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.
The prophet of profit
Peter Caputa IV, CEO at Databox, shared his lessons from growing Databox.
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.
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.
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.