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How I use Product Strategy frameworks to win client business

How do you make your product stand out in a sea of competitors? Product Strategy alum Justin Lee shares his approach.

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Greg Shove
Justin Lee
3 min
For students
Product
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Will your big idea work? 3 ways to manage risk

Building a new product is nerve-racking, especially if you’re taking a shot at something that’s never been tried before.

Will it end up being a YouTube or a Quibi? An iPod or a Zune? If it fails, will you ever be able to bounce back?

Luckily, you can build confidence by reducing risk. That’s where product experimentation comes in.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
product
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How to know if NFTs are right for your business

Pop quiz. When you hear the word NFT, do you think:

💪 I know exactly what an NFT is and how to use it for my business

🤔 I think I understand what NFTs are, but I have no clue if they’re relevant to me

🤢 Argh! I should know what NFTs are, but thinking about them makes my head hurt

If you answered the latter two options, you’re not alone. Don’t worry – we sat down with NYU Stern Professor Sabrina Howell to simplify it for you.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
7 min
For students
NFTs
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Want to build the next Airbnb? 4 steps to get started

Airbnb changed the way we travel without purchasing any hotels. Uber made it easier to get around without amassing their own fleet. And DoorDash took care of breakfast without cracking a single egg.

The common thread between these companies is that they’re platform businesses. Rather than selling products directly, they’re providing a platform that conveniently connects sellers and buyers.

How do you follow in their footsteps? Here are four steps that can help you build a platform of your own.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
5 mins
platform

What is Web3 (and why should I care)?

Everything you need to know to talk about Web3 at your next cocktail hour.

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Section4 Staff
5 mins
For students
Web3

Free trial vs. freemium: Which product-led growth tactic is right for you? ‍

Have you ever set up a free trial to test drive a product before you bought it? We bet you have (and you might have even forgotten to cancel it after the week was up – oops).

In our workshop Driving Product-Led Growth, industry guru Wes Bush teaches you to use “try before you buy” tactics – like free trials, freemium, and demo modes – to capture customers long before they swipe their credit card.

Here, with Wes’ help, we share an easy-to-use framework for picking the tactic that’s right for your business.

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Section4 Staff
7 mins
For students
Product

3 steps to uncover your real competitors (hint: they may not be who you think)

April Dunford is a product positioning expert who helps executives zero in on the real competitive alternatives to their product.

In this post, we’ll share some of her tips.

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Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
Product positioning

4 proven business strategies from NYU Stern Prof. Scott Galloway

Growing a business can be rough. Even after you’ve drafted a masterful business plan and secured enough capital to see it to fruition, you’re still facing an uphill battle.

In fact, 65 percent of businesses fail within their first 10 years.

So how do you beat the odds? You can start by leveraging these four winning concepts NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway lays out in his upcoming Business Strategy Sprint.

We’ll break them down.

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Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
business

How I use Product Strategy frameworks to win client business

How do you make your product stand out in a sea of competitors? Product Strategy alum Justin Lee shares his approach.

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Justin Lee
3 min
For students
Product

Will your big idea work? 3 ways to manage risk

Building a new product is nerve-racking, especially if you’re taking a shot at something that’s never been tried before.

Will it end up being a YouTube or a Quibi? An iPod or a Zune? If it fails, will you ever be able to bounce back?

Luckily, you can build confidence by reducing risk. That’s where product experimentation comes in.

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Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
product

The three skills that actually matter to business growth

Do you ever look at a company like Google or Netflix and think, “I know we could be that successful – if only we had their people on our team”? 

The bad news: It’s impossibly expensive to recruit talent from the top tech companies.

The good news: You can develop this type of talent in-house, if you zero in on the skills that actually matter to drive business growth.

To help you, our research team looked at 100 of today’s top-performing organizations and identified the business skills that matter. 

These are the skills that should be your top priority in talent development. So let’s get started.

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Greg Shove
Greg Shove, CEO
4 minutes
For companies

Why most corporate learning offerings suck (and how to fix it)

What percentage of employees actually use the skills they learn in L&D programs at their jobs?

Twelve percent.

If these numbers sound rough, that’s because they are...

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
5 mins
For companies

Why we’re opening up unlimited access to sprints

I was talking recently with a Section4 student, and I let him know that we would soon be giving members access to all our sprints for $995, about 1% the annual tuition of an MBA. 

“That’s incredible,” he said. “I’m so excited – my mind is blown.”

Then he paused.

“Why are you doing that?”, which is a polite way of asking “What’s the catch?”

There isn’t one. And here’s the answer as to why.

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Greg Shove
Greg Shove, CEO
5 mins
For students
For companies
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