Look Ma, no customers yet!

Continuing from where I left off on my previous post, I wanted to narrate an experience of a consumerized enterprise product that was addressing an opportunity of a previously untapped space. It’s from my friends anecdotal experience.

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Mom says don’t talk to strangers!

They say a Product Manager should always be closest to…. You know who?

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Politics, Product Management (a day in life of an India based PM)

They say Product Management is all about ‘Influence without authority’.

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Inside Intuit

This book is a must read to see how customer driven innovation has resulted in the creation of a multi billion $ enterprise – Intuit.

Intuit today commands over 80% of the personal finance market in USA (Quicken/Mint)
and over 80% of the small business accounting market (Quickbooks desktop and Quickbooks online) as also 80% of the personal tax market (Turbotax) – a seasonal market in USA.

How did Scott Cook do it? Read this book to gain valuable insights into what the strategy is to do the opposite of what Steve Jobs did – technology driven innovation I.e. customer driven innovation.

http://www.insideintuit.com/

Also read up:
http://www.theleanstartup.com/

Types of interviewing questions in Product Management

On the interviews I have attended for Product Management positions, some basic themes emerge.

I have tried to condense the same here.

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