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The Stages of Startups – Georgie Smallwood on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 20, 2021

Startups are often talked about as if they’re all the same, as if experience in one is directly transferable to another.  Georgie Smallwood, Chief Product Officer at Tier Mobility, joined us on the podcast to chat about the differences in working for earlier stage companies and those that are scaling up. She covers why she […]

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The Power of Mentoring - DeVaris Brown on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 13, 2021

Some of the most successful people we know credit their mentors for making the difference in their careers. We’ve recently heard great talks from the likes of Barry O’Reilly, Marty Cagan, and Gibson Biddle where they talk about having a ‘personal Board of Directors’.  But how do you go about getting a mentor and getting […]

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The Habits of Successful Product Managers - Dave Martin on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 6, 2021

We learn something from every guest that joins us on the podcast, but it’s not that often that something they say makes it onto our wall. Dave Martin (co-founder of Right to Left) chatted with us about building great habits for product people, and how to make sure they stick.  He also tells us about […]

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The Invisible Leader: Facilitation Secrets - Elena Astilleros on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on December 30, 2020

One of the things we’ve learned in 2020 is just how important it is to have great facilitation skills as product people. That’s why we’re revisiting our chat with Elena Astilleros from earlier in the year – she’s the author of Invisible Leader: Facilitation secrets for catalyzing change, cultivating, innovation, and commanding results, a topic […]

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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Stories – Grant Farhall on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 23, 2020

As product people, we work extensively with images. While our designers may be doing the heavy lifting, who hasn’t spent an extra 30 minutes trying to find the perfect image to help get a point across for an executive presentation?  (It can’t just be us who does that…) That’s why we invited Grant Farhall, Chief […]

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Rapid Prototyping – Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on December 16, 2020

In 2020, we had to brush up on our skills. Building quickly and testing with users is key to many product people, but this year demanded a new approach when we couldn’t do our work in person. With that in mind, we’re revisiting our chat with Cookpad’s Head of Product for Premium Services, Philip Pantelides, […]

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Designing for Play - Melissa Pickering on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on December 9, 2020

As we start to wrap up the year and panic shop for gifts, our thoughts naturally drift to everyone’s favourite part of the holiday season: playing with toys! Our go-to person to learn more about creating a great play experience is Melissa Pickering, Strategic Product Director at The LEGO Group. Melissa joined us on the […]

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Building Defensible Advantages - Gibson Biddle on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 2, 2020

Being on the inside of a company as it takes off is a special kind of experience – and being in a product leadership position while that’s going on gives a unique viewpoint. Gibson Biddle has been lucky enough to have gone on that ride at Netflix, and he’s generous in sharing the lessons he […]

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Using Retros to Create Continuous Improvement - Matt Walton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 25, 2020

Matt Walton was one of the founders of FutureLearn, where he scaled the product team and organisation from nothing to the significant player in online education that it is today. Along the way, he learned a lot about continuous improvement of both the product and the processes for building it – including the use of […]

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Product Research Rules - C. Todd Lombardo & Aras Bilgen on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 18, 2020

It’s been drilled into our heads time and time again – as product people, we know that we are not the customer.  What follows is that we need to get to know our customers, to figure out what their problems are, how they perceive and prioritise them, and how they react to the solutions we […]

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