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The most important thing Dropbox did to scale Product Management – Startup Grind

These opinions are entirely my own, distilled from my experience at Dropbox in 2012–2015 as well as working with other startups. Since it’s been a …

10 Things That Abruptly Happen When Real Leadership Shows Up

<i>“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.”―</i>Jocko Willink<p>What does the environment around you look like?<p>Is it obvious to you and everyone else what …

Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next.<p>Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette<p><b>First, start with these 5 books…</b><p>…

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Five Reasons Why Big Data Isn't Enough

Here are 5 reasons why Big Data no longer can stand alone, and why the future is likely to always include Small Data:<p>Big Data analyzes the past – and …

Ten Tips For New Product Managers

Starting off as a product manager for the first time is an exciting and challenging experience. New product managers can easily be overwhelmed with the position, with so many different responsibilities to learn all at once. This presentation covers ten helpful tips for new product managers, …

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

How to avoid building products that fail

It’s all about needs.<p>“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Far too often, we hear those words (supposedly …

The 10 Tricks That Will Make You Appear Smarter In Meetings

Meetings: the place where mental energy goes to die. It’s not that you don’t want to pay attention, it’s just that pesky issue of your body completely shutting down the second a slide goes up.<p>Luckily, blogger Sarah Cooper has your back.<p>In what is essentially the 10 commandants of meetings, <i>The</i> …

12 Significant Ways That Great Leaders Are Different From the Rest of Us

Set yourself apart as a great leader by emulating and cultivating the following traits of genuine leadership.<p>If you're looking to become a great leader--as a manager, as a boss, as an entrepreneur--you must start from the qualities that make you different from the rest.<p>How many of these do you …

This is Product Management | The #1 Podcast for Product Managers

150<p>Recurring Revenue is Product Management<p>Tara Seshan, Product Manager at Stripe, shares how she created the roadmap for a new product launch and how …

How We Use JIRA and Aha! to Build Great Products

In this blog post, we share a bit about the tools and checklists we use to develop products internally at Ricochet.Tags startups meteor product …

Project Management

23 Must-Read Twitter Feeds for 2015

These business-oriented Twitter feeds will keep you informed, interested, and engaged throughout 2015.<p>While Twitter is only eight years old, it's become a major form of business communication. If you're like me, though, you want to follow only those feeds that are interesting, informative, and …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it <i>dishonesty</i> — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my …

Get Your Team to Stop Second-Guessing Decisions

Not long ago, the division head of a multinational manufacturing company had a problem. After receiving an aggressive 12% annual growth target, she met with her team, and after a lot of research, meetings, and debates, they built a strategic plan around 17 key initiatives ranging from the overhaul …

12 Tips for Team Building in the Workplace

People in every workplace talk about building the team, but few understand how to create the experience of teamwork or how to develop an effective …

Want to Lead a Passionate Team? Start With These Five Steps

Whenever someone enters a leadership role, they have dreams of building highly effective and passionate teams. They want their employees to look up …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

In early April a series of reports appeared online in the United States and the United Kingdom lamenting the “lazy French.” A new labor law in France had apparently banned organizations from e-mailing their employees after 6 p.m. In fact, it turned out to be more a case of “lazy journalists” than …

So You Want to Join a Board

Many senior managers desire — and are qualified — to join a board. And many companies around the world would greatly benefit from infusions of fresh talent and insight into their boards. Yet all too often board positions go to people who are already serving on other boards. So how can you, a …

The Top 10 Stories In Leadership For June 2014

Superheroes and headstands, tough questions and good books–we’re definitely not sorry for how great this month was.<p>Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the month of June.<p><b>The Marvel Superhero You’ve Never Heard Of And His 1.3 Million Followers</b><p>You’d want Agent M on your social media …

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Inc.com

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

Why Advertisers Should Target Personas, Not Segments, On Facebook

Then create ads that are catered to other personas of customers visiting your website, whether these personas are those who often buy presents for others, shop based on trends, have loyalty to specific brands of products, focus heavily on health products, etc.<p>Instead of re-targeting every visitor …