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Shaun Russell Rocks SaaS Product Management Like It’s 1999

Shaun Russell Goes Future to the Back A few weeks ago  I received a mailing from, I think, the BPMA (Boston Product Management Association) whose main headline was a link to a video entitled Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager given by a nice looking fellow of the name Shaun Russell, who, judging by his accent, is of British extraction and is currently a PM at an online website called the Outfittery. The website’s SaaS business model is based around consulting with an online stylist who periodically sends you clothing they’ve picked out for you best on

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Pollfish: The App as Channel

Pollfish: Is that Smartphone a Channel in Your Pocket or Do You Just Want to Ask Me Something?     Calm down, California. You’ll get over this. Someday Unless you were sealed in a time capsule circa 2000 alongside your Nokia 3390 (dig that 459-character text limit. Wish Twitter did that) you’ve heard of apps. While Apple didn’t create the app, it did create the app market and infrastructure, which has been a runaway commercial success, adding in total about $60B to its bottom line. Apps are first cousins to SaaS systems, though they differ in a couple of significant

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Napster Nazguled the Music Biz, but What the Internet Tooketh Away, the Cloud Giveth Back

Napster Nazguled the Music Biz, but What the Internet Tooketh Away, the Cloud Giveth Back Once upon a time, there was a wonderful land of music, joy, and love. This land was known as “The Music Biz” and it was inhabited by handsome guy troubadours and gorgeous girl chanteuses who every day woke up and warbled beautiful songs into recording devices, which then transferred the tunes onto eldritch playing apparatuses made of tape, plastic and vinyl. If the people who listened to the tape, vinyl, and CDs found it pleasing, they bought large numbers of the musical devices, enriching the

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Key Highlights from Softletter’s Software Company Staffing Report, Part II of II

The following information is excerpted from Softletter’s forthcoming Software Company Staffing Report. Very little information or data is available on this topic in the industry and given the recent controversy over such topics as outsourcing, H-1B, the relocation of jobs from the U.S. to international venues, the possible misuse of H-1B by companies such as Disney and Southern California Edison and the ongoing questions about how software companies staff up, we think this information very timely.  Both parts of this article will be open through the end of the year and then only be available to Softletter subscribers.) The Softletter 2016

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