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Short: I will always choose quality over quantity and never go over 5 links.
Relevant, not new: I’ve been working in product-related fields for years. I’ll share with you the most insightful content, from 10 years ago or yesterday. Timeless advice only.
Humans, not algorithms: everything I’ve shared, I’ve read it and is of some help for my day to day job.
Who’s behind Productverse?
I'm Olivier Courtois, a product maker for 10y+. I share Product Management & Design resources to help you be productive, think critically, and improve your product sense.
Q: Why are you sending this newsletter?
A: For a decade I've been reading 100+ articles a week!
I first started this newsletter to coach my team. During the first lockdown of 2020, I decided to make a public version because I firmly believe that being part of a community is the best way to learn.
Q: What is in for me?
A: I now bring the best content to your inbox. You'll find interesting reads, personal growth tips & useful tools to improve your craft.
Here a few examples of the most popular content shared yet:
Q: How do you curate this newsletter?
A: Simple as three steps.
I follow the best thinkers of our space on Twitter and through their respectives newsletters/blogs. Thanks to mailbrew, I receive their content twice a week in digests.
I scan all the content (without reading thoroughly) and save everything interesting in Pocket with a “productverse” tag. Note that I’ve been saving content there for 10y.
Every other week, I read thoroughly a few saved articles and compose the newsletter. And voilà!
Q: Do you offer consulting or coaching?
A: Yes and no.
No, I don’t consult anymore with companies. I’m busy building a company (@uku.wtf).
Yes, I do coach a very limited number of product makers & leaders. You can find out more on a dedicated page.
Q: What are the reviews for Productverse?
A: Since january 2021, readers have rated the editions 4.5 out of 5 on average.
Here is what some readers shared with me:
Usually it’s a sharp mail packed with insightful content & Olivier’s comments adding perspective to each subject. I’m clearly a promoter! — Christophe Lamperti, CPO & CoFounder @Double
The Productverse newsletter curates high-quality content and sends them to your inbox. I like that it highlights the "usual" US content - but also the great content created by the French product community. It's simple, efficient and I recommend it to everyone interested in Product Management. No need to pay for MTP newsletter anymore! — Pauline Marol, Head of Product @Playplay
Productverse is a "snack" made in France that will re-ignite your taste for newsletters, especially if you are a junior or mid-level product manager. — Axel Sooriah, Host @Productsquad
We find a lot of content on Product Management online but ProductVerse gives me the most interesting ones directly in my mailbox. I can't help but recommend it! — Benjamin Retourné, VP Product @Blablacar
I recommend Olivier's newsletter to everyone who is already into product management. His curation promotes highly relevant content while summarising the key highlights in a few words. Bonus point: I especially appreciate his focus on discovery, which is usually overlooked. — Pierre Fournier, CEO @Will & ex-CPO @ManoMano