Jake and Jonathan

Jake and Jonathan

www.ajsmart.com
Jake and Jonathan (formally Product Breakfast Club) is a behind the scenes look at how some of the best companies in the world design their products. Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of “Sprint”, has helped companies like Slack, Nest and 23andMe build successful products. Jonathan Courtney, co-founder of AJ&Smart, has worked with companies like RedBull, eBay and the United Nations, to help them build better products faster. In this new, exciting podcast, the two of them have teamed up to discuss things like product design, innovation and productivity.


100: How To Be Less Stressed
Oct 13 • 62 min
WE MADE IT! Episode 100! First, a celebration is in order! 🎊 Then we find out Jake is a control freak. Then Jonathan teaches Jake about the power of delegation and life changing magic of getting a personal assistant. Then cities are rated with sticks.…
99: This Skill is a KILLER Career Booster!
Oct 6 • 49 min
Jake and Jonathan talk about one of their favorite books of all time! A book that will give a KILLER career boost! But before that, they talk about Jake’s sensitive area, motivation swings, Gandalf favorite moments. Storytelling. Show notes:…
98: This Design Trend has to STOP!
Sep 29 • 33 min
What’s a Hobbit? Wolves have meetings? Does Gandalf actually do REAL magic? Oh and Jonathan talks about the BEST PRODUCT HE’S EVER USED. Jake and Jonathan have an email-off! Find out why adding friction and asking your customers to work is actually a good…
97: iPhone 11 XR Pro Max 2 (RED)
Sep 22 • 53 min
Jake & Jonathan talk about stuff! What stuff? Well, in this episode it starts with a quick review of Superhuman, then it goes on to talk about Annoying Humans: babies! Jonathan wants the crack the code of Fatherhood. The new iPhone is cheeky. And…
96: Superhuman VS Gmail - Design Review
Sep 15 • 49 min
Welcome to the first episode of JAKE AND JONATHAN! The change in name symbolizes a change in focus since most episode didn’t include much product talk, and were just about whatever Jake and Jonathan wanted to talk about that week. And so, now that Jake…
95: This is the Final Episode of PBC
Sep 8 • 32 min
It’s been a fun ride! But all good things come to an end. Kind of. Jake and Jonathan have some important announcements to make in this episode. Tune in to know what they are! Show notes: https://productbreakfastclub.simplecast.com/
94: Jason Fried gives us AMAZING Product Advice! (PBC REWIND)
Sep 1 • 62 min
(Rewind Episode) Jake and Jonathan interview a designer they both idolize: Jason Fried, co-founder of Basecamp. They go deep on Jason’s tweet on the idea of testing products internally vs launching early and relying on gut. Show notes:…
93: A New Book We Love!
Aug 25 • 59 min
BOOKS! Well, just the one book, really. Jake and Jonathan talk about an underrated, under-the-radar book that you should read. Jonathan gives a book-related lifehack that will save you money. Which will help you take Jonathan’s advice to buy ALL THE BOOKS…
92: This is Definitely Still a Product Podcast
Aug 18 • 50 min
Strap in for another glorious ramblefest! Jake and Jonathan read some iTunes reviews MAYBE INCLUDING YOURS! Jonathan is bored. Again! Jake’s Qi is acting up. Then Jake and Jonathan indulge in some self-love by reviewing one of their own previous episodes.…
91: BEST OF PBC - Silicon Valley’s Top Leadership Coach: KIM SCOTT
Aug 11 • 42 min
This week’s episode is a rebroadcast of Jonathan’s interview with his favorite author Kim Scott, Founder of Candor Inc. & CEO coach for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. She was on the faculty of Apple University and was a leader for Google…
90: Gandalf’s Hot Sales Funnel
Aug 4 • 43 min
Jake and Jonathan discuss the most important topic & figure in the design world—GANDALF—is he the Gray? Is he the White..? Does he actually have magic? Then they proceed to discuss how the Masterclass is sold and how crazy important the marketing part is.…
89: Invision Hates This Podcast
Jul 28 • 39 min
Jake and Jonathan finally get the recognition they deserve by the people at InVision—-with an asterisk, though! Among other stuff, Jake & Jonathan discuss toilets (again!), how hospitality skills and working in a restaurant make you a better designer, and…
88: BEST OF PBC - Jon and Jake do New York (Rewind!)
Jul 21 • 51 min
This episode is a re-release of previous episode. Chances are you haven’t heard it because it’s from ages ago. And even if you did, it’s a really fun one and you probably already forgot all the good stuff that was in it. So listen again. 😌 This Episode….…
BONUSODE: From Early Google Designer to VC to Founder, with Braden Kowitz
Jul 17 • 41 min
Jake interviews Braden Kowitz, product designer and startup founder, who co-authored Sprint alongside Jake and John Zeratsky. He’s also the BEST interaction designer Jake has ever worked with! πŸ”₯They talk about design, being a founder, and advice on…
87: Dealing with feeling lost and alone
Jul 14 • 64 min
Do you want to hang out with Jake and Jonathan on July 15 in SF..?! Sure you do! So make sure you keep an eye on Jonathan’s Instagram and AJ&Smart’s Instagram to get the details on the venue & time of the meetup! πŸ₯³ Now onto the important stuff: how often…
86: Jony Ive’s Rejected Toilet
Jul 7 • 55 min
Strap in for the longest intro ever—-you’re gonna love it! Jake & Jonathan eventually discuss Jony Ive’s departure from Apple, but before that, they talk about being late, picking brains, career ladders, and other non-random stuff! Show notes:…
85: Making the Playdate Games Console with Greg Maletic (from Panic!)
Jun 30 • 52 min
Jake & Jonathan bombard Greg Maletic from Panic with questions about Panic’s Playdate adorable little game console, Panic, Greg’s background, and other juicy stuff! Show notes: https://productbreakfastclub.simplecast.com/
BONUSODE: 14 ways an economist says “I Love You” with Liz Fosslien
Jun 25 • 56 min
Jake interviews Liz Fosslien, co-author and illustrator of *No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work*. Show notes: https://productbreakfastclub.simplecast.com
84: Don’t Underestimate Facebook!
Jun 23 • 62 min
83: Is this the Worst Product Ever Made?
Jun 16 • 40 min
Jonathan is alone. Again! Because Jake couldn’t record with him before Jonathan’s bed time. πŸ‘Ά Jonathan reviews a product that he HATED. Turns out sometimes design is not as important as just getting the basics right. Jonathan shares some of his favorite…
82: The new Mac Pro has WHEELS hahaha!
Jun 9 • 37 min
Jonathan does a solo deep dive on all the new announcements from Apple that came out of WWDC 2019! Show notes: https://productbreakfastclub.simplecast.com
81: The Secret Product Trick NO ONE WILL EVER TELL YOU ABOUT… except us
Jun 2 • 49 min
Jake & Jonathan go on a Play Date, literally not figuratively. Jonathan likes products that are made by teenagers—-if they are also engineers. What is Withered Technology and how can you use it in your next meeting? Also, Jonathan asks Jake some totally…
80: This is a Serious Problem (not clickbait)
May 26 • 45 min
Strap in for silly one! If you love Jake & Jonathan rambling about nothing in particular, this one is for you! Reviews make Jake cry. Jonathan doesn’t like being misunderstood. Jake has no ego. Jonathan gets a bad coffee rating. Jake has a fancy toaster.…
79: No, “Empathy” won’t solve all your design problems
May 19 • 56 min
Tim & Amr are filling in for Jake & Jonathan this week—-which means you’ll actually get to listen to an episode related to the product world (*shots fired!*). They talk about how you *shouldn’t* aim for empathy in design. And how books don’t work. Show…
78: 4 Product Books you HAVEN’T read
May 12 • 57 min
Jake & Amr talk about some books. Jake talks about books that influenced the idea that would later be part of the Design Sprint. How non-design books can help product designers. Facebook’s redesign. Email. Distractions. Stuff! Show notes:…
77: $32 Million Website Redesign OOPSIE BOO BOO
May 5 • 50 min
Jake & Jonathan talk about the messiness of gigantic projects in the design world and how they’re set up to fail from the start, all in the context of the recent scandal with Accenture. Show notes: https://productbreakfastclub.simplecast.com
76: We were WRONG about VR
Apr 28 • 48 min
The podcast is back to normal this week. Which means there’s a whole lot of rambling and very little structure. Jonathan gives a few updates on his company (AJ&Smart) and mentions he’s looking to hire a few people. Then the boys talk VR and some book…
75: How to Found a Startup and Sell it to Google
Apr 22 • 68 min
Jake interviews ex-Googler Xander Pollock—one of the first people to run sell Design Sprints outside Google. They cover a bunch of topics, such as: - Starting a company - Raising funding - How Google made the decision to buy Xander’s company - Building…
74: Design Ruined Everything
Apr 14 • 67 min
Jonathan’s not here this week. So Jake is joined by Amr from AJ&Smart. Deja vu, anyone? Here’s a peek at the topics discussed in this episode: - 01:00—Amr’s journey to becoming a designer - 19:20—Apple & VR - 31:20—Snap’s new Snap Kit - 45:40—Pinterest’s…
73: Steve Jobs VS Steve Ballmer (not clickbait)
Apr 7 • 50 min
Jake’s not here this week. So Jonathan is joined by Amr from AJ&Smart to talk about a little more about Apple (since they had their media event a couple weeks back); compare Apple’s leadership with Microsoft’s; and how to approach working on a “boring”…
72: Inside My Dirty Airpods
Mar 31 • 58 min
Jake & Jonathan finally discuss Apple on the podcast for the FIRST TIME EVER! It’s weird how they’ve never covered Apple before—given Apple’s importance in the product space. But anyway, it’s here now! Enjoy!
71: Mona Patel on How to find your Dream Mentor
Mar 24 • 62 min
All-time favorite guest [Mona Patel](https://medium.com/u/29acab45de05)—Founder & CEO of Motivate Design—is back to chat with Jonathan in another AMAZING episode! This is a really _fun_ episode that’s also PACKED with great advice. Some of the topics…
70: Facebook’s VP of Product Design JULIE ZHUO
Mar 17 • 45 min
How often do you get the chance to listen to the VP of Facebook, [Julie Zhuo](https://medium.com/u/b8a4e5ae7490), talk about her work..?!? (Crickets) Yeah, we thought so. That’s why we think you’ll LOVE this episode! Jake & Jonathan (well mostly Jake),…
69: You Don’t Always Have to Be Happy
Mar 10 • 53 min
Jake & Jonathan go into deep topics in this one! πŸ† But before they do, Jonathan does a victory dance πŸ’ƒ because he won a certain bet. πŸ€‘ Then they dive into the deep stuff, talking about motivation, human nature, happiness, and how all of that affects work,…
68: 10 Most Innovative Companies 2019
Mar 3 • 53 min
Jonathan and Tim sit down to discuss the top 10 most innovative companies of 2019! Who’s Tim, you ask? Good question. They go through the top 10 one by one and discuss what they think of these companies and their innovations. πŸ’‘ Links [Tim Hoefer on…
67: Let’s talk about Innovation (with Jason Feifer)
Feb 24 • 29 min
Another week, another Jake-less episode. In this one, Jonathan interviews [Jason Feifer](https://medium.com/u/3fb04014d28c), Editor in Chief at [Entrepreneur Magazine](https://medium.com/u/35c764264de6). Jason also has 2 great podcasts: [Pessimist…
66: The Future of Podcasts (toilet edition)
Feb 17 • 47 min
For those of you poor souls who subscribed to this podcast hoping to hear intelligent discussions about the product world, you’ve probably noticed that such discussions are a rare treat… BUT TODAT IS ONE SUCH TREAT! Jake & Jonathan discuss the…
65: PBC Product Awards 2019
Feb 10 • 60 min
People. Naked people. Naked people running in the street. Naked people in the sauna. Jonathan naked in a sauna. 16 minutes of that. Then awards. 2018 awards. But not necessarily for stuff that came out in It’s a fun one. Enjoy! 😘 **Links:** [Joe Rogan’s…
64: Kevin Rose gives us EPIC Product Advice!
Feb 3 • 64 min
This is a big one! This might just be the BEST EPISODE YET!! _Why_, you ask..? Because Jake & Jonathan are joined by none other than the legendary [Kevin Rose](https://medium.com/u/f9d429098ec7). Jonathan doesn’t even bother talking for most of the…
63: Growth Hacking and Design Sprints Make Love
Jan 27 • 23 min
Fish burning. 🐟 Dog barking. 🐢 Jonathan is doing a Growth Sprint Workshop?! That’s not all. He’s also leaving money on the table. It’s right there. Yes, that table. It’s your if you want it. πŸ€‘ Babies are dogs. Or maybe they’re comparable to dogs.…
62: Let’s Talk Product Strategy
Jan 20 • 79 min
Jake & Jonathan kick-off the first episode of the new year by diving _straight into_ prod… no, they start by rambling for a good long while. But it’s good rambling: new year goals, journaling, setting OKRs, and Jonathan’s mom meets a random Irish guy that…
60: Life Lessons Learned (2018)
Dec 23, 2018 • 97 min
Strap in for the end of the year extravaganza! The episode, appropriately, starts off with favorite breakfast sandwiches of πŸ₯ͺ Jake and Jonathan would love for you to invite them to your country and show them around! 🌍Should designers make a good personal…
59: Berlin vs Silicon Valley (5-star episode)
Dec 16, 2018 • 34 min
Jake & Jonathan are back together in this one. Amdist all the interviews this year, it’s like a special episode when Jake & Jonathan actually talk to each other! In this one, they read listener email… Everyone loves the show. Boring. JK. Thank you…
58: 1 MILLION DESIGN SPRINTS IN ICELAND
Dec 9, 2018 • 36 min
57: Inside LEGO with design leader Tara Wike
Dec 2, 2018 • 74 min
Jonathan has moved on. Jakes interviews [tara wike](https://medium.com/u/8d602f68bd49), Senior Design Manager at LEGO, the wooden toys company, and manages [LEGO Ideas](https://ideas.lego.com). Jakes asks Tara about her move to Denmark. Learning Danish. æ…
56: Best Books 2018
Nov 25, 2018 • 70 min
Happy podbirthday! πŸŽ‰ It’s the podcast’s 1 year birthday. πŸ‘ΆπŸ» Help the podcast get to 10,000 listeners by sharing it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and [rating it on iTunes (click here to go to the iTunes Store and rate…
55: Design Sprints DON’T WORK! (not clickbait)
Nov 18, 2018 • 46 min
Jake & Jonathan finally reveal that the Design Sprint has been one gigantic SCAM! It’s crazy how the book sold so much and how much money Jonathan has been able to get from selling it to clients! Also in today’s episode: Design sprints aren’t for every…
54: How To Control Your STUPID Face
Nov 11, 2018 • 62 min
First things first: [**PRODUCT BREAKFAST CLUB TEESHIRTS ARE HERE!!!**](https://represent.com/store/aj-smart-store) 😱 Ok, back to normal now. Please only continue if you’ve bought a t-shirt. How many did you buy..?! We love you all. But we love the ones…
53: How to Design Non-Sh**t Conferences with ANDY BUDD
Nov 5, 2018 • 74 min
Jonathan interviews Andy Budd, co-founder of [Clearleft](https://clearleft.com/) and the man behind popular design conferences like [UX London](https://2019.uxlondon.com/) and [Leading Design](https://2019.leadingdesignconf.com/newyork). Jonathan asks…
52: Basecamp’s New Book is SAVAAAAAGE!
Oct 28, 2018 • 16 min
Jonathan starts with a rambly _4-minute_ intro that leads into a solocast since Jake’s not here. Jake’s in London doing more important stuff than talking to Jonathan. πŸ•ΊπŸ» Jonathan talks about Jason Fried and DHH’s new book, [It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at…
51: When Being LAZY is SMART!
Oct 22, 2018 • 57 min
This episode starts off with a very subtle ad, that’s not at all in-your-face. Also, it’s not sponsored by Squarespace or Zip Recruiter. It’s important that you know that. Some of the things Jake & Jon talk about in this episode: How AJ&Smart went from…
50: FIFTY?! πŸ’¦πŸ¦”
Oct 14, 2018 • 18 min
The podcast is 50, so it’s officially a middle-aged rambly guy! πŸ‘΄πŸ» There’s someone in Jake’s background, who suddenly takes over from Jake. He also invented the Design Sprint. Maybe it’s just Jake doing a French accent..? πŸ₯– This episode literally has zero…
49: MONA PATEL on Starting and Growing a Multi Million Dollar Design Agency
Oct 7, 2018 • 62 min
Jonathan interviews Mona Patel, who really makes Jonathan look like a boring, lazy person in comparison. Mona is the founder of 3 companies: [Motivate Design](http://www.motivatedesign.com/), [UX Hires](https://uxhires.com/), and [Insider…
48: How to be a Product Leader - SCOTT BELSKY
Oct 1, 2018 • 37 min
Jonathan interviews Scott Belsky, founder of Behance and currently Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of Creative Cloud, and only asks him questions that were sent in by you, the listener! _Just kidding_, Jonathan selfishly asks…
47: Big Product Decisions: Gut Feeling or Test?
Sep 24, 2018 • 60 min
Jonathan is famous and get recognized while holding underwear. πŸ‘™ Jake’s new book Make Time is coming out tomorrow! πŸ”₯πŸ“–πŸ”₯ Jake and Jonathan discuss different approaches to giving talks. Jake always wings it, while Jonathan sweats every detail! Sound right,…
46: Silicon Valley’s Top CEO/Leadership Coach: KIM SCOTT
Sep 17, 2018 • 39 min
This week Jonathan interviews his favorite Author Kim Scott, Founder of Candor Inc. & CEO coach for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. She was on the faculty of Apple University and was a leader for Google AdSense, YouTube and the Double Click…
45: Apple is DOOMED! iPhone XS, Watch Series 4 LEAKED
Sep 10, 2018 • 39 min
This week something cool is about to drop… and it’s not the theme tune to Fragil Rock. It’s that time for Apple’s special event - 2018. The invitations are out, but so are the rumours. This year also comes with a whole bunch of leaks (whoooo let the dogs…
44: Growing USTWO + The Future of Creative Business with Jules Ehrhardt
Sep 3, 2018 • 73 min
Ever wanted to hear from a creative design business master??? Well, today is another very special episode. This time Jonathan interviews Jules Ehrhardt of UsTwo fame about building one of the biggest most revered design companies. Unfortunately, no Jake…
43: BONUSODE - How to Make Better Use of Your Time
Aug 27, 2018 • 55 min
This week is a little different from our usual, Jonathan couldn’t make it. So instead Jake is bringing you and interview from another show that he’s just been on, talking about his new book ‘Make Time’. You’ve heard us talk a lot about “buy Sprint”, well…
42: Why the Best Products Come From Silicon Valley
Aug 20, 2018 • 59 min
What’s the difference between working as a designer in Silicon Valley and the rest of the world…. Well, the water closet for sure! Jonathan and Jake chat about; • Working for big Silicon Valley companies, • How to position your values inline with people…
41: BEST Books for Product People (Not Sponsored by Squarespace)
Aug 13, 2018 • 27 min
Jonathan and Jake cozy up in an hotel room together, eating some breakfast in bed like Bert and Erni would be proud of! Talking with a mouth full, spraying pastry crumbs all over the sheets and much more… They chat about leaving behind technical design,…
40: Design Career Booster 2018 with Ran Segall
Aug 6, 2018 • 45 min
What does a 300,000 dollar a year designer do to earn that much money…? Well Jonathan has a chat with one. This weeks episode is with Ran Segall from the YouTube channel Flux. The topics in this conversation turned to career hacks, mentors and money. We…
39: Jake and Jonathan REUNITED - Ramblefest
Jul 29, 2018 • 49 min
This Episode…. Yes, THIS EPISODE, is the BEST episode… So much in this episode, You’ll learn lot’s of things, soooo many things! *Side note* - If you take something from this episode, please let us know cause we have no idea what to write about it….…
38: Do you have to be Charismatic/Extroverted to run a Sprint?
Jul 23, 2018 • 7 min
In this mini episode Jake answers another interesting question that was asked in the masterclass this week. A question about how charismatic or extroverted do you need to be to run a Sprint workshop (…buy Sprint). You might be surprised of the answer..…
37: Design Sprints for Complex Enterprise/B2B Products
Jul 16, 2018 • 7 min
How messy can you get? In this mini ep Jake answers a difficult but super interesting question that came up in the masterclass this week. A question about using design sprints for complex enterprise situations when designing B2B products. 


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36: Is User Research Important?
Jul 9, 2018 • 11 min
During the recording of one of our masterclass workshops, we thought we’d address a really important question that pops up time and time again in our Facebook group and at our workshops; Is user research important when designing a product… let’s find out…
35: How to Scale Design Sprints in Organisations
Jul 2, 2018 • 27 min
Jonathan does another lonely cast today, Jake couldn’t join us unfortunately. Jonathan talks about how he scales design sprints across multiple big companies he’s working with and when or not you might not need to. He also concludes his summary of Ryan…
34: Should I Go To College?
Jun 25, 2018 • 22 min
Jonathan and Jake answer a listeners question about the value of formal education, while exploring what good and bad things they took away from going to college. Is it even necessary these days and will they be sending their kids off to college? We’ll…
33: This Episode is Free!
Jun 18, 2018 • 44 min
Jonathan is back from vacation and happy that it’s gaming conference season. He and Jake chat about monetisation of apps and when or not it’s important to release free stuff, also a few book recommendations for your vacation read list! Follow Jake Knapp…
32: Jake Goes Solo & Checks Out Apple’s Updates
Jun 11, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode Jake Knapp takes on his very first ‘SoloCast’. Carrying on from episode 30, where we looked at Google’s Digital Well Being strategies, Jake explores what Apple have brought to the table in their newest updates for IOS, Apple watch, Desktop…
31: Annihilation (Book Review) FRIDAY FUNAST!
Jun 8, 2018 • 7 min
Do you know that terrible Netflix movie with Natalie Portman – Annihilation? Well it’s actually an awesome book that you have to read. A bit disturbing and tense though! Oooo Creepy Friday Fun-Cast!! Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan…
30: Google Beats Apple to Digital Well Being
Jun 4, 2018 • 30 min
Google get’s ahead of Apple by releasing some (probably should be more) digital health clean-ups. We talk GDPR and more while Jonathan dies of man-flu. Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write…
29: Bats. Everywhere. FRIDAY FUNCAST!
Jun 1, 2018 • 6 min
We missed a mainline episode this week due to bad planning BUT DO NOT FEAR because here’s a Friday Funcast! Also, Jake messed up the audio. Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write into the…
28: How To Deal With Doubt
May 23, 2018 • 40 min
How do you know if you’re on the right path in your career? What do you do when you start to doubt yourself or feel like you’re on the wrong path? Jake and Jonathan discuss this AND MORE in this week’s HORRIBLY RECORDED (sorry) PBC Podcast. Sorry for the…
27: The Best Career Advice 2018
May 14, 2018 • 14 min
What’s the best possible career advice I can give you in May 2018? Well, here it is! Lemme know if you liked it on social! (@jicecream) Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write into the…
26: Sarah Cooper - How to Quit Google (Interview)
May 7, 2018 • 27 min
An interview with the amazing Sarah Cooper, an ex-Google Docs design lead and super talented comedian! Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Sarah Cooper: @sarahcpr Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write in to the…
25: Friday Funcast - Soy Sauce Splash!
May 4, 2018 • 9 min
Uploading this episode in Copenhagen airport, laughing to myself like an idiot. Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write into the podcast: [email protected] Show Notes (fan made):…
24: “Alexa, open my burns”
Apr 30, 2018 • 37 min
It’s a day late, but you know what they say: Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write into the podcast: [email protected] Show Notes (fan made):…
23: FRIDAY FUNCAST - Jon & Jake’s Emoji Showdown
Apr 27, 2018 • 10 min
THIS IS IT. YOU FINALLY HAVE AN ANSWER TO THE MOST COMMON EXISTENTIAL QUESTION…. we’re so sorry about these Friday Funcasts… Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write into the podcast:…
22: GMAIL REDESIGN LEAK + Can popular products really take risks?
Apr 23, 2018 • 48 min
Product breakfast club, product breakfast club! This week we dive deep and dirty into Google I/O leaks. I/O is only 20 days away and already we’re knee-deep in freaky, leaky-love. Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram…
21: What’s so special about Silicon Valley?
Apr 16, 2018 • 28 min
The title kinda says it all here. Jake and Jonathan discuss their first trips to Silicon Valley and chat about some misconceptions and stuff, probably. Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write…
20: FRIDAY FUNCAST - Jonathan smashes his tailbone.
Apr 13, 2018 • 6 min
Jonathan had a little accident and apparently you need to hear about it asap. Regular programming returns Monday. Follow Jake on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Write into the podcast: [email protected]
19: Are the designers at Facebook bad people? (+Instagram Buttwave!)
Apr 9, 2018 • 18 min
British accents, Instagram butts and more deep-cut innovation topics. (Oh, and we talk about design products to be addictive). PLEASE… please…. if you like the podcast, give it a 5 Star rating on itunes/Apple podcasts. Show notes:…
18: McKinsey are selling Design Sprints?!!??!!?
Apr 2, 2018 • 13 min
**Workshop Offer-code in description below** McKinsey, one of the largest, most important consulting firms on the planet, announce that they’re going to start selling Concept Sprints. Jake and Jonathan discuss this OUTRAGE. Master the art of running your…
17: How LEGO run Design Sprints at scale - Interview with Eik Brandsgård
Mar 26, 2018 • 54 min
Ever wondered if Design Sprints would work in a large-scale corporation? Wonder no more! Seriously, stop, please!!!!! This week Jonathan had the pleasure of interviewing Eik Brandsgård who’s been at LEGO for over a decade. In this episode you’ll learn how…
16: From Selling Fish in Ireland to Starting a Design Agency - FOUNDERCAST
Mar 19, 2018 • 68 min
This week, Jake interviews Jonathan on how he went from being a guy selling fish in Ireland to running a succesful design agency. I know, I know… you want links in the show notes… maybe in episode 17? Follow Jake on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan on…
15: INNOVATION! What Really Matters?
Mar 2, 2018 • 13 min
Our shortest episode ever! Recorded Live in Stockholm, Sweden after a Design Sprint Workshop. Have a listen in on our only slightly drunken rant about Innovation and Leadership. Let us know if you like it!!! And please give it a review. Jonathan on…
14: The Golden Age of UX is Over - Being a Product Designer in 2018
Feb 23, 2018 • 17 min
The Golden Age of UX is over, so what can designers do to stay valuable while supply reaches demand levels? What should companies hiring designer be looking for? Also, what’s this?? A short episode?! Jonathan on Instagram and Twitter: @jicecream Jake on…
13: Juicy Design Sprint Updates for 2018 - Live Q&A
Feb 19, 2018 • 70 min
Jake and Jon jump on a Youtube Live to answer anything people had to ask about Design Sprints. If you’re interested in how the Design Sprint has evolved over the last 2 years, then this is the Big Juicy Carrot for you! Be sure to subscribe to the AJ&Smart…
#12: How to Build a Crazy-Successful Design Business with Chris Do
Feb 8, 2018 • 48 min
Chris Do, the Emmy Award winning designer and CEO of 2 successful design companies came on the PBC podcast! No idea why but it was great! Chris and Jonathan discuss building design agencies from scratch, money, cars, youtube and much more! Chris Do on…
#11: Why Most Design Conferences Suck + Nintendo Labo!
Feb 4, 2018 • 55 min
What’s this??! The audio doesn’t suck in this episode?! We’re like NPR or something! This episode is all about why Jonathan and Jake think Design Conferences mostly suck. If you thought this episode didn’t suck then please give us a 5 star rating in…
#10: The War on Design Thinking Continues…
Jan 25, 2018 • 49 min
If the last episode was “Episode X” then how can this be “Episode 10?!”. Well… ask apple! Oh man… we messed up the audio in this one again but next week it’ll be amazing. Does anyone read this? (Lemme know @jicecream on instagram) Jake on twitter: jakek…
#X: Jason Fried gives us SAVAGE Product Advice
Jan 18, 2018 • 55 min
We’ve decided to take a leaf from Apple’s book and skip the number “9” for this momentous episode! Jason Fried gives amazing product advice to us sub-humans. That’s it! Do people actually read this bit? Follow us on social media: Jason- Twitter:…
#8: How to Make Better Decisions, Faster
Jan 8, 2018 • 51 min
Having systems for making decisions is one of the best ways to make sure your team or business doesn’t end up arguing over which chairs to buy when they should be innovating. In other news, Jake is trying to make money because he’s super greedy (Buy…
#7 Bonusode: DESIGN SPRINT OVERLOAD - Live from the AJ&Smart office
Dec 30, 2017 • 78 min
Rancid Audio Warning! It’s the day before 2018 and we’re here to hit you with a BONUS episode of the PBC podcast!!! This one is an amazing, deep-dive into all things Design Sprint. The (terrible) audio is taken from a fireside chat FB live stream we held…
#6 Best of Everything: 2017 Edition
Dec 21, 2017 • 114 min
In this episode of Product Breakfast Club, Jake and Jon talk about how to get the most out of what you read, Jon’s return to UI design (it’s been a while!) & the big changes in design in 2017! Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast and leave us a review…
#5: When is a product really “ready”? Jason Fried tweet storm special.
Dec 14, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode of Product Breakfast Club, Jake and Jon talk about the Design Sprint! But more specifically the process of iterating a product, what it means, and when you should do it. The episode stemmed from a recent twitter craze: Jason Fried recently…
#4 Creativity as a process: How to structure your creative process to maximise output
Dec 4, 2017 • 61 min
The guys are back for another Product Breakfast Club! The Design Sprint duo discuss Jon’s recent “career highlight” trip to San Francisco, techniques for not swearing during high level business presentations & the need for structure in any creative…
#3 Why relying on user research will slow the growth of your products
Dec 4, 2017 • 23 min
Hello & welcome to The Product Breakfast Club podcast by AJ&Smart. It’s episode 3! This episode Jake & Jon get right into it discussing some of the misconceptions people have about the Design Sprint touching upon the recent online controversy on how it…
#2 What makes a good Design Leader and why are Apple still so relevant in the design world?
Dec 3, 2017 • 83 min
What is The Product Breakfast Club? The Product Breakfast Club is a behind the scenes look at how some of the best companies in the world design their products. Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of “Sprint”, has helped companies like Slack, Nest…
#1 Innovation Fetish: Why the definition of Innovation needs to change
Nov 30, 2017 • 74 min
In the first ever episode of The Product Breakfast Club, with Jonathan Courtney, co-founder of AJ&Smart and Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of “Sprint”, we dive into some pretty heavy product design territory! In this episode, Jon and Jake…