Video: The Only Product Metric That Matters

Josh Elman defines the one metric that matters based on his experience at LinkedIn, Twitter, and the many startups he works with as a Partner at Greylock Ventures.

Are People Using Your Product?

Sounds like a simple question, but the answer can be really complex — like how scientists still debate what, exactly, keeps bicycles upright.

Fortunately, Josh Elman, a current Partner at Greylock Ventures and formerly of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, gives us a framework to understand the question — the product question, not the bike question — so we can answer logically in a way that pertains to our individual products.

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Product Management Joke: Celebrating The Product Launch

Flowers from a super hero themed wedding at Montage in Indianapolis. See more photos at Kahnscatering.com

A new Product Manager successfully launches his first product, and his friends John and Janet decide to send him flowers to celebrate the occasion. Smiling, they arrive at his cubicle, bouquet in hand.

“Thank you!” he says as he accepts their gift. He sees an note attached to the bouquet and grins. As he reads the note, however, a puzzled looks comes over his face.

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Product Management Interview With Cyndy Bates Finnie

Ask your users questions, but also spend a day in their shoes. - Andre Bakken
“If the Sales mantra is ‘Always be closing’, the Product mantra is, ‘Always be discovering’.” – Cyndy Bates Finnie

Welcome to our continuing series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals!

In the spotlight today is Cyndy Bates Finnie, known in some circles as the Technology EMT.

What process has he found to be most successful for working with sales? And how does she apply her Scrum Master skills to her personal life? Read on…

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