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Episode 88 - Maintaining a Collaborative & Inclusive Product Culture at Scale (with Anna Curzon)

Digital Transformation
Diversity & Inclusion
Product Leadership
Women in Product
Episode 88 - Maintaining a Collaborative & Inclusive Product Culture at Scale (with Anna Curzon)
22 Oct 2021
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An interview with Anna Curzon. Anna is the Chief Product Officer at Xero, with long experience in business strategy & digital transformation. She's also a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council, appointed by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. We talk about creating and maintaining a good product culture, the importance of diverse teams & much more

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Episode 87 - Building the Future of Professional Networking (with Peter Johnston & Matt Breuer)

Entrepreneurship
Networking
Product Discovery
Startups
Episode 87 - Building the Future of Professional Networking (with Peter Johnston & Matt Breuer)
17 Oct 2021
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An interview with Matt Breuer and Peter Johnston. An interview with Peter Johnston & Matt Breuer. Peter is the founder & CEO of new professional social network Polywork. Matt joined as Product Director and employee #9. They talk about the vision for Polywork, the pain points it was designed to overcome, the way they're building it as a team, and how to avoid HIPPO syndrome.

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Episode 86 - Optimising Product Planning with the Quartz Open Framework (with Steve Johnson)

Digital Transformation
Product Leadership
Product Ops
Product Principles
Episode 86 - Optimising Product Planning with the Quartz Open Framework (with Steve Johnson)
13 Oct 2021
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An interview with Steve Johnson. Steve is a product coach who has trained thousands of product teams across dozens of countries across 15 years. He's co-founder of Product Growth Leaders, a consortium of product consultancies & also co-author of the Quartz Open Framework which aims to help you build products your customers will love.

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Episode 85 - Navigating the World of Product Management (with George Nurijanian)

Design Thinking
Education
Product Principles
Episode 85 - Navigating the World of Product Management (with George Nurijanian)
10 Oct 2021
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An interview with George Nurijanian. George is a former pricing analyst turned product manager, currently working as a Product Owner for design systems at New Zealand unicorn Xero. He's also now working to help demystify the world of resources we have available to us as product managers with his new side project prodmgmt.world.

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Episode 84 - Fighting Fires in B2B Product Management (with Rich Mironov)

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Product Leadership
Product Principles
Product Strategy
Episode 84 - Fighting Fires in B2B Product Management (with Rich Mironov)
5 Oct 2021
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An interview with Rich Mironov. Rich is a smoke jumper CPO who gets thrown behind the fire to help solve some of the hardest problems in product management - trying to fix organisations to help them make products properly. He's worked with 175 companies and has experienced it all, and also distilled this into his Product Bytes blog & book "The Art of Product Management"

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Episode 83 - Servitising Product Management & Setting Up Product Teams For Success (with Jas Shah)

Digital Transformation
Product Discovery
Product Principles
Product Strategy
Episode 83 - Servitising Product Management & Setting Up Product Teams For Success (with Jas Shah)
2 Oct 2021
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An interview with Jas Shah. Jas is a product consultant who works with fintech firms to help them out where their product teams are maybe lacking, or don't have the time to do the job. Jas predictably believes in outsourcing product management tasks to consultants, but not all of them, and only if it helps bring the team along and develop their skills.

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Episode 82 - Curing Product Diseases with a Radical Product Vision (with Radhika Dutt)

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Diversity & Inclusion
Product Leadership
Product Strategy
Episode 82 - Curing Product Diseases with a Radical Product Vision (with Radhika Dutt)
28 Sep 2021
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An interview with Radhika Dutt. Radhika is a product leader, consultant & author of "Radical Product Thinking" who has decided it is time to step away from building products incrementally & flying by the seat of your pants. Instead, she advocates creating a radical product vision, aligning the company around it and defining where you want to go and not how fast you get there.

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Episode 81 - Driving Organisational Alignment with Survival Metrics (with Adam Thomas)

Entrepreneurship
Product Analytics
Product Leadership
Startups
Episode 81 - Driving Organisational Alignment with Survival Metrics (with Adam Thomas)
22 Sep 2021
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An interview with Adam Thomas. Adam is a passionate product leader & product coach who wants to help you drive organisational alignment. By day he's Lead Product Manager for a recruiting platform, and by night he's the hero that Gotham needs with product consultancy Approaching One. We talk about Survival Metrics, and how you can use them to drive organisational alignment

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Episode 80 - Product Leadership Principles for Tumultuous Times (with Giff Constable)

Entrepreneurship
Product Discovery
Product Leadership
Startups
User Research
Episode 80 - Product Leadership Principles for Tumultuous Times (with Giff Constable)
15 Sep 2021
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An interview with Giff Constable. Giff is an entrepreneur and product leader who was most recently CPO at Meetup during the WeWork acquisition & divestment. He's also the author of "Talking with Humans" & "Testing with Humans" - books that aim to help teams make good product decisions. We talk about the books & reflect on his time at Meetup and the lessons he learned.

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Episode 79 - Solve Customer Problems Quickly by Joining the No-Code Revolution (with Natalie Furness)

Entrepreneurship
No-Code
Product Marketing
Startups
Top 6
Episode 79 - Solve Customer Problems Quickly by Joining the No-Code Revolution (with Natalie Furness)
8 Sep 2021
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An interview with Natalie Furness. Natalie is a marketing consultant and company founder. Initially frustrated by not being a coder, she embraced the thriving No-Code community and realised that she could solve customer problems and build solutions anyway. Now she's started Minimum Viable Stack as an umbrella firm for a growing number of No-Code products.

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Episode 78 - How to Deploy Empathy to Truly Understand User Needs (with Michele Hansen)

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Product Discovery
Startups
User Research
Episode 78 - How to Deploy Empathy to Truly Understand User Needs (with Michele Hansen)
1 Sep 2021
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An interview with Michele Hansen. Michele is the founder of Geocodio, a startup she founded without taking external funding. She is also the author of "Deploy Empathy", a book that aims to help product teams & founders to get better at user research & get the insights they need. We talk about the book and some of themes within it.

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Episode 77 - Chinese Startup Culture & Putting the Minimum into MVP (with Carlos Lastres)

Design Thinking
Product Discovery
UX
User Research
Episode 77 - Chinese Startup Culture & Putting the Minimum into MVP (with Carlos Lastres)
25 Aug 2021
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An interview with Carlos Lastres. Carlos is the Creative & Marketing Director at Kaiyan Medical, a Chinese company creating light therapy products. Carlos is obviously an advocate for light therapy but also an engineer turned designer who is loving life in China. He shares some insights on Chinese startup culture and how Minimum really means Minimum for MVPs.

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Episode 76 - Finding a PM Superpower and Using your Product Sense (with Peter Knudson & Braxton Bragg)

Authors
Getting into Product
Product Principles
Episode 76 - Finding a PM Superpower and Using your Product Sense (with Peter Knudson & Braxton Bragg)
18 Aug 2021
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An interview with Peter Knudson & Braxton Bragg. Peter & Braxton are co-authors of new book "Product Sense", with which they hope to help the next generation of product managers discover their product superpower and land that next big product management role. We speak about how the book came about, some of the themes inside, and whether it's fair enough to brag on Twitter about not writing tickets.

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Episode 75 - Escaping VC Culture & Building Products that Focus on True Lifetime Value (with Rand Fishkin)

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Entrepreneurship
Hustle Culture
Product Marketing
Startups
Episode 75 - Escaping VC Culture & Building Products that Focus on True Lifetime Value (with Rand Fishkin)
4 Aug 2021
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An interview with Rand Fishkin. Rand was the founder and CEO of SEO firm Moz. He documented the highs & lows of VC-backed entrepreneurship in his 2018 book "Lost and Founder", in which he fought back against tech clichés, and pondered how he'd do it differently next time. Now it's next time and he's back with SparkToro, looking to build truly sustainable businesses and a more caring, responsible capitalism.

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Episode 74 - Taking Data Science from Academia to the Heart of your Product (with Paul Meinshausen)

AI Product Management
Entrepreneurship
Startups
Episode 74 - Taking Data Science from Academia to the Heart of your Product (with Paul Meinshausen)
30 Jul 2021
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An interview with Paul Meinshausen. Paul is the co-founder of Aampe, a startup that uses automated, rapid learning to personalise notifications. Paul started out in academia before a tour in Afghanistan & using data where the stakes couldn't be higher. He then went on to found & invest in multiple startups. We talk about his journey into business & some of his advice for data-curious entrepreneurs.

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Episode 73 - All Aboard! Why You Need To Get Product Onboarding Right (with Ramli John)

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Product Marketing
Product-Led Growth
Episode 73 - All Aboard! Why You Need To Get Product Onboarding Right (with Ramli John)
27 Jul 2021
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An interview with Ramli John. Ramli is the Managing Director of ProductLed, the Robin to Wes Bush's Batman, and the author of "Product-Led Onboarding", a book that aims to shine a light on getting users to value sooner and ensuring you retain them long term. We talk about some themes from the book, and whether product-led growth is a buzzword or not.

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Episode 72 - Challenges & Opportunities for Africans Making Products for Africans (with Abisoye Falabi)

Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Nigeria
Product in Africa
Startups
Episode 72 - Challenges & Opportunities for Africans Making Products for Africans (with Abisoye Falabi)
23 Jul 2021
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An interview with Abisoye Falabi. Abisoye is a passionate technologist, community builder and educator who is currently Senior Product Manager at TradeDepot, a Nigerian commerce and fintech platform. We talk about some of the challenges & opportunities of building & scaling products across Africa, and some of the mistakes VCs are making on the continent.

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Episode 71 - Getting into the Habit of Continuous Discovery (with Teresa Torres)

Authors
Product Discovery
Product Principles
Top 6
Episode 71 - Getting into the Habit of Continuous Discovery (with Teresa Torres)
20 Jul 2021
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An interview with Teresa Torres. Teresa is a product discovery coach and also the author of the new bestselling book "Continuous Discovery Habits". We talk about her passion for product discovery, her motivations for writing the book, and some of the approaches she recommends to bed discovery habits into any organisation.

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Episode 70 - Platform Product Management & Getting Ready for Launch Day (with John Zilch)

Product Leadership
Product Principles
Startups
Episode 70 - Platform Product Management & Getting Ready for Launch Day (with John Zilch)
14 Jul 2021
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An interview with John Zilch. John is Director of Product Management at Upland, adjunct professor at Providence College and founder of Launch Day, a new startup that's aiming to take the pain out of launching new products to market. We talk about his various gigs, his defence of MBAs, what's wrong with experimentation & more

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Episode 69 - Putting Customers at the Heart of your Product Decisions (with Hubert Palan)

Product Discovery
Product Principles
Product Strategy
Episode 69 - Putting Customers at the Heart of your Product Decisions (with Hubert Palan)
9 Jul 2021
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An interview with Hubert Palan. Hubert is the founder and CEO of Productboard, a company he set up because he wanted to have a tool that combined customer insight with product delivery & more. We speak about the story behind Productboard, why founders are overrated, and whether Marty Cagan was right to dunk on MBAs.

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Episode 68 - Applying Agile Principles to Education & Measuring Learning (with Chris Hull)

Education
Entrepreneurship
Startups
Episode 68 - Applying Agile Principles to Education & Measuring Learning (with Chris Hull)
4 Jul 2021
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An interview with Chris Hull. Chris is a former 7th grade social studies teacher who grew dissatisfied with the tools he had to do his job and decided to create some of his own. He's now the CPO and founder of Otus, an all-in-one learning management, assessment and data system. We talk about his journey into product, some of the challenges and opportunities of disrupting the way that people learn.

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Episode 67 - Data-Driven Product Development & Ethics in AI (with Korbinian Spann)

AI Product Management
Entrepreneurship
Startups
Episode 67 - Data-Driven Product Development & Ethics in AI (with Korbinian Spann)
30 Jun 2021
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An interview with Korbanian Spann. Korbinian started out doing a PhD in Semitic Languages before working in retail and realising he had no way to collate customer feedback. This led him to start his own startup and take data-driven development to the world. We talk about his journey into foundership, the importance of data-driven decision making, and the importance of ethics in AI

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Episode 66 - Avoiding Bulls**t Product Advice & Focusing on the Essential (with Henry Latham)

Education
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Episode 66 - Avoiding Bulls**t Product Advice & Focusing on the Essential (with Henry Latham)
25 Jun 2021
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An interview with Henry Latham. Henry is an experienced product leader & founder who grew disillusioned with all the impractical knowledge being shared by the standard thought leaders. He started Prod MBA to give a practical approach to take people from ideation to product delivery in 8 weeks. We talk about his motivations, the approach, and some of the key lessons he's learned about product management.

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Episode 65 - Going Beyond Idealistic Book Principles & The Myth of Unicorn Product Managers (with Emily Tate)

Education
Mind the Product
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Women in Product
Episode 65 - Going Beyond Idealistic Book Principles & The Myth of Unicorn Product Managers (with Emily Tate)
22 Jun 2021
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An interview with Emily Tate. Emily is Managing Director of Mind the Product, the world's leading product management community, and is a self-described product geek who can talk about product for hours. We talk about idealistic product principles, mapping that to the real world, the pros & cons of influencer content and much more.

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Episode 64 - Product Management in Africa & Dreams of an African Silicon Valley (with Layo Ogunbanwo)

Diversity & Inclusion
Education
Nigeria
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Product in Africa
Women in Product
Episode 64 - Product Management in Africa & Dreams of an African Silicon Valley (with Layo Ogunbanwo)
18 Jun 2021
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An interview with Layo Ogunbanwo. Layo is VP of Product Strategy at Piggyvest, a Nigerian fintech aiming to put financial services into the hands of Africans. She also founded Practical Product to support PMs in Africa, and recently released a groundbreaking report - The State of Product Management in Africa

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Episode 63 - Build What Matters with Vision-Led Product Management (with Rajesh Nerlikar)

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Entrepreneurship
Product Discovery
Product Principles
Product Strategy
Episode 63 - Build What Matters with Vision-Led Product Management (with Rajesh Nerlikar)
15 Jun 2021
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An interview with Rajesh Nerlikar. Rajesh is the CEO of Prodify and the co-author of the 2020 book "Build What Matters" which aims to help your company build a strategic roadmap and 10x your users' outcomes. We talk about Rajesh's journey so far, some of the lessons learned, and how to take your product to the next level

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Episode 62 - Retail Product Management in a Global Pandemic (with Rhiana Matthew)

Mental Health
Product Discovery
Project Management
User Research
Women in Product
Episode 62 - Retail Product Management in a Global Pandemic (with Rhiana Matthew)
11 Jun 2021
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An interview with Rhiana Matthew. Rhiana is a Senior Product Manager at Publicis Sapient working with omnichannel retail products. Rhiana's roadmap was turned upside down when COVID-19 closed everything down and made it impossible to sell jewelry in traditional ways. We talk about what the company did next, how it made it a success, and what she's learned & hopes to take forward post-pandemic.

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Episode 61 - Reducing Waste by Only Spending Time on Really Good Ideas (with Julia Shalet)

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Communication
Product Discovery
User Research
Women in Product
Episode 61 - Reducing Waste by Only Spending Time on Really Good Ideas (with Julia Shalet)
8 Jun 2021
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An interview with Julia Shalet. Julia is a product consultant and author of an award-winning book "The Really Good Idea Test", in which she maps out a product discovery process. We chat about ensuring that we can create good hypotheses, test them appropriately, and make sure we have enough evidence to build with confidence.

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Episode 60 - Maintaining Radical Focus and Staying on Strategy with OKRs (with Christina Wodtke)

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OKRs
Product Leadership
Product Strategy
Top 6
Women in Product
Episode 60 - Maintaining Radical Focus and Staying on Strategy with OKRs (with Christina Wodtke)
1 Jun 2021
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An interview with Christina Wodtke. Christina is the author of "The Team That Managed Itself" and "Radical Focus" and is passionate about creating empowered teams and driving companies to business success using Objectives & Key Results (OKRs). We speak about some of the barriers to OKR adoption, how to get them right, and much more

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Episode 59 - The Philosophy of Product Design (with Udhaya Kumar Padmanabhan)

Design Thinking
Product Leadership
UX
Episode 59 - The Philosophy of Product Design (with Udhaya Kumar Padmanabhan)
29 May 2021
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An interview with Udhaya Kumar Padmanabhan. Udhaya is Global Strategic Design Director at Designit, a design powerhouse based in Bangalore, India. We talk about the principles of good product design, why designers are in the relationship business, and have a moment's reflection on the ultimate design tool, Flash (RIP).

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Episode 58 - From Engineer to Product Leader & Getting Away from the "How" (with Rekha Venkatakrishnan)

Getting into Product
Product Leadership
Product School
Women in Product
Episode 58 - From Engineer to Product Leader & Getting Away from the "How" (with Rekha Venkatakrishnan)
26 May 2021
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An interview with Rekha Venkatakrishnan, Senior Manager, Group Product Management @ Walmart Global Tech. Rekha is a passionate communicator and educator whose curiosity led her from engineering to product leadership. She talks about her journey and how to make sure former engineers stick to the "What" and "Why" and not the "How"

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Episode 57 - Data-Driven Decisions & the Product Engagement Score (with Stephanie Tanzar)

Product Analytics
Product Leadership
Women in Product
Episode 57 - Data-Driven Decisions & the Product Engagement Score (with Stephanie Tanzar)
21 May 2021
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An interview with Stephanie Tanzar, Director of Product Management at Pendo. Stephanie is passionate about product management and using the right data to make good decisions that are just the right mixture of data and gut feel. We talk about her work at Pendo, the new Product Engagement Score, and whether it's a replacement for NPS.

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Episode 56 - Is this Seriously Game Over for Scrum? (with David Pereira)

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Digital Transformation
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Scrum
Episode 56 - Is this Seriously Game Over for Scrum? (with David Pereira)
18 May 2021
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An interview with David Pereira. David is the Head of Product Management at Virtual Identity, a product development agency. He's also a contributing editor at Serious Scrum, a leading Medium publication. We speak about his thoughts about scrum and some of the problems with it, what might replace it, and much more.

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Episode 55 - From Physiotherapist to Product Manager (with Samuel Ogunkoya)

Getting into Product
Mentorship
Networking
Nigeria
Product in Africa
Episode 55 - From Physiotherapist to Product Manager (with Samuel Ogunkoya)
14 May 2021
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An interview with Samuel Ogunkoya. Samuel started his career as a physiotherapist but has recently moved into product management with product agency ProducteevTech. Samuel talks about his journey, the importance of community and peer mentorship, and shares some of the lessons he's learned along the way.

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Episode 54 - Product-Led Growth - Game Over for the Sales Team? (with Wes Bush)

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Product Marketing
Product-Led Growth
Episode 54 - Product-Led Growth - Game Over for the Sales Team? (with Wes Bush)
11 May 2021
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An interview with Wes Bush. Wes is the founder of ProductLed, a company aiming to teach the world how to build products that sell themselves. He's also the author of the book "Product-Led Growth". We talk about some of the themes from the book, some of the considerations when going product-led, and whether sales & marketing should feel threatened.

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Episode 53 - Purposeful Product Transformation & Setting Leaders Up For Success (with Stephanie Leue)

Growth Mindset
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Startups
Episode 53 - Purposeful Product Transformation & Setting Leaders Up For Success (with Stephanie Leue)
7 May 2021
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An interview with Stephanie Leue. Stephanie started her official product career at PayPal before moving onto a selection of other companies and moving into product leadership coaching. We talk about how she used be a terrible boss, what's she's learned about digital transformation, and why product managers need to take more responsibility for driving transformation.

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Episode 52 - Defeating Bias, Prejudice and Bullying in the Workplace (with Kim Scott)

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Communication
Diversity & Inclusion
Growth Mindset
Women in Product
Episode 52 - Defeating Bias, Prejudice and Bullying in the Workplace (with Kim Scott)
4 May 2021
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An interview with Kim Scott. Kim has had a glittering career in tech, working for heavyweights like Google & Apple. In 2017 she released "Radical Candor", to try to get people communicating more effectively. Now she's back with "Just Work" aiming to tackle workplace bias, prejudice and bullying. We talk about some themes from the book and why now was the time to write it.

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Episode 51 - Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Escaping Hustle Culture (with Polina Marchenko)

Entrepreneurship
Hustle Culture
Mental Health
Startups
Women in Product
Work / life balance
Episode 51 - Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Escaping Hustle Culture (with Polina Marchenko)
30 Apr 2021
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An interview with Polina Marchenko. Polina is the founder of SIDE PRJCT, a community where people can get involved in collaborating and building new projects as a showcase for their talents. She's also a multiple startup founder and active in the crusade against hustle culture having suffered burnout earlier in her career.

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Episode 50 - Plan your Product Journey via Strategy, Roadmaps and OKRs (with Nacho Bassino)

Product Leadership
Product Principles
Product Strategy
Episode 50 - Plan your Product Journey via Strategy, Roadmaps and OKRs (with Nacho Bassino)
27 Apr 2021
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An interview with Nacho Bassino. Nacho is CPO at Best Day Travel Group and author of "Product Direction", a practical playbook for building winning product strategies. Nacho talks about some of his approaches for managing complicated products, some practical advice to create a product strategy, his support for the Spanish-speaking product community and much more

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Episode 49 - Surviving a Lack of Product Thinking & Riding the Product Maturity Curve (with Nis Frome)

Digital Transformation
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Startups
Episode 49 - Surviving a Lack of Product Thinking & Riding the Product Maturity Curve (with Nis Frome)
21 Apr 2021
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An interview with Nis Frome. Nis is the co-founder and VP of Product at Feedback Loop, an agile research platform. Nis talks about his experience as a founder moving into product management, and talks a lot about how product practices aren't always like they are in the classic books, and how you should approach that as an ambitious product manager.

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Episode 48 - Treating your Career as a Product & Making a Wicked Impact as a Product Leader (with Gibson Biddle)

Education
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Startups
Top 6
Episode 48 - Treating your Career as a Product & Making a Wicked Impact as a Product Leader (with Gibson Biddle)
14 Apr 2021
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An interview with Gibson Biddle. Gib is the former VP of Product Management at Netflix and former CPO at Chegg. Now he's a product leadership coach and answers product management questions on his mailing list, Ask Gib. We talk about how he optimises his content with NPS, starting a job as a product leader, getting good at it and when to quit. We also cover some tales from the old days of Netflix!

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Episode 47 - Growth Marketing & Reshaping the World of eCommerce (with Nichole DeMeré)

Growth Marketing
Product Marketing
SaaS
Startups
Episode 47 - Growth Marketing & Reshaping the World of eCommerce (with Nichole DeMeré)
7 Apr 2021
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An interview with Nichole DeMeré. Nichole is CMO of Reeview, a new video review app aiming to take the world of eCommerce by storm. Nichole talks about Growth Marketing vs Growth Hacking, how to find growth by iterating business models, how she's learned to get good at this stuff, and how she's paying it forward to the next generation of marketers.

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Episode 46 - Cleaning Up After Professional Services & Becoming Truly Product Led (with Paul Ortchanian)

Digital Transformation
Product Principles
Startups
Episode 46 - Cleaning Up After Professional Services & Becoming Truly Product Led (with Paul Ortchanian)
31 Mar 2021
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An interview with Paul Ortchanian. Paul took his Silicon Valley experience back to Montreal and founded his own product consultancy, Bain Public. They work tirelessly to instill product thinking into Canadian firms and ensure that they implement sound product principles. Bain Public also created the SOAP approach to enable Product Managers to understand what to work on when.

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Episode 45 - Building Data Driven Products & Dodging Unsolicited Advice (with Emily Reid)

AI Product Management
API Product Management
Digital Transformation
Diversity & Inclusion
Women in Product
Episode 45 - Building Data Driven Products & Dodging Unsolicited Advice (with Emily Reid)
24 Mar 2021
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An interview with Emily Reid. Emily is a Product Manager for FCT, a Canadian insurance company. We talk about her passion for data, how she aims to demystify it, and the importance of staying in your lane & not trying to be the smartest person in the room. We also talk about the perils of being a woman in tech, and how she has to put up with patronising and unwanted advice from men.

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Episode 44 - Driving Digital Transformation & Products for Product Managers (with Moshe Mikanovsky)

Digital Transformation
Engineering
Product Principles
Episode 44 - Driving Digital Transformation & Products for Product Managers (with Moshe Mikanovsky)
17 Mar 2021
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An interview with Moshe Mikanovsky. Moshe is a Senior Product Manager at Procom, a Canadian recruitment company, and also consults for a "social network for content creators". Moshe talks about his journey from the Israeli army to product management, his passion for digital transformation & instilling an agile mindset, and much more.

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Episode 43 - Aligning your Positioning & the Myth of Product Market Fit (with April Dunford)

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Product Marketing
Product Positioning
Women in Product
Episode 43 - Aligning your Positioning & the Myth of Product Market Fit (with April Dunford)
10 Mar 2021
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An interview with April Dunford. April is the author of "Obviously Awesome", a book about the importance of good product positioning, and how to do it right. We speak about the importance of positioning, identifying your true competition, her opinions on Product Market Fit & driving positioning alignment through the organisation.

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Episode 42 - Design Thinking & Finding the Time for Design Sprints (with Yoav Farbey)

Design Thinking
Entrepreneurship
User Research
Episode 42 - Design Thinking & Finding the Time for Design Sprints (with Yoav Farbey)
7 Mar 2021
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An interview with Yoav Farbey. Yoav is a Senior Product Manager at PARK NOW and former magazine entrepreneur, product analyst and product consultant. I spoke to Yoav about his journey, some of the techniques he's learned in his varied career, and how nothing beats a good design sprint (and how to find the time to do one).

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Episode 41 - Building Your Product Muscles & Developing Strong Product Teams (with Petra Wille)

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Diversity & Inclusion
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Women in Product
Episode 41 - Building Your Product Muscles & Developing Strong Product Teams (with Petra Wille)
3 Mar 2021
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An interview with Petra Wille. Petra is a Product Leadership Coach and the author of the new book "Strong Product People - A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers". I spoke to Petra about her journey into Product Management, the principles she lives by, and how she helps drive a strong Product culture. We also talk about not giving up to soon, but knowing when to quit.

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Episode 40 - Practical Product Management & Demonstrating Product Thinking (with Büşra Coşkuner)

Diversity & Inclusion
No-Code
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Women in Product
Episode 40 - Practical Product Management & Demonstrating Product Thinking (with Büşra Coşkuner)
28 Feb 2021
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An interview with Büşra Coşkuner. Büşra is a Product consultant & coach, advocate of practical Product Management and demonstrating Product principles not just reading them out. We spoke about her journey, the principles she teaches companies and individuals, and her passion for No Code solutions. We also cover some of the challenges of being a Woman in Product, and being an ambitious soon-to-be working mum.

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Episode 39 - The Need for Diverse Perspectives in Product Development (with Candice Poon)

Diversity & Inclusion
Women in Product
Episode 39 - The Need for Diverse Perspectives in Product Development (with Candice Poon)
26 Feb 2021
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An interview with Candice Poon. Candice is a Program Manager for Microsoft, working on Microsoft Edge. She recently came to the attention of the Twittersphere when she was blocked from signing up to Clubhouse due to her name, which kicked off further discussions about diversity and building inclusive products. We speak about the scale of the problem, attitudes to it, and potential solutions.

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Episode 38 - Effective Hiring for Product Managers & Building Diverse Teams (with Kate Leto)

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Communication
Diversity & Inclusion
Neurodiversity
Product Leadership
Women in Product
Episode 38 - Effective Hiring for Product Managers & Building Diverse Teams (with Kate Leto)
23 Feb 2021
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An interview with Kate Leto. Kate is a product consultant and author of "Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills", a book that she hopes will revolutionise hiring practices and ensure that product teams are set up for success. We talk about some of the themes from the book, and how to incorporate neurodiversity into the mix.

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Episode 37 - From Management Consultant to Product Manager (with Deepti Tadala)

Diversity & Inclusion
Getting into Product
Product School
Technical Product Management
Women in Product
Episode 37 - From Management Consultant to Product Manager (with Deepti Tadala)
21 Feb 2021
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An interview with Deepti Tadala. Deepti is a Technical Product Manager with Synacor and former Management Consultant with Deloitte. She talks about her journey into Product Management, how her Deloitte experience did and didn't help, the importance of public speaking skills, and how Products by Women has supported her in her career.

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Episode 36 - Building a Culture of Continuous Discovery (with Cindy Alvarez)

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Communication
Diversity & Inclusion
Product Discovery
Product Principles
User Research
Women in Product
Episode 36 - Building a Culture of Continuous Discovery (with Cindy Alvarez)
19 Feb 2021
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An interview with Cindy Alvarez. Cindy is Director of Customer Research at GitHub and the author of "Lean Customer Development", a book that aims to help you ensure that you build products customers actually want. We speak about the importance of customer interviews, how to run them effectively, and how to build a culture of Continuous Disovery.

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Episode 35 - Lifelong Learning for Product Managers (with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia)

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Diversity & Inclusion
Education
Lifelong Learning
Product Principles
Product School
Episode 35 - Lifelong Learning for Product Managers (with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia)
16 Feb 2021
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An interview with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia. Carlos is a podcaster, author, Founder and CEO of Product School, the global Product Management community & the world's leading educational resource for Product Managers of all levels. We speak about how he keeps ahead of the competition, his passion for lifelong learning and ensuring access for all, and commitment to diversity throughout his work.

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Episode 34 - Product Management Lessons from a PM Turned Teacher Turned PM (with Melanie McKay)

Education
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Women in Product
Episode 34 - Product Management Lessons from a PM Turned Teacher Turned PM (with Melanie McKay)
13 Feb 2021
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An interview with Melanie McKay. Melanie is Head of Consumer Product at Rightmove, the UK's largest property marketplace. I speak to Melanie about her journey into Product Management, her journey out of it into teaching computing to teenagers, and why she came back. She talks about some of the lessons she's learned in her career, her work with Product School, and much more.

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Episode 33 - Data-driven Product Delivery & Story Points on Everything (with James Rooney)

Product Delivery
Product Ops
Product Principles
Episode 33 - Data-driven Product Delivery & Story Points on Everything (with James Rooney)
10 Feb 2021
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An interview with James Rooney. James is a Delivery Manager at Discovery Inc. James speaks about the way he approaches his work and how uses data to inform his delivery decisions. James believes you can use story points for everything and that they're going to save the world. He even takes his story point addiction to developing his budding music career!

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Episode 32 - How to Build an Effective Product Organisation (with Marty Cagan)

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Digital Transformation
Diversity & Inclusion
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Top 6
Episode 32 - How to Build an Effective Product Organisation (with Marty Cagan)
5 Feb 2021
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Marty is a Silicon Valley veteran of Netscape, eBay and has helped over 100 companies do Product right with Silicon Valley Product Group. He also laid the groundwork for modern Product Management with his classic book "Inspired", explaining how to build great products customers love. Now he's back as co-author with new book "Empowered", which takes aim at creating and maintaining effective Product-led organisations.

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Episode 31 - Scaling your Product Team with Product Operations (with Christine Itwaru)

Diversity & Inclusion
Lifelong Learning
Product Ops
Product Principles
Women in Product
Women in Product
Episode 31 - Scaling your Product Team with Product Operations (with Christine Itwaru)
3 Feb 2021
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Christine is a problem-solving, Product-obsessed New Yorker who has swapped the Big Apple for the City of Oaks as Senior Director of Product Operations for Pendo. We talk about the fundamentals of Product Ops, how it works at Pendo, the types of people you need, what they can do for you, and when you need them.

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Episode 30 - How to Crack your Product Manager Career (with Jackie Bavaro)

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Getting into Product
Product Leadership
Top 6
Women in Product
Episode 30 - How to Crack your Product Manager Career (with Jackie Bavaro)
30 Jan 2021
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Jackie is formerly of Microsoft, Google and was the first Product hire at Asana. She's also the co-author of two fabulous books - "Cracking the PM Interview" and "Cracking the PM Career". We speak about her history in Product Management, why she wrote the books, and some great advice for all Product Managers to turbo-charge their careers.

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Episode 29 - Redefining Product-Led Growth (with Heather James)

Entrepreneurship
Networking
Product Principles
Product-Led Growth
Women in Product
Episode 29 - Redefining Product-Led Growth (with Heather James)
27 Jan 2021
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An interview with Heather James, passionate advocate for Product-Led Growth and Founder of the Product-Led Alliance. We talk about Heather's background in both events and Product Management, and how she was inspired to combine the two and form the Product-Led Alliance. We talk about what being Product-Led means to Heather, why she's so passionate about it, how the PLA can help, and much more.

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Episode 28 - Product Management in Lockdown & the Perils of Hustle Culture (with Jack Stevens)

Hustle Culture
Mental Health
Work / life balance
Episode 28 - Product Management in Lockdown & the Perils of Hustle Culture (with Jack Stevens)
24 Jan 2021
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An interview with Jack Stevens, Senior Product Manager at Publicis Sapient. At the height of the UK's first lockdown, Jack was included in a BBC article "Stress, burnout and redundancy: Tough times in IT" where he spoke about the toxic narrative that we could all get more done from home. We speak about how he got into the article, the reaction to it, his aversion for hustle culture, how his company supported him, and much more.

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Episode 27 - Product Marketing & the Importance of Pirate Metrics (with Abby Hehemann)

Product Marketing
Product-Led Growth
Women in Product
Episode 27 - Product Marketing & the Importance of Pirate Metrics (with Abby Hehemann)
20 Jan 2021
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Abby is Senior Product Marketing Manager at GetResponse, and featured speaker at Product-Led Growth Hub. Abby is passionate about Product Management and Product-Led Growth and shares some of her experience and advice for product marketers trying to make an impact on their pirate metrics (AARRR!)

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Episode 26 - Empathy, Mentorship and The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion (with Ana Kresina)

Communication
Diversity & Inclusion
Mentorship
Women in Product
Episode 26 - Empathy, Mentorship and The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion (with Ana Kresina)
17 Jan 2021
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Ana is a Product Manager at Redbubble and a self-declared vagabond. We talk about her journey into Product, how important it is to have mentorship, how you can build empathy, and how reviewing your communication skills is a must. We also talk about her passion for inclusion & diversity and some of the work that's left to do to build truly inclusive organisations.

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Episode 25 - Getting to Product/Market Fit and Building Effective Product Teams (with Harpal Singh)

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Digital Transformation
Product Principles
Startups
Episode 25 - Getting to Product/Market Fit and Building Effective Product Teams (with Harpal Singh)
13 Jan 2021
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Harpal is an award-winning Product Consultant and Interim CPO. Harpal is passionate about Product/Market Fit and author of a new (free!) Product/Market Fit playbook. We talk about how to get to Product/Market Fit, why he decided to write a book about it, how that helped him test his assumptions, and much more.

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Episode 24 - Transforming companies & instilling a product mindset (with Dave Martin)

Digital Transformation
Education
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Roadmaps
Episode 24 - Transforming companies & instilling a product mindset (with Dave Martin)
10 Jan 2021
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An interview with Dave Martin, Product Management coach and founder of consultancy Right To Left - working with companies to ensure they are building products the right way, getting the right kinds of Product Managers and instilling a solid product mindset into a company.

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Episode 23 - Avoiding the agency trap & ADHD in Product (with Janna Bastow)

Diversity & Inclusion
Entrepreneurship
Mind the Product
Neurodiversity
Product Principles
Roadmaps
Women in Product
Episode 23 - Avoiding the agency trap & ADHD in Product (with Janna Bastow)
6 Jan 2021
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Janna is co-founder of ProdPad and Mind the Product, and inventor of the Now/Next/Later roadmap. We talk about how ProdPad and Mind the Product got started, the perils of falling into the trap of being an agency instead of a product company. We also talk about being diagnosed with ADHD, what that means to her and some of the advantages and disadvantages the condition brings to Product Management.

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Episode 22 - Lifelong learning & the perils of time-based roadmaps (with Andrea Saez)

Growth Mindset
Lifelong Learning
Product Principles
Roadmaps
Women in Product
Episode 22 - Lifelong learning & the perils of time-based roadmaps (with Andrea Saez)
6 Jan 2021
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Andrea works in Product Growth & Education for ProdPad. She's a lifelong learner, educator and advocate, looking to help Product Managers make good decisions. We talk about her journey into Product Management, why certifications aren't all that they cracked up to be and how Human Psychology helps make good product decisions.

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Episode 21 - Managing Tension in Product Management (with Marc Abraham)

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Mental Health
Product Leadership
Episode 21 - Managing Tension in Product Management (with Marc Abraham)
3 Jan 2021
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Marc is the Head of Product - Engagement for ASOS.com, author of two books on Product Management and co-curator with Mind the Product. I spoke to Marc about his journey into Product Management, his new book 'Managing Product = Managing Tension', and some great advice about navigating a career in Product.

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Episode 20 - Product Processes & the Importance of Work / Life Balance (with Busayomi Omotosho)

Nigeria
Product Principles
Product in Africa
Technical Product Management
Women in Product
Work / life balance
Episode 20 - Product Processes & the Importance of Work / Life Balance (with Busayomi Omotosho)
30 Dec 2020
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An interview with Busayomi Omotosho, Product Manager at Softcom. Busayomi speaks to me about Softcom's mission to connect consumers to businesses across Africa, her past working in LegalTech, how you need to apply efficient processes to Product Management, the importance of work / life balance and much more.

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Episode 19 - Growing a PM career & the importance of side hustles (with Victoria Tkatch)

Entrepreneurship
Growth Mindset
Lifelong Learning
Women in Product
Episode 19 - Growing a PM career & the importance of side hustles (with Victoria Tkatch)
20 Dec 2020
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An interview with Victoria Tkatch, Senior Product Manager at Sonos. Victoria is an ambitious, driven professional, operating at a million miles an hour, and she's definitely going to be your boss one day. We talk about her journey to Sonos via her own nutrition startup, her plans for the future and how she manages to keep 3 (UPDATE: 4!) side hustles going.

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Episode 18 - Technical Product Management & the importance of mentorship (with Mark Yamashita)

Education
Product Leadership
Technical Product Management
Episode 18 - Technical Product Management & the importance of mentorship (with Mark Yamashita)
13 Dec 2020
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An interview with Mark Yamashita, Technical Product Director at Sensibill, a fintech company that means you never have to worry about expense forms again. Mark moved into Product Management from working on supercomputers and compilers, via an MBA. We talk about how technical PMs should keep away from solutioneering, as well as why "Singin' in the Rain" is basically the Lean Startup

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Episode 17 - API Product Management & mountain climbing as a metaphor (with Elina Sokolovska)

API Product Management
Mentorship
Women in Product
Episode 17 - API Product Management & mountain climbing as a metaphor (with Elina Sokolovska)
6 Dec 2020
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An interview with Elina Sokolovska, Product Manager at Flux, an exciting fintech startup working with some big retailers via their API. Elina talks about how she loves integrations and API Product Management, as well as her addiction to startup culture, and how mountain climbing has taught her strength in the face of adversity.

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Episode 16 - AI Product Management & The Importance of Communication (with Mark Graham)

AI Product Management
Project Management
Startups
Episode 16 - AI Product Management & The Importance of Communication (with Mark Graham)
29 Nov 2020
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An interview with Mark Graham, Lead Product Manager at Sharktower, working with some smart data scientists to revolutionise project management software. We talk about the importance of communication in Product Management, how Product Management is similar to Football Management, and much more.

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Episode 15 - Entrepreneurship & being a founder (with Matt Wilkinson)

Entrepreneurship
Startups
Episode 15 - Entrepreneurship & being a founder (with Matt Wilkinson)
22 Nov 2020
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An interview with Matt Wilkinson, founder of Zenquiries, an early stage startup focusing on helpdesk integrations with Shopify. Matt talks about his journey from an Economics degree into company foundership via a career in mobile development, and why he's currently "eating glass & staring into the abyss".

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Episode 14 - The role of education in leadership (with Mac Maistrelli)

Education
Engineering
Growth Mindset
Lifelong Learning
Episode 14 - The role of education in leadership (with Mac Maistrelli)
15 Nov 2020
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An interview with Mac Maistrelli, engineering leader with a strong background in education with the Council of Europe - passionate about creating high-performing teams, ensuring psychological safety, and creating a learning environment and getting the best out of his team.

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Episode 13 - Building inclusive products for all (with Nidhi Wadmark)

Diversity & Inclusion
Neurodiversity
Women in Product
Episode 13 - Building inclusive products for all (with Nidhi Wadmark)
8 Nov 2020
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An interview with Nidhi Wadmark, Product Manager with PayPal, Women in Product Chapter lead and Global Awareness Lead for Thrive, PayPal's neurodiversity and disability awareness Employee Group. Nidhi is passionate about amplifying the voice of women in tech and product as well as ensuring diversity across the board to ensure we make better product decisions.

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Episode 12 - Making yourself heard in the workplace (with Priyanka Naik)

Diversity & Inclusion
Networking
Neurodiversity
Women in Product
Episode 12 - Making yourself heard in the workplace (with Priyanka Naik)
8 Nov 2020
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An interview with Priyanka Naik, Growth Product Manager with Advarisk and Women in Finance Top 100. Priyanka is a fearless advocate of speaking up, marketing yourself, and supporter of gender and neuro diversity. She talks about some of the challenges she's faced in a male-dominated working culture, and some of the approaches she's taken to stand out.

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Episode 11 - Networking to start your Product career (with Anna Lieberman)

Getting into Product
Networking
Women in Product
Episode 11 - Networking to start your Product career (with Anna Lieberman)
8 Nov 2020
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An interview with Anna Lieberman, an aspiring Product Manager already on her first side hustle. Anna is passionate about taking her first steps into Product, documenting her journey and benefitting from strong mentorship from other strong Women in Product.

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Episode 10 - Using your experience to teach the next generation (with Maanas Bukkuri)

Education
Growth Mindset
Lifelong Learning
Product School
Startups
Episode 10 - Using your experience to teach the next generation (with Maanas Bukkuri)
1 Nov 2020
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An interview with Maanas Bukkuri, a passionate educator who started out in Engineering & QA before getting a taste for Product Management. Maanas has started teaching up-and-coming PMs via Product School and shares some of his thoughts about product management, continuously learning, and paying it forward to the next generation of Product Managers.

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Episode 9 - Putting users back at the heart of UX (with Dr Nick Fine)

Product Principles
UX
User Research
Episode 9 - Putting users back at the heart of UX (with Dr Nick Fine)
25 Oct 2020
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An interview with Dr Nick Fine PhD, on a one-man mission to save UX by applying scientific thinking and reviving the controversial opinion that it should involve talking to users. We talk about all things UX and find out why Nick's work may have inadvertently inspired Cambridge Analytica.

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Episode 8 - Being an AI Product Manager (with Pouya Jamshidiat)

AI Product Management
Authors
Episode 8 - Being an AI Product Manager (with Pouya Jamshidiat)
18 Oct 2020
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An interview with Pouya Jamshidiat. Pouya is an author, AI expert and self-described Product Dude working in the exciting field of genomics. Pouya talks about how he got into Product Management, some of the things he's learned and approaches that he uses to be an effective Product Manager when everyone around you has a PhD.

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Episode 7 - Getting started in Product (with Becca Vibert)

Education
Getting into Product
Networking
Product School
Women in Product
Episode 7 - Getting started in Product (with Becca Vibert)
11 Oct 2020
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An interview with Becca Vibert, Product Manager at Fiit and Product School featured speaker. Becca talks about her journey into Product Management via setting up an educational startup in Hong Kong, what she's learned along the way and how she's trying to help those following behind her.

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Episode 6 - Product leadership & how heroism doesn't scale (with Saeed Khan)

Digital Transformation
Product Leadership
Product Principles
Episode 6 - Product leadership & how heroism doesn't scale (with Saeed Khan)
4 Oct 2020
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An interview with Saeed Khan, Product Leadership consultant, proud Canadian, builder of strong product organisations. Saeed talks about his long career in Product, how Product needs a seat at the executive table, and how some of the companies that look great on the outside are held together by sweat and toil and can never scale.

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Episode 5 - How to do UX in sextech (with Anshuman Bagri)

Sextech
UX
User Research
Episode 5 - How to do UX in sextech (with Anshuman Bagri)
27 Sep 2020
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An interview with Anshuman Bagri, merchandising tycoon (retired), top quality dancer and currently redefining UX for mobile-controlled sex toys. Ansh speaks about his passion for UX, the challenges and advantages of working in a taboo industry, and how you might try to explain it to your mum.

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Episode 4 - Networking, communication & growth mindset (with Kristy Olinger)

Education
Growth Mindset
Lifelong Learning
Networking
Women in Product
Episode 4 - Networking, communication & growth mindset (with Kristy Olinger)
20 Sep 2020
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An interview with Kristy Olinger, credit card product manager, passionate relationship builder, co-host of The Opposite of Small Talk podcast, closet Patrick Dempsey fan. Kristy talks about why relationship-building is so important and why you should never be afraid in meetings to admit you don't know what the acronym means.

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Episode 3 - Challenges & opportunities of autism in Product (with Marton Gaspar)

Autism
Diversity & Inclusion
Neurodiversity
Product Leadership
Episode 3 - Challenges & opportunities of autism in Product (with Marton Gaspar)
13 Sep 2020
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An interview with Marton Gaspar, neuro-atypical product leader, advocate for autism awareness in the workplace, producer of a literally secret sauce. Marton talks about some of the challenges and benefits of autism in the workplace, how colleagues and hiring managers tend to treat autistic candidates, and how neurotypical people seem to autistic people.

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Episode 2 - AI Product Management to shape the future of travel (with Deepak Paramanand)

AI Product Management
Episode 2 - AI Product Management to shape the future of travel (with Deepak Paramanand)
6 Sep 2020
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Deepak is a champion marshmallow stacker, experienced product leader terrified of presenting to 10-year olds. Deepak was passionate about trains growing up in India, and is excited to be working in a startup within a big company, revolutioning transport technology by using AI for good.

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Episode 1 - Bitcoin, blockchain & smart contracts (with David Gerard)

Bitcoin
Blockchain
Technology
Episode 1 - Bitcoin, blockchain & smart contracts (with David Gerard)
29 Aug 2020
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David is the author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain and a leading commentator on Bitcoin, blockchain and related technologies. TL;DR David doesn't think that any of this stuff is any good, and that blockchain is a solution looking for a problem.

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