Category: Leadership

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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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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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 9, 2016

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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October 25, 2016

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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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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February 23, 2016

Most companies struggle trying to balance the conflicting demands of sustaining an existing business and taking on a disruptive challenge.  Join Silicon Valley icon Geoff Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm (over 1 million copies sold) as he shares case examples from his new book, Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption.

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February 2, 2016

We so identify with our mobile products that we expect from them what we wish for ourselves: an attractive body, a meaningful life, and increasing competence and ability. This 3-min video gives the highlights of the Mobile Formula, the 3 rules behind successful mobile products.

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January 26, 2016

Netflix ex-Product VP Gib Biddle talks about how he and his team grew Netflix from Good to Great. Gib ran product at Netflix between 2006 and 2010, a crucial time in Netflix’s history. The insights he shared were very transferable and he shared both successes and failure.

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January 26, 2016

NYT bestselling author and leadership guru Sydney Finkelstein talks about “superbosses,” the exceptional leaders that are able to attract, retain and groom the best talent, how they go about it, and how you too can become a superboss.

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May 27, 2015
In most companies, data and analytics have historically been considered a service.  However, analysts are now taking a more proactive role in driving businesses, and the more recent introduction of big data has accelerated this trend.  Facebook Analytics VP Ken Rudin shares how his team is aligned behind impact, not insights.
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January 28, 2015

Facebook’s ex-head of mobile development Jocelyn Goldfein shares best practices in building great software companies and cultures. “Your business model and technology stack shape your software company’s DNA and culture. You should understand how and why.”

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October 22, 2014

Early stage startups typically don’t have dedicated product managers / product owners.  But once they get to 30 people or have a few big-revenue customers, lack of product management can be disastrous.  Startup veteran Rich Mironov will talk us through typical symptoms for growing startups, what product managers/owners really do, and why they are important for scaling up.

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