December 23, 2021
 
This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

We pick up and send 3 good articles that we found this week. Hopefully, it will bring new perspectives and help you develop your career and learning journey.
 

This Week's Reading List 📚


Product Manager's Career Path (13min)
There are many types of product managers that you can be specialized in. This article explains the whole career path of the product manager, specialization, how to step up, and the hierarchy of product managers.

Casey’s Guide to Finding Product/Market Fit (10min)
Casey Winters, Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite, explains what is product/market fit (PMF) and how to get to it. In short, PMF = (flattened retention curve) + (MoM growth in new users). There are two types of paths to get to PMF: (1) Eric Ries Model (market first, then find product ideas) vs. (2) Keith Rabois Model (product idea first, then find market). Choose wisely based on your company type.

The Network Effects Bible (25min)
Network effects are important because they are the best form of defensibility, and thus value creation, in the digital world (the three other major defensibilities are brand, embedding, and scale). This article covers the whole picture of network effects from why it matters to how to build and maintain it.


See you next week ;)
Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

Best,
Kei and Kazuki

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Today's Quote - "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde