Product Talk

Product Talk

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A podcast for product makers, data-minded thinkers and innovators.


EP112 - JourneyApps Founder & CEO on Building Mobile Products
Aug 5 • 20 min
The world we live in is going increasingly mobile by the day. However, the barrier to entry for businesses to go mobile can be high. What if it didn’t have to be? Product Talk host Adam O’Donnell, interviews JourneyApps Founder & CEO, Conrad Hofmeyr, and…
EP111 - Orchard Head of Consumer Product on Building Real Estate Products
Jul 29 • 33 min
Some products consumers will use every day of their lives. Meanwhile, there are products that a person may only need once or twice in their lives. How do you approach building that type of a product when it’s related to something as important as…
EP110 - fmr Calendly VP of Product on Customer Discovery
Jul 22 • 33 min
Many great product leaders will talk about the importance of listening to customers. It’s also essential to know how you should go about doing it. Is there a right and wrong way? As part of our series in partnership with the Product Collective, Product…
EP109 - fmr Tinder CPO on Personalization in Product with AI
Jul 15 • 33 min
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) continue to be a more prominent part of the products we build. Trust and privacy remain a concern, but users continue to give more and more information. How does AI and ML improve the customer…
EP108 - Auth0 SVP of Marketing & Growth on Product Marketing
Jul 8 • 24 min
Many product managers come to the role with an engineering background. It can be helpful in knowing how the sausage is made, so to speak. But what happens when an engineer moves into marketing, or as this guest called it “moving to the Dark Side?” As part…
EP107 - Skylar Founder & CEO on Startup Products
Jul 1 • 24 min
Product-focused start-ups face plenty of challenges as they begin to grow. How to go about fundraising, how to get customer feedback and when to have a dedicated product team among them. So, how can they figure it all out? Product Talk host Adam…
EP106 - The Nudge CEO on Personalization vs. Community Products
Jun 24 • 27 min
There has been a huge push towards personalization in recent years. The idea is that customers want an experience that is uniquely for them. But is that what they actually want? As part of our Adaptive Product Management series, Product Talk host and…
EP105 - NextView Ventures Partner & fmr Blue Apron Product Head on Scaling a Product Organization
Jun 17 • 40 min
Product leaders who’ve grown with a successful startup and venture capitalists both have interesting perspectives on product organizations. Wouldn’t it be nice if one person could offer both? As part of our How to Fund Your Venture series, Product Talk…
EP104 - SoFi VP of Products & Data on Building Winning Products
Jun 10 • 32 min
There is a lot that determines whether or not a product will be successful. It’s up to the product team to determine the KPIs and define what is a win. What does a win look like? As part of our The Feature is Now the Operating System series, Product Talk…
EP103 - Samsung NEXT Head of Product Enablement on Distributed Product Teams
Jun 3 • 32 min
In the face of a global pandemic, businesses had to adapt to a new normal. Many, while lucky enough to still have their jobs, had to adjust to remote work. What have we learned? As part of our series on The Role of Product in a Pandemic, Product Talk host…
EP102 - Advanced Intelligent Systems CEO on AI as a Service
May 27 • 28 min
The advancement of artificial intelligence still faces many challenges. There is a factor of cost, integrity, and function. But what if we looked at AI differently? As part of our Real Life Use Cases for AI series, Product Talk host and Product Exec,…
EP101 - Cedar Co-Founder on Building Industry Disrupting Healthcare Products
May 20 • 26 min
When it comes to healthcare products, oftentimes you’re competing with the archaic healthcare industry itself, rather than another company. Many simply accept the status quo. But how can you drive change? As part of our Innovation in Healthcare series,…
EP100 - UEI SVP Product & Technology on AI Products in the Home
May 13 • 30 min
AI, in its current state, is all about how much time it can save you and improve your work or your home life. As we continue to bring more AI products into our homes, there are some concerns that can arise. Are companies taking this responsibility…
EP99 - Yelp Product Lead on Building a Hospitality Product That Serves Businesses & Consumers
May 6 • 30 min
Yelp is a mass market product that is used by millions of people the world over. But what goes into the various individual features that helps deliver on Yelp’s mission to connect consumers with local businesses? As part of our Building for Hospitality…
EP98 - Psychotherapist on the Mental Health Impact of a Pandemic on PMs, Everybody
Apr 29 • 34 min
There are uncertain times for all of us. As we adjust to the new normal, many are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, whether they’ve been laid off or are trying to work from home while also assisting in kids’ educations or coping with isolation. As part of…
EP97 - Butterfly Network VP of Product on Democratizing Healthcare Products
Apr 22 • 32 min
A passion for product and the desire to make the world a better place are especially helpful when they’re channeled into something like the healthcare industry. How does that come into play during a pandemic? As part of our series on The Role of Product…
EP96 - Give Oxygen Co-Founder on Innovating Products for a Pandemic
Apr 15 • 27 min
During the COVID-19 global pandemic, individuals the world over have stepped up and made a difference big and small. Many product leaders have adapted their offerings to adjust to our new normal. How can the product community be of service? As part of our…
EP95 - Oscar Health CPO on Healthcare Products
Apr 8 • 47 min
The healthcare system hasn’t changed much in the U.S. It’s a fairly antiquated industry. Costs are on the rise and it can feel inaccessible for many. How can we change that? As part of our Innovation in Healthcare series, Product Talk host and product…
EP94 - Awair Product Head on Building Hardware Products
Apr 1 • 33 min
Many of us built with LEGO as children. However, some turn that love of building into a career. How does that translate to building hardware products? As part of our High Velocity R&D series, Product Talk host and product exec, Anthony Atlas, interviews…
EP93 - fmr Credit Karma VP Product Management on the Evolution of Product Management
Mar 25 • 29 min
The role of a product manager isn’t the same today as it was as recently as 10 years ago. Similarly, the role of a PM is different as a company grows. How does the role of a PM change? As part of our The Feature is Now the Operating System series, Product…
EP92 - Gainsight CPO & EVP of Engineering on Paving a Career in Product Management
Mar 18 • 31 min
Almost every Product Manager has a different story about how they found their way into the role. All talk about the well rounded backgrounds or curiosities that led them to the career. But how does someone wind up a PM that started as a lecturer in…
EP91 - Flexport Product Lead on Navigating New Product Jobs & Challenges
Mar 11 • 34 min
Sometimes, we get comfortable where we are in our jobs. It’s hard to know when it’s time for a new challenge. How do we know when it’s time and how do we find out way in a new role? As part of our High Velocity R&D series, Product Talk host and product…
EP90 - BetterUp Product Lead on Product Culture
Mar 4 • 30 min
Product Management professionals seldom set out on that career path, but most fall for the role very quickly. However, there’s really no one set list of responsibilities for the position. What’s the draw? This episode serves as a love letter to product…
EP89 - Microsoft Product Lead on Democratizing AI Products
Feb 26 • 35 min
While the idea of artificial intelligence is far from new, how AI has integrated with our tools is still a relatively recent development. There are still some barriers to entry and ethical questions to be answered. How is this being done? As part of our…
EP88 - Fmr Breather VP Experience on Hospitality Products
Feb 19 • 20 min
What a product starts out as may not also be what it becomes. Listening to the needs of customers is a vital part of building great products. But how can we do that successfully? As part of our Building for Hospitality series, Product Talk host and…
EP87 - Fmr Amazon Product Head on Interviewing for Product Management Jobs
Feb 12 • 26 min
Most Product Managers say they accidentally found themselves in their role or that it wasn’t planned. Others talk about their passion for creating products that help people and solving problems. But how do you find, prepare, and interview for PM jobs? As…
EP86 - Occasions Ltd Product VP on Creating a Hit Product
Feb 5 • 31 min
Retail can be a great proving ground for future product managers. There, you can learn how to advertise a product and discover what connects with consumers. It could even lead to creating the Big Mouth Billy Bass! As part of our High Velocity R&D series,…
EP85 - Plaid Consumer Product Head on Inspiring Confidence as a Product Leader
Jan 29 • 21 min
Product management is an opportunity to shape something that people want or need. That passion, combined with the skills to lead a team and project, is what makes a great product manager. As part of our Confidence and Product Management series, Product…
EP84 - Managed by Q CEO on Customer-Focused Product Management
Jan 22 • 27 min
For many, product management can be an accidental career path. Sometimes it’s just by identifying the problems around them and finding solutions that they find their way into that role. So what attracts people to it? As part of our Building for…
EP83 - Blue Sky Partners CEO on Product Management & Product Marketing
Jan 15 • 26 min
A great product manager understands product management and product marketing. One involves the ins and outs of a product and the other is an understanding of how the product makes you feel. So, what really is the intersection of product management and…
EP82 - Heap CEO and Facebook fmr Product Lead on Analytics meets Product
Jan 8 • 28 min
In today’s world, technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks & errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods & best…
EP81 - GameClub COO on Product Operations
Jan 1 • 24 min
In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best…
EP80 - Credit Karma Associate Director of Product Management on Building Great Products
Dec 18, 2019 • 25 min
In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best…
EP79 - ClimateAI Head of Product on Conceiving New Products
Dec 11, 2019 • 30 min
In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best…
EP78 - Macmillan Learning Senior Director of Product on Design
Nov 20, 2019 • 17 min
In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best…
EP77- Rent The Runway Director of Product Management on Collaboration
Nov 13, 2019 • 17 min
In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best…
EP76- Mozilla Chief R&D Officer on Creating and Designing People Focused Tech Products
Oct 30, 2019 • 30 min
In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best…
EP75- Bluedot Co-Founder on Creating Accurate Geofencing Products
Oct 23, 2019 • 30 min
Long gone are the days of printing out MapQuest directions or referring to the map in your glove compartment thanks to GPS technology. Amazingly, GPS technology is still being improved thanks to geofencing, which results in more accurate location…
EP74- Building For Hospitality #2: Resy Consumer Product Lead on Building Hospitality Products
Oct 16, 2019 • 18 min
The world of hospitality can be thankless at times. With customers coming from all aspects of life, it can be tough to make everyone happy with the service or product that they received. What does it take to build a successful hospitality product? As part…
EP73- Tech du Jour #5: Juniper Networks Head of Product on AI & ML Product Design, Development, and Adoption
Oct 9, 2019 • 30 min
Surbhi Kaul is a bit of an inspirational enigma. Growing up in an environment with minimal exposure to computers, gadgets, and other tech, she still became a leading figure in the AI and ML field. Where does she see AI and ML’s role in today’s society and…
EP72- High Velocity R&D #2: Ginkgo Bioworks Head of Product on Bioengineering Products
Oct 2, 2019 • 30 min
The path towards a career in product management is never straightforward. On this show we’ve spoken to many product leaders about their career trajectories and past professional experience. How can the skills acquired in a PhD program overlap with the…
EP71- The Feature is Now the Operating System #1: Quibb Founder on The Vectors Behind Winning Products
Sep 25, 2019 • 33 min
The world of product is full of stellar technology and innovation that truly deserves worldwide recognition. However, every now and then there is a product out there that does not meet everyone’s expectations, yet it still manages to thrive. This prompted…
EP70- Book du Jour #1: Bestselling Author Nir Eyal on Managing Workplace Distractions
Sep 4, 2019 • 29 min
Technology has enabled us to be more connected to everything that’s going on in the world. That said, it’s easy for us to get overwhelmed with never-ending notifications - distracting us from getting things done and staying focused. How can we manage…
EP69- Tech du Jour #4: Credit Suisse Labs CEO on Using AI/ML to Build Smarter Products
Aug 7, 2019 • 27 min
AI/ML technology is making an impact on how we interact with products that we use every day - from voice-enabled commands to learning assistants. That said, it’s important to understand how data plays a role in building these products to provide value to…
EP68- High Velocity R&D #1: Modern Fertility CEO on Building Personalized Health Products
Jul 24, 2019 • 33 min
Access to healthcare resources is rapidly changing through innovations in mobile apps and testing practices. Unlike other products, there is no margin for error in delivering quality health information and results. It’s one thing to build great products -…
EP67- Tech du Jour #3: CognitiveScale Product VP on The Maturation on AI Tech
Jul 10, 2019 • 24 min
AI is often seen as a solution that replaces humans with automated solutions. However, the expansion of augmented AI has changed the game for how this technology can enhance user experiences. How can AI technology amplify everyday experiences that enhance…
EP66- Tech du Jour #2: Capital One Managing Product VP on Building “Smarter” AI Products
Jun 12, 2019 • 32 min
In today’s tech world, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to re-define how we build products and their overall performance. That said, these products are only as effective as the humans who build them. When building AI products, how do you…
EP65- Diverse Voices #7: Authentic Design Founder on Building With Design Swarms
May 29, 2019 • 33 min
Most people assume that designers and “creatives” represent a small portion of the population. However, the opposite is true when you enable creativity through interactive processes. What happens when product design becomes democratized and everyone gets…
EP64- Tech du Jour #1: Jane.ai Founder on The Facts (and Myths) of AI
May 8, 2019 • 29 min
The rise of artificial intelligence or AI is impacting how products are made and their overall capacity for learning. That said, it can be difficult to understand its overall impact. What do we know about AI’s capabilities - and where are we still…
EP63- Product Guru Bruce Cleveland on Bridging The Traction Gap
May 3, 2019 • 27 min
Every entrepreneur dreams of turning their big idea into a real business. That said, 85 percent of startups end up failing to get off the ground. What should future leaders of “the next big thing” focus on to build success? Product Guru Bruce Cleveland…
EP62- HYP3R CEO on Scaling Customer Delight
Apr 12, 2019 • 32 min
Now more than ever, it’s critical for products to connect with their customers on a personal level. That said, marketing tactics have shifted toward impersonal and intrusive ways of building rapport with target users. How can businesses stay rooted in…
EP61- Product Lifecycle #5: GetUpside CEO on Navigating The Business of Product
Apr 10, 2019 • 30 min
To produce meaningful solutions, product managers must be user-focused. That said, they must also keep their business at the forefront of the decision-making process. How can product managers connect with customers in ways that also benefit the bottom…
EP60- Diverse Voices #5: Pivotal Labs fmr Product Lead on Increasing Diversity in Product
Mar 27, 2019 • 31 min
The tech world may be flourishing with new innovation every day - but it is behind in the times when it comes to equal opportunity for under-represented groups. How can we increase opportunities for everyone to get into tech? As part of our Diverse Voices…
EP59- Product Lifecycle #4: Instagram Product Lead on The Impact of Small Changes
Mar 13, 2019 • 35 min
Product managers often focus on reimagining a tool or solution from scratch. However, there’s plenty of disruptive innovation that can comes frlom incremental changes over time. What is the best way to make an impact with subtle tweaks to a solution? As…
EP58- Diverse Voices #4: SpotHero Product Lead on Simplifying Complex Products
Feb 27, 2019 • 30 min
It’s easy to look at a simple product and think that it can’t be hard to make. However, the simplest interfaces often require the most demanding development. What does it take to bring simplicity to life when facing complexities? As part of our Diverse…
EP57- Product Lifecycle #3: Google Product Lead on Building With Big Data
Feb 13, 2019 • 31 min
In product management, we hear about the importance of data all the time. That said, not every product manager understands what to make of every data set they review. What does it take to make informed product decisions using data? As part of our Diverse…
EP56- Diverse Voices #3: Venmo Product Lead on Becoming a Product Insider
Jan 30, 2019 • 29 min
Every product manager’s journey takes them on a different path to ultimately land in the perfect role. That said, it seems hard for “product outsiders” to get into product management. How can people apply skills from other roles to become a product…
EP55- Product Lifecycle #2: BioDigital CPO on Living The Product Lifecycle
Jan 9, 2019 • 33 min
Every product manager starts out in a variety of entry points. What does it take to build a long-term career - and most importantly, how do you create value for customers and your business? BioDigital CPO Vivian Chang talks about going from project…
EP54- Diverse Voices #2: Hinge CPO on True Love Through Product
Dec 26, 2018 • 29 min
Dating apps have completely turned social interaction upside down - re-engineering how people meet and how we open up to others. How do product managers continue to enhance opportunities for people to find “the one?” Hinge CPO Tim MacGougan talks about…
EP53- Product Lifecycle #1: Ovia Co-Founder on Finding Customer Value
Dec 12, 2018 • 30 min
With more choices than ever before, it’s easy to get lost in the app store. How do you build products that stand out? Ovia Co-Founder Gina Nebesar talks about building customer empathy, creating successful prototypes and how to stay ahead of the…
EP52- Diverse Voices #1: Acorns Product Lead on Getting Promoted
Nov 28, 2018 • 26 min
Every product manager thinks about leadership opportunities - and the first question is, “how do I get there?” Acorns Product Director Paige Conrad talks about how to sell yourself, promoting inclusion in the workplace and what it takes to make great…
EP51- studiored Founder on Developing Digital & Physical Interactions
May 21, 2018 • 23 min
studiored Founder Philip Bourgeois is my guest on this week’s podcast episode. Learn about his processes for developing digital and physical interactions throughout the development process, that have made his firm the leading producer of wearables and…
EP50- mParticle CEO & Co-Founder on Scaling Teams and Going Public
May 15, 2018 • 27 min
My guest on this episode is Michael Katz, CEO & Co-Founder of mParticle. He talks about the culture and practices that have allowed him to build product-focused teams that continually execute, deliver value, and leave a legacy. About the…
EP49- Security Guru on Building Secure Products
May 8, 2018 • 22 min
In this podcast interview, I sit down with security guru Rene Kolga for a chat about building security products. He talks about how it’s different from building for any product, yet how it’s similar. Learn more at ProductsThatCount.com.
EP48- Wevr Head of Product on Shifting to AR/VR
Apr 23, 2018 • 19 min
“Today, our phones and camera are trying to take us into another reality”…and that reality is AR/VR/MR. On this episode, I interviewed Wevr Head of Product Sami Ramly to share with us why and how to build for this new paradigm. Learn the…
EP47- Author of the Netflix Culture Deck on Developing Teams that Scale
Apr 16, 2018 • 26 min
In order to be nimble, you need to have a great team that grows with your organization’s technology and culture. Join Patty Mccord and I on this podcast epsiode about how you should tackle team development and management as a Product Manager. …
EP46- Chief Product Officer at Box on Building User Experience and Development
Apr 10, 2018 • 25 min
Building “products that count” involves more than just developing a great product, it’s about creating a memorable user experience from beginning to end. Sure, making sure your infrastructure is technically solid and functioning is integral, but how…
EP45- Silicon Valley-based Social Science and Business Journalist on Middleman Economy
Feb 21, 2018 • 18 min
Why would anyone want to hire a middleman, like someone to get your groceries, especially if you have time to take care of the planning and shopping yourself? On today’s episode, my guest Marina Krakovsky discusses her book The Middleman Economy….
EP44- SurveyMonkey fmr President & CTO on Making a Difference with Tech
Nov 7, 2017 • 15 min
How is technology making a difference in your life today? On today’s episode, my guest Selina Tobaccowala discusses her newest startup and how she plans to help consumers lead healthier lives. You’ll hear Selina compare and contrast her experiences…
EP43- Product Expert David Fradin on What Makes a Great Product Manager
Oct 30, 2017 • 20 min
What are the qualities you look for in a great product manager? Today, my guest David Fradin shares his thoughts on what makes a successful, innovative product leader. David is a classically trained Product Manager, now coach, that worked with Steve…
EP42- Game-thinking Guru Amy Jo Kim on Accelerating Early Product Design
Oct 2, 2017 • 23 min
How can “game thinking” help strengthen long-term engagement with your users? Today, on this episode, my guest Amy Jo Kim discusses how she helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life with game thinking to help accelerate early product design.
EP41- Career Coach Dorie Clark on How to Create and Monetize a Strong Brand
Oct 2, 2017 • 25 min
What are three words you would use to describe yourself to help build your personal brand? On today’s podcast, you’ll hear Dorie Clark discuss her books, what keeps her committed to helping people get their ideas heard, how she uses the 3-word…
EP40- Products That Count: Get Storied CEO Michael Margolis on Storytelling in the Age of Disruption
Sep 4, 2017 • 26 min
Are you telling the big-picture story that’ll influence change? What is the structure of belonging in the digital age? These are just a few questions the CEO and Founder of , Michael Margolis, asks on today’s episode. Michael has a background in…
EP39- Products That Count: Product School Founder and CEO on What Makes a Great Product Manager
Aug 28, 2017 • 18 min
Founder and CEO of Product School, Carlos González de Villaumbrosia, talks about his insights into what makes a great product manager in this episode. Carlos started his career in software development in Spain—but he knew he always wanted to be in…
EP38- Portigal Consulting Founder, Steve Portigal, on User Research
Aug 8, 2017 • 26 min
Founder of Portigal Consulting, Steve Portigal, talks about user research, books, and how much there is to learn about people on today’s episode. Located just outside of San Francisco in Pacifica, CA, you’ll find Steve’s consultancy. Here, he aims…
EP37- WorkFusion Founder and CEO Max Yankelevich on Intelligent Automation
Jun 5, 2017 • 23 min
Founder and CEO at WorkFusion, Max Yankelevich, talks about his desire to build products people use. Max provides his thoughts on the AI revolution and its future. He also gives advice to entrepreneurs who want to work in the B2B space, provides a…
EP36- Fortune Editor Adam Lashinsky podcast at Products That Count: “Inside Uber”
May 29, 2017 • 15 min
On this podcast, I interviewed Adam Lasinky about his bestselling book,“Wild Ride, Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination“. He discusses why he chose to take a close-up look at Uber’s rise as a global tech business phenomenon. Adam reveals his…
EP35- Amplitude Head of Product Justin Bauer podcast at Products That Count: Data Analysis
May 15, 2017 • 18 min
Head of Product at Amplitude, Justin Bauer, talks about his non-traditional path to becoming a rising star in Silicon Valley’s Product Management scene. Justin provides some insightful advice on analyzing data to make an outstanding product. He…
EP34- Shopkick Senior Product Manager Gaurav Hardikar podcast at Products That count: Future of E-commerce
Apr 17, 2017 • 15 min
In this episode, Gaurav Hardikar talks about the future of e-commerce. He discusses how to design products that provide an efficient shopping process for consumers, how he drives engagement at Shopkick, and the need to balance stakeholders needs with…
EP33- Pandora Head of Product Mgmt Katherine Kornas podcast at Products That Count: Personalization
Apr 17, 2017 • 22 min
In this interview, Katherine Kornas talks about Pandora’s commitment to both culture and innovation. She talks about the importance of using simplicity and inspiration to inspire growth. She also delves into how Pandora listens deeply to its consumers…
EP32- Slack Product Lead Jules Walter podcast at Products That Count: Productivity
Apr 17, 2017 • 18 min
In this compelling conversation, Jules Walter discusses his role at Slack to drive user growth. He talks about Slack’s unique, transparent culture and how Slack uses its own product within the company. He reveals how Slack makes decisions and…
EP31- Perspective on Product Management by 5 Product Gurus
Apr 4, 2017 • 26 min
I’ve had the chance over the past few months to interview 5 product gurus: Marty Cagan, Teresa Torres, Jeff Gothelf, Rich Mironov and Dan Olsen. This podcast compiles the best moments of those interviews including their views on what makes a great…
EP30- Frmr Frog Design Co-CEO Patricia Roller at Products That Count: Teamwork
Mar 17, 2017 • 20 min
Patricia Roller talks about balancing the art + science of product management based on her experience as Co-CEO at frog design inc. In this conversation, Patricia delves into the importance of teamwork as a product manager. She also explains how to…
EP29- Former FBI High Stakes Negotiator Chris Voss podcast at Products That Count: Negotiating as if your Life Depends on it
Mar 6, 2017 • 19 min
On this episode, former FBI High Stakes Negotiator Chris Voss shares the nine effective principles to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. He discusses how to gain a competitive edge by using counterintuitive…
EP28- Adobe/LeanPlum Exec Joyce Solano podcast at Products That Count: Brand Positioning
Feb 13, 2017 • 20 min
Joyce Solano talks about her experience learning how to reinvent of Adobe from a software co. to marketing co. She also talks about empathy, brand positioning, and how defining company goals to create your brand story.
EP27- Product Management Guru Jeff Gothelf podcast at Products That Count: Innovation
Jan 31, 2017 • 20 min
Jeff Gothelf talks about the shift in mindset needed to scale your business. He makes the case that you must think about yourself in the software business. Secondly, he says we need to shift into thinking about how to manage all the departments and…
EP26- Chief Product Officer Anneka Gupta podcast at Products That Count: Building Customer Relationships
Jan 31, 2017 • 20 min
In this podcast, Anneka talks about understanding the art and science of customer relationships, risk/reward ratio for businesses, and how to build your network through leveraging the people around you.
EP25- Yelp Product Designer Clara Nam podcast at Products That Count: Iterating Successful Products
Dec 5, 2016 • 9 min
Clara Nam talks about her passion for product design. She speaks about her job in Silicon Valley as a Product Designer on the Growth team at Yelp. She shares her experience on iterating the Yelp mobile app and finding design solutions to make a…
EP24- Sally Thornton podcast at Products That Count: The Future of Work
Oct 14, 2016 • 19 min
Thought leader Sally Thornton discusses how to create ownership of your career while finding work/life balance. She discusses how to create your ideal career through a system and framework that motivates you. She also discusses how to create a…
EP23- Serial entrepreneur Sachin Rekhi podcast at Products That Count: mobile product trends
Oct 14, 2016 • 20 min
Serial tech entrepreneur Sachin Rekhi talks about his journey in Silicon Valley to take his products from the idea stage to being sold to a top social media company. He candidly shares his experience on the challenges of working in Silicon Valley in…
EP22- Silicon Valley Coach Rich Mironov podcast at Products That Count: moving up the career ladder
Sep 19, 2016 • 22 min
Silicon Valley Product Management veteran Rich Mironov discusses his experience in the product manager role and shares some tips to be successful and move up the ladder in your career. He discusses critical aspects of the job such as cross functional…
EP21- Product Management Guru Marty Cagan podcast at Products That Count: making impactful products
Sep 19, 2016 • 24 min
Marty Cagan discusses the importance of focusing on impact when designing great products. He emphasizes that it is essential that product managers put the customer first to build products that people love. Additionally, he points out how the culture…
EP20- Product discovery coach Teresa Torres podcast at Products That Count: on human centered design
Sep 19, 2016 • 23 min
How do you know what to build next? It’s all about product discovery, argues product guru Teresa Torres. She shares best practices for product discovery, understanding what customers want, and then building it right. Through impact and empathy we…
EP19- Hilton CMO Stuart Foster podcast at Products That Count: How to Make Brands Stand Out
Sep 6, 2016 • 23 min
Stuart Foster talks about the importance of simplicity in making your brand stand out in the marketplace. He delves into how to create an unforgettable brand by focusing on the value of a company. He explains why mass marketing is no longer valid…
EP18- Space Architect Guillermo Trotti podcast at Products That Count: the ‘wow’ factor in product design
Sep 6, 2016 • 21 min
Guillermo discusses the importance of efficiency in product design, human centered design that creates a ‘wow’ factor, and how direct experience with a product plays a major role in the widespread adoption of a product. This is a fascinating…
EP18- Singularity U Professor Nell Watson podcast at Products That Count: why now is the right time for AI
Sep 6, 2016 • 23 min
Nell discusses singularity including the notion of AI personhood. She talks about how AI is here to stay because of what she refers to as the ‘autonomous distributed corporation’. She emphasizes that knowledge is power and postulates that it…
EP17- Monster exec Anne Dwane discusses the future of work
Aug 23, 2016 • 19 min
As a serial entrepreneur, investor and ex-Monster exec, Anne Dwane discusses the current revolution in corporate learning and the future of work. “There is no such thing as one size fits all,” she argues. “Work and education are both ready for…
EP16- Big data expert Alistair Croll podcast at Products that Count: the big picture on big data
Aug 9, 2016 • 21 min
Data and analytics expert Alistair Croll argues that big data is changing business, society and even the human species. Businesses are built faster based on analytics and data. What’s coming next for big data and cloud computing?…
EP15- Fast Company Writer Leah Hunter podcast at Products That Count: Artificial Intelligence disruption
Aug 9, 2016 • 23 min
Leah Hunter has spent her career exploring the intersection of technology, culture, and design. She writes about the human side of tech for Fast Company, O’Reilly Radar, Business Punk, and mentors tech companies.
EP14- Code For America product lead Alan Williams podcast at Products That Count: bringing government into the 21st century
Jul 18, 2016 • 20 min
Code for America product lead Alan Williams shares the great work he and his team are doing with Code for America, a non-profit organization dedicated to bring government into the 21st century government. He discusses…