Recent Essays

Podcast: The Notejoy Journey

Meet Notejoy, a better way to organize team docs

The Hierarchy of User Friction

Top 75+ Resources for Product Managers

5 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Beast Mode

How I Leveraged an Explore & Exploit Algorithm to Find My Dream Job

Don Norman's Principles of Interaction Design

3 Product Lessons I Learned From Finance

Understanding User Psychology: Thinking Like a Game Designer

My Top Five Product Management Essays of 2016

Modern Project Management for Product Managers

Understanding User Psychology: The Psychology of Persuasion

5 Paths To Your First Product Manager Role

Understanding User Psychology: Meet Your Happy Chemicals

The Best Product Managers are Truth Seekers

Designing Your Product's Continuous Feedback Loop

My Daily Learning Ritual

Creativity, Inc: Developing a Culture of Creativity Within an Organization

How To Ace Your Product Management Interview

Developing User Empathy

3 Types of Product Managers: Builders, Tuners, Innovators

3 Observations on Microsoft's Acquisition of LinkedIn

Product Management Career Ladders at 8 Top Technology Firms

Video: The Art of Product Management

Video: The Hunt for Product/Market Fit

The Art of Product Management

How to be a Great Product Leader

3 Essential Dashboards for Every Product

Design Your Development Process for Learning

Minimum Viable Team

My Top 10 Posts of 2015 on Product Management, Career Optimization, and Life Hacks

The State of Customer Development

How Do You Know If You've Achieved Product/Market Fit?

Optimize For Passion/Skill/Opportunity Fit

The Hunt for Product/Market Fit

How to be an Infinite Learner

Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Your Product Design

How to Find Your Ideal Customer

How to Design Your Customer Validation to Maximize Product/Market Fit

A Lean Alternative to a Business Plan: Documenting Your Product/Market Fit Hypotheses

How I Determined My Health KPIs by Analyzing the Leading Causes of Death

My Financial Stack as a Millennial

Solving for the Mythical Man-Month

Lessons Learned on the B2C2B Model

Growth Lessons Learned from LinkedIn

A Practitioner's Guide to Net Promoter Score (NPS)

5 Leadership Lessons Learned from Jeff Weiner

The Importance of Developing Personas in Product Design

The Inertia to Innovation at Scale and How To Overcome It

The Best Product Managers Fall in Love With a Problem

The Inputs to a Great Product Roadmap

3 Reasons Better Products Don't Always Win

The Boundless Opportunities in Business Productivity Apps

How I Learn: By Carefully Studying the Products I Love

How To Build Your Audience Well Before Launching Your Product

The Many Ways YouTube Encourages Content Discovery

Presentation: What is Product Management?

Weekly Digest Emails as an Effective Engagement Mechanic

My Favorite Product Management Tools

How a Product Manager Can Listen to Their Users Every Day

Evaluating a Product Manager's Portfolio

Making Connected a Successful Acquisition

Lessons Learned from Connected

The Product Manager as the Quarterback of the Team

Mastering Effective Communication as a Product Manager

The Art of Decision Making as a Product Manager

How Am I Going To Move My Product Forward Today?

The Value Equation of Productivity Applications

The Most Underrated Product Management Skill: Influence Without Authority

Top 10 Posts on Product Management from the Industry's Best

How I use Mint, Personal Capital, and Wealthfront to Manage my Finances

What is Product Management?

The Best Startups Minimize Their Dimensions of Innovation

Considerations in Designing a Developer Platform

Three Important Criteria for Evaluating Your Next Startup

Always Be Closing

Who’s in Your Draft Pick?

An Important User Acquisition Lesson From My Many Hours on YouTube

What Motivates Me?

My Professional Identity

Reflections on the Technology Stack for Connected

A Look at Open Source Inside Connected

Understanding the Players in the Social Data Layer

Evernote, The 100 Year Company

BJ Fogg’s 5 Secrets of Behavior Change

Design is Product, Product is Design

The Resurgence of LinkedIn

How to Hire Great Engineers for Your Startup

The imeem Mafia

Connected: Your Personal Relationship Manager

Why I Love San Francisco

Tactics in Increasing Signal to Noise Ratio

The Future Is Here: Passive Monitoring

My Development Stack

Startup Lessons Learned from my Recent Wedding

The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar

Optimizing for Fundamental vs Strategic Value

Freemium Design Pattern: Scale Pricing with Customer Success

Why I Abandoned the Rackspace Cloud

The Next Chapter in Online Content Discovery

5 Social Platform Predictions for 2010

What is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence?

Lessons Learned as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence

The PayPal Wars and its Lessons for Today's Entrepreneurs

Goodbye 2009 and Welcome 2010

Google App Engine Task Queues, Push vs. Pull Paradigm, and Web Hooks

Shortcomings of Google App Engine

Clara Shih, The Facebook Era, and Business Opportunities on Facebook

Respect for the Criminal Trial Process

Designing and Testing an Ad Product: 5 Lessons Learned From imeem's Audio Ads

My Muses for Brainstorming Startup Ideas

Interesting Metrics From Flash Gaming Summit

Optimizing Offer Providers with Sometrics Virtual Currency Manager

Protect Yourself with the Corporate Veil

Lessons Learned from imeem

The Value of the Y Combinator Experience

Monetize Online Music with Audio Ads

9 Startups to Help You Build Your Virtual Economy

Incorporating Virtual Currencies in Non-Gaming Sites

Monetize the Twitter API

Make Something People Will Buy

Does Facebook Connect Deliver on its Promise?

The Rise of Media APIs

Palm Gets it Right With Mojo Developer Platform

Top Underhyped Open Platforms

5 Music Startups to Watch in 2009

Is Google App Engine Ready for Prime Time?



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