ProductCafe Newsletter #40-The Invisible Product Strategy

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Good Evening Readers!☕️ 

Welcome to another week of the ProductCafe newsletter. 

Get your hands on some fantastic updates on Product Management, Startups, UX/UI, Products, etc., freshly curated by us.


Top pick podcast of the week 🎤

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman is one of the most loved podcasts in the product management world. Reid Hoffman is the co-founder of LinkedIn, a Silicon Valley investor, and a Greylock partner who pushes his theory of scaling businesses.


Top Pick Article of the Week 👌🏻

Everything Is Your Job and Nothing Is Your Baby

The writer in the article shares that in her years of experience, she has gotten to build and own all kinds of products and processes, and wear all kinds of hats, and have learned a lot of things about startup life, the most important of which is  that everything is your job. This means that if you see a problem or something that should change, you are responsible. Secondly, nothing is your baby. It’s important to take pride in ownership of whatever you’re working on — but it’s equally important to be able to recognize when it’s time to hand it off to someone else.

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Product Goodreads 📚

The Invisible Product Strategy

For many technology organizations, it is the product strategy that allows the business strategy to be realized. Even when the software engineering function of the organization is the largest and most formidable, it is still the product strategy that determines all others. Technology or user experience are no less important, but the product strategy is the one everything hangs from, and therefore it is critical in order for the organization to be successful in business.

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Find the biggest problem worth solving with these three product rules

Hiten Shah, co-Founder of FYI and Co-Owner of Crazy Egg writes a very interesting article on three product rules to find the biggest problem people have with document.

  • Fundraising takes up a lot of time. Founders want to be freed up to work on their business and product.

  • Most people lack knowledge about the fundraising process. They often aren’t sure what they should do next and don’t know when they should fundraise.

  • Most pitch decks go through a dozen or more iterations based on feedback from people. Despite all the work that goes into them, many are weak and built from templates that are more than a decade old.

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Startup Story 🚀

Why the future might be ‘incredibly different’ for Indian startups

Leading financial services firm, Avendus Finance’ Co-founder and Vice-Chairman, Ranu Vohra, knows the Indian startup ecosystem in and out, having observed its evolution first-hand over the last two decades. He believes the pandemic has accelerated the Indian startup ecosystem’s growth on the digital front by at least two years.

I think we are in a very interesting time, in digital. I think the story is evolving and the story for the next five years might be incredibly different, and a lot larger than what we've seen in the last five years, says Ranu.

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Tweet-worthy Tweets 🐦


Quote of the week ✨


Every Saturday we send you a collection of the best product management content on the internet curated by our team. We hope this week’s dose helped you get some insights into the world of product.

It’s the weekend, Mankind! Time to rescue some wine trapped in a bottle 🍷

Until next weekend,

ProductCafe.

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