Mount Fuji in Japan Photo by JJ Ying

Japanese Work Philosophy in Product Management

There are many approaches to product management, and every organization tends to breed its flavour of leading product. For many years, I have been thinking deeply about my core values and which ones withstood the test of time as I worked on different teams and businesses. During our recent trip to Japan, I was dumbfounded by the amount of respect every single person seems to have towards their craft. Whether it’s a shopkeeper, artisanal craftsperson or a barista, everyone seemed to take their role in society extremely seriously....

May 13, 2023 · 3 min · Taylan Pince
Satisfactory Early Access

A Love Letter to Satisfactory

Over the last couple of months, I became completely obsessed with a first-person factory simulation game called Satisfactory. As a product builder, I frequently draw inspiration from game design, and I think Satisfactory is a masterpiece in that regard. While it’s still fresh in my mind, I wanted to capture some well-crafted game design elements in this successful game. Factory Simulations First off, the relatively new genre of factory simulation games is worth noting....

March 14, 2023 · 5 min · Taylan Pince
High speed train illustrating how effective impactful teams can be - Photo by Fikri Rasyid

How to Build High-Impact Product Teams

The term “high-impact” gets thrown around a lot lately, and it got me thinking about what that exactly means and why it’s important. And if it’s essential, how do we achieve it as product leaders? When we talk about impact in the product world, we usually mean a few different things: Impact on end-user experience Impact on business goals of the organization Impact on internal processes All of these are worthy goals to have for any product team....

February 10, 2023 · 3 min · Taylan Pince