The 56th Edition - On the Periodic Table of Product Development, 10 Ways To Have a Better Conversation, Looking at Indie Hackers to Ship & Customers Being Left Behind
📚 The Periodic Table of Product Development
This article provides hands-on activities and a one-pager with the Periodic Table of Product Development.
The Periodic Table of Product Development provides a visual vocabulary for Product teams to make decisions on hiring, building, and partnering.
There’s also a PDF to download to help you align on the Product’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions in just 1 hour!
🕹 The Best Product Techniques & Frameworks In One Place
prodmgmt.world is a Notion database that helps you navigate the confusing world of product frameworks and techniques, by matching them to the stage of product development and the risk you're trying to deal with.
👀 10 Ways To Have a Better Conversation
This wise talk gives 10 rules that can help people have better conversations.
Technology has caused people to become more polarized and less likely to compromise.
Smartphones have caused people to communicate more through text messages than face-to-face conversations.
So to have a successful conversation, we need to focus on being present and open to learning from the other person.
Sometimes it feels like the executive job is all about having conversations ranging from easy to tough.
“A fast ‘no’ is better than a slow ‘yes’.”
“If we wanted Amazon to be a place where builders can build, we needed to eliminate communication, not encourage it.”
Customers Are Being Left Behind When…
If You Want Product Teams To Ship, Look At Indie Hackers: In big corps, people over-think stuff all the time. Engineers, who are supposed to be the innovators, get pushed to the side, barely get to solve actual problems. Everything moves at the speed of insight divided by the number of people. Which is not very fast. So if you want inspiration for how to actually ship fast, look to indie hackers:
Boost Your Confidence: I battle with confidence all the time. This list was surprisingly good (usually, they are cringe).
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