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Overheard in product: Vocab, growth, information filth, stakeholders and common misconceptions

We've been eavesdropping. Find out what product folks were buzzing about on social and Slack last week.
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We’re back with part 17 of Overheard in Product—a series where we round up all of the tantalizing conversations from product folks that you may have missed on the web last week.

This week, we overheard a jargon vocab lesson, a product growth lesson, Amy’s Law of Information Filth, an aphorism about stakeholder meetings, and common misconceptions.

Let’s get to it.

So eloquently spoken

Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch, gave a vocab lesson.

this is a tweet from anil dash that asks what technical jargon or concept his followers would like to have explained


Our favorites were digital transformation, server-side routing versus client-side routing, and granular.  

The prophet of profit

Peter Caputa IV, CEO at Databox, shared his lessons  from growing Databox.  

this is a tweet from peter caputa iv with lessons from growing databoc to be a profitable company. some points include: long content = best marketing, product UI = salesperson, freemium + trial = low-touch sales

Inbound, a product’s UI that sells, freemium, and free trial? Sounds like product-led!

Wiping the Slack clean

Speaking of prophets, Designer and developer Amy Hoy shared a tweet from 2009 that was downright prophetic itself.

this is a twitter reply from amyhoy to val geisler about how people flock to new modes of communication and social media channels

She was responding to Val Geisler about Slack’s new integration with email. Everything old is new again.

How does May 34th sound?

Entrepreneur and investor Joshua Schachter remembered an age-old maxim.

this is a tweet from joshu that reads: a journey of thousand miles starts with a single hard to schedule meeting with all relevant stakeholders

Food for thought: How can you make yourself more available for important things while still protecting your time?

Bonus: Everything you thought you knew is (mostly) wrong

I read this list of common misconceptions a half a dozen times and was shocked at how many of the things I thought I knew are flat out wrong.

Case and point: Cooking wine off of a pot roast doesn’t burn off the alcohol, Vikings didn’t have horns on their helmets, medieval folks did not believe the earth was flat, and bumblebees should be able to fly.

Brb, I just became the most annoying person to have a conversation with.

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Margaret Kelsey
Director of Marketing at OpenView
Margaret Kelsey is the Director of Marketing at OpenView. Before OpenView, she made immeasurable contributions to Appcues' marketing programs as the Director of Brand and Creative. She’s a big fan of puns, Blackbird Donuts, and Oxford commas—probably in that order.
Skip to section:

Skip to section:

We’re back with part 17 of Overheard in Product—a series where we round up all of the tantalizing conversations from product folks that you may have missed on the web last week.

This week, we overheard a jargon vocab lesson, a product growth lesson, Amy’s Law of Information Filth, an aphorism about stakeholder meetings, and common misconceptions.

Let’s get to it.

So eloquently spoken

Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch, gave a vocab lesson.

this is a tweet from anil dash that asks what technical jargon or concept his followers would like to have explained


Our favorites were digital transformation, server-side routing versus client-side routing, and granular.  

The prophet of profit

Peter Caputa IV, CEO at Databox, shared his lessons  from growing Databox.  

this is a tweet from peter caputa iv with lessons from growing databoc to be a profitable company. some points include: long content = best marketing, product UI = salesperson, freemium + trial = low-touch sales

Inbound, a product’s UI that sells, freemium, and free trial? Sounds like product-led!

Wiping the Slack clean

Speaking of prophets, Designer and developer Amy Hoy shared a tweet from 2009 that was downright prophetic itself.

this is a twitter reply from amyhoy to val geisler about how people flock to new modes of communication and social media channels

She was responding to Val Geisler about Slack’s new integration with email. Everything old is new again.

How does May 34th sound?

Entrepreneur and investor Joshua Schachter remembered an age-old maxim.

this is a tweet from joshu that reads: a journey of thousand miles starts with a single hard to schedule meeting with all relevant stakeholders

Food for thought: How can you make yourself more available for important things while still protecting your time?

Bonus: Everything you thought you knew is (mostly) wrong

I read this list of common misconceptions a half a dozen times and was shocked at how many of the things I thought I knew are flat out wrong.

Case and point: Cooking wine off of a pot roast doesn’t burn off the alcohol, Vikings didn’t have horns on their helmets, medieval folks did not believe the earth was flat, and bumblebees should be able to fly.

Brb, I just became the most annoying person to have a conversation with.

Author's picture
Margaret Kelsey
Director of Marketing at OpenView
Margaret Kelsey is the Director of Marketing at OpenView. Before OpenView, she made immeasurable contributions to Appcues' marketing programs as the Director of Brand and Creative. She’s a big fan of puns, Blackbird Donuts, and Oxford commas—probably in that order.
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