From Composing to Servicing

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. For your weekend enjoyment, here are some of those highlights. What are you reading this weekend?

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On Product Management…

http://www.proficientz.com/two-by-four-product-management.html
Take a 2×4 to your product team.

 
 

On Starting Up…

http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2013/03/19/one-of-the-biggest-mistakes-enterprise-startups-make/
Service that professional business to start.

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On Modular Innovation…

http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/18/dealangel-api/
Rest in knowing of the new complementary streams of modular innovation.

 
 

On Design & Product Experience…

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672250/how-a-tiny-new-compose-window-could-reinvent-gmail
Compose yourself with increased efficiency.

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Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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It’s My Bag! Leveraging! More May!

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Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, Balsamiq Studios, Sunshine Suites, and Ryma Technology Solutions.

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: It’s My Bag
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from production to positioning (thanks to Tonia Torrellas)

Leveraging Disagreement
from numbers to environments

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup …

Thursday, May 2nd @ 7PM
RSVP Now!
 

Stay tuned for more announcements about May’s Featured Product, Bizzabo, and Guest Expert, Beth Temple.

TPM-Short3-LogoIf you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

And, don’t forget to RSVP ASAP to attend the…

Pre-Summer Product Person Party!
Thursday, May 23rd
RSVP Now!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

From Embracing the Chaos to Picturing them Satisfied

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. For your weekend enjoyment, here are some of those highlights. What are you reading this weekend?

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On Product Management…

http://limi.net/checkboxes-that-kill
Welcome more and avoid the killer checkbox.

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On Starting Up…

http://tech.co/ways-to-cross-promote-your-startup-2013-02
Join arms with your best complement.

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On Modular Innovation…

http://alistapart.com/article/environmental-design-with-the-device-api
Embrace the chaos and plug those gaps with environmental Modular Innovation.

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On Design & Product Experience…

http://uxmag.com/articles/evaluating-the-usability-of-web-photos
Picture them all satisfied with the incredibly effective.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

The Product Mentor

TPM-Short3-LogoWhen I started as a product person, there was no one I could go to for product management advice. Heck, most people didn’t even know what a product manager was.

Product Community Improvements

Sharing advice and experiences amongst diverse and smart product people is the single largest reason I founded The Product Group; providing product people of all types a laid-back conversational place to go to network, learn, and talk.

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With all the progress the community has made over the past several years, finding and connecting with a product management mentor, someone you can meet with one-on-one to do everything from sharing product insights to receiving career advice, still proves challenging for many.

The Product Mentor

That’s why, today, I am proud to announce the launching of this new community initiative, a mentorship program to connect product management mentors with those seeking mentorship.

http://TheProductMentor.com

It Takes 2

If you are interested in being a product management mentor or mentee click through The Product Mentor to sign-up today.

Enjoy & spread the word. (TWEET)

BTW, many have signed up earlier and can expect the screening / interview process of mentors and mentees to commence very shortly. We will always have more mentees than mentors, so if you know of someone looking to give back to the community, please forward along this information. (TWEET)

Thanks!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy