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The Sonic Backlash
Article // May 10, 2019 5:04:00 PM // 3 min read
The Sonic Backlash

Making movies is expensive. Very expensive. Reports say the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie was budgeted at $90MM, before the backlash. "What backlash?" you ask? Read on...

The New Economy & Scaling Fast
Article // Apr 26, 2019 3:47:00 PM // 3 min read
The New Economy & Scaling Fast

In the dark ages before the Internet, we lived in a seller-driven economy. People were only aware of what was at their local market, so they had limited choices. People relied on advertising and word-of-mouth to learn about new products and…

Who Decides Whether to Buy Your Product?
Article // Apr 19, 2019 12:02:00 PM // 2 min read
Who Decides Whether to Buy Your Product?

Not all buyers are the same. In every transaction, big or small, you have an economic buyer, the person who makes the money decision, and you have the needs buyer, the person who needs their problem solved. Sometimes these buyers are the same…

The Rise of No-Code App Development
Article // Apr 12, 2019 11:54:00 AM // 2 min read
The Rise of No-Code App Development

My inbox has been flooded with news about startups offering ways to create apps with no-code. Most of them aren't much more than API connected spreadsheets on steroids, and that's not an insult. Some are much more than that, offering complex data…

Avoiding Analysis Paralysis
Article // Apr 12, 2019 11:42:00 AM // 2 min read
Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

Have you ever fallen victim to analysis paralysis? I bet you have. Not sure what that is? Here’s an example:

Using Hypotheses to Make Better Decisions at Scale
Article // Apr 5, 2019 4:47:00 PM // 2 min read
Using Hypotheses to Make Better Decisions at Scale

We talk about assumptions and hypotheses a lot when we're developing product strategy and making decisions on what to build. Whether you're creating something new or rethinking an existing product, you have to make some bold choices about what…

Using Exchange Theory to Guide Pricing Decisions
Article // Apr 5, 2019 4:21:00 PM // 2 min read
Using Exchange Theory to Guide Pricing Decisions

How do you decide whether something is valuable to you? What's the right price for your product or service? How much is too much? Or too little?

Mike Dick - SurveyMonkey
Podcast // Apr 2, 2019 8:00:14 AM // 1 min read
Mike Dick - SurveyMonkey

How do you go about creating a single design system to support multiple brands and products at the same time? What’s the impact of design systems for startups vs large companies? We’ll find out in today’s conversation with SurveyMonkey’s Mike Dick.

The Difference Between UI and UX
Article // Mar 29, 2019 2:23:00 PM // 2 min read
The Difference Between UI and UX

We're talking about this again? Okay. It's simple.

An Apple Event Without New Hardware?
Article // Mar 29, 2019 2:00:00 PM // 2 min read
An Apple Event Without New Hardware?

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