Product Cafe: ONE is better than one 💪🏼
Welcome to this week's edition of Product Cafe!
What's inside for this week: A product good read, a curated list of interesting things on Product management from around the world, a couple of top picks from our collection.
Let's get started!
Product Good read 📚
“ONE is better than one”, the new-age version of Aristotle's “Whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is a memorable lesson we learned from the magnificent Avengers. Yes, THE AVENGERS. What does it mean? A group of five people can accomplish a lot more than a single person can do, but only when they work together as a team putting their own selves aside, trusting each other. When these varied competencies, unique strengths join forces & work together as a team – magic happens.
Saying that, let's talk about some tips to strengthen one such combination (the most important one TBH) in product management—the epic team of PM and Designer.
So what can you do to build a stronger relationship with design? Here are some top tips from Katie Dill, the Head of Design at Stripe.
Trust the designer’s expertise
Be the conductor
Include designers early
Invest in even the smallest of north stars
Create shared goals
Read in detail about each of the tips here.
Curated list ✨
Crossing the chasm: Refined
To re-energize growth, tech, and service, providers must adapt to their buyers' approach to technology decisions. Gartner’s upcoming webinar explores the drivers of the new B2B buying chasm and strategies to deal with it. This will introduce you to a new psychographic model that refines the one originally presented in Geoffrey Moore’s classic technology marketing book, “Crossing the Chasm.”
Register here —> Crossing the New Chasm: The Dynamics of Cross-functional B2B Buying Decisions
What valuable company is nobody building? 🤔
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them.
It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to N, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. Zero to One is all about how to get there.
Read the summary here —> Zero to One summary
Stop talking metrics and start talking about users! 🎯
Yuhki Yamashi, VP of Product at Figma, talks about the best practices on how PMs can build trust, provide feedback, and unique value in the PM-Designer Relationship in this video.
Watch here —> A PM's Guide to Working with Designers by VP of Product at Figma at Product Faculty
Top pick from our collection ✔️
Tinder’s model of Product Growth 📈
Tinder is dominating the online dating landscape among millennials recently. Tinder owes it to its fantastic product and creative growth plan. Learn more about the intriguing journey of Tinder becoming one of the most popular dating apps on the planet.
What it is like to be a Product Manager in Argentina? 👩🏼💻
This week in PM Spotlight, we had an interesting conversation with Jimena Esquivel Seib, Product Manager at GetMyBoat, Argentina, who shared her experience on shifting from coding to product management.
That’s a wrap!
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Have a great weekend 🥂
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