Messi, Estimating, Heatwaves, AI, and House of Suns
Monthly Wrap from June
Another month, another host of great articles, listens, books and other finds from Product Thinking and around the internet. Here’s what you may have missed.
Two-thirds of North America could face electricity shortages when temperatures spike this summer. The warning came from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) today, which cited an analysis by the nonprofit North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
I’m a big soccer fan. And there is no greater player than Leo Messi. So I joined every soccer fan this month in celebrating his coming to America. It is a huge deal, not just for fans and soccer, but for him.
And the way his deal was structured might just change sports forever. Players, who are the center of sports, may start to take more ownership stakes, especially when they are superstars:
Messi’s roster spot will be exempt from MLS salary rules
Messi will receive a revenue share from all new MLS Season Pass subscribers on Apple TV+. Apple will pay this directly — the company’s recently announced 4-part docuseries on Lionel Messi is also rumored to be part of the deal.
Messi will receive a profit share with Adidas for any increases in profit Adidas generates from Messi being in MLS, which makes a lot of sense considering Messi has been with Adidas since 2006 and signed a lifetime contract with the brand in 2017.
Messi will have an option for part-ownership in Inter Miami CF upon retirement.
When is a product done? When should you build vs buy? Join me on this episode of Product by Design as he speaks with Brad Hawkins, Chief Solutions Officer at ServicePower as we discuss product development, user experience, AI, and more.
Get ready for an exciting episode of Product by Design! Host Kyle Evans welcomes Hikari Senju and Matt Swalley from Omneky to talk about their AI marketing platform. Along with discussing their backgrounds, we share our views on the changing AI environment and the potential exponential growth in technology.
In this episode of Product by Design, host Kyle Evans welcomes Artem Koren from Sembly.ai. Join them as they explore the revolutionary and ever-evolving world of AI and its application in meetings. Artem, the Chief Product Officer and co-founder at Sembly.ai, shares his background in technology and management consulting, and how the idea for Sembly.ai was born.
I can’t say enough good things about this book. Some books just leave you wishing there was more, and this was one of those. I wanted it to be longer, I wanted a series to go with it, I just wanted the story to keep going. And when I finished it, I didn’t want to dive into another book so it could just linger a little longer in memory.
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