Vuk Trifkovic

ProductTank Berlin #4

New town, old product meetup

If I had any worries about quality product meetups in Berlin, I should not have had.

ProductTank (the folk behind the MindTheProduct conference) have a strong Berlin chapter going. Just yesterday, they held ProductTank Berlin #4. At
MobileSuite too, practically my local...

C-word instead of I-word

Notionally, . . .

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May 09, 2014

Savio made DoneDone even better. What did you do?

Between an eventful day at bonusbox and an outstanding edition of ProductTank Berlin today has given me not one blog topic but at least three or four.

Before I dive into those, I have to blog briefly about this great project by inimitable Savio. As I've tweeted
enthusiastically, it's a perfect trifecta of Savio's . . .

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May 09, 2014

What can a product manager learn from Jony Ive?

I've just finished Leander Kahney's "Jony Ive:
The Genius Behind Appleā€™s Greatest Products"
. The book has its flaws, but it is definitely worth a read.

My principal objection is that it relies too much on secondary sources. Yet,
the fact that a seasoned Apple-watcher had to resort to such approach tells
. . .

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March 03, 2014

Sketches from Geomob January 2014

On Tuesday evening we had another great Geomob session. The room was packed,BCS-donated refreshments were tasty and speaker roster nicely varied. A few impressions follow.

Our libraries have wonderful maps!

By luck more than design we had not one but two fantastic presentations from national libraries.

The British . . .

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January 16, 2014

Game as in "... the system", not as in "fun and ..."

I'm flogging a dead horse here by going on about "Gamification". Exceptions aside (ahem,Ovum IT) the criticism from Ian Bogost or Kevin Slavin is pretty convincing.

Nevertheless, I've stumbled across another small reminder where game is less 'fun and games' and bit more 'gaming the system'. And in . . .

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January 14, 2014

This is not the first time I'm doing this...

Much to my shame, I've tried a few times to get blogging. I never stuck at it properly. Come to think of it - two main reasons:

  • Twitter - you CAN say so much with 140 characters, and very easily too;
  • I'm yet to learn how to bang out short, to-the point, bitesize posts.

One of the last attempts is over . . .

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January 02, 2014

Things I've learnt in 2013

Lots happened in 2013. On reflection I've got mixed feelings. It feels a bit like a 2-2 football game. Albeit one of those draws at a tough away ground that could yet prove decisive in the title run-in.

For now, though, there are the four strongest impressions I've took from 2013. I've tried to pull in one each from . . .

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January 01, 2014


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