product research

Book Review: Hooked

Book Review: Hooked

5 out of 5 stars | Hooked answers the question, "How do I build a product that sticks?" Every day we experience internal and external triggers that cause us to interact with brands. There's a reason you grab a "Kleenex," not a tissue, and "Google" something rather than "Bing" it. What makes these products so ingrained in our culture that they've become a habit? See why I gave Hooked 5 out of 5 stars. >>

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

When you work remotely or on a large team, being able to connect on the fly can make a big difference in your productivity. At Litmus, we use a popular messaging tool called Slack for all of our internal communications.

Slack is a real-time messaging tool that sorts you into various channels, like chat rooms, where you can discuss what's going on, or use various integrations to get work done faster, like with Google Drive, Twitter, or RSS. (Or giphy, if you need to express yourself.)

And though I love Slack since it accelerates collaboration and flattens our organization, there's a LOT going on during the day, and it can be hard to concentrate and stay productive (which is the whole point of Slack!) Read on for my tips on staying productive using Slack >>

Learning to Experiment

Learning to Experiment

No one walks around every day setting out to prove they're wrong. With the pressure on to perform better with less resources in every industry, there doesn't feel like room for failure. 

Or is there?

This is part of a series of reflections inspired by my courses at HBX, an online business school cohort powered by Harvard Business School. With Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting, I'm learning the fundamentals of business. Find the whole series here.