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. […]

May 02

What you could learn from Code by Charles Petzold (2000, 364 pages)

In the book ‘Code – The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software’, Charles explains the basic concepts of how computers work.

April 25

What you could learn from ‘Product Mastery’ by Geoff Watts (2017, 267 pages)

Product Owners (PO) outline the vision for the product, collate the input from the business, customers and the team and forge all of the requirements into a prioritised list of things that need to be built.

March 17

What you could learn from ‘Smartcuts’ by Shane Snow (2016, 198 pages)

What makes some people wildly more successful than others?

In his book ‘Smartcuts’, Shane argues that there 9 things that super successful people do differently.

March 10

What you could learn from “The Art of Innovation” by Tom Kelly (2001, 297pages)

“The problem is not that big companies don’t see change coming, it is just that they fail to decide what to do about it and/or fail to execute their plan.” IDEO is now one of the world’s top design consultancies.  IDEO’s success includes the first Apple mouse and the Plam V.  Tom Kelley, the founder […]

February 19

Leadership hack 019 – feedback

Anders Ericsson found that truly world class performers invested more time in deliberate practice (see his seminal paper) than their less successful peers.  Anders defined deliberate practice as: “repeated experiences in which the individual can attend to the critical aspects of the situation and incrementally improve her or his performance in response to knowledge of results, feedback, or both from a teacher.” The importance of feedback […]