Vuk Trifkovic

Three Links & a Sketch

CW 39'14

I - DDR Design acknowledged

Karl Claus Dietel, design star of DDR, joined Joop and Spiekermann as a laureate of Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

You might remember him from Wartburg 353 or Erika typewriter.

Don't forget, Dessau stayed in the East and Dietel studied at local Kunsthochschule Weissensee, . . .

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September 26, 2014

GeoMonday4: Geo & IoT

A long way to go...

A year without a geo-event in Berlin, that's not just on, is it? The last Geomonday was almost a year ago. Until yesterday, that is.

Jan and the team put together another event with focus on the overlap between Internet of Things (IoT) and Geo.

Geo and IoT: better together, but how?

Fascinating topic. IoT brings . . .

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September 23, 2014

Three Links & a Recipe

CW 38'14

I The Best Dish Is the One You Didn’t Order

James Lowe, head of Lyle's on the beauty of fixed menu and the question of discovery in food.

Of course, applicable for many discovery issues, particularly in differentiated, scarce items.

When you’ve just got one set menu, everything you send out to people is the . . .

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September 22, 2014

Brian Clough on Product Success

Or Why Sometimes You Got to Be a Bit Daft

If there is one football manager from whom to draw product inspiration - it is certainly Brian Clough1, who passed away almost 10 years to the day.

Out of many Old Big 'Ead quotes there is one one strikes me as particularly valuable.

In his famous 1979 interview with Motson, Clough opens up with winning the league as . . .

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September 22, 2014

Bonusbox Stories

Adventures in ecommerce loyalty programme land

As my time with bonusbox wound down, it's time to pull a few things together.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of bonusbox experience was helping to kick off corporate blog. It's hardly a grand oeuvre, but it is good to get an overview at a single place.

Looking back, I've written about a diverse set of issues:

. . .

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September 21, 2014

Missing F-word

ProductCamp Berlin '14 Impressions

Last week's ProductCamp Berlin'14 was my third ProductCamp overall, and but the first one in Berlin.

The impressions of ProductCamp are always positive. About 100 product folk at one place, all keen to share, all keen to learn. Hard to go wrong, really...

Where are the F-people?

A week later, one thing still . . .

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September 21, 2014

2nd Product Dinner Berlin

Product & Pastrami

What is this Product Dinner you talk about?

The idea is simple - you round up a dozen or so product managers, you put them in a decent restaurant and you let them chat. Given how simple the format is, I am surprised it is not done more often.

Thanks to Anna Alex of Outfittery who organised the event, I was lucky to join in . . .

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June 19, 2014


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