Author Archive | Martin Eriksson

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Announcing the #mtpcon London 2016 Speakers

[UPDATED] We’re really excited about this year’s #mtpcon London conference on September 30, as it promises to be our best yet. Not only are we adding a ton of optional events before and after the conference, we are doubling the number of workshops, adding more networking opportunities at the conference, bringing back the hot lunch […]

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Ashwini Asokan at Mind the Product San Francisco

Why We Need Product People to Save AI, by Ashwini Asokan

In this talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Ashwini Asokan sums up the state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) today as Brains, Bots, and Bullshit. For the last few years the headlines have been clear – AI could destroy us and ruin humanity, with killer bots taking our jobs and becoming our overlords. Clearly we’re […]

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Peter Merholz at Mind the Product SF

The Experience is the Product by Peter Merholz

We tend to forget that the experience is the product we’re delivering. Every technical product category through history has followed this pattern – from a technology for technologies sake, to a feature war, to an experience. In this awesome talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Peter Merholz highlights the importance of the last stage […]

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Scott Belsky at Mind the Product

Grounding Product by Scott Belsky

One of the challenges of good product management is how effortless it looks when it is done well. We all know that the more obvious a product looks, the harder it was to create. Easy solutions add complexity (just add an option, just add a feature) but the best solutions reduce the product, and are […]

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Nathalie Nahai

The Psychology Behind Successful Products by Nathalie Nahai

In this talk from Mind The Product San Francisco, Nathalie Nahai explains the psychological principles behind the successful conversion, adoption and monetization of products, and how you can use these techniques in a nice vs naughty way. Nathalie is the Web Psychologist and best-selling author of Webs Of Influence: The Psychology Of Online Persuasion. Having […]

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Experience

Why Product Management Experience Matters

David Cancel recently stirred up some controversy by arguing that when it comes to hiring Product Managers (tl;dr) “Experience doesn’t matter. Mindset and hunger do.” While I understand that this is his personal experience and not a hard and fast rule for everyone, I think some of the reasons he outlines are outdated and no […]

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PRDs must die

Product Requirement Documents Must Die

I’ve been doing product management for a long time, and I remember very well what it was like to work on Product Requirement Documents (aka PRDs, Market Requirements, Business Requirements, Functional Specs, and more). But the last one I wrote was in 2005, and it’s not because they’re a lot of work (and they are) […]

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Mind the Product San Francisco

9 Speakers – 9 Reasons You Need to Attend #mtpcon SF

[UPDATED] Mind the Product is all about bringing together the most passionate product people from around the world and inspiring them with great content. So I’m thrilled to announce the full line-up of speakers for Mind the Product San Francisco 2016; Ken Norton Ken is a product partner at Google Ventures where he advises startups […]

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