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Thought Leaders in Product Management

There are several key thought leaders in the discipline of product management who have contributed to shaping the field through their research, writing, and teaching. Some notable figures include: Clayton Christensen: A Harvard Business School professor and author of the bestselling book “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” He is considered one of the foremost experts on innovation and disruptive technology, and his work has had a significant impact on product management and strategy. Eric Ries: A serial entrepreneur and author of “The Lean Startup,” which has become a foundational text for product managers and entrepreneurs. His work focuses on the use of...
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The History of Product Management As A Discipline

Product management as a business discipline has a long and storied history, dating back to the early days of industrialization. The origin of the discipline is difficult to pinpoint as it has evolved over time and there isn’t a specific person who can be credited with inventing it. Product management began to take shape as a formal discipline in the early 20th century, as industrial companies began to focus on mass production and efficiency. However, the role of the product manager at that time was limited to ensuring that products were manufactured to a high standard and that they met...
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magniX – Powering Electric Aircraft – Carbon Free Flight by 2050

INTRODUCTION Welcome to Eflight game changers, one-on-one conversations with the people dedicated to making flight carbon free by 2050.  Our guest today is Roei (ROEI) Ganzarski, CEO of magniX and Chairman of Eviation. Roei joined magniX as CEO, in May 2018, and Eviation, as Chairman, in October 2019. Prior to joining magniX Roei had a distinguished career at “The Boeing Company” as well as tenures in investment banking, corporate finance, advertising and the Israeli military. magniX, located in Everett, Washington, USA has developed a family of electric propulsion systems for commercial single motor or multi-motor aircraft. magniX is owned by...
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The No BS Guide to Social CRM (sCRM) (Includes the sCRM Matrix for Dummies)

Some things are made to appear bigger than they are. The evening before a battle Genghis Kahn would make each of his soldiers light five fires instead of the customary one.  He did it to make the enemy believe that his army was bigger than reality.  His method of obfuscation put the enemy on tilt which led to subsequent victories and bloody executions. At times I believe the Social CRM (sCRM) crowd has taken a blow torch to the CRM landscape and added the vague ‘Social’ wrapper term. They make it more complicated than it is in order to create...
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“The Velvet Rope Effect.” Using Exclusivity to Drive Customer Engagement and Growth

  “VIP.” “Private.” “Wait List.” “By Invitation only.” These words create a sense of mystique, desirability, exclusivity, and scarcity in the hearts and minds of anyone who sees or hears them. “I Must Get Access” is the first typical emotional response. “When and How Can I Get Access” follows, then if unsuccessful, “Why Can’t I Get Access,” and finally succeeded by “How Can I Beat the System to Get Access Faster.” These emotional responses have massive power in the world of brand marketing. Exclusive Credit Cards, Vacation Packages, Clothing Lines, Financial Services, Resorts, Inter-City Flight Airlines, and even Online Services...
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The Imminent Cambrian Explosion of Social Business Information

Life Unbound The Cambrian Explosion, starting ~ 580 million years ago, was the most critical phase in the evolution of life on Earth.  It was an era of explosive growth when countless new variations of phyla including plants, animals, phytoplankton, and calcimicrobes came into existence. Before this most organisms were simple, composed of individual cells, occasionally organized into colonies. Over the following 70 or 80 million years the rate of evolution accelerated dramatically, as defined in terms of the total origination and extinction rate of species, and the diversity of life began to resemble today’s.  Most scientists agree the Cambrian Explosion occurred due to environmental,...
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A Useful Tool for the Digital Marketing, Social Media and Information Technology Executive

Social business platforms for Brands to engage with Consumers and for Enterprises to engage with Employees, Partners, Suppliers and Investors are evolving rapidly in capability and complexity. As I surveyed the technology landscape from a product strategy perspective I didn’t find a single source that I could use to get a quick snap-shot of the various platform vendors out in the market place. Given the importance of Social Technology and its inexorable march into every facet of our daily lives I realized that a lot of Digital Media Executives also face the same challenge. I created this matrix with co-author Daniel...
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