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Where Do Good Ideas Come From? - Gal Josefsberg on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 8, 2020

One of the hardest skills for product people to acquire is that of saying no. After all, when everyone comes at you with ideas, prioritisation can be a massive challenge. So it’s refreshing when we get a chance to come at it from the opposite direction in order to generate good ideas. Gal Josefsberg, VP […]

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Moving Up the Career Ladder with Thor Mitchell [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on December 25, 2019

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with fresh interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020. Lily’s Pick I think, by now, we all know that product management […]

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Crazy Busy Product People - Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on January 1, 2020

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with new interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020. Randy’s Pick ‘Tis the season to make a list of resolutions for […]

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How To Rock Your Workshops - Jonathan Courtney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 18, 2019

Taking a break from the always entertaining/sometimes informative podcast Jake & Jonathan (formerly known as The Product Breakfast club, which he co-hosts with Jake Knapp), AJ&Smart CEO Jonathan Courtney joined us to chat about Design Sprints, workshops, and how to get groups of people collaborating. Quote of the Episode One of the best things about […]

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Let's Play a Game - Todd Green on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 11, 2019

Todd Green knows a few things about creating and managing things that attract a lot of attention – before he joined King (makers of Candy Crush etc), he helped to define the digital experience for The X Factor, and the [Your Country] Idol and [Your Country]’s Got Talent franchises.  We talked to him about how […]

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The Truth Behind the Data - Jimena Almendares on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 4, 2019

Jimena Almendares has held senior product roles and leadership positions at Zynga and Meetup, and now runs the Global Expansion efforts for Intuit. She has plenty of great stories to tell from those roles, but it’s her time as Chief Product Officer at OKCupid that we wanted to talk about. Jimena’s team completely revamped the […]

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Don't Call it Improv - David Farkas on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 27, 2019

If you’ve got a background in waterfall processes, it can seem as if agile techniques are just about making it up as you go along. (MTP’s own James Mayes once commented that waterfall, on the other hand, “is making it up before you even begin”.) What happens if we embrace this, and bring improv techniques […]

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Beats, Bootstrapping and Life - Mat Clayton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 20, 2019

Mixcloud CTO and co-founder Mat Clayton helped bootstrap his company from humble beginnings in an empty warehouse with no internet connection to more than 15 million active users over a 10-year period, all before they took their first round of funding.  He joined us to talk about startup life, scaling, making hard decisions, and more. […]

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Learning to Unlearn - Barry O'Reilly on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 13, 2019

Author, advisor, professor, and podcaster Barry O’Reilly joined us on The Product Experience where we learned that he has a lot of sympathy for senior executives. These are people, he points out, whose entire career has led them to a position of responsibility and reward – so it naturally follows that the behaviours that got […]

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Designing for Play - Melissa Pickering on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 6, 2019

If you – or your kids – have ever controlled a Lego creation from an app, then you’re familiar with Melissa Pickering’s work.  Now Lego’s Head of Interactive Play, blending digital and physical play, she got her start as an Imagineer at Disney (designing rollercoasters!) before founding a STEM startup.  She joined us on the […]

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