Let’s also not go down the path of the “Top 10” list. Gartner has defined the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018.
But what does this mean to us, simple product folk who are trying to build great products for our customers?
What do we look forward to the most?
When I ask this question to current and aspiring product leaders, one recurring theme emerges – LEARN
Learn as much as we can about customers, their challenges. Learn about emerging technologies that keep coming at us, and how they relate to customer scenarios. Learn how to effectively govern our products, engage cross-functional stakeholders. Learn how machines learn! The list goes on.
Learn to unlearn & unlearn to learn!
At the Institute of Product Leadership, it is no secret that we love to learn. Moreover, we strongly believe in Learning By DOING and Learning From People Who DO.
We invite senior executives and experts as guest speakers on our popular Product Leaders webinar series and our Industry Connect Boardroom to Classroom series of lectures on campus to share their knowledge with the community. They help us to look forward.
Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.”
So we decided to look back to some of our popular content of 2017, in case you happened to miss. These are in a variety of areas such as innovation, data science, leadership, product management best practices, strategy, design thinking and go-to-market. We’ve also listed a few articles we liked.
We are extremely grateful to all our esteemed executive guest speakers for sharing their knowledge, experience and time with the Product Leaders community.
Hope you settle into a comfortable chair and enjoy learning!
Product Launch Best Practices – Lessons from Silicon Valley
Michael Eckhardt, Managing Director, Chasm Institute
The Power of Thought Leadership
Jamie Barnett, ex-CMO Netskope
Product Manager for Growth – A New Role
Jason Meresman, ex-VP Products, GrowthHackers.com
If you came across an article that you truly enjoyed reading and learnt from, do share it in the comments below! Let’s continue to help each other learn as we go.
Our next webinar is on January 9, 2018 with Sagar Apte, CEO of CarIQ, a connected car platform. Sagar will discuss “Does Product Management Adequately Prepare You for a CEO role?” See you there!
Happy Holidays & Wish You the Best in 2018 from all of us at the Institute!