2021 Guide to the Best Products for Product Managers

The Product Awards were created to identify and honor the best products for product managers. These tools were celebrated at the 2021

Recap of the 2021 Product Awards, The Age of Product

With a packed zoom audience full of winning product leaders, incredible product discussions with leading industry executives, and a killer

Meet the Winners of the 2021 Product Awards, the Age of Product

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Design Stage Finalists – 2021 Product Awards

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Build Stage Finalists – 2021 Product Awards

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Operate Stage Finalists – 2021 Product Awards

The Product Awards bring together the best performing and most elite product management tools on the market today. In the new Age of

Collaborate Stage Finalists – 2021 Product Awards

The Product Awards bring together the best performing and most elite product management tools on the market today. In the new Age of

Conceive Stage Finalists – 2021 Product Awards

After the year we all went through, we knew that this year's celebration was going to be huge, but we didn't realize just how big. Over the

Awards Advisory Board Spotlight: Leading the Collaborate Stage, Nita Maheswaren

It seems like just yesterday that we announced the theme of the 2021 Product Awards, The Age of Product, yet we're nearly at the event

2021 Product Awards – Operate Stage Nominees

Despite all the challenges that came with last year, digital acceleration is at its peak. That's why the 2021 Product Awards, sponsored by

2021 Product Awards – Collaborate Stage Nominees

We can't believe it either, but it's only a few short weeks until we announce the best products of last year at the 2021 Product Awards.

2021 Product Awards – Build Stage Nominees

The product life cycle is our inspiration for the 2021 Product Awards and each stage holds its own superpowers that product managers engage

2021 Product Awards – Design Stage Nominees

In just one month we award the best products of last year at the upcoming 2021 Product Awards, and the competition is outstanding, to say

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2021 Product Awards – Conceive Stage Nominees

The 2021 Product Awards, sponsored by Heap, Bluedot, and Mighty Capital, are just one month away! Over the last two months, we reached out

Welcome to 2021: A Note from Products That Count Founder, SC Moatti

Awards Advisory Board Spotlight: Leading the Operate Stage, Bryce York

The bell has rung on the new year and a sense of hope hangs in the air. As we leave a tumultuous year behind and look to a promising Q1,

Inspiration from the Crew: Product Reads for Product Leads

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Introducing our new 2021 Chapter Heads!

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Awards Advisory Board Spotlight: Leading the Build Stage, Patrick Blute

Winter is here! We know 2020 has been a doozy of a year and Winter may not be as exciting as in other years. However, we're hoping that the

The Top 5 Webinars of 2020 from Products That Count

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Awards Advisory Board Spotlight: Leading the Design Stage, Neha Taleja

The nominations for the 2021 Product Awards are well underway and they are coming in by the dozens. The virtual event, being held March

Awards Advisory Board Spotlight: Leading the Conceive Stage, Nikki Ahmadi

Each year, the members of the Awards Advisory Board choose one of the five product stages to represent. Using their extensive expertise in

The 2021 Product Award Stages and Categories

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Announcing the 2021 Product Awards: The Age of Product

2020 is almost over which means it's time to look back on an incredible, albeit unique, year of product excellence. With that, Products

Bharat Manglani: Products That Count Crew Member Spotlight White Ops Product Manager

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How Fast Do Product Managers Learn and Grow

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Bringing Ego Into Your Product

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The Case for Generalist PMs eBook

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Incentivizing Trust Through Transparency

The most powerful means for products and businesses to establish trust and resist the temptation of negative incentives is transparency.

5 Most Popular Episodes of Product Talk So Far in 2020

We’ve had many incredible guests on the Product Talk podcast so far in 2020. If you’re not already listening to Product Talk, or would

What is a Growth product team’s product?

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Patrick Blute: Products That Count Crew Member Spotlight with nate.tech Head of Product Marketing

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Anheuser-Busch Product Head on Product Building Variables on Oct. 21

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Head of Product at Loop Commerce, a Synchrony company, on Product-led Go-to-Market Strategy on Oct. 7

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Building Products in a Pandemic

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The Age of Product Has Come: A Path to CPO

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fmr General Assembly VP Product on Succeeding in a New Remote Product Role on Aug. 19

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Paper cut problems: the subtle menace that’s undermining your product and retention

What exactly are Paper Cut Problems? Well, can you think of a part of your product that you know isn’t as good as it should be? That’s

Diverse Voices in Product

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Product Managing Incentives in Complex Systems

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5 Most Popular Webinars of 2020

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Do get product feedback. Don’t get stuck

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Roadmapping products during uncertainty

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Nita Maheswaren: Products That Count Crew Member Spotlight with Pivotree Director of Product Management

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A guide to managing your Product Portfolio

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mParticle Sr Director of Engineering on The Role of Engineering in Building Products

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How to See the Big Picture to Prioritize Product Features

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Why emotional products are better products

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James Gray: Products That Count Crew Member Spotlight with Graymatter Strategy Founder

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What was your Product Management Training?

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Neha Taleja: Products That Count Crew Members Spotlight with Prezi Director of Product

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Three Tips for Succeeding in Product Management at a Startup

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2020 Product Awards Winning Products

The winning products from the 2020 Product Awards are listed below. Great product managers know that they're given superpowers from these

2020 Product Awards Finalists Wrap Up

For the 2020 Product Awards, we created individual blog posts for each stage of the product lifecycle. We’ll link them here for your

Collaborate Stage Products: Awards Finalists

For collaborate stage products, Burkhauser assisted us in narrowing down the field. For the 2020 Product Awards, there were more than 2,000

Operate Stage Products: 2020 Product Awards Finalists

For operate stage products, Myers helped us narrow down the field. Can you believe that for this year’s Awards, we saw more than 2,000

Build Stage Products: 2020 Product Awards Finalists

For build stage products, Lucey helped us narrow down the field. For the 2020 Product Awards, we saw more than 2,000 nominations! Can you

Design Stage Products – 2020 Product Awards Finalists

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2020 Product Awards: Conceive Stage Finalists

For the 2020 Product Awards, there were more than 2,000 nominations! Atlas has helped us to whittle them down to the finalists for the

How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Grow?

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We’re Hiring! Community Partnership Director

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2020 Product Awards: Featured Charities

The 2020 Product Awards have come and gone, but the spirit of them lives on!  The Product Awards are a time for us to give back.

Conceive Products: Award Nominees

Conceive Products are well represented by Anthony Atlas. Here’s what he had to say about his involvement with the Product Awards, the

Products That Count Crew Member Spotlight with Thomas Daly Samsung NEXT Product Lead

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Product Awards 2020: Build Category Nominees

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A new definition of customer for product managers

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Product Awards: Collaborate Category Nominees

The Product Awards Collaborate categories are lucky to have Laura at the helm. Here’s what she had to say about her involvement: Why are

Oracle User Experience SVP will discuss Product Management Meets Design on Feb. 12 in SEA

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Product Awards 2020: Design Category Nominees

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3 Things I Learned From Developing Mobile Games

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Product Awards 2020: Operate Category Nominees

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Yelp Head of Data Science will discuss Product Management for Data Science on Jan. 22 in SF

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2020 State of the Union for Products That Count aka Trying Not to Brag When There’s a Lot to Be Proud Of

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10 Psychological Drivers that Engage Users and Support Product Growth (Part 3)

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Bluedot Co-Founder on Creating A Geofencing Product (Part 3)

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Product Awards: Anthony Atlas explains Conceive Stage Category

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Understanding How Data can Drive Positive Customer Experiences (Part 3)

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Why Early Stage Sales Are Just Product Development (Part 3)

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AAB Member, Podcast Host on His roles, Inspirations of Being a Product Manager (Part 3)

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Ex-Google executive will discuss building product teams, not products on Jan.15 in NYC

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10 Psychological Drivers that Engage Users and Support Product Growth (Part 2)

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Defining Personalization in B2C Software Products

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AAB Member, Podcast Host on His roles, Inspirations of Being a Product Manager (Part 2)

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The Steps to Improve Customer Retention as a Product Manager (Part 3)

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Products That Count Crew Spotlight with Tim Holley, Vice President of Product at Etsy

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The Steps to Improve Customer Retention as a Product Manager (Part 2)

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Thinking, Feeling, Doing: Knowing Your Users as Humans

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Flexport Executive Damon Dean Tackles Building Your Product Strategy For Success (Part 3)

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Product Launch: A Day One Guide

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From Product Awards to Advice, Rent The Runway Consumer Product Director Provides Insight (Part 2)

Laura Burkhauser joined us to discuss what goes into being a great product manager. Laura is the director of consumer products for the

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Creating People Focused Tech Products: What Makes A Good Product And Product Manager

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Creating People Focused Tech Products: Listen For A Dialogue

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Products That Count Crew Member Spotlight: Britt Myers

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2020 Product Awards Categories

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Creating a Geofencing Product: A User Behavior Centered Design

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Meet The 2020 Product Awards Advisory Board

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Product Talk: Product Lifecycle Series

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Hospitality Products: Be Skeptical and Improve Through New Opportunities

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Customer Experience Insights For PMs: Know Your Customer and 3 Big Questions

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Hospitality Products: General Principles and Criteria for Great Products

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Customer Experience Insights For PMs: The Crucial Moment of Truth In A Customer Journey

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AI & ML Product Design, Development, and Adoption: 4 Big Lessons

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AI & ML Product Design, Development, and Adoption: Problems Don’t Always Need AI/ML.

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5 Soft Skills Every Product Manager Needs

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Truths of Enterprise Product Management: 5 Benefits to B2B Product Management

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Building For The Gig Economy: Focusing On Needs

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Truths of Enterprise Product Management: 5 Cons to B2B Product Management

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Betterment Product Lead on Managing Products With Conviction

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Building For The Gig Economy: Favor’s Products

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Becoming A Product Owner: The Importance of Optimism and Being an Owner

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Bioengineering Products: Systems and Traits for Success

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Bioengineering Products: How To Manage Products In the Environment and Handle Challenges.

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Becoming a Product Owner: Think Outside the Room and Not On Your Competitors

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Product Talk: The Best of the AI/ML Series

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Winning Product Categories: Defining Vectors of Success

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Building Startups vs Products: Focusing on Capital

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Building Startups vs Products: Focusing on Product and Customers

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Building From Idea To Business: Finding TAM and Building an MVP

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Building From Idea To Business: Creating Your Team and Validating Your Idea

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Building an Innovative Culture: The DEL Model

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Betterment Product Lead on Best Practices For Product Launches (Part 2)

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Building an Innovative Culture: Netflix Culture Deck

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Managing Workplace Distractions: Understanding Distraction and Internal Triggers

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Managing Workplace Distractions: The Hacks You Can Take To Be “Indistractable.”

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Working Through Distractions With Super Focus: Using Tools and Pacts To Your Advantage

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Working Through Distractions With Super Focus: The Relationship Between Traction and Distraction

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Products Meet Culture: Changing Legacy Systems

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Products Meet Culture: Product Goals and Establishing Value

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LiveCareer VP Product On Product Manager Skills

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Rent The Runway Product Lead on Best Practices for Hiring PMs

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Customer Feedback: Acting On Mechanisms

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Betterment Product Lead on Best Practices For Product Launches (Part 1)

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Growth Products: Applying Pillars & Flywheels For PMs

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Customer Feedback: Using Journey Maps

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Future Development for AI/ML Solutions

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Growth Products: Knowing Your Pillars & Flywheel

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GameClub COO on Measuring Qualitative Data

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Full Stack Development: Finding Your Product Dharma

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Scientific Products: Going Deep Into Product Strategy

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Scientific Products: Healthcare Quality Standards

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Product Manager Self-Improvement: Learning Resources

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Product Users: The Lifecycle For Platform Building

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AI Tech: Product Management 101

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Box fmr SVP on Enterprise Software (Part 2) By the start of the 21st century, the landscape for enterprise software began to shift and

Product Management: Experience Loop

General Assembly CPO on Product Management (Part 3) Working with your product management team, there are a number of ways to solve for

Product Management: Mode Shift Friction

General Assembly CPO on Product Management (Part 2) When you think about friction, it normally comes across as a negative. However, there

Misunderstanding MVP in Product Design

I think the meaning MVP has been kind of bastardized. A lot of people now use it as justification for including lots of features that have

Scaling Collaboration as a Product Manager

How To Create Collaboration At Scale Collaboration can come in many flavors. We may call it Slack, Hipchat, Google Drive, Office 365 or

Hearing About Accounts, Listening for Segments

This article was originally published on mironov.com by product leadership guru Rich Mironov in August 2017. In a well-run organization,

Competitive Intelligence Gathering Through Win/Loss

This article by Rich Nutinsky originally appeared on pragmaticmarketing.com, your go-to-tool for all things product. Subscribe now!

The Secret Weapon Product Teams Can Use to Make Tough Decisions

I love a good debate. You know that saying “playing devil’s advocate?” I’m pretty sure it applies to me. The instant I’m

Team Building as a Product Manager

Your Guide To Team Building 101 The answer is anything and everything that is needed to get the product out the door and keep your users

7 Ways to Know That You Need a Head of Product

This article was originally published on mironov.com by product leadership guru Rich Mironov in May 2017. This article explains why it’s

PMs Drive Decisions, but EQ Drives Leadership

Would you want to be the smartest person in the room? What if you had the choice between that and having the most emotional intelligence in

Growing Pains: The Challenges of Scaling a Business

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Sorry Silicon Valley, you don’t need more data. You need a story.

When I meet product experts, they almost always say they rely on data and analytics to give them the hard evidence needed to build their

Managing Perceptions as a Product Manager

In our careers, we face a different variable - which is how our role as a product manager is perceived. I’m not referring to a

Changing Your Culture Using Product Market Data

Shortly after training, I had a meeting with customer support. The conversation went something like this: “We have this terrible error.

Let’s Abandon Customers and Users

This article was originally published on mironov.com by product leadership guru Rich Mironov on August 8, 2017. His article is a first-hand

The Five Elements of Product Design

studioRed Founder on Product Design (Part 2) nWhen you look at product design, our primary focus has to be the end user and delivering a

CharlieHR Founding CEO Rob O’Donovan on Building Consumer-Centric Business Software

Building Workplace Software Why do we have different standards for our tech products dependent on context? Why do we expect beautiful and

WeChat partners with Products That Count

We're super excited to announce that WeChat has partnered with Products That Count to boost our community. WeChat is kinda the Facebook of

Building Mobile Products That Count

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post at this link:  . Mobile has eaten the world... Yet despite my experience at

The five personalization filters of great mobile products

 This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Mobile products are with us all the time. They're embedded in our lives on two

Three Deceptively Simple Steps to Exponential Mobile Growth

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Check it out here. In the mobile revolution, user behaviors and technology change

The 7 Design Elements of Great Mobile Products

  This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post here. Sometimes, mobile products appear so simple that they feel obvious, as

What to Look for in a Tech Cofounder

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Over the past five years, I've interviewed thousands of Silicon Valley

Why Internet mega-mergers are back in vogue

This post originally appeared in the Harvard Business Review. A growing number of publicly traded consumer internet companies are making

The Three Rules of Great Speakers

Three is my favorite number. Three little pigs, three Cs of relationships, three musketeers. According to Wikipedia, it's a writing rule,

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Behavioral Economist Kristen Berman on Using the Insights of Irrationality

Building Great Products Behavioral economists provide a framework to understand when and how people make errors. As product managers, how