Shared this as an afterthought and it blew up! Taken from the Stanford's excellent YouTube series on startups, Rajen very generously summarises the key takeaways from Kevin's talk.
Uday is Director of UX at CloudPhysics and has been observing the transformation of the Product Design role for 15 years. Here he kindly outlines how to sort the wheat from the chaff...
Peter Merholz takes no prisoners. Having spent the last 5 years claiming Product Management is a dinosaur concept (we should be Service Managers, apparently), he's moved onto trashing UX. Sample quote: The entire “field” of user experience emerged for one reason — to accommodate, and overcome, poor (or non-existent) product management practices.
Use your gut or go for process? Feature prioritisation can be a dark art. Check out Product Plan's overview of the different tools available to help Product Manager's decide. This question almost always comes up in an interview: don't get caught out!
Steve Blank invented Customer Development and is a prolific writer. Here he uncovers the darkside of the Brave New World of digital products: how customers can just as easily get downgraded as upgraded.
Irfan Ebrahim examines how most Products too easily get the balance wrong in terms of engineering and design at the expense of the end-user. Plus he brings a new acronym: the PDP!
Yann Girard always touches a nerve. With this post he riffs on the different cultures that underpin New and Old economy companies: it's David and Goliath is his conclusion.