The 57th Edition - On Storylines & Action Titles, All The Product Strategy Frameworks, Prioritisation Strategies + FREE Template
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📚 All the Product Strategy Frameworks You’ll Ever Need
Ah… Product Strategy.
What haven’t we heard on this topic yet?
Alas, when we go back to work, we’ll still be questioning what we have on our hands: a good strategy, or a pile of rubbish.
A revelation for me recently was that we rarely consider “leverage”.
Why us? Why are we the people to resolve a challenge? Just because we run this particular product? You might laugh, but often… that’s kind of what is implied when we don’t look into it deeper. Nothing more than that.
No wonder that most strategies fail, even if they grasp the challenge correctly.
As I develop a product that will make you a bulletproof strategist (more below), here’s one of the best listicles on product frameworks I could find so far:
👀 How to Create Storylines for Business Presentations
Slide decks are everywhere. Yes, slide decks suck. Still, we make them - because what better way to communicate something fast? Get someone to read a document? No one has time for that. (I’m joking.)
If consultants are evil, the best the can do to pay it forward is to share their hard skills. I really like the Action Titles concept, you should check it out:
“A team of two, with one leader, is often the best use of minds.”
“Skilled problem solvers and decision makers are themselves scientists and experimenters.”
All the Best Examples of ChatGPT: How can I not mention ChatGPT? It’s everywhere. Save yourself time looking for cool examples and just read this thread:
Have You Tried These Prioritisation Strategies Yet? I’m putting together my Big Book of Prioritisation ($99 for $499 worth of value). One of the “delight” features is this Strategy Selector (meta-data is hidden):
The Art of Action - Strategy Briefing [FREE Template]: I shared my top 3 ways to be more prepared:
Pre-mortems by Shreyas
Strategy Kernels by Chris Butler
Strategy Briefing from “The Art of Action”, which you can download for free:
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