Todd Marshburn

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Startup Nation: This Israeli Company Uses Military Principles To Build Scalable Businesses

Despite being treasured for marveling landmarks and a rich legacy of power, Israel is often depicted as a severely war-stricken nation, grappling with a deep and pervasive history of sociopolitical struggle.<p>If you casually type Israel into a Google search, the headlines that surface commonly …

Israel

Sequoia

How to Combine Twitter Lists with Flipboard

<b>If you are following more than 250 people on Twitter for a professional purpose, merging Twitter lists with Flipboard isn’t a tip, it’s a …

InterAct

Slack's First Product Manager on How to Make a Firehose of Feedback Useful

Kenneth Berger joined Slack at the very beginning and made several critical product decisions. Here's how he leveraged the right feedback to make it …

Product Management

The Obvious, the Easy, and the Possible

Much of the tension in product development and interface design comes from trying to balance the obvious, the easy, and the possible. Figuring out …

How Dropbox Sources, Scales and Ships Its Best Product Ideas

At some point in the journey, most climbers — and leaders — take in the three rules of mountaineering: it's always farther than it looks; it's always …

Product Management

What Startups Can Learn from General McChrystal about Combining Strategy and Execution

<i>This article is by Adam Pisoni, co-founder and former CTO of Yammer. He is also a founder of Responsive.org, a new movement dedicated to helping</i> …

Speed as a Habit

<i>This article is by Dave Girouard, CEO of personal finance startup Upstart, and former President of Google Enterprise Apps. He’s well known for</i> …

Management

What’s Your Hour in ‘Silicon Valley Time’?

<b>The tech press moves like clockwork, fitting company narratives into a predictable arc. Here’s how pros deal with it.</b><p><b>I don’t remember</b> who told me …

Silicon Valley

The Product Manager vs. the Product Marketing Manager

Building great products is exhilarating. It takes a group of committed, focused, and passionate team members who play their positions to the best of their abilities. When a group with a common set of goals and complementary skills comes together-amazing things can happen.<p>However, without clearly …

Product Management

Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel

Business leaders have many tasks to accomplish and prioritizing stuff can be hard. Yesterday I wrote about the need to “do fewer things, more often” …

Business Development

Your Product Demo Sucks Because It's Focused on Your Product

<b>“There will be haters. There will be doubters. And then there will be you proving them wrong.”</b><p>This is how Robert Falcone thinks about product demos …

Product Management

Your Data Is Your Lifeblood — Set up the Analytics It Deserves

<b>Ben Porterfield</b>'s LinkedIn profile simply identifies him as an “experienced surfer” — and that's an accurate moniker. In addition to regularly riding …

Hackers are draining bank accounts via the Starbucks app

Thieves are stealing money from people's credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts -- by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile app.<p>Starbucks (SBUX) on Wednesday acknowledged that criminals have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts.<p>The Starbucks app lets you pay at checkout with …

Starbucks

Three Questions to Start Off Every Client Relationship the Right Way

One of the hardest parts of working in client services?<p>Getting the client to actually tell you what they really want.<p>Maybe you’ve been in this …

Understanding Your Customer’s Desired Outcome

So… what does Success look like for your customer? That’s the question that’s at the base of my wildly popular “The Secret to Successful Customer …

Product Management

Turning Data Management Into a Competitive Advantage

<i>By Michael Lobosco, Director, Advent Data Services, Advent Software</i><p>More than ever, investment management firms live and die by the availability and …

Fortune.com

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If You Have To Fail -- And You Do -- Fail Forward

<i>They all laughed at Christopher Columbus<br>When he said the world was round<br>They all laughed when Edison recorded sound<br>They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother<br>When they said that man could fly…</i><p>For a lyricist, Ira Gershwin was a pretty darn good historian. My bet is he was OK with his failures, too. …

March 2015 security incident and the launch of Two Factor Authentication

We were recently able to confirm that there was unauthorized access to a Slack database storing user profile information. We have since blocked this …

15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard @coolcatteacher

A KPI dashboard for early-stage SaaS startups

[Update 12/20/2013: I have extended the dashboard to include multiple pricing tiers and annual subscription plans. Check it out here.]<p>[Update …

The Tyranny of the Minimum Viable Product

I am the victim of Minimum Viable Product mentality. Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a product development methodology popular with start-ups to …

9 Mobile App KPIs to Know

Carl asks,<p>What metrics are most important to my mobile app business?<p>Great question, Carl — this is both an easy and difficult question to answer. …

Your New Product Pushing the Rep's Credibility to the Edge?

Can your sales force handle another new product introduction? New offerings open up profitable new revenue streams. But they also tax your sales …

Active Users are a Vanity Metric

Active customers churn. And when they do we’re shocked and confused.How can this happen? Your customer was very active, logging-in several times in …

Product Management

Connected Companies Put Customers at the Center of Everything

Dave Gray talked about how a connected company focuses on customer efficiency instead of company efficiency at the No Pants Festival 2015. A …

25 Must-Read Books for Product Managers & Product Marketers

New to the world of product management and product marketing, or just want to pick up a few new reads to expand your skills?Instead of browsing the …

Product Management

Salesforce App for Outlook

The Salesforce App for Outlook is a brand new way to experience Salesforce from Outlook and Office 365. It is 100% cloud based with nothing to …

Salesforce