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70

Handling Feature Requests is Product Management

Michael Sacca, Head of partnerships at Crew, discusses the value of partnerships, how to evaluate feature requests and creative ways of saying ‘no’.

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69

Bottom Up Selling is Product Management

Ryan Burke, VP of Sales at InVision, discusses the art of bottom up selling, how continuous improvement increases customer adoption and how product teams should interface with sales teams.

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68

International Growth is Product Management

Vinay Ramani, Head of Global Growth at Uber, shares his playbook for building products and teams in new markets, the importance of entrepreneurial and empathic team leaders and why culture is critical to international growth.

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65

Active Process is Product Management

Samuel Clemens, Founder and Chief Product Officer at InsightSquared, discusses the purpose and implementation of process in product management and how his approach differs from our past guest, David Cancel.

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63

User Science is Product Management

Brent Tworetzky, Executive Vice President of Product at XO Group, shares his philosophy of user science, and explains how to assess customer perceptions and behavior when developing new products and features.

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55

Media Monetization and Distribution is Product Management

Dan Blumberg, Product Director for New York Times Global, shares how his team runs experiments, strategies for media monetization and new opportunities for content distribution.

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54

Navigating Human Complexity is Product Management

Matt LeMay, Co-Founder of Constellate Data and Former Head of Consumer Product at Bitly, talks about how to influence without authority and how to utilize qualitative and quantitative data.

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53

Scaling is Product Management

Brandon Chu, Product Manager at Shopify, shares how to install a customer empathy engine in a growing organization and how to increase speed despite the complexity.

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52

Building a Customer-Driven Product Team is Product Management

David Cancel, CEO of Drift and formerly Chief Product Officer at Hubspot, shares how to build great product teams and how autonomy increases employee retention and customer-centricity.

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50

10% Entrepreneurship is Product Management

Patrick McGinnis, angel investor and author of The 10% Entrepreneur, shares how having a side project can help product managers and the best time management strategies for doing so.

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49

Keeping Business In Mind is Product Management

Jesus Ramirez, VP of Product at Tallwave, discusses what he believes are the most overlooked aspects of product management: design, branding, and user acquisition.

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48

Organizational Design is Product Management

Stacey Weber, an Instructor at Pragmatic Marketing, shares how product management fits into an organization's structure, the role innovation teams play in entering new markets, and how product and innovation teams can collaborate.

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47

The Build Trap is Product Management

Melissa Perri, Product Consultant, Speaker and Author of the upcoming book The Build Trap, discusses how to balance getting to market quickly with validating that there’s demand for what you’re building, the importance of focusing on outcomes rather than outputs, and how to squash a poor performing feature.

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46

Artificial Intelligence is Product Management

Dennis Mortensen, Founder of x.ai, discusses how to lead a product team building “invisible software” and how to set a strategy and roadmap towards artificial intelligence.

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39

Design Leadership is Product Management

Richard Banfield, CEO of Fresh Tilled Soil, shares how to foster a design focused culture, how to recruit the best talent, and advice for managing a growing team.

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37

Sales is Product Management

Steli Efti, CEO of Close.io, shares how product teams can leverage sales teams before and after product-market fit and how to scale a sales team.

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36

Go-To-Market Strategy is Product Management

Marc Sirkin, CMO at SpendBoss and former Director at PWC, shares how product managers can support go-to-market strategy and his advice for unlocking collaboration between product management and marketing teams.

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35

Keeping Up With Technology is Product Management

Vivek Bedi, Head of Product at LearnVest, shares his perspective on the importance of being technical and how to stay on top of the latest consumer trends.

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34

Psychological Distance is Product Management

Rebecca Hamilton, Georgetown Professor and Harvard Business Review Contributor, shares the ramifications of psychological distance in the user research process and how product managers can leverage it to get more accurate feedback.

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32

User Experience is Product Management

Sarah Doody, user experience designer and product strategist, speaks about the role of storytelling in product management and how data informs UX decisions.

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