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Global Product Management
Hacking Professional Tech Communities w/ Anca Mosoiu, Founder of Tech Liminal- Tech Hot Spot & Salon
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Q3 How do we keep up with all the info & how do you know which thing you should learn?
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a new tool requires changing how you do things & moving all your data
Gil Zilberfeld
people before tools. Find what process works for you, then pick the tool.
Crowd Doc
yes the tools should match your workflow/learning flow- not the other way around
Gil Zilberfeld
and don't force tools on people. Explodes-in-your-face kind of experience.
Matt Manning
With all the info available today, it is simply too much to keep up with it all. There is a fine line between knowing enough for whatever research/project you're doing and trying to learn too much.
Jenny Taylor
people often get overwhelmed with all the tech now..it has to be easy and intuitive!
Oren Carmeli
A lot of people aren't aware of many tools that can benefit them. With all the consumer data companies record they need to maximize the impact from their marketing strategies
James Smale
Many marketers believe the consumer doesn't know what they want. Thus, the reach for many marketing tools is integral
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We are busy inventing new things, new information, faster than anyone can actually process it.
Q3 How do we keep up with all the info & how do you know which thing you should learn?
Oren Carmeli
A3 It's integral to surround yourself with people who have similar interests. I learn about most new products through my peers
Anca Mosoiu
.@ProdMgmtTalk It's important to see the people who *don't* have similar interests, if you want to learn truly new things
Anca Mosoiu
. @ProdMgmtTalk But peers are really important too.
Anca Mosoiu
. @Oren_Carmeli Peers will help you make sense of all these things - which is super-helpful!
James Smale
@anca I think you don't know what you want to learn until you learn it. Thus, it is most important to meet and talk to new people regardless on their character
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check out @producthunt great resource for new apps & software
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@clarify is a tool for taking screenshots, annotating in a doc
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Small business wastes a lot of time trying out the wrong tools.
Q5 As a business owner, how do you decide what technology to adopt and roll out?
Oren Carmeli
Q5 I think you need to decide a direction of the company from the beginning, and stick to your vision
Crowd Doc
@Oren_Carmeli Q5 I think its more of a fluid transition between ideas- you may come across something that is much better than your current vision. you need to be able to change and adapt
Oren Carmeli
@CrowdDr good point. However, I think there are companies who strive to do too much. At its core entrepreneurship is about finding an unfulfilled demand in a market and providing a solution
Oren Carmeli
Abhi Metra CEO of Tresata talked about keeping his company's vision consistent in his interview on #theCUBE
Anca Mosoiu
. @ProdMgmtTalk Here's case study for how @nike adopted SAP in the early part of this century. They transformed the tool to meet their needs. http://www.icmrindia...
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Q6 how do larger corporations decide what technology to adopt and roll out?
Oren Carmeli
Q6 I think it is based a lot on competitors and striving to distinguish yourself in the marketplace
James Smale
Companies manage their business strategies based on their competitors. I think of companies as sports teams where each team is different and must prep for each game differently.
Anca Mosoiu
. @jamessmale1 Interestingly, many companies are trying to hire "rock stars" and "ninjas" instead of team players.
Crowd Doc
@anca yes I have seen that first-hand. But the question is whether to choose a rock star or ninja... :)
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there's a type of person very motivated to get into tech, but spend too much time going to networking events talking about what but not how to actually do it
Matt Manning
actions speak louder than word
Oren Carmeli
effective and rational actions rely on thought and preparation
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discussing wordpress, extremely user driven and consumer conscious to create software that millions of people are using. @techliminal has great wordpress support meetups & trainings
Crowd Doc
Users should always drive the development- its much harder to market something that's unwanted, afterwards!
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Q2 What do you need to be able to do in order to communicate effectively with your peers, customers, etc?
Oren Carmeli
A2 Tweeting from Palo Alto, CA. I believe it is important to put yourself in their perspective to more effectively communicate.
James Smale
@Oren_Carmeli I agree through my experience of ineffective communication, the number one factor is not truly understanding the other person's perspective
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we having too much fun & going over time @anca discussing Nike case study of buying SAP tool that didn't work & forced people to use it. will share url
Gil Zilberfeld
I wonder how much energy and cost in motivation just to work with the tool.
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Q2 What do you need to be able to do in order to communicate effectively with your peers, customers, etc?
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Important to think from the perspective of the user with different abilities and understandings -
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a user of technology can never be wrong in how they use the tech - they have different orientation - be a good listener
Crowd Doc
very true- the user is always right
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Q7 What are benefits of having community to share ideas, create accountability and "product support group" for team members?
Oren Carmeli
Q7 It can facilitate a great work environment. I believe co-worker relationships and corporate production are directly related
James Smale
There is nothing more important in a company for the co-workers to get along