Table stakes in product development

Cap Watson is Etsy’s design lead. His perspective on the idea of product table stakes is something that should be familiar to people in the web/mobile space. In the context of Twitter, etc. copying Instagram’s functionality: In my career I’ve been in dozens of meetings where the term “table stakes” gets dropped in. Maybe it’s by a designer…
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In God we trust; all others, bring data

Several months back, Wired posted an essay on the rise of A/B testing within tech companies. Nothing groundbreaking for analytics practitioners, but hearing war stories—both successes and failures—never gets old. On culture and HiPPOs: This was the culture that he had come from at Google, what you might call a democracy of data… Siroker explains,…
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Slow down to speed up

Title stolen from Brad Feld who covers the idea of product cadence in an older blog post: It reminded me of something I often tell TechStars teams – “slow down to speed up.” I see so many startups rushing to just get stuff out, without thinking hard about “what that stuff is and why anyone would care.” Part…
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