Day: July 25, 2013

Lean startups should “pivot” on product and strategy, but not on passion – Chris Hoogewerff

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StartUP Product‘s insight:

We’ve learned a lot about creating great products from the Lean movement, not surprisingly in the ‘measure’ and ‘learn’ steps of the ‘Build, measure, learn’ cycle.  In this thoughtful article, Chris Hoogewerff proposes a 4th step.  He argues convincingly that it’s vital to maintain passion even after major pivots, and when we pivot to something that departs too much from that “thing” that compelled us to create our startup, we may be in trouble.  To paraphrase, the litmus test could come in the form of a ‘Visualize’ step where we ask ourselves, ‘Do I love this new product and will I be fanatical about serving the people that will use it?’

Join us October 11, 2013 for Startup Product Summit SF2 to connect with lots of others that are passionate about product.  Register: http://bit.ly/11jHipK

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Startup Product and Iteration Z

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In February, I attended the inaugural Startup Product Summit, which was a fabulous one-day conference event in San Francisco.  Startup Product is part movement, part community of passionate product…

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We’re ramping up the team at Startup Product, prepping for Summit SF2 on October 11, and more…

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Social products win with utility, not invites

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About the author: Sangeet Paul Choudary analyzes business models for networked businesses at his blog Platform Thinking. He is based in Singapore,

 

Global Product Management Talk‘s insight:

*   “a new breed of networks is gaining ground with the content-first model. They provide users with tools to create a corpus of content, and then enable conversations around that content.”

—>This was my original premise for starting a Twitter Chat:

“Communities coalesce around knowledge.” http://www.twittertalks.com

*   “Startups often fail to appreciate the gap between technology and value proposition.”

—>This article is product/technology/feature focused and fails to appreciate the perspective from the “user” experience and the job the user wants to get done – which is to have the content be relevant, in the moment, and provide value with the most ease, without requiring new habits or retooling.

* Social products that win will focus on enabling users to create content first and generate conversations around it.

—>Tools that enable conversations around content – and make it easier to contribute value without being hampered by the tool…Why I love scoop.it, storify.com/prodmgmttalk and my newest find –  https://rizzoma.com/ (with love to Google Wave afficianados)

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When TED Lost Control of Its Crowd – Harvard Business Review

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* "when we foster relationships with open minds and scientific rigor, good things can happen." Kevin Folta via Emily McManus

 

* What we need is a general evolution in critical thought. That will take some time. http://www.ericgarland.co/

 

* this new social and digital era (actually, life) is not perfect, is it? It’s just … real, connected, and being present to what is. http://twitter.com/nilofer

 

* people who are charismatic and persuasive are celebrated by the media even when they are wrong, because a good story sells, and real scientists tend to be nuanced and boring. jisaacstone

 

* you can avoid these problems in your own business by taking the time to think through which functions should have more openness/autonomy and which functions should have more control/protection.  Lex Sisney

 

* Only once we become a society that welcomes and values learning, more than knowing will we really be able to progress forward.  Hbksloss

 

* "Process not just product."

Yes, when I look at the companies that had advantages in the 80s, they were ones who had a lock in on suppliers, land, capital, etc. When I look at the companies that are winning today, they have a lock on reinvention and process (Amazon being one of the best examples of this). http://twitter.com/nilofer

 

 

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