Directors

81 Directors episodes

96

Reinvention is Product Management

Ha-Hoa Hamano, Senior Product Manager at NPR, shares her approach to meeting the changing needs of users and how she rallies stakeholders around key product decisions.

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94

Customer Experience is Product Management

Anthony Schrauth, Chief Innovation Officer at Betterment, shares how his customer experience team’s insights inform product decisions and what he’s learned growing his company from 4 to 224 people.

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93

Being in the Right Place is Product Management

Len Sherman, Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School and former Senior Executive at Accenture, discusses why so few companies sustain market leadership, what leadership is required to do so, and what product managers can do to make an impact.

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92

Ideation is Product Management

Bryan Mattimore, Co-Founder and Chief Idea Guy at Growth Engine, shares the techniques he’s used to help companies like Kraft and Ford generate new ideas and how to bring ideas to market from within a large organization.

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91

Intrapreneurship is Product Management

Simone Ahuja, Founder of Blood Orange and Columnist at HBR.org, shares how companies can retain and empower entrepreneurial employees and what intrapreneurs can do to break through bureaucracy.

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90

Cutting Through Red Tape is Product Management

Thor Ernstsson, CEO of Alpha, shares the greatest obstacles to building great products and how product managers can start practicing experimentation inside a large organization.

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89

Staying A Step Ahead is Product Management

Saad Khan, Head of Product at ConsumerAffairs, shares what he believes is the most common fallacy about innovation, why he mandates customer discovery interviews at his company, and how to stay a step ahead of customer needs.

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87

Yin and Yang is Product Management

John Vars, Chief Product Officer at Varo Money and former Chief Product Officer of TaskRabbit, shares the opposing factors product managers need to weigh when it comes to data-driven decision-making, stakeholder management, and prioritization.

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85

Jobs to Be Done is Product Management

Karen Dillon, Contributing Editor of Harvard Business Review and co-author of Competing Against Luck, dissects the most common problems with corporate innovation efforts and shares how understanding customers' job to be done can help product teams make better decisions.

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84

Self-Awareness is Product Management

Kelley Amadei, Founder of SparkShift, discusses the role of self-awareness in effective leadership and how product managers can build healthier habits as they grow into leadership roles.

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83

Chaos is Product Management

Brian Donohue, Product Manager at Intercom, explains how to balance process with chaos and how to continue shipping to learn from customers as a company grows.

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80

Empathy is Product Management

Jon Stross, Co-Founder of Greenhouse, shares why developing empathy is more powerful than having domain expertise, why product managers should do customer support, and how he validated demand for Greenhouse.

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