Product Management

Thoughts, musings, reflections on product management.

Stop Making Users Explore

User Don’t Care About Your Product 

Often, entrepreneurs ask me something to the effect of, “What’s the best way to let new users explore…

Other forms of Anonymous Content

Anonymity is on the rise —why not other forms of media?

Although anonymous content isn’t a new thing on the internets (at all

Hiring a great product leader

“I’m not a product guy, and I know it. How do I hire for a skill that I don’t understand fully?”

User Communities for Web Apps: 15 Amazing Examples

How to Build User Communities for Curation, Sharing and Helping

Engagement: The leading indicator of product-market fit

What is it? How to measure it? How to drive it?

We Don’t Sell Saddles Here

The memo below was sent to the team at Tiny Speck, the makers of Slack, on July 31st, 2013. It had been a little under seven months since development began and was two weeks before the launch of Slack’s ‘Preview Release’. It is presented verbatim, as written (including original pull-quotes), with two…

Social Screenshot Sharing: the Next Logical Step. Who’s in?

It’s time to make social media more visual and fun.

Has A/B Testing gone too far? 

Is disadvantaging people a necessary side-effect of making more data-driven decisions? 

Dropping Dead Rats

How to take away product features

I stumbled into a conversation between two developers about getting rid of existing product features and how to…

Backdoor vs. Frontdoor Products

On content platforms that have successfully become destinations for content consumption

We have millions of people go to our front page and tens of millions of people go to our “B” pages — Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed CEO

Typically, as online content platforms scale they’re heavily…

You’ll Never Believe What Medium’s Data Says

You actually would, I just thought the Upworthy-esque title would be ironic.

The more time I’ve spent reading + writing on Medium, the more I’ve developed an opinion on what Medium’s current product is and is not. To me, Medium is a place that feels fitting to be a home for reflective, analytical, thoughtful…

The Startup Product Manager’s Toolkit 

Top services and tools improving the lives of startup PM’s (Asana, Looker, Supermetrics), and musings on what the future holds

First Impressions and New User Experience

4 Golden Rules of User Retention

Based on my experience working on product over the last 4 years, I’ve learnt that new…

How to work with mentors and advisors

Musings of a Product Guy

One of the things I love doing is mentoring and advising startups. Mentoring at 500 Startups and…

How to be an effective Product Manager

Musings of a Product Guy

There are many great posts out there on traits of a good Product Manager - understanding the…

Phone and tablet — two different animals

Musings of a Product Guy

While the use of smartphones has grown extremely fast, the use of tablets has grown even faster

Inspire and curate

Musings of a Product Guy

In the media, product people are glorified for coming up with amazing products - Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. And this…

Product Management
Product Management

Thoughts, musings, reflections on product management.

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