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Feel Giving Back is Bad for Business? We Know We’re on the Right Track.

At Bain Public, we believe that giving back is good business and excellent for the pedagogic value of enhancing our technology, market and industry understanding. Over the last year, through ongoing giving to Canadian accelerators, we’ve contributed over 700 hours of pro bono work for young up and coming startups and entrepreneurs. The standout component is our one-on-one time with the startup founders. Running a startup is not easy work. They forgo stability in exchange for the promise of fast growth. The solutions are not obvious, and success is not guaranteed. We hope they gained from ou...

10 Pictures That Will Shape Your View Of Product Management

We took some time to look at which product management illustrations  — our clients, followers and supporters  — found the most interesting. Through the startup-side deployments of our SOAP™ framework, we really enjoy bringing you constructive and a typical product management research, practical work advice, and analysis. It is very rewarding to think about the content that fits into product managers lives and makes their work better. Here are some illustrations that are most useful and important today. But first, what is SOAP™? SOAP™ is a methodology we created for product planning and ...

Bain Public to lead an expert workshop in collaboration with Front Row Ventures

(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be leading a workshop on Saturday, June 27th, as part of Front Row Venture’s newest initiative: The Women’s Founders Project. An effort made to help bridge the gender diversity gap in the venture capital and tech industries in Canada. Paul’s unique experience brings together the necessity of great engineering and the beauty of product strategy. With this, he has identified an actionable process that enables him to offer concrete messages about product management and operations. This w...

How to Make Sure Your Product Leadership Team Will Boost You Up - Not Drag You Down

As business advisors and executive coaches, we've worked with dozens of CEOs to help them build and grow their product leadership team as they scale their company. People always think that product managers operate this very critical, high-leverage function that, when executed correctly, greatly facilitates the leap past prototypes into a steady return of profits. What we’ve noticed instead in the startup world, is a lot of people become product managers by default rather than design. They often lack the tools to succeed in their jobs. While the product manager’s ability to think strategica...

The Disproportionate Impact of Coaching on Startup Survival

It is a known fact that startups which are accompanied or coached, view their chances of success as being much higher compared to those that are not. In fact, 83.9% of accompanied startups assess their chances of survival as strong, especially during the current uncertain climate. The right mentoring and coaching support facilitates a startup’s transformation and enables roadmap planning and execution, without straying from the ultimate vision and goal. If your chances of survival increase thanks to the right coaching support, where and how do you get the help you’re looking for? MAIN: De...

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) Gives you the Structure of a Business Plan Without the Overhead

It is a one page document which works through the fundamental elements of a business or product, structuring your idea in a coherent way. Use it to quickly draw a picture of your business, to get a better understanding, and to go through the process of making connections. The Canvas is popular with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs for business model innovations. Mainly because it improves the clarity and focus on what’s driving your business. It’s flexible and your team will have a much easier time understanding your business model on one page. Here are BMC examples from Netflix, Spotify, U...

Bain Public to give a Product Leadership Workshop at Next AI

(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be leading a workshop on June 8th in collaboration with NEXT AI. A NEXT Canada initiative founded to accelerate the growth trajectory of aspiring and scaling entrepreneurs in the AI space with education, mentorship, funding and access to Canada’s strongest entrepreneurial network. Paul’s unique experience brings together the necessity of great engineering and the beauty of product strategy. With this, he has identified an actionable process that enables him to offer concrete messages ...