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ProductNation Network
ProductNation Network

ProductNation has been set up by a team of enthusiasts who have created a platform for entrepreneurs, employees and indeed, onlookers to share ideas, ask questions and gain knowledge about various dimensions of the software product business.

  • Why No One Responds To Your Customer Success Managers

    February 13, 2017

    Who am I writing this for: people who are building or managing a Customer Success function. What’s my key point: your CSMs need to provide value, and for that it’s better they specialize based on industry… MORE >>

  • How limited access to paid tools as a startup made me realize the need for a community

    February 09, 2017

    When I started out as an entrepreneur the journey was fueled by big dreams that were perhaps a bit too daring. It wasn’t smooth sailing and early days were tough. Life in a startup is… MORE >>

  • I am the Product Manager

    February 08, 2017

    Of the various hats I have worn all these years – Founder, Sales guy, Deployment Specialist, Level 1 and Level 2 Support, DevOps, Coder, Cheque depositor – I have come to realize I was a… MORE >>

  • A Framework For Building SaaS Products That Don’t Churn

    February 07, 2017

    When you say “reduce SaaS churn”, most people will immediately imagine tactics like drip email campaigns, great onboarding, customer marketing, gamification and automated alerts when users show signs of leaving. But this post is not about… MORE >>

  • Volunteer Hero: Vivek Raghavan

    February 06, 2017

     iSPIRT volunteers build public goods inspired by open-source Linux and Wikipedia. Our volunteers are selfless, committed and conflict-free. They are animated by a burning cause.   One such cause is about creating technology platforms that will… MORE >>

  • Are AI and Automation dirty words for some?

    February 01, 2017

    Man being replaced by machines has been a topic very well documented in our academic and social history. While, designing machines that can replicate human intelligence is ‘the dream’ for many, the idea has seen… MORE >>

  • The Product Manager’s RuleBook

    January 31, 2017

    This post is not about “tools” which will make you (integral)dx more productive. This post is about telling you rules of the Jungle called Product Management. So you are the Product Manager, Right ? You just… MORE >>

  • Union Budget 2017 : How’s it Set to Impact These #5 Key Domains in India

    January 30, 2017

    Alright, before I take the plunge into revealing what I expect from the impending budget, let’s take a quick glance at numbers on how the Government has fared since its inception: Modi’s flagship Make in… MORE >>

  • Why Your OnPage Chat Is Not Working? [How To Fix It]

    January 28, 2017

    A Step by Step guide on how product marketers should evaluate on page chat tools, implement and use them to start generating leads for sales.     We had rolled out the first version of… MORE >>

  • What the U.S. can learn from India’s move toward a cashless society

    January 24, 2017

    Looking from Silicon Valley upon the progress that India has made in building a digital infrastructure, I am in awe.  The U.S. tech industry fancies itself as the global leader in innovation, yet India has… MORE >>

  • 85 Things I learned being a CEO

    January 19, 2017

    It is going to be an extremely hard job. No amount of preparation or education is going to prepare you for what it demands. You will feel like quitting at so many instances. Don’t, just… MORE >>

  • eKYC – Know Your Customer unassisted using Aadhaar, OTP and Face Biometrics

    January 18, 2017

    Context Know Your Customer (KYC) is essential for obtaining Financial, Healthcare, Insurance, and Telecom services around the world. In the Indian context, until Aadhaar opened up its APIs, KYC was a laborious process costing billions… MORE >>

  • Freemium Model for SaaS – The Good, The Bad, and The In-between

    January 16, 2017

    In 1999, Vistaprint, a four-year-old French startup, launched its internet-based printing services in the highly competitive US market. Going against the popular advice to target the bigger companies (who would spend more money on printing),… MORE >>

  • The Need for Product Thinking and Successes

    January 13, 2017

    “The role of a product manager is to discover a product that is valuable, usable and feasible.” – Marty Cagan, Partner, Silicon Valley Product Group In a few simple words, this quote capture the essence… MORE >>

  • Disruption of Chit Funds and the Role of the India Stack.

    January 11, 2017

    Chit Funds are indigenous financial institutions in India. It is a mechanism that combines credit and savings in a single scheme. In a chit fund scheme, a group of individuals come together for a predetermined… MORE >>

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