Come join one of the events I host.
Product & Beyond is a monthly meetup of people passionate about products. Design, engineering, product management, marketing, operations, legal and more all partake in the creation of great products. We regularly get together to drink, laugh and casually talk about products and beyond.
Meaningful Discussions in Ho Chi Minh City is the Saigon chapter of the largest face-to-face discussion group with monthly events taking place in 11 countries.
Lean Startup Vietnam host irregular events sharing Lean Startup techniques and experiences.
The Carpet Makers on thousands of planets spend their whole life creating one carpet each from the hair of their wives and daughters. This beautiful carpet is for the palace of the emperor. But the emperor is dead and his palace contains not a single hair carpet.
Author Andreas Eschbach unravels they mystery of the hair carpets in a collection of self-contained short stories, all following different protagonists, painting a detailed picture of this foreign world.
Murakami Haruki has written many wonderful books. The ones I highly recommend are:
I listen to quite a few podcasts. These are the English ones I enjoy quite a bit:
The German-speaking audience might like:
YouTubers MrWhoseTheBoss and MKBHD explain the techniques tech companies use to get a more positive coverage of their products.
There’s a whole class of bugs that comes down to the developer followed very specific instructions without understanding the goal. And a well-meaning manager will take that to mean I wasn’t specific enough in my instructions. No! Computers need instructions. Humans need understanding.
I like to take developers with me when visiting customers. A common understanding of the goal removes so much friction and makes life so much easier.
I also recommend Basecamp’s Shape up to break down the barrier between product and IT and have small teams work closely together to ship a new product or feature.