I’ve been studying SQL for a minute (actually more like 20 hours).The post is more for myself to share what I’ve been up to. I see SQL as important for product managers. This is because you can query the database directly and get more access to metrics.
I’ve been playing fantasy basketball on and off for about 10 years. I really like it because I’m a big fan of the NBA and its very analytical. I’ve decided to share it as I’ll get feedback from other people that will improve my decision making in fantasy basketball.
Fantasy sports is huge, particularly in the US. Some of the fantasy sports games like Draft Kings actually sponsor the real life game. I spend several hours a week playing fantasy basketball and probably an hour a week watching basketball condensed games on league pass.
Its important that I outline what is fantasy basketball and how my particular league works as this dictates my decision making framework.
I have been thinking about products lately. I was inspired to do a short 1 minute video on my thought of the week on “retention”. Its a prelude to my upcoming podcast.
I was inspired by this podcast by SAAS Revolution with Brian Balfour, VP of Growth at Hubspot. He spoke about one of the key metrics for growing a SaaS business is retention. He argues that retention is important because you can’t grow a product unless you have retention. This applies to any product. It so happens that its what I have been thinking about – retention.