Product Strategy

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Wade G. Morgan
Wade G. Morgan
Airtable Product Strategy & OperationsFebruary 16
Love this question as well, and I'll approach it from a couple different perspectives. First, I'd acknowledge that some markets are so big or fast growing that multiple amazingly successful winners can emerge. As of today, Apple is worth $2.8T and Microsoft is worth $2.25T. While I'm sure both co......Read More
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Sandeep Rajan
Sandeep Rajan
Patreon Product Lead, Member ExperienceFebruary 22
A product that is working well for its users will show strong user retention metrics and very positive qualitative feedback from users. If you're retaining the vast majority of your current userbase with some signs of user-driven growth or upsell activity, your core product is probably on solid g......Read More
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Sandeep Rajan
Sandeep Rajan
Patreon Product Lead, Member ExperienceFebruary 22
The more differentiated & sticky your core value proposition is, the less you'll need to worry about market trends, as you'll have more and more of a market all to yourself. Make this your goal. Few companies find themselves in that position. For the rest, market trends give us a better sense of......Read More
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Sandeep Rajan
Sandeep Rajan
Patreon Product Lead, Member ExperienceFebruary 23
I think of this in two ways best conveyed through a sports metaphor: learning new plays I can add to my playbook, and building reps so that I can figure out what the right play is for a given scenario.  For the first, I enjoy reading about strategy – lots of Stratechery, various strategy books, ......Read More
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Sandeep Rajan
Sandeep Rajan
Patreon Product Lead, Member ExperienceFebruary 22
This sounds to me like your sales team doesn't believe the target market is big enough and/or the right market. It's hard to believe in a product strategy unless you agree on who it's for, so the first thing I'd do here is to get everyone aligned on who you're building for & why, and then articul......Read More
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Sandeep Rajan
Sandeep Rajan
Patreon Product Lead, Member ExperienceFebruary 22
The only stakeholder that must have buy-in for your product strategy is the one accountable for the results of your org or area. That may be a C-level exec or VP or GM or a discipline lead. Once they believe in the strategy as the best path to hit their goals for the business, what remains is lar......Read More
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Sandeep Rajan
Sandeep Rajan
Patreon Product Lead, Member ExperienceFebruary 22
We leave it to each team to figure out what helps them balance flexibility with clarity to achieve their maximum speed of execution.  We do our best to have a common language around goals, strategy & measuring progress, but largely leave it to teams to figure out how best to build & ship given t......Read More
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Mike Arcuri
Mike Arcuri
Meta Director of Product - Horizon Worlds PlatformNovember 21
Each person in a leadership position has a unique personality and skillset. It's important they find ways to continue to offer their strengths to their team and product while also doing the job of a leader: providing direction and clarity, supporting team members of various skill levels and senio......Read More
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Kie Watanabe
Kie Watanabe
HubSpot Group Product ManagerOctober 13
Lots of balancing! Balancing effectively summarizes the job of a PM. Jokes aside... Balancing user requests v. optimal design I pay much closer attention to the user's pain (vs. the user's request). Abstracting the problems we’re trying to solve creates room for the team to take in further......Read More
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Mike Arcuri
Mike Arcuri
Meta Director of Product - Horizon Worlds PlatformNovember 21
This really depends on the maturity stage for your product. For 0-1 work in startups (new products, not-yet-released), I recommend the models explained by Steve Blank (e.g. customer development process, business model canvas). There are so many unknowns and intertwined hypotheses for brand new p......Read More
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