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Sense & Respond: The Farm Awakens by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden

BY Martin Eriksson on September 22, 2017

In this closing keynote from Mind the Product San Francisco, Josh Seiden and Jeff Gothelf, the authors of Sense & Respond and Lean UX, shared a story about wheat farming as a parable for understanding our customers and how to respond to our their needs and technological change. The story starts with a hypothesis statement. […]

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Thank You for Another Awesome #mtpcon London

BY Martin Eriksson on September 15, 2017

On Friday, September 8, we gathered nearly 1,600 passionate product people from 52 countries around the world to the iconic Barbican Hall for another dazzling #mtpcon. A day full of incredible talks, amazing conversations, an epic afterparty, and more pre-events than ever before! A huge cyan blue thank you to our magnificent speakers, crew, volunteers, […]

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Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

BY Martin Eriksson on August 25, 2017

What is the point of innovation? Why do we focus so much time and effort on digital transformation, agile transformation, and innovation? Simply put it’s because large organisations need to grow – and can’t. All of their current management practices optimise against anything new ever being successful. In the course of a storied career that […]

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20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes by Dave Wascha

BY Martin Eriksson on August 11, 2017

Dave Wascha started as a product manager 20 years ago working on Internet Explorer 4.0. Since then he’s had his share of successes and failures in a storied career spanning the US and Europe, and in this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product San Francisco he distills those 20 years into twelve key […]

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The Heartbeat of Product by Nate Walkingshaw

BY Martin Eriksson on July 21, 2017

Nate Walkingshaw is the Chief Experience Officer for Pluralsight, where he is responsible for Product, User Experience, Engineering, and Content, and the co-author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams. But he started his career as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) at $7.14 an hour, and in this […]

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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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Your Product is Already Obsolete - How to Survive by Des Traynor

BY Martin Eriksson on November 30, 2016

All startups go through three distinct phases – birth, growth, and survival. You start by making the product work, then you have to grow the product, and then, crucially, you have to focus on survival – on keeping it relevant. Des Traynor is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Intercom, and in this hilarious […]

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Taking Your Product Across Cultures by Lisa Long

BY Martin Eriksson on November 25, 2016

The commercial world is littered with the wreckage of international expansion plans gone awry, whether it’s the $2 billion that US discount retailer Target misguidedly spent thinking Americans and Canadians are the same, Tesco’s failure to understand US shopping habits with its Fresh & Easy brand or the failure of the HP digital magazine Pivot […]

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Designing Your Way to Better Team Collaboration by Alison Coward

BY Martin Eriksson on November 4, 2016

As the founder of Bracket Creative, Alison Coward spends her working life advising creative teams on how they can collaborate better. She’s an experienced facilitator of workshops, so at this year’s London #mtpcon she shared some practical ways to get teams to work together more productively. Many of the techniques used to run workshops can […]

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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 […]

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