For those who don’t know Juicero is a hardware product that squeezes fruit packets into juice. Quite a simple product on paper but when you see the $400 (in the beginning it was priced much higher) price tag you would expect to see real value. Instead there have been numerous consumers and venture capitalists that feel scammed. The reason why is that you can squeeze the juice packets by hand (which are about $5-$8) without too much effort. Of course you can’t buy the packets separately, you have to buy the machine first.

This company has been able to get…

Whenever a new app or platform comes up in the tech world we all start buzzing about it and make it out to be the next big thing. I guess that is how our industry behaves. Nonetheless, I believe as product people we must do our best to cut out the noise and hype to truly find out if that product can actually add value.

For those who don’t know, TagDat is the new flavor of the week when it comes to the local business review space. The app is simple enough: Instead of writing detailed reviews about a local…

As a product manager you’re responsible for nearly everything in regards to the development of what you’re building and at the same time you have no authority in regards to the people you work with. Many other jobs in tech in general are individual contributor level jobs. Be it sales, programming, design or customer success those workers typically just have to be responsible for his or her contributions to the collective (depending on the company and how the duties are defined of course). …

Uber never has been a stranger to controversy and arguably bad press but this last month has been especially tough for the innovative and fast growing tech company. The company has lost over a hundred workers in a day, the VP of product and VP of engineering gone, a toxic company culture with accusations to boot, and loss of customers from #deleteuber………can it get any worse? That depends entirely on Uber at this point.

Uber has a great product and a great product market fit for what they are doing. They have been taking steps to innovate in so many…

Just like everyone else I saw the new design of Linkedin’s page. Most of the feedback has been negative….even furious. Feedback and discussion is appreciated and encouraged as I try to cut through the noise and the anger that this redesign has provoked.

  1. Less is more. The old page design although I didn’t have much of an issue with it started to feel claustrophobic and vulnerable to clutter. With any web based product you don’t want to have clutter and feature bloat. Ease of use and minimalist design take front row seat to almost anything else. Microsoft, a company that…

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