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Product & Design Leadership in the New Normal
Webinar // May 6, 2020 6:00:00 PM // 1 min read
Product & Design Leadership in the New Normal

The world has been turned upside down. The things we build and how we build them might never be the same. How are some of the smartest product people adapting and thinking about the future? HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS ON HOW THEY ARE: Leading Remote…

The Perpetual Validation Loop
Article // Sep 30, 2019 6:24:00 AM // 3 min read
The Perpetual Validation Loop

You’re going to loop back and forth between prototyping and testing, so what happens when it feels like you’re not getting any traction? This will probably happen. Don’t panic. When you’re stuck in a perpetual loop, it’s usually because you’re not…

The Power of a Customer Advisory Council
Article // Sep 9, 2019 8:22:00 PM // 2 min read
The Power of a Customer Advisory Council

As long as you’re continuously talking to your customers, you don’t necessarily have to add more features, but you do need to improve how well you’re solving their problems. A great way to do this early on is by forming an advisory council.

What Makes a Healthy Design Team Healthy?
Article // Aug 30, 2019 6:02:00 PM // 3 min read
What Makes a Healthy Design Team Healthy?

This has been an interesting week. Monday I attended a product404 event where my friend Butler Raines talked about creating a product-led organization at SalesLoft. Then my book was released on Tuesday and my inbox exploded with questions like "why…

Don't Build a MVP!
Article // Aug 16, 2019 3:09:00 PM // 5 min read
Don't Build a MVP!

A popular term in the startup world is MVP, or Minimum Viable Product. An MVP is the simplest version of your product that’s capable of demonstrating the value you have to offer the customer.

The Importance of a Great Design Process
Article // Aug 9, 2019 3:22:00 PM // 2 min read
The Importance of a Great Design Process

Ever notice a recurring theme in your life? I've had several conversations about process with people over the last few weeks. So many conversations, in fact, that I thought it was worth writing about here.

The Solution Is Your Destination
Article // Aug 2, 2019 2:10:00 PM // 2 min read
The Solution Is Your Destination

It’s easy to fly from New York to London as a passenger. You get on the plane, listen to the announcements, order a drink, watch a couple movies, and then land in London. It’s all very uneventful.

How Your Customer's Brain Decides What to Pay For
Article // Jul 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM // 2 min read
How Your Customer's Brain Decides What to Pay For

The interplay between the three factors of your customer's needs, wants, and fears affects the perceived value of your product. Which is hugely important because it plays into how people decide what to pay.

Innovation Isn't a Side-Project
Article // Jun 14, 2019 3:12:00 PM // 3 min read
Innovation Isn't a Side-Project

14 time zones, 6 flights, 4 layovers, 2 trains, 3 hotels, and dozens of Wifi networks and one giant salt mine later, I'm back in the US. I've talked with lots of entrepreneurs and investors from the world over on this trip, and have come to a…

The UX of International Travel
Article // Jun 7, 2019 9:22:00 PM // 4 min read
The UX of International Travel

I’m writing this from the airport in Bucharest, Romania. Techsylvania (a leading tech conference of Eastern Europe) has invited me Cluj-Napoca to talk about my upcoming book and lead a workshop on Human-Centered Product Design. What better way to…

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