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This week on Product Love, I talked to Marty Duffy, VP of Product at G2Crowd. G2Crowd is is the world’s largest tech marketplace where businesses can discover, review, and manage the technology they need to reach their potential. We talked about how Marty hires product managers at G2 (he even provides a homework example!), and how he builds an environment for PMs to go faster.
This week on Product Love, I talked to Christian Idiodi, a partner at Silicon Valley Partner Group. Silicon Valley Partner Group was created to share senior level experience and best practices with technology companies. At SVPG, Christian stays engaged with the product community by mentorship. He works closely with two student-led startups every year.  Like most people, Christian stumbled into product management unintentionally.  When he worked at CareerBuilder, he won an annual competition where individuals could submit their entrepreneurial ideas. If they won, they could get funding and time to work on it. Spoiler: He won the competition. So what does he do with a massive check and a responsibility to run a business? In some ways, product management probably called out to him first.  To this day, he's been a product leader for over 15 years and has launched over 120 products.  On this week’s episode, we talked about customer-centric product managers, and his favorite interview question.
This week on Product Love, I sat down with Deon, the CEO of Forethought to discuss AI, and his perspective on increasing product-market fit.
At MemberClicks, product managers have to be entrepreneurs that own the product from top to bottom. Meaning, during pre-launch, they own the entire lifecycle. They do the initial marketing, positioning, sales, and support calls. This way, they're able to witness how the customer feels each product lifecycle, and they're able to make fixes as they go. This also helps build the credibility for product managers within their own organization.
  This week on Product Love, I talked to Jason Vandeboom, CEO and Founder of ActiveCampaign. ActiveCampaign is an email marketing, marketing automation, sales automation and CRM software platform for small-to-mid-sized businesses.    Growing up, he always had a passion for building things. His entrepreneurial career started from finding jobs online where he could provide services like web design, custom solutions, or intranets. He even had a consulting job at a local internet agency. But unlike what you expected, he pursued fine arts in college. He admits it’s a weird blend, but the mix of science and art inevitably leads to product.    This week on Product Love, Jason and I talked about the freedom and limitations of bootstrapping, as well as making champions out of your customers.
Jeetu Patel has run every function of the business in his career. He’s done his stint in marketing, engineering, sales, and now, product. But the one thing in business that has fascinated him the most has been scale. Early in Jeetu’s career, he’d travel a lot and was constantly amazed to see certain companies that were famous in the United States, have the same level of recognition and impact in a completely different company. It inspired him to learn the global nature of the business, and how a comp
Manish Patel joins Product Love to talk about communication as the key trait for all product managers. The core of product management is spreading influence, so communication must be the key tool to drive that. Despite all the demand for technical product managers or domain expertise, Manish still believes soft skills are the best to develop.
This week on Product Love, I sat down with Benjamin Earl Evans, inclusive design lead at AirBnB. In this episode, Ben discusses the importance of inclusive design, and the three types of bias that product managers tend to fall victim to.
This week on Product Love, I talked to Tatyana Mamut, the Head of Product at Nextdoor. Nextdoor is a social networking site for neighborhoods. Before that, she advised and consulted in the blockchain space for a year. She’s led the product team at Amazon Web services, Salesforce, and has even led a bunch of innovation products at IDEO. But her resume doesn’t stop there, she also has her PhD in economic and cultural anthropology. On this episode of Product Love, Tatyana and I talked about building a team, evangelizing for customers, and the impact of a wildly successful product.
Lewis Lin is a well-known product management author and career coach. He's written about acing product manager interviews, getting into top tech companies, and his latest book is all about scaling your PM career.  Lin reveals the ESTEEM Method™: six magical competencies to move ahead in your PM career. He explains why they’re the most critical competencies and provides specific tips and tactics on what you could do to demonstrate your capabilities.
In this week's episode, I talk to Gibson Biddle, former VP of Product at Netflix and Chegg, about the DHM model--where we focus on delighting customers in hard-to-copy, margin-enhancing ways. Customer delight is always in first place. But what measures are we taking to ensure that? Let me know your thoughts at
What do you consider a product? Us product managers, past or present, are probably quick to point to our trusty smartphones, our favorite apps, and even our own software but Mike Belsito thinks otherwise. He considers everything a product. Like many product managers we’ve interviewed in the past, Mike accidentally stumbled onto this role. He jokes that becoming a product manager was probably the next step after being a failed startup founder, but ironically, he’s the co-founder of the Product Collect
This week on Product Love, I sat down with Jorge Mazal, director of product management at Duolingo, the world's most popular way to learn a language. We talked about how to structure a product manager interview, building user frameworks and a shared vocabulary around users, and how behavioral psychology impacts his work.
This week on Product Love, I sat down with Jon Noronha, Director of Product at Optimizely, the experimentation platform. Not surprisingly, we talked a lot about product experimentation – this is not only what Jon does at work, it is really a product management philosophy he lives by. Jon started his career at Microsoft, working on Bing, where he was also really invested in experimenting, mostly in the form of A/B testing. He joined Optimizely when it was still very small, but it was really there that he
This week, Product Love hosts Sam Boonin from Zendesk. Sam and I talk about all kinds of things product from how to scale product organizations at fast growing companies to the value of go to market skills in a product organization.
This week on Product Love, I talk to May Habib, CEO, and co-founder of Qordoba, about emotional resonance.
Emily Wang, Head of Product at Spoke joined me on this week of Product Love. We talked a lot about product principles, otherwise known as a framework that helps guide our decision-making when it comes to products. How do we come up with these principles? What is their shelf life? Emily answers all these questions in this week's episode.
Adam Avramescu does Customer Education at the company, Checkr. Don't know what customer education is? Well, maybe you should invest in it. Adam truly advocates for the importance of customer education - it's seriously profitable, and it makes your customers stay and love you. So why not? Check out this week's episode of Product Love to learn more about it.
Kathryn Hume is the Vice President of Product & Strategy at With Kathryn, we talk about a variety of AI and machine learning topics including some interesting uses of AI she has seen, like robotic prostate surgeons, we chat about integrating AI into existing product offerings, we touch on the implications machine learning has into our privacy, and we delve into what she loves about her favorite software product, Spotify
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Created by
Eric Boduch
Podcast Status
Feb 1st, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 7th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes

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