October 05

What could you learn from ‘The mom test’ by Rob Fitzpatrick (2013, 133 pages)

How do you get detailed, insightful and unbiased feedback?  In his book ‘The mom test’, Rob sets out three rules that will you get user testing right. The Mom Test Talk about their life instead of your idea Ask about specifics in the past instead of generics or opinions about the future Talk less and listen more   The […]

September 22

What you could learn from ‘the War of Art’ by Steve Pressfield (2002, 165 pages)

The War of Art is a great, quick read.  Read this book if you need a quick burst of inspiration, or if you are struggling to make progress.

September 15

What you could learn from ‘Product Leadership’ (2017, 209 pages)

How do companies produce products and services customer want?  The book ‘Product Leadership’ suggests that the key is to build empowered and autonomous teams, lead by product leaders.

September 04

What you could learn from ‘Retail Banking Technology’ by Suresh Samudrala (2015, pages 2017)

Technology accounts for an average 25% of banks costs (Gartner IT budget 2017).   Legacy banking systems are horrendously complex.  Built up over decades, with multiple systems added, integrated and removed, CTOs have found it hard to justify the cost of modernizing core banking systems. In ‘Retail Banking Technology’ Suresh outlines and discusses the main […]

September 01

What you could learn from ‘Value Proposition Design’ (2014, 272 pages)

Whether you need to design a brand new product or compete in an existing market, the key to success is developing a product is that fulfills a customer need in such as way that customers are willing you pay you more than your costs.

August 29

What you could learn from ‘The FinTech Book’ by Susanne Chishti and Janos Barberis (2016, 300 pages)

The Fintech book explores the FinTech landscape in more detail. FinTech Themes discuss how collaboration, identity, design & UX are increasingly important and how the big tech companies are likely to get into finance. FinTech Hub compares and contrasts the various locations which seem to be spawning growth, for example, the rise of London and Singapore. […]