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Validate or Die: Using Validation to Build the Right Product

This was a guest post featured on Mind The Product, an international product community. Mind The Product started in 2010 with the very first ProductTank meetup in London and followed by the Mind the Product Conference in 2012 it has…

by Kunal Punjabi
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Designing for Community : Mercilessly enforce one rule: “Be Friendly.”

Here’s another tip on how to approach the problem of Designing for Community. Tip: Passionately, mercilessly commit to enforcing one rule: “Be Friendly.” Using this simple principle is how Javaranch built a large community. Now, you can still have a huge community without that rule, slashdot being a…

by Kunal Punjabi
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Critique: “Things I wish I learned in Engineering School”

A friend of mine recently pointed me to an interesting article by Rick Cattell, distinguished engineer at Sun microsystems. I had never heard of Rick but he sounds knowledgeable and had good insights to share in a couple of different…

by Kunal Punjabi
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How to Amplify Social Proof to increase your persuasiveness

This is part of the ‘Lessons in Persuasion’ series. Each post is a concise blurb on how you can be more persuasive in your interactions with people. If you have any thoughts to share, please leave a comment or response below…

by Kunal Punjabi
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Inconvenience your target to increase your persuasiveness

This is part of the ‘Persuasion’ series. Each post is a concise blurb on how you can be more persuasive in your interactions with people, and it’s taken from stuff I’ve learned + read. If you have any thoughts to share, please…

by Kunal Punjabi
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The ‘Lessons in Persuasion’ Series

I decided a while back that I wanted to teach myself how to become more persuasive. The benefits don’t need to be stated – being more persuasive can help you at work and in your personal life. Need to convince your…

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What is the “Matthew Effect” and why it matters

The term Matthew Effect was first coined by Robert K. Merton, a Genius sociologist of Columbia, and it takes it’s name from the Biblical gospel of Matthew: For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will…

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