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Your MVP is about Discovery – NOT Product

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:30:38 PDT

Many entrepreneurs believe the key to an MVP is identifying the right minimal features for the right customers. It turns out this is mostly a fool’s errand because an MVP isn’t about product features – it is about the next phase of Discovery. The real value of an MVP is that getting a basic product […]

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How To Fix The 2 Of The Biggest Issues Plaguing Startup Sales Right Now

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:46:45 PDT

In fact, as crazy as it sounds, the single biggest problem I see when startups hire salespeople or sales leaders these days is not actually knowing who they need or why they need them. The key takeaway here is that there’s a general lack of true sales perspective and remembering that not all sales teams […]

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Eventbrite Claims The Right To Film Your Events – And Keep the Copyright #WoW

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:03:24 PDT

Eventbrite lets you sell tickets online for your events.  The company now claims the right to film your events and..keep the copyright! Check their udpated T&C: The merchant agreement specifies that you “grant permission to Eventbrite and its agents to enter onto and remain on the premises (including real property, fixtures, equipment, or other personal […]

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The Customer isn’t always right

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:43:29 PDT

Do you ever get unreasonable requests from customers—or their sales reps? You’re not alone. Is there such a thing as a bad customer? Yes, sometimes. We all get requests from customers—some reasonable and some otherwise. In the back of our minds, there’s a little voice saying, “The customer is always right. Right?” When considering requests, […]

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How do Customer Development and Product Management Fit together?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:30:38 PDT

There’s still a lot of confusion around how to define and how to use customer development and product management. Customer development is a task that some product managers do. But customer development is not the secret to creating a great product. Customer development is also an opportunity identification tool. If you’re a product manager in a more […]

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Why Product Managers get sad when you ask them why they exist

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:30:02 PDT

“Great product people understand how a change in the way the world works will impact the log files. And they can perceive that impact in real time.” Modern product development can be viewed as a system of interconnected disciplines that work in a network to deliver on a user’s desire. But sometimes the black box […]

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Give teams a problem to solve, not a solution to implement

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:35:04 PDT

Teams have been running some flavor of Agile for years. Sprint after sprint, month after month teams rush to get features out the door. Adjusting course — i.e., the agility that they seek—means adding stories onto an already impossibly long backlog and the idea of managing to outcomes—meaningful changes in customer behavior — seems to […]

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Is this the right time to fire your Product Manager?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:37:01 PDT

Product Managers are a hot commodity these days. Whether you are an industry behemoth or a fledgling up-start, talented Product Managers can make the difference between driving sustainable growth or fading out of memory and eventually going bust. The industry has recognized the value of this role and is aggressively trying to hire. The disparity […]

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Great Product Leaders Win Games

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:32:15 PDT

Being a great product leader is hard. Every organization and process is different, and in many cases your are responsible for the outcome without having the authority to enforce decisions. Great teams like winning, and great leaders reliably lead teams to great victories. Like medicine, theoretical knowledge will only get you so far as a […]

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New Alexa Blueprints Lets You Make Custom Skills Without Knowing Any Code

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:17:57 PDT

New Alexa Skill Blueprints allow you to create your own personalized Alexa skills, even if you don’t know how to code. These “blueprints” act as templates for making questions, responses, trivia games, narrative stories, and other skills with customizable answers unique to each user. Amazon already has a number of resources for developers to make the new skills […]

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Why startups fail after achieving product market fit?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:30:26 PDT

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.—Warren Buffet Product-Market fit is often a good advice. However, product teams should know that there is a second hurdle awaiting them in the form of Product-Economic fit. Product-Economic […]

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Artificial intelligence can scour code to find accidentally public passwords

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:55:57 PDT

The best way to check whether private passwords or sensitive information has been left public today is to use hand-coded rules called “regular expressions.” But researchers at software infrastructure firm Pivotal have taught AI to locate this accidentally public sensitive information in a surprising way: By looking at the code as if it were a […]

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Playbook AI increases productivity of B2B inside sales team using AI and neutral networks

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:12:13 PDT

Playbook AI increases productivity of B2B inside sales teams by prescribing them which leads to follow up, when & on which channel using AI. Playbook is an omni-channel, inside sales development platform uses neural networks to prescribe activities to sales reps that increase sales conversion and velocity.

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AI Will Wipe Out Half the Banking Jobs In a Decade: CEO, Deutsche Bank

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:54:19 PDT

The chief executive of Deutsche Bank has issued a stark warning about the impact of technology, saying a “big number” of his staff will lose their jobs as robots take over. John Cryan told an audience in Frankfurt: “In our bank we have people doing work like robots. Tomorrow we will have robots behaving like […]

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How Blockchain is being used in Syria to fight hunger

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:42:46 PDT

In Jordan’s Azraq camp, 10,000 refugees are now able to pay for their food by means of entitlements recorded on a blockchain-based computing platform. This was developed by WFP as part of a pilot known as ‘Building Blocks’. WFP is currently piloting a larger, more robust version of the blockchain system in Azraq Refugee camp […]

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