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Vision and Strategy

“Make one thing great. Get one thing right.” -Andy Dunn

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

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

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

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“

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” said steve jobs.

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

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

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

Customer Obsession

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” says Clayton Christensen.

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

Jason Miller, the author of “Intelligent Interaction” states that the key ingredient to a better customer experience is Relevance.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 Selberg, Hubspot

“The last, best experience that anyone has anywhere becomes the minimum expectation for the experiences they want everywhere.

” Paul Papas, IBMEmotional intelligence (EQ) allows us to better connect with the people around us in nurturing and productive ways. ~ Kevin Moore

Team Development

“Leadership requires creating conditions that enable employees to do the kinds of experimentation that entrepreneurship requires” said Eric Ries who pioneered The Lean Startup

“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” said 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

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

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

User Experience (UX) Design

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

”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

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


“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


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 firm Andreessen-Horowitz.

“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

Top 65 Most Inspiring Quotes on Product Management

Last updated Apr. 13, 2019

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