Products

UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 135: Multi-Product Portfolio Model for SaaS with JD Graffam

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Acquiring more products as a growth strategy isn’t new under the sun, but seems unusual for our SaaS ecosystem. Our guest today is JD Graffam, the owner of two agencies and a portfolio of SaaS businesses. We talk about his unconventional background story, how he handles multiple products, and the strategy behind new acquisitions.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 133: SaaS Pricing with Patrick Campbell

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Pricing means so much for any product. But why are most SaaS companies shooting in the dark there? Our guest today is the famous Patrick Campbell, co-founder and CEO of ProfitWell (previously Price Intelligently). You’ll learn why value-based pricing is so important, how to choose the right value metric, and how to create your subscription model based on research.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 132: Feature Audit with Brian Rhea

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How do you know what features in your product bring the most value? How can you “make your strengths stronger” and gracefully remove unpopular features? Today our guest is Brian Rhea, product strategist and the founder of Feature Audit. You’ll learn the story behind his analytics tool, how to conduct your own feature audit, and how to apply the results in your product strategy and consulting work.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 128: Writing Great Product Specs with Janna Bastow

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What kind of product specs are the best to work with? How do you document your vision? Our guest today is Janna Bastow — co-founder and CEO of ProdPad, co-founder of Mind the Product, and product person at heart. You’ll learn why product specs are always a work in progress, how to deal with deadlines, document your goals and tasks, and iterate based on customer feedback.

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2018

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Happy holidays everyone! It’s time to look back at 2018. It’s been six years since UI Breakfast was created, and these yearly reviews have been an important part of the journey.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 125: Defining & Building New Features with Emily Tate

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What feature should you build next? Will your product be ever “done”? How to avoid “building yourself into the corner”? Our guest today is the awesome Emily Tate, US General Manager at Mind the Product. You’ll learn how to prioritize new features, create roadmaps based on user research, and ignore “squeaky wheals” while focusing on truly important product work.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 115: The Psychology of Addictive Products with Jeff Davidson

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We should make products useful, no doubt. But what if we could also make them addictive — so that the customers keep coming back? Our guest today is Jeff Davidson, a solo product designer and writer. You’ll learn key psychological principles behind popular apps, why making a product addictive should never be a goal by itself, and how to design product features that satisfy the user’s seeking system.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 113: Designing Messaging Systems with Kostya Gorskiy

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Chats and messengers represent a huge design challenge: there’s always room for innovation, but the users are deeply attached to existing UX patterns (think of the latest Skype update). Our guest today is Kostya Gorskiy, Design Lead at Intercom. We talk about their recent messenger redesign, peculiarities of popular chat platforms, and how to design a messaging interface for your own product.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 110: What Makes an Awesome Product Strategy with Zack Naylor

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What is a product strategy? More importantly, what makes a good one? Our guest today is Zack Naylor, co-founder and CEO at Aurelius. We talk about product strategy vs tactics, the objectives and key results framework, the elusive product-market fit, and customer research as the foundation for all of the above.

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Start Here: Your Essential Content Guide

My dear friend, here’s a curated list of content organized by topic. I put it together for you, so that you can learn the essentials of our business ecosystem without paying top dollar for expensive training.

It starts with my own books and talks, and continues with other resources organized by topic. Note: I only include resources that are either free or very affordable.

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