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Distinguishing types of Product Managers

Posted on 30 March, 2015 by & Filed under FeaturedShorts.

The other day, I was reading a book about Product Management called Aptitudes of an Energized Product Manager, written by Linda Gorchels. She has written several internationally acclaimed books, of which The Product Manager’s Handbook 4/E is probably the best known. In a way, “Aptitudes of an Energized Product Manager” can be seen as a […]

Time to take your privacy a bit more serious

Posted on 18 March, 2015 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

Ever since the Snowden revelations privacy is a big subject. A recent report from PEW revealed that Americans did take action to protect their online privacy better. On the other hand, companies like Facebook and Google, who mainly make their money by selling your, anonymised, private information to anybody, are still showing healthy profits. The […]

The new friends of the Product Manager

Posted on 3 March, 2015 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

Recently, I was reviewing some new concepts and noticed something strange. Normally, this is the fun part of Product Management (especially road mapping), but this time I got more and more irritated. Endless documents, mainly powerpoint slides (which I hate so much), with meaningless one-liners. Graphs with the most crazy predictions on how these new […]

The Search for Morality

Posted on 13 May, 2014 by & Filed under FeaturedShorts.

One of the most powerful word in any language in the world is „why”. There is no better way to increase your knowledge then by asking „why”, nor is there often nothing more challenging than to answer such a question. The word „why” is the key to innovation and as such to human progress. Maybe […]

The atheist community: benevolent know-it-alls

Posted on 2 April, 2014 by & Filed under FeaturedShorts.

Originally, I thought it was a joke, as the tweet announcing it was dated April 1st. I’m referring to a post that I came across while curating for Strategic Design. It was a tweet from a man called PZ Meyers. He normally writes about or links to pretty decent articles, but this one turned out […]

Politics, or why nothing really changes

Posted on 25 February, 2014 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

A lot is written about the impact the culture of an organization has on its ability to change. The common idea is that culture is something that is hard to change; therefore when the culture doesn’t support rapid change, it will often also be difficult to adapt to new ways of driving innovation. Less information […]

Why the creation of personas can benefit from quantitative research

Posted on 9 January, 2014 by & Filed under FeaturedInterviews.

With the slide „Personas are bollocks” he certainly made sure he got the attention of the audience during his PechaKucha at the Service Design Global Conference 2013 (an overview of this conference can be found here). The field of creating personas is dominated by qualitative methods and to some therefore considered „non-scientific”. Stephen Masiclat (picture) explains […]

SDN Conference 2013: The changing role of Service Design

Posted on 3 January, 2014 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

As I indicated in an earlier article I left for the Service Design Conference 2013 (SDN2013) with some kind of mixed feelings. Is Service Design a proper method for making strategic decisions on an organization level, or even on a product level? If not, can it at least provide information for senior management to make strategic decisions? […]

Some remarks on politics and strategic decision making

Posted on 4 December, 2013 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

It was some time ago that I stumbled upon an article called  written by Randy Hunt, Creative Director of Etsy. In all honesty, I initially only read the title and didn’t thought about it much. I was convinced that the Design competence was crucial to getting the flow of innovation in many organizations going again. […]

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