Mary Meeker from Bond Capital is the undisputed leader in using big data to describe and analyze the major trends in the tech industry. She has published a renowned annual research report since 2001. Take a look at her analysis from 2019 and her 2002 report. The differences and trends are fascinating.
About John Mecke
Posts by John Mecke:
An insider’s view of the merger integration story of when a $40 million company bought a $165 million software company.
The pace of mergers and acquisitions in the tech market is on track to set new records this year. The Software Equity Group reported that there were 3,052 software M&A transactions in 2020. In the first half of 2021, there were 769 deals. They estimate that 2021 will set a new record. Acquisitions are challenging times for product managers. On the one hand, they can provide an opportunity for career growth. They can also result in the elimination of a product manager’s job. Product managers should learn the basics of M&A.
Senior product management professionals (Directors, Vice Presidents, Chief Product Officers) should learn how to pitch M&A candidates.
A primer on the market-driven business philosophy leveraging the seminal works of George S. Day
Product Manager Incentive Compensation plans are challenging. They are often under-leveraged and mis-aligned with other bonus eligible employees. This post talks about the challenges of contemporary PM bonus plans and some best practices effective enterprises should consider.
Some colleagues of mine recently launched a new open source initiative. The Quartz Open Framework is a new, contemporary product management and business innovation framework that is designed to address many of the challenges faced by practitioners of legacy product management methodologies
Software Equity Group’s Q1 2019 SaaS M&A update provides insights into EV/Revenue trends
In 2018, Google recorded $116.381 billion in advertising revenues. A chunk of that revenue was spent by companies targeting their competitors. Zendesk is a great example of how to punk a competitors Google ad spend. The Google advertising and search game has changed dramatically over the past few years. This post will go through the key elements of these changes and how they can impact your B2B demand generation efforts.
There is a long simmering debate in the product management world revolving around product managers and P&L statements. This post will explore several aspects of this debate and concludes with a survey of the degree to which product managers have access to P&L information today. Please share this post so we can gather more responses and provide the community with some fact-based insight into this topic.