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 …

Alphabet's Jigsaw wants to explain tech jargon to you

The tech incubator, owned by Google's parent company, partners with the Washington Post to make technical terms easier to understand.<p>It might sound obvious, but the thing about tech is that sometimes it can get really, well, technical.<p>So Alphabet wants to help make nitty-gritty tech jargon simpler …

Internet

A 3x3x3 Perspective for getting your Vision, Strategy, and Product aligned

I’m sure you’ve run into Simon Sinek’s TED talk on the Golden Circle where he made the case for how great leaders communicate differently — leading …

Product Management

As a manager, how do you elevate the perception of design at a company?

1. Make the data team your best friend<p>Our \data friends,\ as Rochelle King from Spotify puts it, are powerful allies to designers. If they can help …

UX Design

12 Things about Product-Market Fit - guest post

<i>The product/market fit (PMF) concept was developed and named by Andy Rachleff (who is currently the CEO and co-founder of Wealthfront, and is a</i> …

Product Management

What you should be looking for in a product person

Ever since I left Life On Air a couple of months ago, the company I co-founded and headed the product for, I find myself serving as a hub for product …

3 Slides You Absolutely Need In Your Pitch Deck

Team, Product, Traction<p>When seeking investment from angel investors and VCs it’s imperative that your pitch deck satisfies at least one of three …

Product Management

How to Design Marketing Campaigns: The Importance of Market Segmentation

Read my latest: <b>THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: The Ultimate Thought Leadership: How To Write an Industry ‘How-to’ Book: Process, Tips, Hacks, and Resources</b><b>.</b><p><b>The</b> …

Satya Nadella announces the 'first coming together of Microsoft and LinkedIn' project

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Project Sangam, a cloud-based initiative to skill job-seekers as well as help them find better job …

A Refresher on Regression Analysis

You probably know by now that whenever possible you should be making data-driven decisions at work. But do you know how to parse through all of the data available to you? The good news is that you likely don’t have to do the number crunching yourself (hallelujah!) but you do need to correctly …

Statistics

Fast and frequent are keys to Snap/mitú success

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Look out Telemundo and Univision, mitú is creeping up on you.<p>The online network and production company aimed at the fast-growing Latino mobile viewer is on a roll, with more than 760 million monthly video views on Facebook, YouTube and growing, thanks to a new alliance with …

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