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What you dismiss as a crazy idea, could be the next big product for your competition. So analyze with all the pragmatism of your competition (and not just yours), every "crazy" idea before you throw it out of your window.
I have been hearing since eternity that how bad is Kindle for reading PDFs. The fact is everyone who says is has been doing it wrong. They transfer them directly via USB and grumble how bad PDFs look on Kindle.
As far as reading PDFs on Kindle is concerned, don't transfer them directly.
Instead, do the following:
1. Go to your respective Amazon website (http://www.amazon.in/ or http://www.amazon.com/ etc)
2. Sign-in with the e-mail id you have registered on Kindle
3. On the Top Nav, under Hello, drop-down, go to "Manage your content & devices". Quite, like this:
2. In "Settings" tab, look for "Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings" - you will have an email id with @kindle.com
3. Send your desired pdf to this @kindle.com email id from your registered email id as an attachment, with subject of email as CONVERT, nothing else in the email
4. You will have the book in your kindle in few minutes automatically, if the wi-fi is on, on your kindle, and it wil…
This post has been long due. Around a month back, I did a talk on "How to Play & Win the Product Management Career Game" which was my way of saying "How to crack that elusive Product Manager Interview".
Now most of us end up reading, Cracking the PM Interview, because everyone else has read that and it is a lovely book. But the challenge with it in the Indian context is, that well, it doesn't really fit in.
To crack Indian company interviews, every good PM ends up making his own "Cracking the PM Interview". The attached presentation is mine. I am kind of open sourcing it so that more people can benefit off it.
Please do let me know your feedback and share it with others who you believe are preparing for PM interviews. Anyone who needs further help can reach out directly. Will be happy to help in person.
My experience with the mobile apps has been mixed both as a user and as a product guy. Most of the organizations, whom apps I have used, have created the apps more as an afterthought than as a planned strategy. As a result, these apps have become more like a broken and hanging limb off their body than a part of theirs.
Usually, these apps are created thinking the target users being people who are connected with the Social brand. Now the intent is great, but the direction is flawed. The mobile apps are indeed are a part of your Social business than Social brand and hence there is a huge divergence in the way people look at it.
I personally believe that with screen size of phone getting larger every six months, by 2015 we should see a movement more towards mobile websites from apps, since they don't need to be installed and with a bigger screen size and HTML5 adoption, most of their current limitation will get away.
However, in this blog, I am dealing with one of the most contentiou…