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Episode 48 - Treating your Career as a Product & Making a Wicked Impact as a Product Leader (with Gibson Biddle, Former VP Product @ Netflix & Chegg)

Product Leadership
Product Principles

Episode 48: Treating your Career as a Product & Making a Wicked Impact as a Product Leader

Gibson Biddle, Former VP Product @ Netflix & Chegg

14 Apr 2021

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About the Episode

An interview with Gibson Biddle. Gib is the former VP of Product Management at Netflix, and former CPO of Chegg. Nowadays, he's a coach and teacher who gave 140 talks over the last year. He's also recently started a mailing list, "Ask Gib" where he answers some of the top voted questions every week.

We understandably speak about a lot, including:

  • His new newsletter "Ask Gib", and why you should subscribe to it
  • Whether he's gotten any difficult questions he couldn't answer, and what he did
  • How he manages to do 140 events and how he optimises the format by experimenting and tracking metrics
  • How to make an impact in your first 90 days as a product leader, and how he did that at Netflix
  • The importance of moving quickly to make an impact, and striking whilst the iron is hot
  • What to do if you aren't passionate about the company you work for, and when to leave
  • How to handle M&A as part of your product strategy & why not to worry about the valuation
  • The pros & cons of using different frameworks to teach product leadership practices
  • Treating yourself as a product, and experimenting with your career choices to help build your intuition and business maturity
  • The importance of taking risks, both in business as well as in your career
  • Whether Gib could have saved Blockbuster, why he thinks they ultimately failed, and how the Innovator's Dilemma loomed large

And much more!

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You can contact Gib on Twitter, LinkedIn or gibsonbiddle.com.