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a16z Podcast: Getting Network Effects by a16z
One of the biggest misconceptions around network effects (which are one of the key dynamics behind many successful and highly defensible software companies) is confusing growth with engagement. So how does one tell the difference between viral growth and network effects? How does one create network effects in different businesses? (Hint: it’s not by accident!)
40 design & prototyping resources for mobile, Photoshop, & Sketch – InVision Blog
Some of favorite icons, design kits, apps, and resources to put to use as you bring your prototypes to life.
Three Things Great Leaders Do Inside Contemporary Organizations — The Ready
A new way of working requires a new type of leading.
19 Podcasts Worth More Than an MBA
These business podcasts can hone your business skills without forcing you to spend months in a B-school classroom
The Playbook for Teamwork in the Digital Age
The world of work is changing at a dizzying pace. Successful teamwork today demands new approaches, attitudes and skills to handle change and respond quickly. Here’s where you can start
The Magic in Lean Startup is Hypothesis Testing
All along I thought the magic in lean startup was customer development. I was wrong. The magic is hypothesis testing.
Pokémon GO is now the biggest mobile game in U.S. history
We finally have numbers to support what you might have already guessed: Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in U.S. history.
Early read: Pokémon GO is retaining players at unprecedented levels.
Spoiler: Pokémon GO’s retention and revenue numbers are very impressive.
Eddy Cue on Apple’s TV Plans and Why Netflix Isn’t a Competitor
The senior vp also dishes on what he learned from Steve Jobs, why the company won’t be buying a Hollywood studio anytime soon and why agents should be “very, very excited.”
Seriously, if you write a trend list and include full screen background video as a trend for 2016 you should really try to go online and look at websites before jotting down your list. No one like click baits. Anyway, without further ado, here’s a list of five actual trends for the first half of this year.
The Myth of the “Only Way”
There is more than one way to do anything. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something.
A Lean Approach To Product Validation – Smashing Magazine
In this article, you’ll learn how to validate a product-market fit, talk to users and hack together prototypes. Knowing these will help you save yourself time and money.
Vimeo Software Acumen
The strategy myth (Josh Seiden)
People say Lean methods are not strategic–that they allow you to test your strategic ideas, but do not allow you to set strategy. This is a misunderstanding of both strategy and of lean methods. Strategy is not, as some would hold, a detailed plan that you hand off to execution teams. Rather, it is a set of simple rules that both guide decision-making and at the same time, evolve in response to continuously changing circumstances. This means that in fact, strategy cannot exist without execution
Adobe Creative Cloud
The Art of Lean UX and the Death of Ego With Austin Knight | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe
Why designers need to remove themselves from the design process in order to create their most meaningful and genius work.