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Vision and Strategy
Make one thing great. Get one thing right. - Andy Dunn

Make one thing great. Get one thing right. – Andy Dunn


The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu


Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting! - Larry Page

Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting! – Larry Page


The vision describes the ultimate reason for creating the product – Roman Pichler

The vision describes the ultimate reason for creating the product – Roman Pichler


Move away from output to outcomes – Lea Hickman of Silicon Valley Product group.(SVPG)


If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there. – Lewis Carroll


Features don’t disrupt industries unless they disrupt meaning - Roberto Verganti

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones – Keynes


Features don’t disrupt industries unless they disrupt meaning - Roberto Verganti quotes 8

Features don’t disrupt industries unless they disrupt meaning – Roberto Verganti


If you keep your eye on the profit, you are going to skimp on the product. But, if you focus on making really great products, profits will follow - Steve jobs, Apple

If you keep your eye on the profit, you are going to skimp on the product. But, if you focus on making really great products, profits will follow – Steve jobs, Apple


Start a business where you can easily get access to customers – Max Cameron, CEO of Kera


Everybody’s got a plan, until they get punched in the face - Mike Tyson

Everybody’s got a plan, until they get punched in the face – Mike Tyson


If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late - Reid Hoffman

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late – Reid Hoffman


Strategic Planning is the process of making choices under conditions of uncertainty and competition - Roger Martin

Strategic Planning is the process of making choices under conditions of uncertainty and competition – Roger Martin


Startups don’t fail because they lack a product; they fail because they lack customers and a profitable business model. – steve blank


Only move forward with creating a product that will be ‘above the bar – Brian Lawley, CEO and founder of the 280 Group

Only move forward with creating a product that will be ‘above the bar – Brian Lawley, CEO and founder of the 280 Group


If you don’t invest in the future and don’t plan for the future, there won’t be one – George Buckley

If you don’t invest in the future and don’t plan for the future, there won’t be one – George Buckley


Be stubborn on vision but flexible on details – Jeff Bezos

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do – Michael Porter

the product vision should be inspiring, and the product strategy should be focused – Marty Cagan, Author of Inspired

Customer Obsession

Winning products come from the deep understanding of the user’s needs combined with an equally deep understanding of what’s just now possible – Marty Cagan

The customer’s perception is your reality – Kate Zabriskie

We start with a customer need and work backwards – Jeff Bezos of Amazon

Our job is to figure out what customers are going to want before they do – Steve Jobs.

Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves – Steve Jobs,

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget ‘how you made them feel

Humans are allergic to change – Grace Hopper

People hire a product or service to get the job done – Clayton Christensen Author of The Innovator’s Solutions

Switch is the moment where there is an explicit choice to a new solution – Bob Moesta & Chris Spiek, The Re-Wired Group.

Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decisions making, but they’re not. They’re habits – William James

Key ingredient to a better customer experience is Relevance – Jason Miller, Author of Intelligent Interaction

People are persuaded not by what you say, but what they understand – John Maxwell

People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it – Simon Sinek, If you try to solve for 100% of your customers, you’ll end up solving for 0% – Dylan Sellberg, Hubspot

The last, best experience that anyone has anywhere becomes the minimum expectation for the experiences they want everywhere – Paul Papas, IBM

Emotional intelligence (EQ) allows us to better connect with the people around us in nurturing and productive ways. ~ Kevin Moore

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of Learning – Bill Gates

At the heart of every product person, there’s a desire to make someone’s life easier or simpler. If we listen to the customer and give them what they need, they’ll reciprocate with love and loyalty to your brand. – Francis Brown, Product Development at Alaska Airlines

Team Development

Leadership requires creating conditions that enable employees to do the kinds of experimentation that entrepreneurship requires – Eric Ries Author of  The Lean Startup

Good teams have a compelling​ product vision that they pursue with a missionary‐like passion – Marty Cagan

A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players – Steve Jobs

Product Management is not about the product but about the people – Martin Eriksson of Mind the Product

Daniel H. Pink author of Drive stated “Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.

”At it’s core, all business is about making bets on people write Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen in their article “the power of thick data”

Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking – Tony Dungy

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas – Steve Jobs

The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them – Carlos Ghosn

The only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else – Eric Ries

Problem Analysis

The definition of the problem, rather than its solution, will be the scarce resource – Esther Dyson

Saying goodbye is the most painful way of solving a problem – Aristotle

The definition of the problem, rather than its solution, will be the scarce resource – Esther Dyson

Pain is not the problem. Pain is just the byproduct of the problem – Kevin Lynch

The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist  – Zig Ziglar

You can increase your problem-solving skills by honing your question-asking ability – Michael J Gelb

A problem well stated is a problem half solved – Charles Kettering

We can’t solve problems with the same kind of thinking that we used when created them – Einstein

There are no big problems there are just a lot of little problems.-Henry

It’s easier to get answers if you have clearly defined what the question is – unknown

If you ask why enough times, eventually you’ll work it out and get to the root cause ― Des Traynor, Intercom on Product Management

Your job is to deeply understand the problem that your product aims to solve then chase the moving goal of solving every nuance of that problem – Rohini Vibha

No matter how good the team, if we’re not solving the right problem, the project fails. – Woody Williams

You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends – Elon Musk, Tesla

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems –  Scott Adams, author

User Experience (UX) Design

Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works – Steve Jobs

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design – Charles Eames

Taking advantage of innovations in digital technologies to create new business models, services and experiences remains a priority for many organizations – Gartner

Collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort – Eric Ries, The Lean Startup

The best way to successfully accommodate a variety of users is to design for specific types of individuals with specific needs – Alan Cooper

If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” — Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover

Great design will not sell an inferior product, but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential – Thomas Watson

UX design is so much more than just designing for a screen. – Paul Boag

Not Everyone Is a Designer but everybody has to have the user as their North Star – Phil Gilbert, General Manager Of Design Ibm

UX design is a commitment to building products with the customer in mind (Marieke McCloskey)

UX design is the art and science of generating positive emotions through product interactions (Tomer Sharon)

UX design is the process of designing a solution that considers all the needs of the user (Brent Summers)

Designers don’t search for a solution until they have determined the real problem, and even then, instead of solving that problem, they stop to consider a wide range of potential solutions. Only then they will converge upon their proposal – Donald Norman

Make every detail perfect and limit the number details to perfect – Jack Dorsey, Square

The value is in what gets used, not in what gets built – Kris Gale

Marketing

Product management really is the fusion between technology, what engineers do and the business side – Marissa Mayer

Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers – Seth Godin

Before you can have a share of market, you must have a share of mind. – Linda Wolf CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide

Positioning is the single largest influence on the buying decision – Geoffrey Moore of Crossing the Chasm

Customer Segmentation is the subdivision of a market into discrete customer groups that share similar characteristics. – Bain & Company

Category creators experience much faster growth and receive much higher valuations from investors than companies bringing only incremental innovations to market. – Havard

There is a gap in the market but is there a market in the gap ” – Des Traynor, Intercom

The desire to be part of a group that shares, cooperates, or acts in concert is a basic human instinct. – Clay Shirky

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one – Henry Ford

General

Today, More than ever software is programming the world. All of the technology required to transform industries through software finally works and can be widely delivered at global scale. said Marc Andreessen of venture capital – Andreessen-Horowitz.

Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful – Robert Kiyosaki

The point of industry analysis is not to declare the industry attractive or unattractive but to understand the underpinnings of competition and the root causes of probability – Michael Porter

If you’re not making a mistake, it’s a mistake – Miles Davis

On Day One, a start-up is a faith- based initiative built on guesses.“ Steve Blank

Good companies manage Engineering. Great companies manage Product – Thomas Schranz, CEO of Blossom

Your principles are your true north because they instruct how you will handle every situation, especially when there is no easy choice. – Brian de Haaff, CEO Aha!

Introduction to Role of a Product Manager

I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something that motivates you – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

The role of a product manager is to discover a product that is valuable, usable and feasible – Marty Cagan, Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love

A great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat. — Deep Nishar, SoftBank Group International

At the end of the day, your job isn’t to get the requirements right — your job is to change the world – Jeff Patton, Veteran Product Manager and Consultant

Any damn fool can make something complex, it takes a genius to make something simple – Pete Seeger, Product Director at Docusign

Production Management

Product management really is the fusion between technology, what engineers do and the business side – Marissa Mayer

My biggest regrets are the moments that I let a lack of data override my intuition on what’s best for our customers – Andrew Mason, Founder of Groupon

Roadmaps are evidence of strategy. Not a list of features – Steve Johnson

Only move forward with creating a product that will be above the bar – Brian Lawley

Any damn fool can make something complex, it takes a genius to make something simple – Pete Seeger

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak – Hans Hofmann

Embrace iteration as the road to improvement, but don’t let that lull you into rolling out poorly-thought-out crap – Kate O’Neill

Quite simply, it’s the product manager’s job to articulate two simple things: What game are we playing? How do we keep score? – Adam Nash

Always err on the side of starting too small – Peter Thiel Author of Zero to One

Top 107 Most Inspiring Quotes on Product Management

Last updated Apr. 13, 2019

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