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Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

BY Martin Eriksson on December 27, 2016

Mind the Product and ProductTank were founded on the importance of sharing stories between product managers in order to further our craft, so we love recording those talks and sharing our speakers’ hard-earned lessons with everyone else in the product community. This year we’ve had a bumper crop of amazing talks from ProductTanks meetups all […]

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Conference Strategies: How We Maximised Value From Attending MTPCon

BY Mark Tattersall on September 6, 2016

How do you get actionable value from a conference like Mind the Product? Too often that post-conference buzz dissipates into tactical priorities and before you know it, weeks have gone by and you’ve forgotten the items you wanted to follow up on or discuss more with your team. This is a story of how the […]

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Video: The Root Causes of Product Failure by Marty Cagan

BY Martin Eriksson on September 9, 2015

Let’s be honest, most products fail. Even in the best companies this happens – for every Google AdWords there’s a Google Wave. In this insightful talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, the inimitable Marty Cagan outlines what he sees as the root causes of these failures. Most teams today start with an idea, even […]

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Video: The Art of Saying No by Mina Radhakrishnan

BY Martin Eriksson on September 4, 2015

As product managers we practice the art of saying no every day. As much as product is about building and shipping great products, invariably in order to launch some things we have to not launch others. And that’s a big part of the job, but it’s never fun and can take it’s toll. In this […]

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Video: We shape our products and our products shape us by Josh Brewer

BY Martin Eriksson on August 28, 2015

In this thoughful and gripping talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Josh Brewer talks about what most of us instinctively feel – that as early adopters we’re not only the most passionate about technology but also the most wary of it’s potential impact. We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us. – […]

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Video: Linda Rising on Science vs Stories

BY Martin Eriksson on August 21, 2015

Smart people are logical and objective. And all Product People are smart people right? We look at the evidence to help make the best possible decisions. We are not influenced by hype or emotion and as a result our behavior reflects the best the world has to offer. In this awesome talk from Mind the […]

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Video: Rochelle King on Managing Conflict

BY Martin Eriksson on August 7, 2015

We spend a lot of time and effort avoiding conflict but inevitably as product managers and designers we engage in conflict on a regular basis, whether it’s dealing with other teams, giving constructive criticism or simply while engaging divergent points of view. As the leader of user experience at Netflix and now Spotify, Rochelle King […]

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Video: Tom Chi on Rapid Prototyping & Product Management

BY Martin Eriksson on July 17, 2015

Tom Chi has practiced rapid prototyping for over 15 years, on everything from software to hardware, organisational design to entrepreneurship. And a lot of the lessons he has learned in rapid prototyping are directly applicable to the discipline of product management. In this exceptional talk from Mind the Product San Francisco in June 2015, he […]

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Video: Jon Kolko – Where Do Great New Products Come From?

BY Martin Eriksson on July 10, 2015

Do great new products come from vision, process or hard work? In this awesome talk from Mind the Product San Francisco 2015, Jon Kolko, Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design, VP of Product at Blackboard and author of Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love, discusses how a new product […]

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Video: Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra

BY Martin Eriksson on July 2, 2015

In another exceptional talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, Kathy Sierra talks about what makes a product experience magical and extraordinary, and what makes those experiences different from our typical frustrating product experiences. Normally these are seen as binary choices, an experience is either humdrum or extraordinary. But Kathy argues that every experience has […]

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