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Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix's Social Strategy

BY Gibson Biddle on December 4, 2018

I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure. I often highlight that half of Netflix’s high-level product strategies fail in order to help product leaders to understand how hard it is to launch and grow startups. I also think […] Read more »

Building Product in an Age of Distrust by Ryan Freitas

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 23, 2018

Once upon a time, designers were convinced that they were doing the right thing. They didn’t question outcomes because they thought their motives were sound. Recently the conversation has shifted to become much more focused on user safety, trust and ethics. While this is progress, it has led people to feel they work in an […] Read more »

How can you Respond to the Rise of the Privacy-Conscious Consumer?

BY Jenny Wanger on April 30, 2018

When Elon Musk hopped on the #deleteFacebook bandwagon, it became clear that, in light of Facebook’s issues with Cambridge Analytica, public perception of internet privacy is changing. As a researcher on attitudes to digital privacy and an advocate for user-friendly privacy practices, I’m excited by these developments. I’ve been following the conversation and have started to see evidence […] Read more »

Charlie Sutton - Designing for Virtual Reality

BY Julie Stanescu on July 28, 2017

For product designers, most of their work of the last ten years has been for a glass rectangle of some form (smartphone, laptop, smartwatch). In the next decade, it’s like their work will increasingly be on a canvas that is larger, more immersive and distributed – and possibly even autonomous in behavior. What is the […] Read more »

Paving the Cow Path and Other Stories by Simon Cross

BY Martin Eriksson on October 28, 2016

Facebook product manager Simon Cross chose to talk what has influenced his theories of product management at this year’s London #mtpcon, giving the audience some constructive advice and leaving them with some food for thought. Cross has spent most of his six years with the company working on developer products and is currently working on […] Read more »

WhatsApp - The power of product focus

BY Martin Eriksson on February 19, 2014

With today’s news that Facebook has acquired group messaging app WhatsApp for over $16 billion one of the quietest companies in Silicon Valley has proven the value of extreme product focus, and upset a few cardinal rules along the way. […] Read more »

The reports of Facebook's death have been greatly exaggerated

BY Martin Eriksson on January 8, 2014

A recently published study heralding the death of Facebook among teens has been widely covered over the past few weeks. While the scholarly merits of the original release are questionable at best, this is a recurring theme that the press loves and brings up time and time again. But is it missing the point? It’s […] Read more »

Mind the Product 2013 - The product event of the year

BY Martin Eriksson on March 27, 2013

Last year’s inaugural product management conference was a resounding success, so we’re thrilled to invite you back for Mind the Product 2013. As you can see below, we’ve lined up a stellar speaker line up for you around the theme ‘Building Products Customers Love’. At noon (GMT) today we’ll release the Early Bird tickets. But […] Read more »

What would you do as a Product Manager on Google+?

BY Sam Collins on January 13, 2012

My real gripe with the Product Vision behind Google+ is… it doesn’t appear to have one. Forget the criticisms of Google+ tactics – instead let’s take a look at their strategy and get constructive. In order to make this worthwhile, we first have to reverse engineer what the goal of Google+ might be. I don’t […] Read more »