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Humankind is now facing a global crisis; perhaps the crisis of our generation. Despite many prior warnings, the world was unprepared for this. As this crisis brings the world to a near halt the question in everyone’s mind is “what’s next?”.

We will overcome this, as we have always done. But we must act quickly and decisively. Crisis are times for opportunity and we can’t afford to be complacent. We can and we should decide the kind of world that we will inhabit when the storm passes. It’s time to build the future.

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The top 15 public platform companies already represent $2.6 trillion in market capitalization worldwide. Powered from the outside in by buyers and sellers, these technology-driven business models are redefining the future of industries.

Marketplaces seem straightforward: it’s all about matching supply and demand. But in reality, marketplaces are anything but simple. eBay, considered one of the first marketplaces to scale both sides of its business — Buyers and Sellers — may look uncomplicated at first glance. It lets Sellers post items they want to sell and helps Buyers find what they are looking for. Behind the scenes though, eBay helps determine which items to surface based on purchase behavior, price, reputation of the sell side, time of the year, etc. …

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History of the iPhone: 2007–2015

Building products is hard. But building great products is harder.

To create great products takes skill, intelligence, dedication and discipline. And it requires making bold choices. Innovating to achieve impact with a product makes us take big risks. And striking a balance between speed of delivery and quality of the execution is always tricky.

Understanding what to build and how well to build it can make a difference between coming up with a loveable product that scales or failing at solving a customer’s problem.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but it gives an indication of the ways to understand customer problems better, come up with proposed solutions and why does it all matter. …

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After ten years working as a Product Manager, all I can say is that this career path has been one of the best decisions I have taken in my professional life. And I do think I’m not alone here. It sounds very much like a lot of people is or want to become one nowadays.

Though my degree in Computer Science would have anticipated that I leaned towards working on DevOps or Consulting, the truth is that I did never truly enjoyed working as a software engineer. And let’s face it, I was never a good one. …

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No one wakes up thinking, “I am going to make bad decisions today”. But guess what? We all make them. When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this, of course.

In a world with imperfect information and subject to randomness, good decisions do not guarantee good outcomes. While people should make rational decisions only if they had enough information, Kahneman’s “Thinking fast, and slow” proves how people can decide against their economic interest even when they know better.

This week’s EDebrief focuses on Decision Making and Decision Making Process. Enhancing the quality of one’s decision process as a means to increasing the probability of a superior outcome. …

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Dropbox filed to go public on Friday 23rd.The company, which reported just over $1bn in revenues last year, is filling for a $500M IPO, poised to be the one of the biggest tech listings since Snapchat, and valuing the company at close to $10bn. This week’s EDebrief analyses Dropbox’s history and USP, together with opinions on the potential outlook after going public.

  • 10 min read — Back in 2008, Dropbox achieved product-market fit quickly by fulfilling a strong customer need for storing data in the cloud. Conversely, today Dropbox feels a lot more like a feature than like a complete product (think of equivalents like Google Drive or OneDrive, who offer data storage as a feature within the ecosystem of Office365 or GoogleDocs). What’s the future of Dropbox, and how might the competitive landscape evolve for them? …

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  • 20 min read — Classpass has managed to become one of the main new players of the fitness and wellness industry. Valued at $400 Million in their last funding round, Classpass is on the path to become the next Tech Unicorn. This comprehensive analysis looks at their history, evolution and key pivots to then deep dive into their business model and challenges ahead [via Othmane Rahmouni]
  • 5 min read — Mapping the customer journey can help a company understand how are customers interacting and engaging with their brand, and also help illustrate how products and services fit into their lives, schedules, goals, and aspirations [via…

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About

Enric Durany

Product at Google. Based in Zürich. Entrepreneur, previously co-founder @Vinarea. Writer @Hackernoon. Love building new products. Opinions are my own.

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