Finest-5 Product reads #31

The Growth Competency Model: Build Stronger Growth Teams

Key Takeaways:

  • Your ability to create individual Growth Loop Models and comprehensive, end-to-end Growth Models is paramount to shaping your Growth roadmap.
  • Growth is multi-faceted and your team members will need to lean on different skills throughout the ascension of their careers.
  • Communication is an often-overlooked, but it’s extremely important to master.

5 UX Improvements That Could Save Lives

Key Takeaways:

  • Priming Effect: Visual cues help people recall specific information in their short-term memory.
  • Singularity Effect: People care disproportionately more about single, identifiable individuals than abstract groups or concepts.
  • Closure: People seek a clear answer and conclusion to ambiguous situations. It’s why people hate missing the end of a movie.

Apple Maps vs Google Maps

Key Takeaways:

  • Context is the foundation of great UX — not raw data — and Google contextualises this better by also showing you when a store next opens.
  • Most people prefer being told what the consequences of the data are, not purely the data itself.
  • Product teams often downplay low frequency events, because the probability of it happening is very slim. But the key is to identify which of those rare events leads to outsized horrific (or very annoying) outcomes.

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Product Discovery Process

Key Takeaways:

  • Successful products rarely just pop into the minds. More often, great products result from a rigorous and effective product discovery process.
  • Product discovery is about answering three basic questions: biggest pain point, potential solutions, feasibility
  • When you specify everything up front, you end up with requirements that become outdated or are not needed.

How to Calculate Customer Lifetime Value

Key Takeaways:

  • Customer Lifetime Value = (Customer Value * Average Customer Lifespan) ; Customer Value = Average Purchase Value * Average Number of Purchases.
  • If you’re a subscription-based company, you can increase your average order and customer lifetime value by encouraging your customers to switch to an annual billing cycle.
  • If a customer comes up with a good idea, credit them for the help and consider sending them something as a token of appreciation.

Product of the week: Aha

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store