The Girl Effect

The Girl Effect The Girl Effect Here are some statistics that should make everyone pause: ● Today, more than 600 million girls live in the developing world. ● Approximately one quarter of girls in developing countries are not in school. ● One girl in seven in developing countries marries before age 15. ●An extra year […]

So you’re a Product Manager now. What’s next?

So you’re a Product Manager now. What’s next? Professors Pinkesh Shah and Rahul Abhyankar wrote back to Ajay George (EMBA class of 2015-A), who recently became a Product Manager at Satmetrix with their tips on how to make the best of the first 90 days at the new role. An invaluable read for everyone, product […]

Learnings from a Newly Minted Product Manager

Learnings from a Newly Minted Product Manager Recently, IPL alumnus Ajay George (EMBA class of 2015-A) transitioned from Infosys to Satmetrix as a Product Manager. He wrote back to us talking about his first few days in the new role. Over to Ajay: First of all thanks to IPL and the cohort for helping me […]

New Product Idea –A Watch for Blind People…Almost

  New Product Idea –A Watch for Blind People…Almost New Product Idea–A Watch for Blind People…Almost One of the participants in my course on Customer Connect & Market Research Techniques that I teach for the Institute of Product Leadership shared this great article about how products can benefit from user feedback. It is a first […]

How Great Product Teams Partner to Solve Customer Problems

How Great Product Teams Partner to Solve Customer Problems How Great Product Teams Partner to Solve Customer Problems Bill and Melinda Gates took the stage at TED 2014 for an interview with Chris Anderson. It was a remarkable interview that gave an insight into the couple’s approach to philanthropy, raising their children while being the […]

What Job Do You Hire the Apple Watch For?

What Job Do You Hire the Apple Watch For? What Job Do You Hire the Apple Watch For? After the recent Apple keynote, a friend sent me these questions: 1.Is the watch now a permanent part of your purchase? Buy one every 2 years to pair with your iPhone? 2.What would have to happen for […]

Product Managers and Startups

Product Managers and Startups Product Managers and Startups Marty Cagan describes in his book “Inspired”, the job of the product manager as “to discover a product that is valuable, usable and feasible”. In relation to a startup a discussion with null went like this – A start up looks for the very clichéd type “Go […]

Product Management for Michelangelo

Product Management for Michelangelo Product Management for Michelangelo Michelangelo di LodovicoBuonarrotiSimoni more popularly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such […]

Are Product Managers Future Entrepreneurs?

Are Product Managers Future Entrepreneurs? Are Product Managers Future Entrepreneurs? Prof. Rahul Abhyankar, Director of ICPM Programs at the Institute of Product Leadership summarized it well in his message to the Graduating Class, “Product Management is more of a mindset change merely skillset” Product Management has many definitions but most experts will agree that its […]