As We May Think
This is Fibery's radically honest blog. You'll find deep and shallow thoughts about augmenting intelligence, products, and tools.
Long-reads, short-reads, no-reads. Thoughts and explorations of various topics related to startups and products.
Slow December 2023: Slow Down, Exhale, Think Deep, Do Things
Tune in for the results of the 2nd annual Slow December at Fibery. Contrary to popular belief, it was not just about chilling and procrastinating: our team experimented a lot and shipped features that you might already be using.
The Definitive Guide to Productboard Alternatives in 2023
Yes, Fibery is a good alternative. But there's a plethora of other options. Hop on the train and sift through all the product management tools that can serve as Productboard replacements.
Opinionated or Unopinionated: What Product Management Tool Should You Choose?
Picking the right product management tool isn't easy. But what if we told you that first, you need to decide if you need an opinionated or unopinionated tool? Take the red pill and embark on a journey to find the solution that actually fits your processes.
Why Fibery Will Make You Feel Stupid
And why you will love it eventually. An emotional survival guide for those who feel lost. Part 1 out of many.
Slow December Results
Slow December was an initiative taken by the Fibery team to take a break from their usual work routine and work on personal projects without the pressure of deadlines or mandatory meetings. The team members benefited from reduced anxiety 😌, restored energy, and increased creativity 🎈
10 Top Product Marketing Bullshit Things in 2022
It's a rant. If you are not prepared for aggressive style, bad words, and existential crisis, don't read this article. It was a warning. It's a rant.
Dissatisfaction Leads to Progress. Doesn’t It?
Dissatisfaction leads to progress—in business, personal development, and software development in particular. Learn how to embrace frustration to get the best things done.
Working Backwards to Find an Activation Metric
How we tried to pick an objectively good activation event for our non-linear product and invented something else instead.
Survival Guide for an Introverted CEO
Does a CEO have to love small talk and networking? Behold eight tips on how to avoid it and still be a successful introverted CEO.
How to Run a Company Without HR Department?
Imho, HR is overrated. Learn to run a company without HR department and with a high level of employee engagement and streamlined company culture.
How to Accept Criticism
How to accept criticism? I can be straightforward about it. Only through practicing a lot with it.
How to achieve the state of determinate optimism and why does it matter in Product Management.
5 Questions to Ask in an Interview
I won’t tell you about any widely-known tricks or common questions like if a person is stressed, talk about some everyday stuff first. Let's dig deeper.
How to Motivate Team by Removing Stuff
How to motivate team without actually doing anything? Check out this article for 3 tips for employee motivation in software development.
Slice That Pie: How to Split Equity in a Startup
Read this post to find out the only reasonable way of how to split equity in a startup fairly, efficiently, and without losing trust in your co-founders.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Meetings for Development Teams
How many meetings should I squeeze in my day? Which team meeting to attend, which to ditch? What’s the hourly cap for meetings in one’s life? Let’s discuss!
(Non) Transparent Work Culture
Achieve transparent work culture and mutual trust at your company in three hard, challenging, yet very efficient steps. Works for a remote team as well.
Abolish Working Week
Why do we work from Monday to Friday and who said it’s optimal for software development or the creative industry?
The Role of Luck in Success: Get Philosophical
I believe that luck (random positive events) plays a paramount role both on peronal and company levels. Read this blog post to see how even one random chance can have a great impact.
10 Worst Interview Questions
Forget these interview questions 🙅 and never ask them your potential employees in software development (or elsewhere).
Goals and KPIs, and Effective Managers
Goals and KPIs can destroy the workflow. How can meaningful objectives be disruptive? Learn to avoid the mess in setting goals and KPIs in just one simple step.
Entrepreneur Self-doubt and Confidence (take Both!)
Find out how a startup founder should profit from both entrepreneur self-doubt and confidence—especially when the product needs to be tested yet.
Product Discovery Isn't Just for the Product Team
If your discovery process involves the same handful of people, opportunities may be overlooked because the insights that would lead you to them are never acknowledged.
Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking in 8 Easy & Honest Tips
It’s never too late: read these 8 easy, frank tips on overcoming fear of public speaking and learn to speak confidently on stage.
Practical Tips on How to Understand When to Close a Startup
Use this easy rule of thumb to know when to close a startup instead of staying a “promising company” that won’t deliver anything in the next ten years.
Why Is Transparency in the Workplace a Must for Any Company?
Check out what transparency in the workplace can bring your company — and how no transparency screws everything up.
How to Focus on Work (especially When You Can’t)
Learn from my experience of how to focus on work when Slack and Facebook lure you into talks.
Does Your Company Really Need Investment?
There is an important decision to make: build a lifestyle business or a startup? And the sooner you decide, the sooner you will stop worrying and start living.
Startups and Near-death Experience
Quite many top startups had a transformative near-death experience that changed everything and help them to find a path to success.
Automations Concepts Overview
In this article I tried to briefly review all possible ways to add automation layer into a system.
New Wiki Approach: Store Your Documents Close to Work
Wiki concept is not new. But in Fibery it has a new twist.
We create Fibery.io based on several main principles. They are short, deep and concrete.
You Don't Need Generic Product Roadmap Templates
It’s tempting to download the first roadmap template you find. But you should avoid them, if you’re serious about building a sustainable self-sufficient business.
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