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Product Development is for Dictators

Michael Arrington recently wrote an article about Digg and its ‘travails’ on Techcrunch.

I know little about Digg, but I believe he makes a very good general point about Product Development. He wrote;

Product should be a dictatorship. Not consensus driven. There are casualties. Hurt feelings. Angry users. But all of those things are necessary if you’re going to create something unique.

I love that line. It speaks to me exactly about what is important in Product Development. Continue reading

Unlike the iPhone, I know not of other Products where users contribute such awesome Marketing

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf

“Apple of My Eye” – an iPhone 4 film – UPDATE: Behind the scenes footage included

Having just spent tonight (badly) editing some SD footage with iMovie 9 on my MacMini, I can only say, I need an iPhone 4 with IMovie about now.

Touch makes all the difference. Mice, trackpads are just about useless for real control – unless you are an expert who does this every day.

Arrington on Digg and Product development

Product should be a dictatorship. Not consensus driven. There are casualties. Hurt feelings. Angry users. But all of those things are necessary if you’re going to create something unique.

I wouldn’t be sharing this if I didn’t love that line. It is EXACTLY what I think.

And I liked it so much I posted an article inspired by it on my Blog.

Product Development is for Dictators

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Awesome Cover on the newyorker:

In this week’s issue: George Packer on the McChrystal debacle; Ken Auletta on Afghanistan’s first media mogul; Tad Friend on Steve Carell; Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Jacob Zuma; Rebecca Mead on playgrounds; James Surowiecki on financial illiteracy; Sasha Frere-Jones on Robyn; James Wood on David Mitchell; Peter Schjeldahl on Charles Burchfield; David Denby on “Knight and Day” and “Winter’s Bone”; fiction by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum; and more: http://www.newyorker.com/