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This week we’ve been asked:
I have spent a number of years helping software companies as they grow launch new products. As businesses start out, they typically have one product that, if successful, is the foundation for their growth. Everything about this company is built around that flagship product- how they sell, service, etc. This growth then allows companies to develop adjacent products. Some of these products have different needs – buyers might be slightly different, the services model might need to change and so on.
Do you have any material on how companies make this shift?
A | Here are a few talks that consider different approaches to growth and building the next breakout product. (Slides, notes and transcripts included).
Tendayi Viki on Innovation in more mature companies.
Rich Mironov literally wrote the book on Product Management – ‘The Art of Product Management’ – and has a wealth of knowledge to offer on the subject of the strategic implications to produce great products.
Bob Dorff is entertaining, highly experienced and has seen a whole lot of successful and unsuccessful businesses.
Bruce McCarthy arms you with his battle-tested approach to prioritizing your most critical initiatives.
Seth Godin is the founder of Yoyodyne and Squidoo, and the author of seminal books such as ‘Purple Cow’, ‘Tribes’, and ‘Linchpin’. He’s been in the business for over 30 years.
Anil Dash discusses the challenges of stepping into a leadership role in what is perhaps one of the best-known software companies the public probably haven’t heard of.
Let us know how you get on and which ones resonate, there are plenty more.
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