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He above Scott gives us the following rule of thumb the only time you should force new behaviors is when they nable a uniue and important value in your productMeasure Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, each feature by its own measureWe spend so much of our time buildingngagement drivers into products features and Ooko experiences intended to drive customerngagement of some kind based on our understanding of customer needs But simply marketing our products via Naked engagement drivers misses a key human insight that customers don t always get mostxcited about the features they are most likely to use Instead the features that Shadow Scale (Seraphina, excite people most are often the novel featuresven if they aren t necessarily practical Scott calls these the interest drivers He shares how HBO GO initially promoted it s offering with the launch of Game of Thrones by introducing a detailed map of the fictional geography into it s app as a way to Claim The Crown encourage people to download the app on their iPad Even though it ultimately wasn t a heavily used feature it s novelty drove awareness and trial of the iPad app It s important then to realize when you are buildingngagement drivers vs interest drivers and to hold Nerds each feature to the appropriate measures for what it is ultimately designed to driveMystery is the magic ofngagementIn this In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, essay Scott details the leading psychological theory on curiosity known as the information gap theory describing how curiosity proceeds in two steps 1 a situation reveals a painful gap in our knowledge say a BuzzFeed headline and then we feel an urge to fill that gap andase that pain and then we click the link This behavior is so pervasive and is Bark eual to other primal desires like hunger Scottncourages us to take advantage of this when marketing our products Instead of simply providing a tell all about your product the best marketing taps into the natural human tendency to want to learn and understand something that is not fully revealed Unanswered uestions drive intrigue ven if you weren t necessarily interested in the answer in the first place Apple with it s carefully orchestrated PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND REVEALS IS THE KING OF THIS launches and reveals is the king of this all of us can take advantage of what Scott calls the magic of ngagementData is only as good as its source and doesn t replace intuitionWhile Scott shares lots of lessons throughout the book on how best to take advantage of data in this Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! essay he warns us that some of the best decisions you make may in fact run counter to what the data suggests and are instead driven by intuitionHe shares a great case study at Suare a few years back Suare pioneered finger based signatures in their cash registerxperience Ultimately when VISA and Mastercard decided to no longer reuire signatures for transactions below 25 the obvious thing to do would have been to remove the signature Cannibal experience from those transactions to significantly speed up the transaction process But Suare didn t actually do that because they realized that people found the signaturexperience somewhat fun and it also was a key branding component for Suare and often the only way that customers were introduced to the brand Even to this day they allow merchants to turn off signatures for transactions below 25 but it s on by default A great xample of how a core product decision wasn t driven by what the data clearly suggested but ultimately great xample of how a core product decision wasn t driven by what the data clearly suggested but ultimately a win for SuareI hope this gives you a taste of some of the insights Scott shares throughout the book It s chock full of so many so would Man, Son of Man encourage you to dig in yourself The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky. E way you hire better manage your team and meet your customers’ needs Finish strong and avoid the pitfalls manyntrepreneurs make so you can overcome resistance Alter Ego exit gracefully and continue onto you next creativendeavor with ase With insightful interviews from today’s leading ntrepreneurs artists writers and Uncommon Wisdom executives as well as Belsky’s ownxperience working with companies like Airbnb Pinterest Uber and sweetgre.
FREE READ ↠ Unseen City eBook, PDF or KindlePUB î By Scott BelskyThis was a reuested gift and gratefully received Some great nuggets of advice all written in a way that you can dip in and out of More books should be like this I will acknowledge that this book covers a part of the startup journey that is not often coveredIn this sense the book is a good check list of sort of principles and concepts that are important along the journey I found that all concepts Art explained had better and much deeper definitions in other books which to me make this book mostly interesting as an introductory read to the topic There are some good nuggets of info in the Messy Middle That being said I would hesitate to call it a book Its got an intro and a then it turns into of a bullet point briefing Maybe its a converted powerpoint briefing or its taken from a blog journal Taking the time to really develop the thesis might havenabled the author to God Is in the Crowd expand on his knowledge There is a graphic that is used around 15 time with no change to it Perhaps the printing in black and white took away from some indicators that might have been clear if it was printed in colour I just finished The Messy Middle and I m still not uite over the journey that I just tookTo cut to the chase and be clear your book is brilliant It s insightful thoughtful honest humble and at the same time uitentertainingIt s full of advices s insightful thoughtful honest humble and at the same time uite Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard entertainingIt s full of advices and hacks andach one is combined with a compelling anecdote The Matriarchs (The Family example or personalxperienceI was attracted to The Messy Middle because its title because it s a relatively ignored topic despite its relevancy I had no idea that it would become one of my toolbox on such a vast array of important topicsIt s a must read An unusual and heartening take on tricky middle years for startups and full of useful stories and approaches to dealing with them Definitely recommended This book is phenomenal As I scrolled through the cover blurbs from Notes for the Everlost entrepreneurs and VCs that Belsky has worked with before I wondered what would I do had I been the one Scottmailed asking for a blurb Would I have written a nice little platitude reflective of Scott s impressive body of work rather than the book itself Would I tell Scott
THAT HIS BOOK DOESN T EXCITE ME ENOUGH TOhis book doesn t When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) excite menough to something for his cover I think I d probably just politely decline No Biggy! explaining I m too busy color sorting my Patagonia vests and AllbirdsIt s beyond clear that Belsky is a very talented and successful product person manager investor and above allntrepreneur He s right to say that the middle of a venture is messy Unfortunately the same can be said about this bookI found its beginning chapters and the Crush It! ending chapters to be uite strong andspecially the Attracting Birds to Your Backyard end about finishing well and on your own terms particularly connected with me However the rest of the book consists of various blog posts I get why it may be appealing to collate them in a book because books still carry that special weight feeling of permanence but it wasn t necessary here Belsky passes on various anecdotes and uotes some pretty cool people but after finishing the book very little has remained in my brain from it Or at least it feels nothing particularly new has been gainedI felt strongly that this is because the book lacks much of a structureclear storyline so I found it particularly ironic that in the credits scene Belsky thanks one of his publishing house collaborators for helping push the book beyond a disorganized collection of random notations That person should have pushed a uite a bit harder as the book remains largely in that stage More than a busi. The Messy Middle is the indispensable guide to navigating the volatility of new ventures and leading bold creative projects by Scott Belsky best selling authorntrepreneur chief product officer at Adobe and product advisor to many of today's top start ups Creating something from nothing is an unpredictable journey The first mile births a new idea into xistence and the final mile is all about letting go We love talking about Ness book and that s what I loved about it It s a book about mbracing the long game and leading through ambiguity whether you re a founder Bird-by-Bird Gardening entrepreneur or artist you ll find relevance Belsky details thendurance it takes to bring an idea to life It s not always as pretty as the beginning or The Works of Saint Augustine end but the middle is worthy ofual attention since it s where most of the journey takes place As a product manager I found the book to be particularly insightful for my daily work and career The next time I m asked for a great product book I ll be recommending this But again the beauty of this book is that it s relevant for anyone who s building something from nothing Those who are leading others or themselves through uncertainty will benefit greatly from it Far from a generic business book with the same recycled ideas it s original practical profound and one of the best books I ve read all year I just finished reading The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky and highly recommend it for product managers at both startups and Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone established tech firms Scott Belsky shares his lessons learned optimizing andnduring the messy and unsexy middle My Teacher Is a Robot every product goes through before hopefully thriving He does a great job of sharing lessons from his ownxperience founding Behance and navigating Adobe post acuisition as well from the many startups he has worked with as an investor or advisor including Pinterest Airbnb Periscope Suare and It s a difficult book to summarize because it s organized as 100 mini Supper Club essays that succinctly teach a specific best practice around optimizing your team your product and yourself But what I loved most was that Scott brought a far human lens to creating winning products than traditional product best practices I wanted to share 5 such non obvious lessons that really stem from Scott s deep understanding of human behavior human psychology and human intuitionNobody remembers or is inspired by anything that fits inWe often seek to describe what we are making in terms of what alreadyxists like the Uber for massage or the Apple of razors in an attempt to be relatable and Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) easily understood The downside of this is that we give up free range innovation as thexpectations for what we are building then become set by the analogy Scott advises us not to succumb to society s gravitational force toward what is common and familiar because it can result in your fresh insights being pulled back to the mean of normalcy thereby killing the uniueness of the innovation you initially contemplatedBeware of creativity that compromises familiarityWhat s so interesting about The Messy Middle is that Scott fills the book with apparent contradictions with one Professional Capital essay arguing for a specific best practice and then the next arguing thexact opposite By doing so Scott is sharing the real world balance and trade offs inherent in any tactic This Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) essay served as thatxact foil to the above In it he suggests sometimes in our foil to the above In it he suggests sometimes in our to disrupt an industry our instinct is to be different But often the best way to capture share of an Berlioz, Vol. 2 existing industry is actually to be familiar He describes how the team behind the June smart oven originally designed a wildly different looking product that re imagined what an ovenven looked like But they ultimately realized that if they wanted it to be considered as an alternative to an oven they were better served by
product that looked like an oven Since they were already trying to disrupt cooking going with a familiar form ultimately aided their adoption To reconcile this with Tarts and finishes The Middle Sin (Cleo North even though the middle stretch is the most important and often the most ignored and misunderstood Broken into three sections with 100 plus insights this no nonsense audiobook will help you Endure the roller coaster of successes and failures by strengthening your resolvembracing the long game and short circuiting your reward system to get to the finish line Optimize what’s working so you can improve th.a product that