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Product Strategy Document

Product Strategy Document

A Product Strategy Document is one of my personal favourite shortcuts for clarity and alignment.It helps me organize my thoughts and set a plan.It helps the team have a north star to work towardsAnd serves as visibility for the rest of the organization to have a...

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Revenue and Active Users

Revenue and Active Users. They are the only two numbers that matter. Tracking a million KPIs is a waste of time if they don't link back to Revenue and Active Users. You want to know if your product is really killing it? Look at those 2 numbers and if they're not...

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Don’t get Stuck Planning

Don’t get Stuck Planning

I was on a call with a Head of Product who put together a Roadmap and was trying to define the granular detail of every single item. Every single one of them. No wonder he looked exhausted! That’s a monumental task. Not only is it a ton of work to undertake in the...

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On Mentoring

On Mentoring

In 2022 I spent 63 hours on calls mentoring Product Managers and Startup Founders from all over the world looking to develop their teams, prioritise their roadmap, build their product strategy, or grow an existing portfolio.  Here’s why I do it and why you should...

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Books I’ve read in 2022

Books I’ve read in 2022

Here's my annual post sharing some of the books I've read in the previous year. In 2022 I focused on reading more biographies and it was great to get to see people in action. You can't go wrong with most of these books... 📚 No filter ⭐️...

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My 6 Rules of Product Leadership

My 6 Rules of Product Leadership

Setting boundaries helps to reduce uncertainty. I discovered that putting some rules in place enables Product Managers and the teams they work with to be more creative, flexible, independent, and move faster.   These are my 6 rules of Product Leadership: 1. Give...

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5 things every PM should know

5 things every PM should know

As a Product Manager, you're an integral part of the business. You're responsible for building products and putting together a great team. You need to know how to impact the business and use data. What does all of this mean? Well, let's break it down: 1. How to build...

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Should we use NPS?

Should we use NPS?

This question keeps cropping up on calls I have with startups looking to improve their user's experience... and I have a somewhat love-hate relationship with NPS. Let's first go through why I don't like NPS.   Why I don't like NPS 1. The interpretation of the...

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National Unsubscribe day

National Unsubscribe day

Happy National Unsubscribe day ✌️ #blackFriday Today we receive 7354 emails. 80% of which are useless or from companies you haven’t heard of in ages. It’s time to press that “Unsubscribe” link and move on. Enjoy your clean mailbox.

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How to come up with content ideas

How to come up with content ideas

Introduction You know the feeling. You want to write the content for your blog, but you have no idea what to write about. This is a problem that many of us face on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are ways to come up with ideas for writing blog posts without having...

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Collecting feedback in B2B SaaS

Collecting feedback in B2B SaaS

You need a constant stream of feedback from your customers. In B2B SaaS there are 3 ways to collect that feedback… and my favourite is number 3: 1. The Sales Team 2. One-on-One calls with Customers 3. In-Product feedback If you can do all three, you’ll have a gold...

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Human vs. AI

Human vs. AI

In the coming few years the real important skill to have will be knowing how to define Strategy (and deal with people?). Most other things will be automated and commoditised. Writing, coding, ads, designing … all will have very good software alternatives. Of course...

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Your biggest competitor is a spreadsheet

Your biggest competitor is a spreadsheet

If you're a SaaS startup, odds are your biggest competitor is Microsoft Excel. Think about it: people don't buy the problem, they buy your solution. That means if your product doesn't solve their problem better than a custom spreadsheet they've created themselves or...

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So, I’ve built a Chrome extension

So, I’ve built a Chrome extension

So, I've built a Chrome extension that organises my favourite websites into a quick-access list... It's called 🍅 ketchup 🍅 and it's super helpful to open a group of websites at once and see what's happening in the world a couple of times a day......

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Frame of mind to prioritize a redesign

Frame of mind to prioritize a redesign

A redesign is a perfect exercise to rethink parts of the experience:- what does not feel right;- what's off-brand;- what could respond better;- all those micro-interactions (which never get to be prioritised); The challenge at early-stage is how much effort to put...

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Growth for Ferry

Growth for Ferry

(Ferry is one of my clients in the EV space) Use of Electric Vehicles is still very low… And Ferry is determined to change that by helping more people drive an EV this year! ⚡️🚗🛵 The first few deliveries have been quite thrilling and they...

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Books I’ve read in Q1 2022

Books I’ve read in Q1 2022

Learning how others have done it before us is a critical shortcut to success. With that in mind, I’ve been focusing on reading more about startup stories.   This is what I’ve read in the first 3 months of this year… maybe you’ll get some ideas for what to read next. ...

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