This article looks at how the rise of generative design and AI software agents may make it easier for non traditional designers (execs, engineers and PMs) to affect design decisions. When this happens, what does this mean for design as a distinct profession?
1 min read · Sep 27th · Around 90% of startups fail, and the reasons for failure are well known: undercapitalization, scaling challenges, lack of a competitive advantage or realistic IP. But what about the 10% that succeed?
8 min read · Sep 20th · Of the millions of apps available around the world, just a small handful of the most used apps dominate global internet traffic. Everything connected to the internet takes bandwidth to view. When you…
video is on top by a long shot
Video streaming accounts for almost half of mobile downstream traffic worldwide at 49%.
20+ min read · Sep 1st · Design, Engineering, and Marketing have specialities, but Product has not yet defined theirs. We talk about problems that arise when we assume all Product Managers are created equal, different types…
2 min read · Sep 13th · Documentation can be a bit of a nasty word, but it’s certainly one aspect of our own design process that we all wish we could improve upon. As an award-winning designer, working with some of …
20+ min read · Aug 26th · Repeat PM turned first-time founder Ryan Glasgow addresses the tough product questions every founder faces, from segmenting the market and iterating on early MVPs, to finding product/market fit and…
If you're struggling to come up with startup ideas, start by thinking around the needs of a group that doesn't have a solution that uniquely achieves the outcomes they're looking for.
In the very beginning, I really wanted to test and validate whether this was worth working on by seeing if people who I didn't know were willing to spend time with me to help co-create and develop this product.
You can't rely on your customers to figure out what to build. They can really only tell you what outcomes they're looking to achieve
5 min read · Aug 15th · The way we build startups is changing, and with that change comes the rise of a new breed of company: bootstrapped, cash generative, and growing like crazy.
The answer is narrow, vertical businesses designed to solve single, specific problems.
Software is built for it, not just because margins can be so significant, but because now, profitability can occur fast and early. Bundle these businesses, and you’ve got a potent chunk of value: sellable, investible and growable.
20+ min read · May 28th · Marketing tracking doesn’t just show you how many clicks your pages are getting; it has the power to tell you which areas of your marketing are working and which aren’t. Learn how to get started with…
7 min read · Apr 20th · Will that big idea create value? In Better, Simpler Strategy, Felix Oberholzer-Gee shows how even the most innovative companies adhere to one basic principle.
. So one of the key messages in the book is that strategy is not complicated. There are only three levers: value for customers, value for employees, and value for suppliers
every segment of the economy, the very best companies lead their peers by wide margins
The most successful firms are very strict: Unless an idea creates value for customers, employees, or suppliers, they do not touch it. It might be fun to do. It might be interesting to explore, but it's not going to create the kind of value that ultimately gets translated into financial success.