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I was planning to write a new article this weekend, but got swamped with the day job. Ahhh... life at a startup in Silicon Valley! :)
Never one to leave my faithful readers empty handed (!) - I decided to share the following.
Interesting & Useful Links
These are some links that I read recently and liked, and thought you might too:
- Death By Risk Aversion
One of my favorite bloggers, Kathy Sierra writes about how "risk aversion" is the biggest innovation killer and how to overcome it. Check it out.
- Demos That Spark
Amit Bendov, former VP of Marketing at ClickSoftware, blogs about how to do powerful product demos. Mostly applies to B2B software, but pretty useful for any demo.
- Market Segmentation or Senseless Mistake?
Another one of my favorite bloggers, Scott Sehlhorst writes about how Microsoft does market segmentation for its Visual Studio product. Nice read.
- How to Remain Sane
- How Bill Gates Works
We may not be as rich as Bill Gates, but we sure can work like him! Entertaining Fortune article written by the man himself.
Guy Kawasaki, a popular author and venture capitalist, writes about how to remain sane and not let your competition drive you crazy. Good stuff.
There you have it - five cool links.
I'm also happy to announce that I will be writing two series of articles on my blog, in response to popular demand (okay, two of my friends suggested them!):
- Ten Commandments of Product Management
High-Tech Product Management boiled down to its core essence. I'm not a very religious person, but the title sounded very good. Depending on how it goes, I may change it to "Nine Commandments" or "Eleven Commandments" - please don't be offended!
- Sun Tzu on Product Strategy
Sun Tzu (circa 6th century, BC) was a Chinese military strategist who wrote a very influential book called The Art of War. The book is about military strategy - but the principles apply to many other areas. In this series, I will focus on what we can learn about product strategy from The Art of War.
I know you can barely contain your excitement about these articles - me neither! :)
About the Author: I'm your author, Michael Shrivathsan, an expert in product management and product marketing with successful experience spanning two decades. I live in Silicon Valley, USA. For my day job, I manage the product management & marketing teams at Accompa, makers of requirements management software and product management tools.