Look around and you will notice that some of the most awesome products that you treasure are the ones who have delivered consistently. And more so, consistency in the world of ‘alpha/beta/MVP’ release cycle is super amazing!!
Let’s be honest. Who is actually innovating in your company? The tie-and-suit class (i.e. everything but engineering) OR the jeans-and-tee one (geeks)?
So Google is killing Google Reader and suddenly, there is a rush of activity among competitors to grab those users. While Feedly has been trying to maximize the play, launch of AOL/Digg reader makes me ask a few questions.
Implicit data such as user location, age and location can be used to tailor products based on demographics, whilst explicit personalisation, based on past purchases and searches for example, can be employed once you’ve been able to capture who they are.
Then comes the shock – otherwise known as the real world. What does that look like?
Ugly teens turn into beautiful adults : It’s okay if your first iteration sucks.
People define product management at an action level (negotiating, evaluating mockups, marketing plans etc..) rather than at a principle level creating confusion in the definition. Very few leaders realize that they all converge into 3 core principles.
Why do most social networks never take off?
Why are marketplaces such difficult businesses?
Why do startups with the best technology fail so often?
Beyond the geeky and uber audience, most of the netizens are naive and while you cannot expect them to be smart, the responsibility shifts away from the user to the system.
It’s a good news if you are looking for a product manager, who at the end of his experience don’t want to say I had spec out the whole product but who will say I helped specing out the whole product helping company to achieve have what we have right now in reality.