Book Diving: Stephen King - On Writing

I believe diverse knowledge is one of the key skills that make a good product manager or product designer. This is why I’m trying to read as many interesting books as possible. Reading about diverse topics from authors from different backgrounds…

Batman Onboarding

I believe that user onboarding is done wrong very often. In my opinion it should be less aggressive and just appear when it’s really needed. I call it “Batman Onboarding.” Read the full post on Medium: Batman Onboarding: Getting rid…

Networking Lessons from Books (Presentation)

One of the assignments for my “Information Design” class last semester was to create an alphabet book about any topic we wanted. Here is mine, I uploaded it to Slideshare a while ago: 26 Things about Networking (that I learned…

Why this Kitten got meow an Internship

Looking for a non-technical startup internship as a foreigner in the US is rough. Although I am pursuing my master’s degree in business and engineering, have startup experience, and have been organizing the Lean Startup Meetups in Karlsruhe, Germany for…

E-Mail First. App Fourth. How Freeletics Launched The Right Way

Yet another sports app, you might say. There are thousands of apps like this out there, promising a better, healthier lifestyle, more discipline, confidence, and more fun in life. It’s a simple, but genius concept: people don’t buy your product, they…

A first version of the Product Management Map

I’m currently taking an Information Design class to extend my knowledge and broaden my horizons to become a better product manager. One of the assignments was to create a map about any topic. After a few drafts I ended up…

UX for Lean Startups: A short summary (presentation)

I gave this presentation at the Lean Startup Meetup in Karlsruhe last month. A wild discussion about the necessity of paper prototype testing emerged and when to stop doing usability tests and start building stuff relying on your own gut…

Lean Analytics: A short summary (Presentation)

At Lean Startup Meetup Karlsruhe I gave a presentation about my first insights reading Ben Yoskovitz and Alistair Croll’s new book “Lean Analytics“. I think this book is a great addition to available startup literature, since it not only provides…

How to make Content Attention-Catching - A Powerful Secret

We all want to be read, heard, we all want as much people as possible to engage with our content. That’s easier said than done: In a world with decreasing attention spans on the one side, and millions of marketers…

Self-Experiment: The Anti-Lean Startup

I know, we are all tired of lean startup evangelism. We all know its principles, its benefits, and its problems. As I am running the monthly lean startup meetups in Karlsruhe since April 2012 I should really be aware of the…