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10 Holiday Gifts for your Favorite Product Manager

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re all scrambling to find the perfect gift for those who made a difference in our lives this year. Have you got a product manager you’d like to treat to something special this holiday season? Or simply want to treat yourself after a tough year? Either way, […]

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Spencer Turner

Video: Lean UX in Product Management

Lean UX and Lean product design came about about because it is really hard to work out what customers actually want. This is especially true for digital products, as the field is still really just getting started. At it’s core, Lean is about finding better ways to build products with a higher rate of success. […]

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6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

A product manager is simultaneously none of these six things and all of them at the same time. Not all of us get to work in organisations that are set up with specialists in each subject area. Being the generalists we tend to be, working in a smaller organisation is great for allowing us to […]

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#mtpcon Returns to San Francisco and London in 2016

The new year hasn’t even started and it’s about to get a whole lot better – we’re delighted to announce the 2016 dates for the two biggest and best product conferences in the world! Mind the Product San Francisco will return on Wednesday, May 4 in an amazing new venue: San Francisco’s Louise M. Davies […]

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Hooked – or How to make products and influence people

As Head of Product at WorldRemit I’m always looking for new ideas and inspiration. Who better to turn to than a man who has successfully sold two start-ups and lectured at Stanford on business and design? So a few months ago I bought Nir Eyal’s book Hooked. Hooked promises to teach readers how to build habit-forming products. The underlying model of all […]

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SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 05:  (L-R) Musician KT Tunstall, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Starbucks founder Howard Schultz look at new iPod Nano's at an Apple Special event September 5, 2007 in San Francisco, California. Jobs announced a new generation of iPods.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

You Don’t Have To Be As Clairvoyant As Steve Jobs To Build Great Products

It’s fashionable to characterize software product leaders as magically prescient. Steve Jobs famously brushed aside customer feedback; he “just knew” how to build software products people would love. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is similarly clairvoyant according to popular myth, as is Zuck. And so on. But even the greatest product managers know the reality of great […]

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Top 10 Ways to Scare Your Product Manager this Halloween

In the spirit of Halloween we asked our community of Product Managers on Slack (you have joined our slack chat for product managers right?) what would scare them the most. Predictably, the results were hilarious:   1. Book a roadmap planning session full of HiPPOs. Shanin Schuessler   2. “Can you prepare a Gantt chart […]

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Nathalie Nahai

Video: 5 Psychological Principles of Persuasive Product Design by Nathalie Nahai

You have to understand the psychological triggers, biases & motivations that drive your customers, and in this exceptional talk from Mind the Product 2015 Nathalie Nahai, the Web Psychologist, uncovers five of the most important psychological principles that underly persuasive product design online. 1. Endowed Progress We’re naturally motivated to complete tasks we’ve started & […]

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