Products are one of the main aspects of businesses everywhere that helps keep people moving and the economy growing. However, how products are developed and how resources are used can be a tricky thing to understand, especially in the global context.
If you work in an industry where your products affect the lives of individuals each day or are just looking to understand how the product industry works, then check out the holiday known as World Product Day, a day dedicated to helping others share their experiences in the economy through their company jobs. Help make World Product day popular by learning more about it!
History of World Product Day
World Product Day started as a way to celebrate the anniversary of Mind the Product, a company that works towards bringing people together to share their experiences selling, manufacturing, and developing products. According to their website, began in 2010 in London and has since been managing informal meetup events all over the world in over 140 cities.
Mind the Product aims to help raise awareness of how product management impacts the global economy. Because 2018 is the first year that World Product Day began on, Mind the Product has been working towards bringing the concept of products into the discussion.
What is Mind the Product?
Mind the Product is the biggest produce management community in the world. The community holds regular local ProductTank meet-ups in more than 200 cities across the globe. They also host conferences, workshops, and training events. Annual events occur in places such as Hamburg, Singapore, San Francisco, and London. They are considered the go-to events for meeting other product developers, designers, and product managers, and honing your product craft.
Events that have been created
Mind the Product hopes to curate the best on the web by providing insight on product developer’s experiences through their blog and hosted world-wide events. With World Product Day, these events become even more special by live streaming their events, hashtagging with #worldproductday and #producttank and connect people all over the world who want to join the discussion about products and what the future looks like in the global economy.
Mind the Product also helps people that are curious about the global economy learn more about what products and businesses that work in the product industry do for a living. So, if you’re interested in understanding how products affect the work industry, then take part in the holiday known as World Product Day!
How to celebrate World Product Day
Attend a hosted event at one of Mind the Product’s 140 city locations! By attending one of their various events, you’ll be able to learn more about how your business and other businesses affect the economy on a daily basis and understand what it means to be an active member of the global economy.
If you’re unable to attend, then hashtag the day on social media using #worldproductday and #producttank and join the even through their live streams. By being proactive in the economy, you can be conscientious about how businesses affect your life daily and make smarter decisions about how you buy products.
If you are unable to attend one of the events that are being hosted, why not host your own event instead? You could gather a few close friends, co-workers, and/or family members together, and you can enjoy good food and wine while you talk about different products and how they have influenced your life. You could ask one guest to bring a product with them, and to talk about why this product is important to them and how it has had an influence on their day-to-day life.
Each person can also bring a bit of information about the history of the product and how it was brought to the market. There are some really great stories out there, and so you can be sure that you will have an interesting night ahead. Of course, there are also going to be a lot of online events happening to mark World Product Day, so it is worth looking into these as well.
Another idea for World Product Day is to have a go at creating your own product. Whether it fails or succeeds, you will get an understanding of everything that goes into making a product and bringing it to market. You will need to consider your target audience and the sort of product you are going to create. You can then outline the content of the product in a letter. Put out some feelers online and see whether or not this is the sort of product that people would be interested in.
If you’re interested in really bringing this product to the market, you will need to make sure you do in-depth research regarding the competition, as well as developing a prototype solution and testing it with consumers. It is a long and difficult process, but it can certainly be worth it in the end.
You can also dedicate World Product Day to educating yourself about products. After all, it does not matter whether you’re in the business of making and distributing products or not, there is so much that can be learned about this sector. You can have a lot of fun discovering how your favorite products are made, delving into stories about distribution, and finding out about the inspiration behind some of the most successful products around the world. In fact, you can even read up about some product flops as well.
Even companies like Apple and Microsoft have fallen on their face when it comes to the likes of the Apple Newton and Microsoft Bob. some other products that didn’t quite make it include Coors Rocky Mountain Spring Water and New Coke! It shows you just how difficult it can be to get it right when it comes to creating a successful product.