Product Managers Want To Know What’s Gone Wrong At UPS

UPS is trying to play catch-up with both Amazon and FedEx

When it comes time to ship a product to a customer, product managers in the U.S. know that they have three different options: the Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS. FedEx and UPS generally cost more, but they are fiercely competitive and if you hand your package off to them, you know that it will reach … Read more

Can Coke Product Managers Make Their New Alcoholic Drink A Success?

Chu-Hai is big in Japan. Can Coke join the crowd?

So for just a moment, picture yourself as a product manager for one of the most iconic products out there: Coke-Cola. You’ve done a great job – Coke is one of the most popular drinks available and no matter what country you go to, it is very well known. The company makes an enormous amount … Read more

Is 3-D Printing The Next Step For Product Managers?

3-D Printing will allow new types of products to be created

In the world of product managers, we can dream big. We can use our product development definition to imagine products that can solve customer problems perfectly. They are skinny, strong, wide, long, and fit perfectly where our customers need them to go. Right after we get done imagining what our product needs to look like, … Read more

Amazon Plans On Getting Into The Grocery Business

Amazon wants to be the place that you come to get food

Hopefully by now we are all aware that Amazon has purchased Whole Foods and has gotten into the grocery business in a big way. However, what a lot of product managers may not be aware of is that Amazon’s grocery dreams don’t stop with Whole Foods. Instead, they have their own plans about changing their … Read more

Is Twitter Out Of Control?

Hopefully you are well aware of just who Twitter is. The micro blogging service has over 313 million monthly users (just think about adding that to your product manager resume). If you turn on just about any television program, they are always talking about what is being discussed on their Twitter feed. This is all … Read more

What Does The Internet Of Things Mean To Product Managers?

Just in case you’ve been living with your head under a rock, there is this thing called the “internet of things” that is getting ready to take over the world. What is meant by the internet of things can vary from person to person, but basically what it means is the creation of a world … Read more

What Can Twinkies Teach Product Managers About New Markets?

So how do you feel about the snack foods made by the Hostess company: Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, etc.? I must confess that these days I get a little overwhelmed when I think about just how rich they are; however, in my childhood I suspect that I ate more than my fair share! The … Read more

What Can ESPN Teach You About Growing Your Product?

If you like sports, then you like ESPN. ESPN is the dominate force in the world of broadcasting sports. In fact, they are so much a part of sports today that it’s almost hard to remember a time when they didn’t exist. However, there was a time that sports fans had to hunt in order … Read more

Applying Digital Product Management To Perfume

Think, if you will, about the world of perfumes. This market consists of tiny little bottles that contain liquids that when sprayed on (most of the time) women produce scents that the wearer believes will make them more attractive to the opposite sex. Chanel No. 5 is considered to be the most expensive perfume in … Read more