Rian van der Merwe

Product manager for @postmarkapp (by @wildbit) • Author of ‘Making It Right’ (bit.ly/pm-book) • 🇿🇦 Expat • Product, tech, culture, remote work, music.

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The user experience of treadmills
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The user experience of treadmills
September, 25 2018
The rise of “real-time mood-based marketing”
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The rise of “real-time mood-based marketing”
September, 24 2018
Using storytelling to demystify meditation
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Using storytelling to demystify meditation
September, 24 2018
Product managers and the prioritization of problems vs. solutions
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Product managers and the prioritization of problems vs. solutions
September, 13 2018
Video games to help fight climate change
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Video games to help fight climate change
September, 11 2018
Why America gave up on mass transit
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Why America gave up on mass transit
September, 11 2018
The benefits of buttons that don’t do anything
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The benefits of buttons that don’t do anything
September, 10 2018
Prioritize themes, not features
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Prioritize themes, not features
September, 3 2018
Data mines vs. data factories
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Data mines vs. data factories
August, 28 2018
Real Work vs. Imaginary Work
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Real Work vs. Imaginary Work
August, 27 2018
Vinyl Me, Please and the power of product thinking
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Vinyl Me, Please and the power of product thinking
August, 23 2018
Teens, cheap Instagram marketing, and our weird future
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Teens, cheap Instagram marketing, and our weird future
August, 23 2018
How not to run a remote team
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How not to run a remote team
August, 22 2018
Products as functions
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Products as functions
August, 22 2018
Is it a bug or a feature?
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Is it a bug or a feature?
August, 22 2018
The Instagram Generation
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The Instagram Generation
August, 21 2018
The uncertainty of friendship
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The uncertainty of friendship
August, 21 2018
Remote product management: challenges and opportunities
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Remote product management: challenges and opportunities
August, 15 2018
A pragmatic approach to digital ethics
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A pragmatic approach to digital ethics
August, 14 2018
What is Twitter even for
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What is Twitter even for
August, 8 2018
How businesses have learned to exploit our curiosity
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How businesses have learned to exploit our curiosity
August, 6 2018
Facebook’s biggest problem is its obliviousness to real humans
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Facebook’s biggest problem is its obliviousness to real humans
August, 6 2018
The stress of interacting with voice UIs
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The stress of interacting with voice UIs
July, 26 2018
Where are your "invisible asymptotes"?
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Where are your "invisible asymptotes"?
July, 26 2018
Platforms and serendipity on the internet
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Platforms and serendipity on the internet
July, 25 2018
Tips for better estimates
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Tips for better estimates
May, 3 2018
“One Laptop Per Child”: a great solution to the wrong problem
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“One Laptop Per Child”: a great solution to the wrong problem
April, 18 2018
Echo chambers and epistemic bubbles, and how to break through
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Echo chambers and epistemic bubbles, and how to break through
April, 16 2018
Tracking development uncertainty with hill charts
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Tracking development uncertainty with hill charts
April, 8 2018
Social internet, social media, and the move to smaller networks
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Social internet, social media, and the move to smaller networks
April, 4 2018
Why you should (usually) choose boring technology
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Why you should (usually) choose boring technology
April, 2 2018
The humble product manager
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The humble product manager
April, 1 2018
More evidence of the ways technology can be bad for our health
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More evidence of the ways technology can be bad for our health
March, 31 2018
Easier blog post image management with Dropshare and Amazon S3
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Easier blog post image management with Dropshare and Amazon S3
March, 28 2018
Product management for maturing products
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Product management for maturing products
March, 27 2018
Craig Mod on the revival of print and why it’s important to go offline
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Craig Mod on the revival of print and why it’s important to go offline
March, 26 2018
Social media and ambient humanity
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Social media and ambient humanity
March, 24 2018
The weird future of facial recognition
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The weird future of facial recognition
March, 22 2018
Facebook is not honoring its side of the data deal with users
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Facebook is not honoring its side of the data deal with users
March, 21 2018
Spotify and the business of making hits
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Spotify and the business of making hits
March, 21 2018
When life becomes too “easy”
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When life becomes too “easy”
March, 20 2018
The three kinds of distance in remote collaboration, and where to focus
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The three kinds of distance in remote collaboration, and where to focus
March, 19 2018
How YouTube leads viewers down a rabbit hole of extremism
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How YouTube leads viewers down a rabbit hole of extremism
March, 18 2018
How science fiction helps us understand the economy
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How science fiction helps us understand the economy
March, 18 2018
Innovation consequences: it’s complicated
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Innovation consequences: it’s complicated
February, 19 2018
The unreadable city
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The unreadable city
February, 15 2018
How Facebook realized that it’s more than a platform
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How Facebook realized that it’s more than a platform
February, 15 2018
Two product roads diverged in a wood
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Two product roads diverged in a wood
December, 30 2017
The role of instinct in product development
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The role of instinct in product development
November, 13 2017
Mutemath on creative collaboration and the importance of (sometimes) working alone
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Mutemath on creative collaboration and the importance of (sometimes) working alone
September, 27 2017
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Rian van der Merwe is a writer who has produced content for elezea.com, elezea.com, and smashingmagazine.com
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