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Sept. 4, 2022

The role of AI in product development | Ryan J. Salva (VP of Product …

Ryan J. Salva is the VP of Product at GitHub, where he led the incubation and launch of Copilot. Copilot uses OpenAI’s ML engine to suggest code and entire functions in real time, right from your editor, and is changing …

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Sept. 1, 2022

How to grow a subscription business | Yuriy Timen (Grammarly, Canva, …

Yuriy Timen was Global Head of Marketing and Growth at Grammarly, and is now a full-time growth advisor, having worked with more than a dozen companies, including Canva, Airtable, Whimsical, Otter.ai , Oyster, Flo Health, and...

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Aug. 28, 2022

Persuasive communication and managing up | Wes Kao (Maven, Seth Godin…

Wes Kao has worked with Seth Godin (where she co-founded the altMBA and served as executive director), David Perell on his Write of Passage course, Professor Scott Galloway on Section4, and Morning Brew . Currently, she’s the...

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Aug. 21, 2022

The nature of product | Marty Cagan, Silicon Valley Product Group

What are common diseases of product teams, and how do you avoid them? Why should you focus less on problem discovery and more on solution discovery? How do you maintain your product mojo? After working as a product leader for...

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Aug. 18, 2022

The art of building legendary brands | Arielle Jackson (Google, Squar…

What makes a great brand? After working at Google and Square, Arielle Jackson has spent the past eight years consulting startups on how to create powerful messaging that works. In this jam-packed episode, she shares how to pi...

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Aug. 14, 2022

The rituals of great teams | Shishir Mehrotra of Coda, YouTube, Micro…

Shishir Mehrotra is the co-founder and CEO of Coda, and formerly head of product and engineering at YouTube. In this episode, he shares his insights on growth strategy, how he evaluates talent, a peek at his upcoming book The...

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Aug. 7, 2022

How to launch and grow your product | Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt and…

Thousands of new products launch each year, but very few make it. Ryan Hoover has seen thousands of products launched over the course of his time running Product Hunt, and through his investing, and in this episode you’ll hea...

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Aug. 4, 2022

How to own your career growth and become a powerful product leader | …

Do you put as much time into your career planning as you do into your product planning? Deb Liu has had an extraordinary career path, from Ebay and PayPal, to Facebook, and now Ancestry. She’s sat in on, mentored, and …

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July 31, 2022

How to scrappily hire for, measure, and unlock growth | Crystal Widja…

You don’t need lots of employees to achieve impressive growth—but you do need a unique approach to hiring and structuring your team, and accurately measuring your growth efforts. Crystal Widjaja has used scrappy tactics to un...

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July 28, 2022

How to create a winning product strategy | Melissa Perri

Every company wants to develop a winning strategy—but what are signs your strategy isn’t working, and how do you change course? Melissa Perri has worked trained PMs and product leaders at nearly all the Fortune 100 companies,...

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July 24, 2022

How to unlock your product leadership skills | Ken Norton, Ex-Google

Advancing as a product leader requires new skills and a new mindset. Ken Norton is an executive coach who works with some of the top people in product to help them get unstuck and find creativity again in their approach …

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July 21, 2022

How to sell your ideas and rise within your company | Casey Winters, …

The people who rise fastest in product know how to sell their ideas to customers, and also to their coworkers. Casey Winters, the Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite (previously at Grubhub, Pinterest, and advisor to dozens of...

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July 18, 2022

Nickey Skarstad (Airbnb, Etsy, Shopify, Duolingo) on translating visi…

Nickey Skarstad is a Director of Product Management at Duolingo, where she is leading a stealth 0 → 1 product. Prior to Duolingo, she was VP of Product at The Wing, Product Lead at Airbnb, where she led much of …

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July 14, 2022

Manik Gupta (ex-CPO Uber, Google Maps) on how to build consumer apps,…

Manik Gupta has led two of the most successful consumer products in history—Google Maps, where he was Director of product for the Maps team, and Uber, where he was CPO. After leaving Uber, he spent some time working on a …

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July 11, 2022

Merci Grace (ex-Head of Growth at Slack) on PLG, interviewing, storyt…

Merci Grace has been a founder, an investor (at Lightspeed Ventures), head of product and growth (at Slack), and is now a founder again (Panobi). She’s also one of the co-founders of Women in Product, and Fast Company named h...

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July 5, 2022

Sanchan Saxena (VP of Product at Coinbase) on the inside story of how…

Sanchan Saxena is VP of Product at Coinbase. Before Coinbase, Sanchan was Head of Product and GM at Airbnb, founder and Head of Product of Instagram Shopping, Director of Product Management at Yahoo, and Lead PM at Microsoft....

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June 30, 2022

Teresa Torres on how to interview customers, automating continuous di…

Teresa Torres is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach. She teaches a structured and sustainable system for continuous discovery that helps product teams infuse their daily product decisions with customer in...

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June 27, 2022

Brandon Chu on building product at Shopify, how writing changed the t…

Brandon Chu is VP of Product at Shopify, where he leads the app platform ecosystem, new initiatives group, and M&A investments. Brandon helped scale Shopify’s PM team from five to hundreds, and worked his way up from an IC Se...

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June 23, 2022

Elena Verna on how B2B growth is changing, product-led growth, produc…

Elena Verna has led growth at some of today’s most successful B2B businesses, including Miro as CMO, Surveymonkey as SVP of Growth, and now at Amplitude as interim Head of Growth. She’s also worked closely with over a dozen c...

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June 20, 2022

Gibson Biddle on his DHM product strategy framework, GEM roadmap prio…

Before getting into teaching full-time, Gibson Biddle was VP of Product at Netflix and CPO at Chegg (a textbook rental and homework help company). He now spends his days speaking, writing, and hosting workshops on product lea...

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June 16, 2022

Jackie Bavaro on getting better at product strategy, what exactly is …

Jackie Bavaro is the author of the best-selling books Cracking the PM Interview and Cracking the PM Career . She was most recently at Asana, where she joined as its first product manager and later became the head of product. …

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June 13, 2022

Gokul Rajaram on designing your product development process, when and…

Gokul Rajaram serves on the executive team at DoorDash, where he leads the Caviar product line. Previously he worked at Square, where he was also on the executive team and led a number of key product lines, and as a …

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June 9, 2022

April Dunford on product positioning, segmentation, and optimizing yo…

April Dunford is the author of the best-selling book Obviously Awesome , a definitive guide to product positioning. She spent 25 years leading marketing, product, and sales teams and now runs her own consulting firm, helping ...

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June 7, 2022

Shreyas Doshi on pre-mortems, the LNO framework, the three levels of …

Shreyas Doshi is a treasure trove of knowledge and tactical insights on product, strategy, psychology, leadership, and life. Over the course of his career, he’s PM’d at Google, Twitter, Yahoo, and Stripe, where he joined as i...

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