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Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

We tend to think of Chinese companies as imitators rather than innovators, but is this fair? App developers and designers may look at other apps for inspiration on new features, but most only look to well-known apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Take Messenger for example. We got excited about its Snapchat-like Messenger Day, Venmo-like Payments, […]

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Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Optimize to be Wrong, not Right

Let’s be honest. We have no idea what is going to happen a year, a week, or even five minutes from right now. And what’s worse, believing we do means we are not only kidding ourselves, but it’s almost certain we will not achieve our desired result. Rarely do predictions come true. We live in […]

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David Binetti explores the ROI of Innovation at ProductTank SF

What’s the ROI of Innovation? – David Binetti

David Binetti is a six-time entrepreneur, having served on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, later Intuit’s Quicken.com), to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco), to government (USA.gov, acquired by the Federal Government), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade) — with three stints as Founder/CEO. Currently, David helps organizations innovate faster with […]

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Tony Ulwick talks about Outcome-Driven innovation at ProductTank San Francisco

Outcome-Driven Innovation for Product Managers

Tony Ulwick is a pioneer of jobs-to-be-done theory, the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process, and the founder of the strategy and innovation consulting firm Strategyn. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, he shares how jobs-to-be-done theory and the Outcome-Driven Innovation (ODI) process are being used to help startups, Fortune 100 companies, and others be […]

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Arne Kittler talks about scaling mobile at ProductTank London

Scaling Mobile is a Middle-Distance Race

In this talk I gave at ProductTank London I share some of my personal learnings of scaling mobile teams at XING to a distributed setup with currently 8 teams who contribute in parallel to fortnightly releases of our iOS and Android apps. While some of the topics I address are specific to web-era companies most […]

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Espen Sundve and Matt Galligan discuss Next-Gen Publishing at Schibsted Media Group (ProductTank Oslo)

Tips and Tools for Building Next-Generation Products

Espen Sundve, VP of Next Generation Publishing at Schibsted, and Matt Galligan talk about working with Destination Next, their innovation publishing product as they navigate through rapidly changing markets. How do you test and react quickly? What environments do you need? How do you foster those environments? Know your “Why?” Get an understanding of what […]

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Tim Harford at Mind the Product 2013

Video: Innovations that matter

Innovation is critical to the success of any product or business, but today it’s so simple to test and measure iterative innovation that we forget that there is a whole other class of innovation – the long shot. You just can’t get to these innovations through a process of marginal gains which makes them much […]

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