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August 21, 2017

Virta Health founding CEO, former co-founder of Trulia, and world-class athlete Sami Inkinen reveals the 5 principles that can disrupt healthcare and end diabetes. Sami offers practical wisdom from a remarkable life and career.

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August 14, 2017

Successful product managers help their organizations identify and build magical products that solve their users’ needs. Brent Tworetzky, Executive Vice President of Product at XO Group Inc. walks you through a simple system that brings user science to life.

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August 4, 2017

You could win two free tickets to Disrupt SF 2017 and join over 5000 entrepreneurs, product managers, and investors at the three-day tech conference (Sept. 18-20).

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Master the art of prototyping by learning to apply six core principles honed by Oculus Design Engineering Head Caitlin Kalinowski. Turbocharge your product’s development and focus your team on the right things at the right time.

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August 8, 2017

Founder of Portigal Consulting, Steve Portigal, talks about user research, books, and how much there is to learn about people on today’s episode. Steve provides his expertise and thoughts on how to uncover compelling insights with customers. He mentions how important it is to leave your worldview at the door when you’re studying other people.

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Nir Eyal explains the psychology behind the world’s most habit-forming technologies and provides practical advice for increasing user engagement.

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June 27, 2017

Software is hard. Getting the product right is challenging enough, and unless you’re working alone, you’re contending with people and process in a daily struggle to get things done.

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Drawing from career experiences at eBay, Netflix, Gilt Groupe, Warby Parker and recent moves by Amazon and Google, Chris will discuss early and current innovations in personalization for consumer ecommerce experiences and present hypotheses about where personalization is headed for both online and omnichannel commerce.

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Founder and CEO at WorkFusion, Max Yankelevich, talks about his desire to build products people use. Max provides his thoughts on the AI revolution and its future.

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Teams do their best work, collaborate more efficiently, and are highly motivated when there are clear metric goals that are aligned with the company mission. Unfortunately, many teams struggle with setting goal metrics that drive meaningful product outcomes, align stakeholder incentives, or allow teams to execute rapidly with a clear purpose.

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Serial mobile entrepreneur and member of Facebook’s Client Council, Joel Freeman shares his experience bringing fast growing apps to market and reveals what he learned along the way, including how to effectively design for virality and retention, how to maximise organic growth and invest in scaling paid opportunities, and what the future of the Appstore looks like.

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Small, iterative launches are widely considered best practice for product development, and is the strategy that product leaders are most likely to have experience with. But in some cases there can be outsized benefits in creating a big launch moment. How do you decide which approach to go with?

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April 20, 2017

TransferWise head of globalization Jessica Chen Riolfi, challenges our preconceptions about growth and international expansion and shares practical case studies and lessons learned.

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April 17, 2017

In this episode, Gaurav Hardikar talks about the future of e-commerce. He discusses how to design products that provides an efficient shopping process for consumers, how he drives engagement at Shopkick, and the need to balance stakeholders needs with the needs of consumers.

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April 17, 2017

In this compelling conversation, Jules Walter discusses his role at Slack to drive user growth. He also discusses his perspective on the future of mobile, the best qualities of a Product Manager, and his experience being a minority within Silicon Valley.

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April 17, 2017

In this interview, Katherine Kornas talks about Pandora’s commitment to both culture and innovation, the importance of using simplicity and inspiration to inspire growth, and Pandora’s commitment to product personalization.

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This podcast compiles the best moments of interviews I conducted with 5 product gurus- including their views on what makes a great product, what makes a great product manager and more.

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March 21, 2017

Marketplaces are changing the way we work, buy, travel and more. Eventbrite has a fantastic product market strategy. Their business model could well be the best ever: it’s powered by network effects at scale, where supply and demand follow one another, creating a winner-take-all situation.

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March 6, 2017

On this episode, former FBI High Stakes Negotiator Chris Voss shares the nine effective principles to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. He discusses how to gain a competitive edge by using counterintuitive strategies and tactics including emotional intelligence.

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February 21, 2017

How do you go from building products to running a marketplace that creates thousands of jobs and is valued at over $1Bn? Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel shares what he learned along the way, from product manager at Paypal, to SVP of product and then CEO at Upwork.

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February 13, 2017

Adobe/PleanPlum marketing exec Joyce Solano talks about her experience learning how to reinvent Adobe from a software co. to marketing co. She also talks about empathy, brand positioning, and how defining company goals to create your brand story.

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February 13, 2017

On this podcast episode, Stuart Foster (Vice President of Marketing, Hilton Worldwide Luxury & Lifestyle Brands) talks about the importance of simplicity in making your brand stand out in the marketplace.

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January 31, 2017

In this podcast, Anneka talked about understanding the art and science of customer relationships, risk/reward ratio for businesses, and how to build your network through leveraging the people around you.

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January 31, 2017

Jeff Gothelf talks about the shift in mindset needed to scaled your business. He also discusses why leaders need to rethink the way that tech businesses are managed so they can innovate and drive their companies forward.

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January 25, 2017

Fmr Google and Apple exec Kim Scott talks about how to give feedback effectively and solicit input from others in a way that doesn’t make you seem like a jerk. Kim is an advisor to tech CEOs including Dropbox and is the co-founder of Candor, a consultancy, and the author of “Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity”.

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January 16, 2017

Thought leader Sally Thornton discusses how to create ownership of your career while finding work/life balance. She discusses how to create your ideal career through a system and framework that motivates you. She also discusses how to create a human-centered work culture that benefits individuals and the companies they work for.

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January 5, 2017

We’re super excited to announce that WeChat has partnered with Products That Count to boost our community. WeChat is kinda the Facebook of China: an addictive messaging platform like we’ve never seen in the West with 800M active users. If you consider yourself an innovator, this is your opportunity to get a glimpse at the future! Plus, we’ll be offering free tickets to our programs and more perks via our channel. Use the QR code to subscribe.

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December 16, 2016

SaaS industry captain Bruce Cleveland discusses what it takes to get real traction. He was the first venture investor in Marketo, a founding executive at Siebel Systems, and an early product leader at Oracle. His framework, the Traction Gap, features key metrics and tactics startups can use to successfully navigate this key phase in a company’s lifecycle.

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December 6, 2016

Clara Nam talks about her passion for product design. She speaks about her job in Silicon Valley as a Product Designer on the Growth team at Yelp. She shares her experience on iterating the Yelp mobile app and finding design solutions to make a successful product. She also discusses using metrics to predict product growth and what it’s like being a women in tech.

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December 6, 2016

Serial tech entrepreneur Sachin Rekhi talks about his journey in Silicon Valley to take his products from the idea stage to being sold to a top social media company. He candidly shares his experience on the challenges of working in Silicon Valley in 2016 and gives advice on building great products by learning what type of product manager you are.

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November 22, 2016

Singularity Professor Nell Watson discusses singularity including the notion of AI personhood. She talks about how AI is here to stay because of what she refers to as the ‘autonomous distributed corporation’. She emphasizes that knowledge is power and postulates that it makes sense to involve AI when there is so much data available.

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November 21, 2016

Guillermo Trotti Space Architect, Architect, Designer, Educator, Explorer. He is the president of Trotti& Associates, Inc., an architectural and industrial design firm working on Space and Earth projects. Mr. Trotti is a pioneer in Space Architecture, working with NASA on advanced space human missions. He has designed numerous buildings and products utilizing space technology, and advanced materials. Mr. Trotti has taught architecture at the University of Houston, and industrial design at the Rohde Island School of Design for over 25 years, he continues to lecture at US, and international universities.

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November 15, 2016

We’ll spend an evening of networking and fun around the theme “Building Products That Count.” Uber early investor, venture capitalist and recovering entrepreneur Shawn Carolan will share how to get to the essence of your product. Serial social entrepreneur Jonas Kaufman will talk about the product that counts the most: Drinkable Water. Your truly will reveal the rules behind the most successful mobile products,

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Code for America product lead Alan Williams shares the great work he and his team are doing with Code for America, a non-profit organization dedicated to bring government into the 21st century government. He discusses mobile-first government programs like food stamps. If you’re intrigued and would like to get involved, this will get you over the edge.

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Companies invest billions of dollars in designing new products every year, but more than 70% of those products fail to monetize effectively. What a waste! “It doesn’t have to be this way. And it needs to stop,” says pricing guru Madhavan Ramanujam.

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October 4, 2016

Leading Teams & Products That Count is an invitation-only event for product leaders. Some of the most accomplished executives in product, design and technology come together to collaborate, learn, and be inspired. Applicants are C-level executives from leading companies including Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, Hilton, Slack, Yelp, Asana, Facebook, Netflix and more.

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September 27, 2016

What are the fundamentals of building great products at scale? Former Uber product exec Frederique Dame reveals why it is critical to have a clear mission and clear goals, how companies can stay agile as they scale, and what culture fosters innovation with a team that operates in hyper growth mode. Along the way, she shares concrete examples from Yahoo!, Photobucket, SmugMug, and Uber.

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September 19, 2016

Silicon Valley Product Management veteran Rich Mironov discusses his experience in the product manager role and shares some tips to be successful and move up the ladder in your career. He discusses critical aspects of the job such as cross functional communication and the role of incentives.

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September 19, 2016

Marty Cagan discusses the importance of focusing on impact when designing great products. He emphasizes that it is essential that product managers put the customer first to build products that people love. Additionally, he points out how the culture of a business can have a great effect on whether a product can be successful.

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September 19, 2016

How do you know what to build next? It’s all about product discovery, argues product guru Teresa Torres. She shares best practices for product discovery, understanding what customers want, and then building it right. Through impact and empathy we can shift the focus from designing within and hoping a product finds success to human centered design.

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August 31, 2016

How do you hack your product management career? Netflix fmr-Product VP Gib Biddle describes the skills required to grow into an exceptional product leader, ways to experiment with career approaches and extend your career through your own personal board of directors. As usual, Gib is full of war stories– both good and bad — that will help you start, grow or accelerate your career as a product leader.

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August 23, 2016

As a serial entrepreneur, investor and ex-Monster exec, Anne Dwane discusses the current revolution in corporate learning and the future of work. “There is no such thing as one size fits all,” she argues. “Work and education are both ready for disruption.” She shares her insight on making learning more accessible, affordable and effective than ever before.

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August 9, 2016

Leah Hunter is a Fast Company writer and futurist passionate about the human side of tech, fashion and augmented reality (AR). She describes how AR will disrupt big, heavy industries and completely change our lives. She gives advice on how to predict the future: be uncomfortable, she argues.

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August 9, 2016

Data and analytics expert Alistair Croll argues that big data is changing business, society and even the human species. Businesses are built faster based on analytics and data. What’s coming next for big data and cloud computing? Alistair’s answers and examples may surprise you. Listen in and find out.

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July 26, 2016

From search engines to voice assistants to healthcare and self-driving cars, machine intelligence can transform the products and services we build and use. Drawing from her experience working on algorithmic and AI-driven products, Google CEO Technical Assistant Aparna Chennapradaga shares insights and lessons on building trustworthy products powered by AI.

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July 18, 2016

ProdPad Head of Customer Success Andrea Saez shares her experience with on boarding new users. On boarding is emotional, she argues- there must be a connection with users. Successful on boarding is about creating a positive interaction. Not everyone learns in the same way and so the more personalized your on boarding the better.

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July 12, 2016

How do you bring new users on board in ways that keeps them coming back? Slack head of growth Merci Victoria Grace reveals the secrets behind Slack new user experience including building a culture of shoshin (the “beginner’s mindset”), cultivating empathy for new users and more.

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July 1, 2016

Is there something, in some way, that is not working for you and your business? Mark Levy is an expert in consulting for positioning and branding. He does not change the core of your business; but rather, Mark helps you better articulate your work, get out of your default thinking, and help you come up with a Big Sexy Idea.

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June 28, 2016

How do you exemplify the values of your company and talk about turning points of your products and services, so that others can connect to what you say? Marie Perruchet, Founder and Director of One Perfect Pitch and former journalist, gives us insight in communicating true, authentic experiences that come from the heart to engage any audience. 

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June 6, 2016

Productivity guru and ex-tech exec Pierre Khawand argues that we should schedule our day in 15-min increments in order to feel productive and fullfilled. He shares ways that we can minimize distractions and keep thoughts and emotions under control with nothing more than a notebook and a timer. Can it be that easy? Listen in and find out.

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