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4/16/2024
12 : 24

How to accelerate growth by focusing on the features you already have

Introducing the ARIA framework ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
4/14/2024
11 : 14

The GitLab way: Kindness, transparency, and short toes | David DeSanto (CPO)

David is the chief product officer of GitLab, which is the largest remote-only company in the world. ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
4/13/2024
8 : 15

A framework for finding product-market fit | Todd Jackson (First Round Capital)

Todd Jackson is a Partner at First Round Capital. Before moving into VC, he played a crucial role as VP of Product and Design at Dropbox until its IPO in 2018. ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
4/9/2024
12 : 14

How AI will impact product management

Which skills will be impacted, replaced, and which will become even more valuable ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
4/7/2024
11 : 14

Bending the universe in your favor | Claire Vo (LaunchDarkly, Color, Optimizely, ChatPRD)

Claire Vo is the chief product officer at LaunchDarkly and the founder of ChatPRD, likely the most popular PM-specific AI product out there. Before LaunchDarkly, she was a longtime chief product
4/4/2024
11 : 14

Zigging vs. zagging: How HubSpot built a $30B company | Dharmesh Shah (co-founder/CTO)

Listen now (102 mins) | Brought to you by: • Explo—Embed customer-facing analytics in your product • Vanta—Automate compliance. Simplify security • LinkedIn Ads—Reach professionals and drive results
4/2/2024
12 : 14

The secret to Duolingo’s growth

Don't kill the golden goose, maintain a sense of urgency to drive compounding growth, copy first, and more of their biggest growth lessons ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
3/31/2024
11 : 14

How to speak more confidently and persuasively | Matt Abrahams (professor, podcast host, author, speaker)

Listen now (72 mins) | Brought to you by: • Sprig—Build a product people love • Dovetail—Bring your customer into every decision • Coda—Meet the evolution of docs — Matt Abrahams is a renowned
3/26/2024
11 : 14

Become a more technical product manager

Technical foundations for product managers ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
3/24/2024
11 : 14

Kunal Shah on winning in India, second-order thinking, the philosophy of startups, and more

Listen now (79 mins) | Brought to you by: • WorkOS—The modern API for auth and user identity • Orb—The flexible billing engine for modern pricing • Dovetail—Bring your customer into every decision —
3/21/2024
11 : 24

The ultimate guide to PR | Emilie Gerber (founder of Six Eastern)

Listen now (94 mins) | Brought to you by: • Sprig—Build a product people love • Eppo—Run reliable, impactful experiments • Vanta—Automate compliance. Simplify security. — Emilie Gerber is the founder
3/17/2024
11 : 14

The happiness and pain of product management | Noam Lovinsky (Grammarly, Facebook, YouTube, Thumbtack)

Listen now (70 mins) | Brought to you by: • Whimsical—The iterative product workspace • Vanta—Automate compliance. Simplify security. • LinkedIn Ads—Reach professionals and drive results for your
3/12/2024
12 : 14

My podcast tech stack, workflows, and lessons—plus a giveaway!

Celebrating 10M downloads 🎉 ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏
3/10/2024
11 : 14

Product management theater | Marty Cagan (Silicon Valley Product Group)

Listen now (85 mins) | Brought to you by: • Sprig—Build a product people love • Eppo—Run reliable, impactful experiments • Vanta—Automate compliance. Simplify security. — Marty Cagan is a luminary in
3/7/2024
12 : 14

Inside TikTok: Culture, strategy, monetization, and more | Ray Cao (Global Head of Monetization Product Strategy a…

Listen now (72 mins) | Brought to you by: • WorkOS—The modern API for auth & user identity • Eppo—Run reliable, impactful experiments • OneSchema—Import CSV data 10x faster — Ray (Jiayi) Cao is the
3/5/2024
13 : 14

How to successfully launch on Product Hunt (when it’s right for your startup)

Seven tips and five myths ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌
3/3/2024
12 : 14

Making Meta | Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth (CTO)

Listen now (102 mins) | Brought to you by: • Vanta—Automate compliance. Simplify security. • Eppo—Run reliable, impactful experiments • Explo—Embed customer-facing analytics in your product — Andrew
2/27/2024
13 : 14

How to learn the most about a candidate from a single interview question

High-signal-to-noise interview questions inspired by my 150+ podcast guests ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏
2/25/2024
12 : 14

How to discover your superpowers, own your story, and unlock personal growth | Donna Lichaw (author of The Leader’…

Listen now (87 mins) | Brought to you by: • OneSchema—Import CSV data 10x faster • Sendbird—The (all-in-one) communications API platform for mobile apps • Sprig—Build a product people love — Donna
2/22/2024
13 : 14

How Netflix builds a culture of excellence | Elizabeth Stone (CTO)

Listen now (74 mins) | Brought to you by: • Vanta—Automate compliance. Simplify security. • Sendbird—The (all-in-one) communications API platform for mobile apps • Explo—Embed customer-facing analytics