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225

Brand Strategy Research is Product Management

Ross Mitchell, co-founder and managing partner of WHOA, discusses how to put customers at the center of brand, product, and service research and design.

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224

Stories of Innovation is Product Management

As technology reshapes entire industries and consumer expectations evolve, companies must adapt to modern trends and find new ways to build and sustain innovative businesses. What are some common and effective innovation strategies that organizations should consider?

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223

Leadership Lessons is Product Management

Many authors, educators, founders, and executives have come on This is Product Management to reflect on their leadership successes and failures. From their perspectives, what makes for an impactful leader and what fundamental skills should aspiring leaders practice to take their careers to the next level?

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222

Market Research Montage is Product Management

Over the years, This is Product Management guests have shared the methodologies and tools they use to gain customer insights and conduct research throughout the product development process. This episode covers the best market research lessons from leaders at Gen2 Advisors, GreenBook, AARP, Cambia, and Humana.

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221

Embedding Experimentation is Product Management

Anuraag Verma, Global Head of Strategic Transformation at Alpha, shares how large organizations can use experimentation principles to de-risk decisions, test critical assumptions, and get innovation to stick -- and scale.

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220

Productizing Consulting is Product Management

Adam Judelson, VP of Product at Deloitte Consulting, and Chris Kluesener, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Alpha, discuss how to build a product startup within a global management consulting firm, and how that fits into the context of the massive transformation taking place in professional services today.

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219

Personalizing Nutrition is Product Management

Sherry Zhang, founder and CEO of GenoPalate, discusses the future of health tech and healthy eating, including how product management and genetic data come together to bring personalized nutrition and better health outcomes to consumers.

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218

Recruiting Top Talent is Product Management

Taso Du Val, CEO of Toptal, discusses how remote work improves employee retention, leads to more productive teams, and allows companies to draw from a larger talent pool.

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217

Making Data-Informed Decisions is Product Management

Jenny Wolochow, Senior Product Manager at Coursera, and Todd Olson, CEO and co-founder of Pendo, discuss how to use data to your advantage when roadmapping and building products.

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216

Thinking Big is Product Management

Charles Battle, Senior Director of Product Management, Jang Kim, VP of Product Management, and Jason Simon, VP of Product Management, discuss how they re-envisioned an existing LendingTree product to meet the evolving needs of their customers and disrupt a competitive market.

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215

Staying True to Yourself is Product Management

Mary Christ and Evgueni Malikov, co-heads of Nestle Health Science’s e-Health incubator, discuss how to build an innovative business when faced with limited resources and within the confines of a large corporation.

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214

Building Distributed Teams is Product Management

Dmitry Koltunov, co-founder and chief technology officer at ALICE, discusses his approach to recruiting and managing teams that are dispersed throughout the globe, plus some lessons learned after growing a startup from 3 to 140 people.

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213

Creating a Performance-Driven Culture is Product Management

Owen Williams, Insurance CIO at Everest Reinsurance Group, discusses the importance of an organization’s culture in driving solutions development that wows your customers.

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212

Launching a New Publishing Platform is Product Management

Vlad Stojkovski, Product Director at Hearst Digital Media, shares how he launched a new publishing platform, adopted agile methodologies, and transformed Hearst’s digital offerings.

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211

User Retention is Product Management

Ilya Blokh, Director of Product at Blinkist, shares a framework for how to hang onto the product users you have, including structuring teams to prioritize and solve customer problems, not business problems.

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210

Validating Growth Opportunities is Product Management

Aviad Stein, Director of Client Partners at Alpha, shares the most effective strategies and clear-cut examples for exploring and monetizing product growth opportunities.

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209

Onboarding Experience is Product Management

Sandra Lin, Senior Product Director for Northwestern Mutual, shares how the legacy company evolved to offer digital experiences to its customers and important strategies to use when converting prospects to clients.

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208

Accelerating Innovation is Product Management

Karen O’Leonard, Head of Innovation at Willis Towers Watson, shares the innovation strategies that have helped her company grow and how she shifted her team to a testing and learning approach.

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207

Reinventing Media is Product Management

Ross Schwaber, Senior Director of Product at Bleacher Report, and Mark Frigon, VP of Products at Interana, discuss how to use analytics to adapt to a changing media landscape, build data-driven products, and personalize the customer experience.

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206

Transferring Excitement is Product Management

Joe Lalley, Experience Design Leader at PwC, shares how to use design to create innovative workshops and train people on how to change the way they work.

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