Category: Personal growth

April 20, 2017

Every week, we curate the best product news and events in collaboration with our friends at StartupDigest.

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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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April 5, 2017

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 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 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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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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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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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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March 2, 2016

Bestselling author of Reinventing You, Dorie Clark shares advice and best practices on how to stand out, including identifying what makes you unique, what to build a personal brand on, how to increase the reach of your brand using blogging and social media.

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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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December 8, 2015

In a world that keeps changing faster, knowledge becomes obsolete quickly and big institutions like Harvard struggle to keep up. How do you go about providing cutting edge education? Udemy CPO Rob Wong shares best practices to build an on-demand marketplace for knowledge.

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November 18, 2015

We are psyched to invite you to a special holiday party with a super-special speaker line up: viral growth wiz Karen X. Cheng, who has been featured on Good Morning America and on the Ellen Show; product management guru and bestselling author Dan Olsen; and subscription expert and bestselling author Robbie Kellman Baxter.

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June 23, 2015

How do you dramatically change your personal habits, from health to finance, career and happiness? myFitnessPal marketing VP Tara-Nicholle Nelson reveals secrets and behaviors of “transformational consumers”, people who view all of life as a series of “personal disruption” projects.

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April 22, 2015

How do you actually go about achieving what most people think is completely impossible? Trulia founder Sami Inkinen shares what he learned in business, health and life from founding real estate marketplace Trulia, taking it all the way to IPO, breaking the two-person transpacific rowing world record, and more. If you can measure something, he believes, you can improve it.

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