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How to Find the Product by Tom Coates

BY Emily Tate on October 5, 2018

Making stuff is awesome. Developing new product ideas with smart people is genuinely rewarding. And while the outcome of putting a finished product into the world is fun, technologist Tom Coates says the experience of making things can be even more enjoyable. In his closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Tom takes us through where ideas […] Read more »

The Hierarchy of Engagement by Sarah Tavel

BY Emily Tate on September 28, 2018

How do you maximize your chances of building an enduring, consumer product? This is the big question for consumer companies, and in her #mtpcon San Francisco talk, Sarah Tavel, General Partner at Benchmark, says it comes down to understanding how to maximize engagement. Tavel’s Hierarchy of Engagement Throughout her career, Sarah has spent a lot […] Read more »

When Innovation Programs Fail by Brant Cooper

BY Emily Tate on September 14, 2018

When Brant Cooper typically speaks to innovation practitioners, he usually tells them to “stop innovating”. He says this because they typically fail to define what they mean by the word innovation. At #mtpcon San Francisco, he helped product practitioners to understand what innovation is, why innovation programs fail, and how we can help to change […] Read more »

Mastering the Problem Space for Product/Market Fit by Dan Olsen

BY Martin Eriksson on August 24, 2018

The term Product/Market Fit was coined by Marc Andreessen back in 2007 and it’s been a key goal for any new product or startup ever since. But like any buzzword, it is often oversimplified and misunderstood. In this talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Dan Olsen, the author of The Lean Product Playbook, tackles the key components of product/market fit and how to achieve it. […] Read more »

Reboot Your Team by Christina Wodtke

BY Emily Tate on July 27, 2018

Opening #mtpcon in San Francisco, Christina Wodtke turned our focus to our teams. Among the many jobs product managers perform, team coordinator is often added to the list. This isn’t a job that product managers should have to do, but like many other tasks, “if it ain’t happening, you’ve gotta fix it.” Christina told us […] Read more »

Honing our Craft at #mtpcon SF 2018

BY Martin Eriksson on July 26, 2018

Another year, another amazing #mtpcon conference! Last week 1,600 passionate product people from 33 countries and 37 states across the US gathered in San Francisco for two days of learning, sharing, and honing our craft. It started with a day of workshops and product leadership discussions before the main event, a day of 10 incredible […] Read more »

What we Learned at #mtpcon San Francisco 2018

BY Emily Tate on July 19, 2018

This year #mtpcon San Francisco brought together 1,600 product people from 33 countries and 37 states across the US to learn, share, and connect over our craft. After a day of workshops and leadership discussions, the main conference presented 10 amazing speakers who shared their insights and gave the crowd new ideas to think about […] Read more »

Don't Miss These Speakers at #mtpcon San Francisco

BY Martin Eriksson on May 29, 2018

Mind the Product returns to Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on July 16-17 and promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with a leadership forum, more workshops, more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before. As always the core of the conference is our line-up of amazing […] Read more »