Product Cafe: The Not So Glamorous Reality
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The laptop shut down. Lights turned off.
Perfectly tucked in for a good night's sleep.😴
But that is exactly when a striking idea pops up in my mind leaving me sleepless for the rest of the night. More often than not, I'd either be in the shower or close my eyes to take a nap when my mind stumbles upon an interesting idea. Sorry, I am digressing a bit. 😅
Well, ideas are everywhere. But how we transform those ideas into something meaningful is where lies the secret. Sprint by Jake Knapp talks about how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just 5 days.
Sprint is for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today. Read the summary of Sprint here 👇🏼
Curated list ✨
The Not-So-Glamorous Reality of Product Management
Whenever someone wants to break into product management, they get caught in the dreamy world where everything from the role to the growth looks all fancy. 🕺🏼Unfortunately, it is not a candy in the cloud, but at the same time, it's not a fiasco either. So here's a dose of what reality is when you are a product manager.
Check out the article here —> The Not-so-glamorous reality of Product management
Expecting the unexpected!
Web 3.0, Web 3.0 and Web 3.0.. People have been talking about it left and right in the past few months. But, as product managers, what's in there for us? From a brief history to how product managers should prepare for Web 3.0, this article by Product School is an interesting read.
Check out the article here —> Web3 For Product Managers: Expecting The Unexpected
Designing your way forward with David Hoang
David Hoang is a design leader passionate about creativity, product, and technology. He leads the product design team at Webflow as the director of product design and contributes greatly to the broader design community through writing, speaking, and advising.
In this episode, David shares Webflow's design process, why perfection is overrated, and why design is not 'magic'.
Listen🎧 to the episode here —> Designing your way forward with David Hoang
ProductWorld Virtual Conference
ProductWorld is all set to host one of the largest virtual product Manager & Product Developer Conferences from February 7th to February 9th.
The conference will be about product success stories from tech product professionals at Silicon Valley's top tech companies. They have a record of lining up some of the greatest speakers from Google, Facebook, IBM, Square, Uber, Linkedin, Slack, Microsoft, Atlassian in their past conferences. So, hope it’s gonna be amazing. Fingers crossed. 🤞🏼
Register here —> ProductWorld Conference for Developers and Product Managers
Top pick from our collection 🔥
If you go ten years back in time, the purchase decision of any software was in the hands of the executives, say VPs or CXOs. Today, it's the product manager who decides to use Notion, it's the designer who chooses to use Canva, and it's the marketer who chooses to use HubSpot.
While this shows the emergence of Product-Led growth lately, we unboxed many other exciting things in conversation with Rishen Kapoor, the Co-Founder of Toplyne.io.
Tweets that made us smile this week 😀
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