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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Video: How To Get Your Ideas To Spread – Seth Godin

Seth Godin Purple Cow

Otto Rohwedder invented sliced bread, and it was a complete failure until Wonder figured out how to capture people’s attention and spread the word about sliced bread. That’s the opening gambit in this classic TED talk by marketing guru Seth Godin, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

In a world with too many choices, with technology increasingly encroaching on every aspect of our lives, and time at an all-time low, this TED talk is still relevant today — maybe even more relevant today than in 2007.

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