Friday, September 25, 2020


 I recently read James Clear's book- Atomic Habits.

An atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small & easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth. It is one of the very few books where I ended up highlighting along almost every other page, based on some highly actionable insights.

One such insight:
“Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.”

In my worldview, this book has ideas that are applicable to all the professions, but I highlight Product Management in this note, purely inspired by Shreyas Doshi tweet: (included my sketchnote summary)

Tactics to improve your product:

1. Talk to customers
2. Use the product
3. Understand competition
4. Browse support tickets
5. Shadow a sales call
6. Specify adoption metrics
7. Write a user story
8. List top user annoyances
9. Read website like a novice
10. Go through the New User Experience

What Shreyas called to as tactics, I see them through the lens of atomic habits, something (if followed) would eventually lead to exponential growth for products and also as PMs.

What do you think ? What else would you add to the above list ?

#product #productmanagement


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