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Small Changes and Big Impact — Low Effort and High Reward in Product

Working in product one thing I consistently look out for is what I like to call low effort big reward items.  Small things you can do that have a big impact. When we talk about low effort it could mean a day, it could mean two days. But it means overall minimal impact on other…

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Why Acquisitions are Good for WordPress

The WordPress space gets ever hotter with the latest acquisitions being Strattic acquired by Elementor and The Delicious Brains product suite including Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) WP MIgrate DB and more being acquired by WPEngine. Like with all acquisitions there’s the general outpouring of support from the community and congratulations all round.  Look deeper though…

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Why LearnDash Switched to WooCommerce

Nothing is more important to selling your product than the technology that powers your sales.  Top of the list? Flexibility, stability and ultimately the control needed to mould your shopping cart around what works for your business.  At LearnDash we’ve used various systems over the years, starting out with a platform called DPD back when…

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What 3DS V2 and SCA Compliance Means For Your Software Business

If you run a software business or any type of business that deals in subscriptions and renewals chances are over the last few months and throughout 2021 you’ve had days where renewals have been significantly lower than you expected.  Enough to make you look at your charts and go “wtf, why are we bleeding money”. …

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Remote Work & Slack

Chances are if you work remotely your team will either use Slack or Teams, sure there are some other alternatives but in the interest of not writing out 50 competitors, let’s take the two.  These tools are great, making collaboration across time-zones simple when people are only a message away.  Yet therein lies the problem,…