2012 was a real roller-coaster ride for me, both personally and professionally. Surprisingly (to me), it was only my first full year of blogging – I only started I Manage Products back in February 2011[*] June 2010. But 2012 was the year I decided to step things up a little: yes, I procured a domain name. That made it official.
If you change your self-hosted WordPress install so that it starts using SSL to secure the Admin interface, you may have noticed that some dynamic elements are no longer working, such as the Jetpack site stats graph or the fold out sub-menus on the main menu. Here’s how to fix it.
With the investment of a few hours’ effort, I doubled the speed of this WordPress blog and no coding was needed. This is great news if you’re a little intimidated by performance tuning. In this article I’m going to walk you through the steps I took.
While I was working at a former start-up called Zeus Technology (now doing rather well for itself, thank you), one of the investors was a chap called Nic Brisbourne. He is a perfectly pleasant chap, but at the time he scared the life out of me. I think that subconsciously I worried I might scare him and his venture capital away. One day I accidentally nicked his taxi and he was surprising forgiving.
I am now much less insecure.
Aaaaaanyway, his blog is rather good. If you’re planning a new venture and want to hear the perspective from the money side of the table, take a look at the Equity Kicker.
Someone I’ve come across recently and would recommend is Paul Dunay (@PaulDunay) and his Buzz Marketing blog. He specialises in B2B marketing and has particular insight into harnessing the power of Social Media. Well worth a read.
I once worked with a chap who managed an online service, which charged by amount of data stored. The service was popular and growing its revenues, however the P&L model assumed that data was stored compressed, when in fact the reverse was true. Thus, the more popular the service became, the more it lost money on running costs…
Hello all, hope you’re having a lovely, restful Sunday. I’ve finally got around to sharing with you the useful Product Management and Usability / User Experience bookmarks I’ve been accumulating.
I’ve found them particularly useful, I hope you will too. I’ve also thrown in a few of my friends’ sites and blogs and urge you to read the beautiful, insightful and occasionally disturbing things they say.