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Dec 16, 2020

Learning notes from this episode:


  • Work with designers first: your first hire should be a user experience designer, not a developer.
  • You don't need a CTO co-founder, but you do need a technical lead or advisor.
  • Work with a product studio, rather than freelance developers or a development shop at the start.

If you...

Dec 9, 2020

Learning notes from this episode:


  • Always work with designers before hiring developers. 
  • Come to UX designers with a problem you want to solve, rather than a feature list
  • When you're thinking of target users for your product, think about their behaviour, not just demographics. 


If you want to get more practical...

Dec 2, 2020

Learnings notes from this episode:


Good product managers

  • Know the market, the product and the competition
  • Take full responsibility for the success of the product
  • Marketing counterparts to the engineering manager
  • Feel good when they figure out WHAT, i.e. what problem they are solving for the user



Nov 25, 2020

Learning notes from this episode:


  • To get into product management, you need to build a product. I doesn’t have to be a full mobile app. You can start with something very simple, like a blog or a newsletter.
  • Growth hacking is a system of experimentation and incremental improvements to grow a specific metric, e.g....

Nov 18, 2020

Learning notes from this episode:


  • Asaf Navot does not have a technical co-founder at Home Made. His first technical hire was a Product Manager, not a CTO.
  • When you are considering investing your time, money or energy into a new project, Asaf recommends approaching like an investor. Ask yourself: are the market...