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Suddenly Remote: Product Managers in Transition

There are numerous product manager challenges in the shift to remote. Experienced remote product managers share their best practices on how leaders make the most of remote working.

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Egle Merkyte

Egle Merkyte

Egle is a professional product manager with a background in international media.

Remote Reinvention: Finding Your Finance Consultant Niche

How do you get started as a remote finance consultant? Finding your niche is the first step toward building a brand for a consulting venture.

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Sophisticated Prototypes – Why Use Axure

In a world of abundant choice, choosing a prototyping tool isn’t easy, and new isn’t always better. When designers want to create feature-rich prototypes, there are many good reasons why to use Axure.

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Mayank Sharma

Mayank Sharma

Mayank specializes in creating user-centered designs and translating complex systems into beautiful web and mobile experiences.

Mastering Disruption: The Art of Agile Complexity

Incremental improvement is no longer enough to deal with the complex problems facing the world today. Companies that master Agile complexity will unleash a new wave of disruptive innovation.

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Dan McClure

Dan McClure

Dan has advised global commercial firms, public sector agencies, and international nonprofits to imagine and execute Agile systems-level innovation.

Sound Logic and Monotonic AI Models

For those working with AI, the future is certainly exciting. At the same time, there is a general sense that AI suffers from one pesky flaw: AI in its current state can be unpredictably unreliable.

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Emmanuel Tsukerman

Emmanuel Tsukerman

The author of multiple cybersecurity courses and books, Dr. Tsukerman has designed top-tier, award-winning ML solutions.

A Guide to Effective User Onboarding Best Practices

User onboarding best practices help designers create an onboarding experience that works well from the start. Knowing which onboarding pattern works best for each type of app puts designers ahead.

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Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman

Cameron comes from a design background and is the author of two web design books: Color for Web Design and The Smashing Idea Book.

Taking Firebase Serverless: Mobile and Web Applications Made Easy

Mobile and web applications typically need a back-end server, which requires maintenance, updates, backups, and more. So why not dispense with them?

In this article, Toptal Java Developer Phillip Edwards outlines how you can use Google Firebase to develop serverless applications without incurring a lot of costs.

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Phillip Edwards

Phillip Edwards

Phillip has extensive experience in all aspects of software development. Recently, he has been developing apps using Google Firebase.

Why Tesla? Evaluating the Electric Craze

Tesla shares are up 60% over the past 12 months—performing relatively well even with the impacts of the coronavirus on the broader stock market (S&P 500 down ~11% over the same period). We dissect the drivers and unpack what the market is building into TSLA’s valuation.

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Zachary Elfman

Zachary Elfman

Zach is a modeling, fundamental analysis, and valuation expert that has managed money for PE and hedge funds. He now runs his own business.

Brands Still Matter: Brandless Boom to Bust

The future of branding was no brand at all, and Brandless represented the best the movement had to offer. Until it didn’t. What happened? We share takeaways that no designer or business should ignore.

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Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers

Micah helps businesses craft meaningful connections through branding, illustration, and design.

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