The year I discovered Sagmeister


Nielsen Norman

First up – Nielsen Norman – are legends – been to their London conference in 2016 – sadly missed this year, although would love to have to gone to their current event (right now) – they are the real deal – what is interesting (outside of their research, knowledge, know-how etc) is them moving to the world of video – youtube – and short pieces of insights. I think it is an interesting strategy – whereby the purveyors of knowledge, reason, and proper detailed analysis are moving to the world of short videos and in essence soundbites (3 mins +) – and an outdoor setting with various ambient sounds (sirens etc!).. Either way what they have say – is worth listening to…

I will add various videos in future…


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Product Triangle: Business, User, Technology

Interesting articles describing product builders/product managers. Seen via an ad by YunoJuno.

The Product Triangle – two posts (adapted version – more practical – on Medium by Daniel Demetri and the original / more in depth – piece by Dan Schmidt on Product Logic). Main crux that looks at the skills dependent on where they sit on the product triangle – Business, User, Technology. Dan Schmidt – looks at the types: Vertex: excel in one area but know very little of the other two, Edge: those that connect two corners, Full triangle: acquire and hold knowledge of product’s technology, user base and business.

The upshot is (I think) that good product managers somewhat amorphously bridge the gaps that exist between other functional areas working toward a product’s success.’ and are ‘accountable for the healthy functioning of The Product Triangle which often entails going deep inside the details of each vertex or edge’.

Depending on background in becoming a product manager – having ‘biases and imbalances that yield greater strength in some areas, and less capability in others’ – for example:

  • User-First Product Manager – design background
  • Business-First Product Manager – MBA / general management
  • Technology-First Product Manager – tech background/engineering/computer science


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