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Rethinking the Product Mindset by Sandhya Hedge

BY Andres Phillips on December 30, 2019

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Sandhya Hedge, Global VP of Marketing at Amplitude, tells us how to become a better product manager by rethinking your mindset. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: How d you know if you’re a good manager? The right Read more »

How we Developed a Talent Growth Plan at Almundo

BY Franco Fagioli on December 18, 2019

At Latin American travel technology company Almundo, we believe that leaders are responsible for the people, whether that is via one-on-one meetings, career opportunities, company culture, or employee satisfaction. So, it was natural that we should want to develop a talent growth plan for our people. This is how we did it. Each month we Read more »

The Secret Sauce to Hiring Great Product People by Kate Leto

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 6, 2019

In this #mtpcon London talk, Kate Leto examines the importance of emotional intelligence in individuals and teams and asks how it can be used to make better hiring decisions. Key Points Emotional intelligence is more important than any of the technical skills we use in our roles If we want to build greater emotional intelligence Read more »

Product, Society, and Ethics by Kathy Pham

BY Valerie Gee on September 20, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Kathy Pham reflects on the importance of asking societal and ethical questions in product organizations and asks how teams and companies can be more accountable in the future. Kathy, who is a Fellow at Mozilla, Harvard, and MIT with over 15 years’ tech experience in product, engineering, data and leadership, asserts Read more »

World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

BY Mateo Fernández on May 27, 2019

At ProductTank Montevideo (Mvd) we celebrated World Product Day earlier this month with a presentation from an awesome product leader, VP of Product Strategy at Rootstrap, Neville Reeves. Neville took us through how he used new mental structures to change the status quo of the company and looked at how you can rethink an organization Read more »

Setting up Your Product Team for Success by Gareth Owen

BY Annie Witcombe on May 23, 2019

In this ProductTank London talk, Gareth Owen offers motivational and supplementary advice to product teams navigating workplace challenges. Gareth led product teams at the BBC, CNN, and the Telegraph and has lots to say about the obstacles and frustrations that product can face in businesses. From start-up to large-scale, product teams own the end-to-end experiences of Read more »

4 Keys to Empowering Your Product Team

BY Jessica Hall on May 21, 2019

Empowerment. It’s a word that business leaders often use to fire up their teams. But in all likelihood it causes those teams to groan, and not just because it’s a management buzzword. So why does something that is supposed to be good go wrong? It goes something like this: The organization is growing and the Read more »

Why you Should Organize Product Teams Around Customer Experiences

BY Panagiotis Goros on February 26, 2019

The world is full of examples of well engineered products that have failed to make an impact. What is common to them is that they failed to resonate with customers because they lacked the delight factor – the capacity to offer delightful user experiences. Such products can feel like a collection of features rather than Read more »

Product/Market Fit is Failing Because of Your Company Structure

BY Bridget McMullan on February 5, 2019

Did you know that 42% of startups fail because no one wants to buy their product? For corporations, nearly 80% of new products fail each year for the exact same reason. So why are we still developing products no one wants? Product experts have tried to tackle this issue but they gloss over the impact a company’s structure Read more »

How to Invest at the Margins by Andy Ayim

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 27, 2018

Technology companies are developing products which shape the world we live in and the way that we experience our lives, but this is largely closed off to people from low-income groups. Barriers, both explicit and implied, exist to stop those with less from accessing these opportunities. How can we spot the potential to be exceptional Read more »