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What are the Secrets to Enabling Sustainable Growth?

BY Ravi Sinha on November 19, 2019

Fewer than 10% of startups survive and grow into large companies and, for every time growth is done right, there are 100 ways it could have been done wrong. Here, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from my years working as a product manager, focused on growth. If they could, organisations would choose always […] Read more »

Make it Grow or Kill it: How to Handle Declining Usage in Products

BY Nihar Bhupalam on January 15, 2018

The median product is dying a slow death. If that seems like an overstatement, then the fact of the matter is that if usage rates are declining, a product is probably – not necessarily, but probably – in trouble. The 2017 Mixpanel Product Benchmarks Report showed that Average Daily Active User (ADAU) growth, in which active users […] Read more »

How can Product Companies Align With Channel Partners?

BY Santanu (Shaan) Bagchi on November 14, 2017

When I think of partnership, many examples come to mind, across many disciplines – tennis, criminal investigation, entrepreneurship and movie production, to name a few. And it’s easy to see a common theme, that partners must have the same goals. Once we have this alignment, the partners must carve out a strategy to reach the […] Read more »

Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

BY Aleksandra Smelianska on October 26, 2017

ProductTank Lviv was the first ProductTank community in Ukraine. When we had our first meetup around a year ago, there were only 10 of us but we’re now 150 strong. So while the product community in Lviv is still small, we’re hungry for knowledge. Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at […] Read more »

Sophia Huang - Onboarding as a Product Manager

BY Tremis Skeete on August 15, 2017

Sophia Huang started her career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eventually moved to New York City to work with InVision, the makers of the popular InVisionApp software. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she goes over the challenges of onboarding as a product manager. Sophia explains that it is extremely rare for a company to […] Read more »

Thabet Alfishawi - Lessons from a Growth Team

BY Calvin Hoot on July 7, 2017

Thabet Alfishawi, Product Manager on YouTube’s growth platform, gives Product Tank San Francisco a three by three for anyone starting a growth team or thinking of switching to a growth role: three things to get you started three tools for effective growth three mistakes to learn from Get started Begin with a deep understanding of all […] Read more »

Julie Zhou - Building a Culture of Growth

BY Calvin Hoot on May 25, 2017

Julie Zhou, Director of Growth at Yik Yak, tells ProductTank San Francisco how to build a culture of growth. When a startup or new product starts to get some traction, there often comes a decision to hire someone to manage growth without a full picture of what that will actually entail. Julie Zhou leverages her […] Read more »

The Evolution of a Product Manager - Josh McWilliam

BY Tremis Skeete on May 15, 2017

Josh McWilliam is a co-founder and Vice President of Product at College Factual. Their mission is to help every student realize their full potential through the best fit education their money can buy. While their focus is on students with the College Factual brand, they also have other brands like Ed.ai (for advisors), Educate.ai (for […] Read more »

Scaling Up a Product Organisation

BY James Gadsby Peet on February 27, 2017

I had no idea what I was doing, but then no one else did. You just made it up as you went along in 2000. The job title only came into David Norris’ vocabulary in about 2008. Before that he’d been through numerous roles that had been doing that job without realising it – Production […] Read more »

Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

BY Chris Massey on February 15, 2017

In this ProductTank London talk, Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started — reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it. There are things that nobody tells you, […] Read more »