Documentation – a foolproof way to fall in love with the problem

As a product manager, when you discover a problem, you're more likely to believe that you've uncovered the symptoms. It may be because many customers talk about the same problem, so you assume you're aware of the details. For example, imagine you’re building design software. Some customers tell you that they want your software to … Continue reading Documentation – a foolproof way to fall in love with the problem

Rethink your user onboarding – Lessons from Descript, Basecamp, and Superhuman

Let's say you're signing up for a product. You see a welcome message on your screen. And that's followed by a few steps on how to set up the product. You roll your eyes and think to yourself that this is going to require a lot of effort. Now, one of these three things can … Continue reading Rethink your user onboarding – Lessons from Descript, Basecamp, and Superhuman

Be considerate while sharing knowledge

Let's say you share an interesting post with your friend. You're excited to know what they think about it. They say, "I'll check it out!" but you never hear them talk about it later. Similarly, in marketing, you email your blog links to your prospects/customers, expecting them to open, click, and read it. And when … Continue reading Be considerate while sharing knowledge

Why are you better than your competition?

If you're in sales or marketing, one classic question you always come across is, "Why is your product better than your competition?" And one of the most boring yet common answers is a list of feature differences. Something like, "We have XYZ features, but the competition doesn't have." First, let's try to understand why prospects … Continue reading Why are you better than your competition?

A common blind spot in headline copywriting

Writing website copy is exciting yet challenging. Why? You use your creativity to come up with a catchy headline. You're excited about it. But you've no clue if a prospect who lands on the page can make sense of the headline before reading further.  So you assume the identity of a prospect and read it. … Continue reading A common blind spot in headline copywriting