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Old-Fashioned Rice Cookers Are Extremely Clever

How a simple rice cooker uses the physical properties of water and magnets to cook perfect rice.

Andy Grove and the IPhone SE  

Andy Grove passed away the same day that Apple announced the iPhone SE. One of Grove’s best decisions reminds me of this launch.

Inside Apple's Perfectionism Machine  

Apple’s Phil Schiller explains how Apple has perfected its attention to detail over time, and how it manifests in products like the new MacBook.

Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet'  

A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

What Are the Most Common Mistakes First Time Entrepreneurs Make?  

James Altucher knows what he’s talking about.

Scrum Product Owner Checklist  

Hans Brattberg from Crisp shares his mindmap.

What, Exactly, Is a Product Manager?  

Many people that call themselves product managers are something else: Project managers, agile coaches, Scrum product owners, …

So what does a product manager do?

I love Marty Cagan’s definition. A product manager’s job is “to discover a product that is valuable, usable and feasible”.

Good Product Team / Bad Product Team  

Marty Cagan knows what he’s talking about.

You could summarize: Good product teams care about the product, bad teams care about their paycheck.

A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine  

Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world’s most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.