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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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Behind Every Great Product by Marty Cagan

BY Martin Eriksson on October 18, 2016

In the opening keynote at this year’s London #mtpcon, Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan shared his latest thoughts on what makes a great product manager by looking at the people behind some great products. Through his time at eBay, Netscape, HP and elsewhere, Cagan has worked with lots of great product teams, and has […]

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Product Management is More Important Than Ever

BY Martin Eriksson on October 13, 2016

Product Management as a role has moved on in leaps and bounds during my career. As the number of people gathered at Mind the Product London 2016 prove – it’s a skill and a job that more and more companies understand, appreciate, and seek out. And the job itself has evolved – from traffic managing […]

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Thank you for our best ever #mtpcon

BY Martin Eriksson on October 7, 2016

Last Friday we gathered over 1,400 passionate product people from over 40 countries to the iconic Barbican for our fifth London conference. I think we can safely say it was our biggest and best ever – the talks were amazing, the atmosphere was electric with conversation and debate, and the afterparty was as epic as […]

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Remaking the Making Company - From Focusing on Technology to Experiences

BY Martin Eriksson on August 17, 2016

Not that long ago new technologies were magical, and we were so happy when they just worked. But today we expect more, and assume, demand even, that digital experiences don’t just work really well but are simple, intuitive and fun to use too. This means companies need to stop thinking purely about technology, and think […]

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