I'm Olivier Courtois, Head of Product @ comet & Startup Advisor. You are receiving this email because you signed up to productverse, a weekly newsletter about Product Management. Thank you for being here. If this email was forwarded to you, subscribe here 🚀
1️⃣ Snapchat and self-imposed constraints • May 2020 • 4 min read
In a year of Snapchat’s launch, people were sending as many photos as they sent texts in a day. This small essay explain how they managed through constraint to built such a different business: private by design, small influence circles, confusing user experience, visual first. Illustrating the power of constraint and trade-offs in a product strategy. Btw Instagram success can be tied to the same process but it's a story for another day #constraint #strategy
2️⃣ The Complete Guide to the Kano Model • Aug 2015 • 14 min read
We are half way through this quarter and you will soon have to prepare for the next one. Depending on the company's strategy I sometimes use the Kano Model to prioritise customer satisfaction and delight. Quite a powerful tool. Here is a shorter version • 8 min read #customervoice #execution
3️⃣ 12 Things Product Managers Should Do in Their First 30 Days at a New Company • Jul 2014 • 3 min read
I'm a huge believer of "personal branding" as an enabler of your success. When you join a company: assess the situation, choose wisely a battle, and fix something quite fast. These 12 timeless advice by Ken Norton should help you start in the best way possible #beginner
4️⃣ Figma skills map community file • May 2020 • not applicable
IMO Figma is the best tool to collaborate as a team on mockups to pixel-perfect designs. I even taught Product Managers in my team how to use it. I wish I had this map to navigate through all the skills required. Note that as a product person, any medium helping you collaborate with designers is enough. For example a sharpie, a napkin & a camera #design #tool
5️⃣ YC Startup Library • Aug 2020 • 5 min to 5 years read
Following up the high output founders library shared in the 1st edition, here is the one from Y Combinator, compiling content they created over the last 15 years. They played a role in the success of Dropbox, Front, Segment, Algolia, Webflow, and many others. Almost every piece is golden. I suggest to bookmark it and search in it whenever you have a specific issue #startup #culture
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