Data Science Blog List // October 1, 2015
RJ Metrics came up with a great list of all the data science blogs out there.
Reactive Programming // September 5, 2015
Good meaty no BS article on Reactive Programming
Platform Pricing Strategy // June 25, 2015
The Details on Jet.com // June 11, 2015
Great overview of people researching what makes Jet.com so special and why people think it can get big enough to justify very very big valuations for something so early.
Scaling Engineering Teams // April 24, 2015
Great article from Tim Howe on scaling engineering teams
Great checklist on ecom optimizations to make // April 20, 2015
Great checklist on ecom tactics to take to improve your business
Great Product Management Reading Starting Point // April 8, 2015
Great high level look on the fuzzy topic of what is a product management and the articles that are popular.
Great Post on Startup Trends // March 16, 2015
Great Post on Startup Trends
- Amazon acquires some big brick and mortar store.
- Pure Play ecom is going away
- Facebook is killing it at social, Google is loosing/lost
Amazon’s approach to product management // March 10, 2015
Work Backwards and by doing so focus on the customer is amazon approach to kick off a project.
“For new initiatives a product manager typically starts by writing an internal press release announcing the finished product. The target audience for the press release is the new/updated product’s customers, which can be retail customers or internal users of a tool or technology. Internal press releases are centered around the customer problem, how current solutions (internal or external) fail, and how the new product will blow away existing solutions.”
While I think this approach is a great tool to keep in the box I can’t help but wonder what products that have been successful wouldn’t have sounded great in a press release. Imagine the press release for the original mouse? Twitter? I think at the end of the day Jobs was right when he said, “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them”.