These are the top five most downloaded episodes of Product Talk over the past several months. Great product managers learn from one another and listening to the Product Talk podcast is a great way to do that.

EP72- High-Velocity R&D #2: Ginkgo Bioworks Head of Product on Bioengineering Products

Access to healthcare resources is rapidly changing through innovations in mobile apps and testing practices. Unlike other products, there is no margin for error in delivering quality health information and results. It’s one thing to build great products – but how do you build quality health products at scale? As part of our High-Velocity R&D series, Modern Fertility CEO Afton Vechery talks about health products & infusing science into product development – from the product lifecycle to reaching users.

“A great product manager is someone who can understand the highly technical problems, work productively with the stakeholders to shape processes to solve those problems, and then deliver a technology solution that supports those stakeholders in the execution of those processes.”

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EP76- Mozilla Chief R&D Officer on Creating and Designing People Focused Tech Products

In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best approaches to creating people-focused tech products? In this episode of Product Talk, our Founder, SC Moatti, sat down with Mozilla’s Chief R&D Officer, Sean White, to discuss how Mozilla creates and designs these phenomenal products.

“A product is great when it just works. Great products reliably do the thing that they say they are going to do. They do it quickly. I should never be aware that I’m waiting. They don’t require an explanation or in-depth, copy-based onboarding. They just work. 

You know, people think that delight is about confetti and animation. And I think customer delight comes when something just works.”

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EP77- Rent The Runway Director of Product Management on Collaboration

In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best approaches to creating people-focused tech products? In this episode of Product Talk, Anthony Atlas sat down with Laura Burkhauser, Director of Product Management at Rent The Runway to discuss how collaboration is crucial to the product management process.

“I think that recognition is important in every field. It’s really nice to have an opportunity to help celebrate the thoughtfulness that goes into the products that help us do our jobs better.”

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EP80 – Credit Karma Associate Director of Product Management on Building Great Products

In today’s world, our technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks and errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods and best approaches to creating people-focused tech products? In this episode of Product Talk, Anthony Atlas sat down with Christina Lucey, Associate Director of Product Management at Credit Karma, to discuss what goes into conceiving a new product.

“The excitement and anticipation of launching things never goes away. At least not for me. And that’s certainly a part of it. But what I really appreciate about product management is that it’s such a dynamic role. So there are just there’s like no end to like, what you can learn whether it is in like the advancement of ways of building things and innovation, whether it’s like leaning in the leadership aspects of the product, whether it’s getting to know new industries and new customers, it’s really just sort of like this wide-open space. 

And there’s just like constantly opportunities to learn. And so for me right now, I think I am just like very, very interested in how to scale what I know about crafting products, to how to build really motivated successful teams, how to create a product-focused culture, what makes a good strategy.”

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EP82 – Heap CEO and Facebook fmr Product Lead on Analytics meets Product

In today’s world, technology is becoming more personable, accurate, and intuitive. Thousands of tasks & errands can be completed at the push of a button, a simple voice command, or some other physical action. However, what are the methods & best approaches to creating people-focused tech products? In this episode of Product Talk, Anthony Atlas sat down with Matin Movassate, CEO at Heap and fmr Product Lead at Facebook, to discuss how data analytics can help product managers throughout the product lifecycle.

“Leadership looks like great Product Management. What I mean by that is a bad leader would be one who justifies their decisions because of their position. Like, I’m the CEO, you should do what I say. We should pursue this initiative because I said so is not very inspiring leadership. 

I think great leaders share the context that drives alignment and empowers others to make the decisions and the calls themselves. And to me, that is exactly analogous to the mandate of a PM. They should disseminate the context that allows others to know exactly what and why, why we do what we do, and why we need to do those things.”

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About the speaker
SC Moatti Mighty Capital, Managing Partner Author

SC Moatti is a technology visionary, entrepreneur and investor. She is the founding partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest communities of product managers, leaders and founders in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. She also serves on boards of both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). An award-winning bestselling author, Moatti frequently gives keynotes on business and technology, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, and on NPR. She lectures at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned her MBA and has a Master of Science in electrical engineering. Andrew Chen, one of Uber's top executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit scmoatti.com.