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Ever wondered what it takes to build an intelligent Q/A assistant? 🤔

@OpenAI #gpt3 and a few hours is all you need!

🤯 Yes, you heard it right!

🕹 Built a #javascript wizard using @streamlit to answer all your queries like a human expert!

A thread 🧵

#nlproc #AI #lowcode
@OpenAI @streamlit Gone are the days when you had to spend hours on @StackOverflow for resolving code-related queries!

🪄 Javascript wizard gives you precise answers to all your #JS related questions by leveraging #gpt3's latest code-davinci model that understands your queries just like humans!
@OpenAI @streamlit @StackOverflow I have made the application code #OpenSource so you can just clone the repo and build #gpt3 powered #AI applications for your usecase!

👨‍💻 GitHub Repo -…

#NLP #lowcode #nlproc
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Probably the MOST abused and thus harmful principle of the #Agile Manifesto is:

"Responding to change over following a plan"

Here's a thread 🧵on how to think about it in logical and rational way, that hopeful removes whatever confusion people have.

#product #prodmgmt

Each of the 4 main statements of Manifesto are structured as

<a> over <b>


Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Meaning that while both may be necessary, focus MORE on the left i.e. <a>, and LESS on the right i.e. <b>

But as is often the case, people misunderstand, misconstrue or corrupt simple statements and often these are interpreted as:

<a> NOT <b>


Responding to change and NOT following a plan

It's strange, but not unexpected that this happens, albeit rather selectively.

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Why #BUIDL on @NEARProtocol: from a marketing point of view. A thread for emerging #DeFi startups and their marketing teams written by a #web3 marketer 🧵

1/ TL;DR
The #NEAR ecosystem is the friendliest in web3. You show traction, and they help you grow organically. Image
2/ Disclaimer: #Product is always in the spotlight. The more innovation it brings to the ecosystem, the easier it becomes to grow the community organically and enjoy the benefits of close-to-zero #marketing budgets. An obvious thing, I guess.

Now, we’re ready to go 📒
3/ $NEAR is growing.

According to @MessariCrypto, #NEAR gained +57% on Twitter since the beginning of 2022 compared to +53% for $LUNA, one of the most hyping coins atm.

For some general market metrics, pls check the pinned thread submitted by @_alexpavlov 🌀 Image
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We added a couple of articles on #machinelearning.
Content based #recommender using #python:…
Collaborative #filtering approach to #recommender based suggestions, again using #python and #matrixfactorization:…
a few useful links for website categorization:…
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Our #product discovery process wasn't working. We had some wins with problems we understood well, but as we increased how fast we were moving it stopped working.

Here's what I think we were doing wrong and what we are trying now:

#prodmgmt #productmanagement
We plan quarterly and were starting discovery about six weeks out from the start of the next quarter. This meant that we had to pick a problem to solve for next quarter, research it, ideate and validate solutions with users, and slice up the work all within six weeks.
This was obviously nowhere near enough time. The first time we did it with a designer involved I knew the problem very well and the solution was simple. We tested it with customers and the feedback was positive.
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Who else attended today's @OECD Development Co-operation Report 2021 launch event on shaping a just #DigitalTransformation?✋

Panelists expanded upon some of the report's key themes, including:

📅 Acting now!
⬆️ More #coordination
🖼️ Strong #frameworks
🧑‍🤝‍🧑 #InclusiveDevelopment
But we also heard a lot about #DigitalPublicGoods (#DPGs). Like... A LOT a lot.

So, what's the connection between #DPGs and a just, #inclusive #DigitalTransformation? Why have so many #donors, national #governments, and #tech experts alike expressed interest in #DPG solutions?
Well, they all agree that #DigitalTransformation is at a tipping point globally, with the divisions between wealthy and developing nations especially stark: 96% of the world's unconnected people live in developing countries.
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the service is using ML model trained on large number of annotated product texts. google product taxonomy was taken as the base taxonomy, which was then customised.
the #platform can be used both as dashboard or as #API #json endpoint. here is the url for IAB classification that you can try out:…
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Help! What do you call organizational hierarchy (reporting lines) vs delivery structure (e.g. cross functional teams / value streams etc. where you have people from different departments coming together to deliver value).
#product #hierarchy #org #structure #delivery
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Product managers should explicitly track all the ‘specials’ they’ve done for the Sales org, and then remind them at sales training or sales kickoff of how much revenue this generated.

Also remind Sales of what WASN’T done or what was delayed because of that work.
BTW, this is the process I used in a couple of companies to handle these requests.

To reduce adhoc requests from sales for these "specials" we had an escalation process - first up through sales management and sales engineering, then discussed with Product Management. /1
i.e. The sales team took responsibility for filtering out random requests from less "effective" reps. So we knew the quality of requests from Sales to #ProdMgmt was relatively good. /2
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The business I work for has been transitioning from project-led, to product-led for the last few years.

Here are some of the things I've learnt during that time 🧵:

#product #prodmgmt #productmanagement
Our customers used to specify what they wanted and pay for the project team to deliver it. This led to an unsustainable product with numerous features just for a single customer and high maintenance costs. These specs came from the 'buyers' and not the 'users' (we are B2B).
We are making good progress but still going through the change. Doing user research has helped build confidence that we understand our customers, and some have started to relax control.
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There was a time a freshly graduated urban student from #Karachi 🏙️ (#Pakistan 🇵🇰) upper urban middle class, with an expensive British education, had a real talent for writing fictions and for advertising an expertise...1/20
Photo: Casey Horner
...she did not have thru her re-formulation of trendy topics. Surfing the wave, she considered herself as a #Writer and as a #Consultant.
Unfortunately, nobody in “patriarchal #Pakistan 🇵🇰”, as she says, was ready to hire a young... 2/20
Photo: #BernardGrua @BernardGrua Ramla Akhtar, Postgrowth, @BarfeootRara at Baltit fort, Kari
a young professional #female with no experience for the jobs she was pretending to. Her career disillusions and her unsuccessful personal life caused her severe depressions with more and more frequent mental disorders. 3/20
Photo: #BernardGrua @BernardGrua Ramla Akhtar, Postgrowth, @BarfeootRara at Karakoram mountai
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Theoretical Product Management is NOT enough!

A thread 🧵

#product #diaries #prodmgt Image
Recently, I went through the experience of obtaining a European driving license.

A little background:

I come from a country where obtaining a driving license is relatively easy. Street signs are meaningless most of the time.
Driving happens through intuition and an unspoken language between drivers that involves gestures, sounds, and gut feel.

One can say I had driving experience, but really only on how to maneuver a car, context changes everything.
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Started my business when I was 38 years old(ancient eh😉🤦‍♂️

Since then

• Created a boutique travel company
• Founded a digital creative studio
• Early stage co-founder of Unicorn 🦄
• Prolific Content Creator

If I had to do it all over again, 5 things I'd do differently.
#1: Don't Wait to Start so long.

At the time, I thought more 'experience' was a good idea.

It wasn't.

It led to lost opportunities, competition hotting up🔥

Instead, I would do Start Really Early🚀
#2: Choose Ethical Partners🤝

I really thought a Young partner was going to Accelerate things

He slyly dumped me

Instead, I would select an ethical partner, regardless of age

• Smart
• Tech Savvy
• While I add the big picture and experience
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I've gotten feedback on how it feels to be part of a #productmgmt org in traditional companies.

Sharing what I'm hearing and sharing my first-hand experiences/advice in case it helps people.

I also think we can help each other. See how below.

Ok, here goes:
First, in case you missed it, here's the original thread that kicked everything off:

Now, let's get to the feedback:

1⃣ There's a collective feeling of frustration: not being able to perform our highest and best.

Now, you may not be able to change the environment, but you *can* change your approach to:

- how you practice product
- how you work with people
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Reflecting on introducing #product to a traditional org.

I made some (now obvious) mistakes and learned some lessons the hard way.

Time to represent the unglamorous side of #productmanagement:
Context: this was my first time entering a traditional org that never had product before.

I had no idea just how hard it would be as an outsider.

My boss and I were both new, and everyone we worked with had been there for some time.

Ok, let's dive in.
❌ Making changes too soon without context

We thought the team was too large and wanted to split it to two teams, putting more emphasis on certain areas and less on others.

We failed to communicate the benefits we saw along with where we wanted to take the team.
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Thinking about a #product leader’s ability to deliver impact at scale. 🧵

What would you add?

#productmanagement #productleadership

Influence and trust is built through demonstrated and consistent results. It is not built through who has the best idea.

Show stakeholders that you’ve done it before as evidence you can do it again.

You'll be able to earn more ambitious goals/scope each time.
A strong sense of purpose that guides prioritization.

It’s saying “heck yeah” to this amazing thing that we’re all working on together and not letting anything distract us.

Saying yes to a purpose makes it easier to say no or not yet to other things.
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Morning routines are all the rage in the "influencer", self optimization, and high performance space. Though a lot of it should be taken with a grain of salt - I look at the morning as time to set the primer for #productmanagement. 🧵🔽
Product takes a lot of thinking, context switching, and zooming in and out of the scopes of work. In a single conversation you'll be asked to talk tactical implementation and long term strategy. And to stay sane in the process.
Here are the 7 things I do every AM to set my brain into #productmanagement mode. A 🧵 for #product twitter.
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The Bullseye framework helps you identify what traction channel works the best for the next growth stage for your product/startup/company 🚀🎯

It's a three step framework:
1. What's possible?
2. What's probable?
3. What's working?

#growth #product #startups
What's possible ?🤔

🎯 Brainstorm all possible traction channels, be it advertising, SEO, communities
🎯 All the possible places where you can find your ideal users
🎯 Identify one strategy for each channel you brainstorm
What's probable? 🤔

🎯 Experiment and Measure!
🎯Run multiple experiments parallely
🎯 Find answers to questions like -
"How many users can you acquire?"
"How much will it cost?"

TL;DR - Find which traction channel is the most effective
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The role of a #founder & #CEO needs to evolve over time and be aligned with #startup’s stage of maturity.

4 questions for 4 stages to help you focus:

How? —> #Idea stage
What? —> #Product market fit stage
Who? —> #Scale stage
Why? —> Big company stage

Thread 👇
1. #Idea stage. How?

“How will we make this idea a reality?”
This includes nailing down the pain in the market and articulating how you’re planning to cure that.
2. #Product-Market fit stage. What?

“What is the #market telling us?”
This includes looking at product-market fit indicators and iterating your #solution. If you’ve nailed the pain and know what are leading indicators of #PMF - this stage is actually easier than perceived.
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⚔️ Ego is a product manager's worst enemy ⚔️

Early in the #product lifecycle, collecting feedback is of great value in shaping future strategy.

More often than not, PMs talk to customers in pursuit of affirmation, or acknowledgment falling into our good ol' Confirmation Bias.
The Confirmation bias stems from ego, we hate to be proven wrong, so we intentionally try to avoid feedback that distorts our carefully self crafted image of our dear products. There is a nice name for this, it's called the "Ostrich Effect".
To counter that, we need to step on Ego. leave it at the door and charge in pursuit of the truth not our version of it, but a neutral truth, even if it's ugly and contradictory to our initial hypothesis.

Product managers are truth detectives 🕵️
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I use @RoamResearch every single day for #productmanagement. I thought some people might like to see how I handle one of the key elements of the product discovery process: questions. A #productmgmt 🧵
If you work in #product you know that a high % of your day-to-day involves questions. Whether you are answering these questions yourself or trying to get others to answer them for you, you need to be able to track questions and answers.
When I have a discovery question I will write it down in Roam as a TODO. Generally it will look like this: Image
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✨Purpose Matters✨

A short story from @angelaw's book on #Grit:

Three bricklayers are asked: “What are you doing?”
➡️ The first says, “I am laying bricks.”
➡️ The second says, “I am building a wall.”
➡️ And the third says, “I am building the house of God.”

#product #diaries
The first bricklayer has a job. The second has a career. The third has a calling.

In product, laying the bricks is the "HOW", building a wall is the "WHAT", and building a house of God is the "WHY".

Architects/Builders/Engineers want purpose, a WHY to operate with conviction.
As product managers, it's important to:

➡️ Take the time to come up with a clear, declarative ultimate concern (aka Northstar)

➡️ Communicate it clearly with all stakeholders
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A few things I wish I would've known as an early-career #product manager

1) Building relationships and trust is everything.

You need to be able to influence others, and in order to do that, you need to spend lots of time with people at all levels in the organization.

Seek input, incorporate ideas, build off of each other.
2) Communicate, communicate, and communicate some more.

Create awareness for yourself, your efforts, and share your results.

You'll earn more influence and scope.
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