This Week in Threads
There’s an old PM joke that goes like this:
PMs hate Spider-Man. He gets to say “With great power comes great responsibility”. PMs have to say “With great responsibility comes NO power”.
Funny… but untrue. PMs love Spider-Man and they have a lot of power. Thread 👇
— Alex Le (@alexcharlie) May 30, 2019
We’re highlighting two interesting threads we read this week. This first one from the VP of product at Reddit is all about power. Alex bemoans the notion that PMs are powerless because to him that sounds like false modesty (at best) or cluelessness (at worst). Check out these 20 perfectly GIFed tweets, and feel the power!
3/ Focus on that customer. If you focus on serving everyone, you won’t serve anyone well. It is tempting to chase new revenue opportunities. Most founders get excited by new ideas (which is probably why you are a founder). Resist!
— Justin Kan (@justinkan) May 29, 2019
We would have picked the first tweet in this thread, but alas, it’s doesn’t meet the FCC profanity rules. So we’ll just let you scroll up yourself. These are a list of recommendations for finding product-market fit — and there’s some fierce disagreement with Atrium’s CEO take on how to get there. WDYT?
Ever wondered what techniques you should use to ensure a more inclusive experience for all users? I talked to @InVisionApp about just that—check out episode 3 of the #DesignBetter podcast https://t.co/H8WFBf9Mru #airbnb #designbetter pic.twitter.com/vYw1EPfw2z
— Benjamin Earl Evans (@benjamineevans) May 28, 2019
Our good friend Benjamin Earl Evans, inclusive design lead at Airbnb, is the latest guest on the Design Better podcast, and if you missed him at the ProductCraft conference, this is a pretty great opportunity to hear this delightful designer talk about some important ethical design issues. Check it out.
Getting Back In Business
We found this job while reading about a Walmart partnership with Path Forward, a nonprofit on a mission to get people back to work after they’ve taken time off to care for a loved one. If you’ve been out of the game for a bit, but are ready to get back to PMing, this is a great opportunity (and there are many others on the Path Forward site as well!)
About the Author
Hillá Watkins is the editor-in-chief of ProductCraft. Previously, she was a content specialist at Insert, a mobile engagement platform, and a digital insights analyst at SimilarWeb. A graduate of Yale and Georgetown, Hillá is a life-long nerd.