The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (July 25, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t[1] Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://gigaom.com/2008/07/20/fr-how-to-avoid-the-curse-of-vision-overload/
Tips on protecting against vision overload.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.allfacebook.com/2008/07/breaking-facebook-releases-new-homepage-design/
A look at the upcoming, and currently beta, face of Facebook.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/beyond_the_api.php
A look at how Modular Innovation is increasingly empowering the user to control their online User eXperience (UX).

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (July 18, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/28055
On the health of the Venture Capital market.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.slideshare.net/garrettdimon/improving-interface-design/
Presentation and tips on improving interface design.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/thinkbase_mapping_the_worlds_brain.php
Modular Innovation is all about the relationships. See how Thinkbase is helping to reveal them.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (July 11, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://gigaom.com/2008/07/05/meebos-jen-how-to-find-hard-to-find-talent/
Tricks on how to address that ‘other’ scalability problem — quickly finding the right people for your startup.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/building-the-ux55
A look at the ideal design team behind the great User eXperience (UX).

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/exclusive_first_look_at_genome_next_gen_social_network.php
Positive developments in next generation social networks, and Modular Innovation, can be seen at new social network, Genome.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (July 4, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t[2] Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://gigaom.com/2008/06/15/venture-capital-angels-or-bootstrap/
A look into the financing decision between venture capital, angels and bootstrapping.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://deeplinking.net/paper-web/
A peek into the minds of the experience designers of some of the most popular web sites. See what the precursor, paper sketches of mySociety, twitter, and more.

On Modular Innovation…
http://mashable.com/2008/06/29/less-is-more-unlock-the-web/
An in depth look at the characteristics of Modular Innovation and how they are complementing the solid foundation of the next generation of successful online products.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (June 27, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2008/06/22/entrepreneur-s-journal-bringing-google-magic-to-your-company/
Brief look at how to bring some ‘Google magic’ to your start-up.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.uxmatters.com/MT/archives/000300.php
The balance between User eXperience (UX) and everything else can be, at times, tricky. Take a look at one way to quantify and evaluate the cost-benefit of building a great UX.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/25/structural-change-is-always-a-good-theme-to-invest-in/
Venture capitalists are investing in the building blocks of the Modular Innovation trend while keeping an eye on Modular Innovation’s (investment) risks/challenges, which are simultaneously also the trend’s benefits.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (June 20, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://www.undertheradarblog.com/wp_blog.html?fb_2042860_anch=4200947
Discussion of the characters that make up a successful team.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.webdesignerwall.com/trends/2008-design-trends/
A look at the current state of design trends for 2008.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/18/liveblogging-supernova-liquid-conversations-panel/
Discussion of how Modular Innovation is shaping the expansion of capabilities at FriendFeed and other ‘liquid conversation’ enterprises.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (June 13, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2 Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://learntoduck.com/three-rules/three.rules.startup.success
Three simple rules for start-up success.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-06-02-n56.html
Learn about User Experience design from Kevin Fox of FriendFeed and GMail.

On Modular Innovation…
http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/06/10/the-new-york-times-api-all-the-news-thats-fit-to-mix/
The New York Times in adapting to the trends of Modular Innovation.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (June 6, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2 Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://davidwalsh.name/ways-subliminally-tell-users-dont-come-back
6 great tips about what features your start-up’s new product should NOT have.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://alistapart.com/articles/zebrastripingdoesithelp
Interesting study of usability of tables that use row striping.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_technology_trends_for_2008_1.php
Presentation by ReadWriteWeb and the trends of 2008 demonstrating the growing emergence of Modular Innovation.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (May 30, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5 Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://www.centernetworks.com/twitter-pownce-loyalty
Article exploring which is better: (a) large user base or (b) solid business.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://bokardo.com/archives/designing-for-the-social-web-signs-of-life/
For a solid User eXperience to exist there must be trust; you must demonstrate credibility. Joshua explores one of those credibility bolstering areas: showing signs of life.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.feld.com/blog/archives/2008/05/no_api_you_suck.html
A cornerstone of Modular Innovation is Interoperability (e.g. via API’s). Without Interoperability, today’s new product, or start-up, faces increasing challenges to consumer acceptance, adoption, and retention.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (May 23, 2008)

reading_w_TPG Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://meetro.lefora.com/2008/05/21/meetro-post-mortem/
Another startup providing value by way of post-mortem. Read about the missteps taken by Meetro that lead to its failure.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.iasummit.org/proceedings/2008/inspiration_from_the_edge_new
A look at new patterns for interface design. Great presentation.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/post_browser_apps.php
The next generation of web products have a different relationship with each other as well as the browser. Read about how interoperability, portability, and accessibility are evolving through and within Modular Innovation.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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