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87 Directors episodes

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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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79

The Internet of Things is Product Management

Daniel Elizalde, Author, Product Leader and Stanford Professor, explores the potential of the internet of things, the impact it will have on product teams, and why collaboration is the key to success.

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78

Assessing Market Viability is Product Management

Christophe Gillet, VP of Product Management at Vimeo, shares his swiss army knife of product validation techniques and zeros in on how to prioritize customer feedback.

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74

Strategic Storytelling is Product Management

Andy Raskin, a strategic messaging consultant, shares the five key components of an effective story and the secrets to getting buy-in for a big decision.

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73

Exploratory Research is Product Management

Teena Singh, Director of User Experience at ADP, shares why she interviews customers at their workplace, how to craft user stories with context and the role of domain expertise in product management.

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72

Partnering with an Agency is Product Management

Atandra Burman, Director of Program Management at Y Media Labs, shares the keys to agency-client relationships, how to execute customer research effectively and best practices for communicating throughout the product lifecycle.

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71

Persuasive Design is Product Management

Victor Yocco, Author and Research Director at EY-Intuitive, shares the key psychological principles that drive user adoption and how product teams can use these principles to build more persuasive products.

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