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ProdActivity

By Cavid
**Season 2 with product reviews is returning this weekend!**

As you can guess most of the episodes will be focused on entrepreneurship, startups, product and growth. However, here and there I may dive into social issues and personal topics and share my own point of view...

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Episode 2.4 "YouTube - landing page (desktop)", the good, the bad and the features to add
Welcome back to ProdActivity! The show where we analyse and review software products/apps/websites and what activities can be done to make them better. So, in this episode, we are analysing #Youtube, one of the biggest media companies in the world, if not the biggest.  As you can see it is a massive platform with lots of products, tools as well as business models and, as you can guess, history of controversy. Even the core platform itself has lots of bells and whistles, therefore in this episode, we will focus only on the main page and video playing page of YouTube desktop. Without further ado, let's get started with Season 2, Episode 4: “YouTube - landing page (desktop)” – the good, the bad and the features to add! Check Medium channel for visual and written version and check Teespring link in the description for apparel by GetGuided.
14:37
November 29, 2020
Episode 2.3 "Instagram", the good, the bad and the features to add
Hi and welcome to this week’s episode of ProdActivity, where we review and analyse apps and websites, used daily, from the product perspective. In today’s episode, we are looking at a hot topic - #Instagram, a social media channel that started as a photo-sharing platform in 2010 and then was acquired by Facebook in 2012. Today Instagram is the largest platform for photo-enthusiasts, but it is more than that and keeps evolving daily. Is it for better or worse? The time will show.  But today, let get into “Instagram”, the good, the bad and the features to add. T-shirts: https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/get-guided-around-the-world Medium: https://prodactivity.medium.com/
15:30
November 21, 2020
Episode 2.2 "Twitter", the good, the bad and the features to add
Upd: A week after this episode, Twitter has added #fleets feature (basically a Snapchat/Instagram-like stories). Personally, I do not think, this was a good choice, but may be we will get used to it as we did with others.  Welcome back to ProdActivity! The show where we analyse and review software products/apps/websites and what activities can be done to make them better. So, in this episode, we are analysing Twitter, the tool that millions of people use daily. Without further ado, let's get started with Season 2, Episode 2: “Twitter” – the good, the bad and the features to add! T-shirts: https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/get-guided-around-the-world Medium: https://prodactivity.medium.com/
12:01
November 15, 2020
Episode 2.1 "LinkedIn", the good, the bad and the features to add
Welcome back to the show! It has been a while, sorry for having a long break! A lot has changed since then in my personal life, I finished a course in product management, took amazing freelance projects on and went through several amazing interviews. Oh and one more thing, the name of the show has changed to something much catchier, and now it is called ProdActivity. The show from now on, as mentioned before, will be about products, product reviews and analysis and what activities can be done to make them better. Thus, the name ProdActivity. So, in this trial episode, we are analysing Linkedin, the tool that millions of people use daily. Warning, as it is the first analysis, the format may not be the best, but here we go. Without further ado, let's get started with Season 2, Episode 1: “Linkedin” – the good, the bad and the features to add! T-shirts: https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/get-guided-around-the-world Medium: https://prodactivity.medium.com/
12:53
November 8, 2020
From season 1 to season 2
Hi everyone! Hope all is well! This episode is not actually an episode, but more like a summary of a season one and transition to season number two. In the first season, we got to know me a bit starting from childhood, looked at the education and career growth journey and analysed the case of GetGuided with all ups and downs. In the last two episodes, we also understood the difficulties of job search, especially during the pandemic period. So what is next? As I am looking for a job of a Product Manager, I believe it would be interesting for all and beneficial for me to do software product analysis of different products from famous brands as well as start-ups. We will look at the product overview, the market of the product, the features, the UX/UI and more. During analysis, I will try to provide explanations for the technical terms such as UX/UI, which may prove to be useful if you are interested in product management, development or entrepreneurship. Finally, there will be recommendations for product, features, design and market, where available. If you are interested in product reviews sign up now and send us the products you would like to be reviewed. For today that is it, thanks a lot for your time and see you in season 2, next week! As always, remember to check Medium channel for visual and written version and check Teespring for apparel by GetGuided. Thanks for listening, stay safe, talk to you later.
01:46
October 11, 2020
Episode 8. Job search process and my experience
Today we are looking at where to find jobs and how to apply, what you need to prepare beforehand, what are the odds of finding a job, the unfair limitations, how to handle rejections, how to sustain yourself financially and more. Each topic will be concise and precise; therefore, the episode may be a bit shorter than the other ones. Note: This episode may include a 1-minute ad. And as always, do not forget to check my Teespring t-shirts and Medium channel for the written and visual version of the podcast. #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
11:11
October 4, 2020
Episode 7: Unemployment post-entrepreneurship
In the last episode we concluded our GetGuided journey, where we talked about and analysed the mistakes I did, and what I would do differently if I started again. But what has happened after I decided to move on from GetGuided? What I Have been doing for the last 6 months? Let's dive into all hat in this episode of “Unemployment post entrepreneurship”. Note: This episode may include a 1-minute ad. And as always, do not forget to check my Teespring t-shirts and Medium channel for the written and visual version of the podcast. #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
09:40
September 27, 2020
Episode 6: The fall GetGuided, Year 4 and almost 5
Overall, looking back it was a long journey with ups and downs and I am thankful for all. At times I think I worked a lot and learned a lot; at times I think I did not do enough and was not enough for the role. Those doubts will always be there, but the key is to understand both pluses and minuses of the experience and take that onto the next journey with you. Note: This episode may include a 1-minute ad. And as always, do not forget to check my Teespring tshirts and Medium channel for written and visual version of the podcast. #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
13:53
September 20, 2020
Episode 5: The most active GetGuided, Year 3, Ups and Downs
In 2017, we switched our focus from student suppliers to professional guides and from just travellers to travellers and businesses, such as hotels and travel companies. When we decided to pivot our focus, we also have decided to change our product as well. This decision was taken at the end of 2017 and the process continued throughout 2018. My co-founder, back then, already was hired into one of the largest tech companies was not be able to focus as much as before, thus we hired a tech lead to work on the product development. Besides the tech lead, in different quarters of 2018 we hired a supply manager, a sales manager, large client adviser and a part-time designer. In this episode I will focus on key lessons... #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
11:14
September 13, 2020
Episode 4: Rise of GetGuided, Year 2, Ups and Downs
2017 was a year when things really got off the ground for GetGuided. We finally started getting customers, we received our first investment and we were building our product. This year was foundational and we did a lot of good, but looking back I would definitely shape things up differently. So in this episode, we will look at a real kick-off year of GetGuided where the most action has happened, 2017. Here is episode four, the second year of GetGuided. Note: This Episode includes 1-minute ad! Check the Medium channel of this podcast for written and visual version. Check out my Teespring store to buy minimalist travel-themed apparel and accessories #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
15:37
September 6, 2020
Episode 3: Foundations of GetGuided, Year 1, Ups and Downs
Another weekend, another episode! Welcome to all the new listeners who have seen the podcast on my social media pages and just joined! Let's have a quick recap about what we have talked so far. We started with the general introduction of the podcast, followed by the dive into childhood and the university years and how all has led me to starting Getguided. In the next four episodes, including this one, I will share with you the story of GetGuided and what has happened behind the scenes for the 4+ years I have been running it. So here is the fourth week, episode three – The first year of GetGuided. Note: This Episode may include a 1-minute ad! Check the Medium channel of this podcast for written and visual version. Check out my Teespring store to buy minimalist travel-themed apparel and accessories #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
10:37
August 30, 2020
Episode 2: Good and Bad of Uni years and start-up trials
I thought long about the structure of the episode and decided to tell you about the key lessons I got from leading the large university societies and early-day start-ups. Remember to check Medium for written version of the podcast with some visuals. Note: This Episode may include a 1-minute ad! Check out my Teespring store to buy minimalist travel-themed apparel and accessories #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
13:15
August 23, 2020
Episode 1: How I ended up running a tech start-up in Scotland
We will dive back into childhood a bit and university years and notice how that has formed my entrepreneurial journey. Make sure to check the Medium channel for the written version here. Note: This Episode may include a 1-minute ad! Check out my Teespring store to buy minimalist travel-themed apparel and accessories #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
10:04
August 16, 2020
Episode 0: from Nadir and Up
In this episode, I would like to introduce myself and tell you what to expect from the podcast. So, good morning and welcome to the “From Nadir and Up” Podcast, episode zero... It is my first time ever recording a podcast, therefore it is a new software for me to get used to. Apologies for being not that smooth in transitions :) Note: This Episode may include a 1-minute ad! Check the Medium channel of this podcast for written and visual version. Check out my Teespring store to buy minimalist travel-themed apparel and accessories #Podcast #Entrepreneurship #ProductManagment #GetGuided
02:43
August 9, 2020