The other day (as in, February 8th, 2015) we had a visit by Don Lindsay at Wix. Don (who's rich history at Blackberry, Microsoft and Apple you can find in numerous places on the internet and hinted at his LinkedIn profile) was/is in Israel as part of keynoting at the UX Salon conference, and we took the opportunity to meet him. During a discussion, the issue of Quality was brought up, and we named some people who's "stamp of approval" for quality we trust - as if they are th
It was mid-2014, and the Wix Community team contacted me, telling me to answer some questions about myself, in order to prepare a piece about some Wix employees thoughts and insights. ... We're working on a blog series introducing members of the Wix team in a fun angle, and would love it if you can spare 5 minutes to answer the following questions:. ... This is what I sent them. The final published piece was different enough (surprized, huh?) from the content i provided, that
(Continued from Yesterday) Also, scheduled some pre-cooked posts to be auto-published tomorrow (Friday the 5th of December - and in second thought - also the first post will be pre-scheduled for Tuesay the 9th of December, and the second part for Wednesday the 4th.) Changed some cover photos, add images to posts - resized and dragged, changed a published post - to Draft - and the Scheduled it - all-in-all, very working. Some frustration on encountering bugs, and not getting s
So, today, I finally got a chance to really play with the Wix Blog. I started by playing around with back-tagging (going back and tagging old post) - joy! Add new tags, select multiple posts, tag them, add new tags along the way - over all - lots of fun! Also, started adding images, and updting old posts with images. And, since we have auto-save in the post editor - I'm simply typing it directly in - no longer using an external tool. (The one draw back is - I don't know how m
Avish, *** Here's what was completed this week *** Started working on a 3-month tentative plan for the Mobile Apps team, focusing on priorities and completion. The team and I use a shared google-doc to track/update/finetune.
NOT DONE YET.... Had a kickoff meeting of Wix Product Academy. The team raised the following concerns (inline - my POV): Don't want a "guild day" - too much time... ==> I am planning on a 2-3 hour session (tops), per-week What about "PM onboarding"? Ho
Read this post on LinkedIn, How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week, and decided it will serve as my Sunday/Thursday posts. Lets see what comes out. So here is my Sunday, July 20th, 2014 email. Avish, After reviewing my activities here is my plan for the week in order of priority. Let me know if you think I should re-prioritize: *** Planned Major Activities for the week *** Create 3-month work plan for Mobile Apps team, including prioritization
What do you do at Wix? VP Product, with executive focus on Mobile Apps and mini-Editors (a-la Blog) What was the most "out of the box" (shoe salesman, window cleaner, drill sergeant, animal trainer, etc) job you've had? During the summer vacation (July) at the age of 10 (?), I delivered "breakfast groceries" to people's doorsteps before they wake up...
I would wake up at 4am, get on a van, and travel amongst the rich-and-famous houses of a well-to-do neighborhood.I would ho