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Game over for Workplace: why Meta sunsets their tool for collaborative work
The valuation of Wish has dropped from $22 billion to just $0.45 billion
The valuation of Wish has dropped from $22 billion to just $0.45 billion
Why does Netflix release all episodes of a season at once, while most other streaming providers release episodes on a weekly basis?
Why does Netflix release all episodes of a season at once, while most other streaming providers release episodes on a weekly basis?
Be realistic about the reasons users choose your solution
Be realistic about the reasons users choose your solution
Can you persuade one user to switch to your product?
Can you persuade one user to switch to your product?
“That’s a novelty effect. After users figure it out, the metrics will grow again”
“That’s a novelty effect. After users figure it out, the metrics will grow again”
Did you know you can improve user retention but make a product worse?
Did you know you can improve user retention but make a product worse?
The activation flow of a product is never as easy and straightforward as PMs expect or design it to be
The activation flow of a product is never as easy and straightforward as PMs expect or design it to be
10 days ago, I mentioned the Lensa app and its great viral loop. Now, the app has reached the # 1 spot on the App Store in the US and is making over $1 million per day
10 days ago, I mentioned the Lensa app and its great viral loop. Now, the app has reached the # 1 spot on the App Store in the US and is making over $1 million per day
Most bad product decisions are justified by what the business needs. Most good product decisions are justified by what the customer needs
Most bad product decisions are justified by what the business needs. Most good product decisions are justified by what the customer needs
6 years ago, the Prisma app team hit that milestone and got over 120 million installs. Now the same team is at it again with their new product Lensa
6 years ago, the Prisma app team hit that milestone and got over 120 million installs. Now the same team is at it again with their new product Lensa
If the first version of your product is complex and hard for users to understand, you’re doing something wrong
If the first version of your product is complex and hard for users to understand, you’re doing something wrong
There is a lot of talk among product people about being data-driven
There is a lot of talk among product people about being data-driven
Product managers do many, many things
Product managers do many, many things
Day 1 retention of 65%! A mobile game with that kind of retention must be something special, right?
Day 1 retention of 65%! A mobile game with that kind of retention must be something special, right?
There are two different types of product work. Creating value and delivering value
There are two different types of product work. Creating value and delivering value
PMs often cite experiences at previous companies when justifying product decisions. Don’t do this
PMs often cite experiences at previous companies when justifying product decisions. Don’t do this
Product teams love measuring changes in engagement. Usually with metrics like time or actions “per active user”. But such metrics can be misleading
Product teams love measuring changes in engagement. Usually with metrics like time or actions “per active user”. But such metrics can be misleading
People assume that product/market fit is a binary thing. It isn’t
People assume that product/market fit is a binary thing. It isn’t
Your team almost certainly has contradictory ideas about what your product’s growth model is
Your team almost certainly has contradictory ideas about what your product’s growth model is