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How Netflix Built an Innovative Culture by Gibson Biddle

BY Gibson Biddle on June 3, 2019

A fish swims along, passes another fish and shouts: “How’s the water?” The other fish looks at him and asks: “What the heck is water?” This story illustrates how difficult it is to describe something we navigate every day, that defines what is possible, and in certain cases, enables us to do the impossible. In […] Read more »

Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix's Social Strategy

BY Gibson Biddle on December 4, 2018

I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure. I often highlight that half of Netflix’s high-level product strategies fail in order to help product leaders to understand how hard it is to launch and grow startups. I also think […] Read more »

Customer Obsession by Gibson Biddle

BY Gibson Biddle on August 16, 2018

I have been the CPO/VP of Product for four startups as they scaled to thousands of employees. Because of these experiences — and the many challenges of growth — I’ve become obsessed with different tools and tactics that creative leaders can use to keep fast-growing companies pointed in the right direction. Having a clear, well-defined […] Read more »

Gibson Biddle - Wicked Hard Decisions at Netflix

BY Tremis Skeete on August 22, 2017

Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these […] Read more »

When Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley: Why Big Media Needs Product Management

BY Mike Berkley on April 25, 2017

The role of product management is becoming more and more important inside media companies. The reason is twofold: media companies increasingly need a direct relationship with their audiences through new digital products, and they need to transform their cultures to adapt more quickly to the changing world around them. Over the last decade I’ve had […] Read more »

Netflix Abstracts the Team out of Product Design

BY Richard Banfield on February 27, 2017

This week I started watching Netflix’s new show Abstract. It’s a beautifully produced documentary that follows the achievements of world renowned designers across a wide range of design disciplines, from Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s head of design to the architectural boy wonder Bjarke Ingels. Many of the designer’s stories are inspiring and touching. These individual’s stories […] Read more »

Video: Rochelle King on Managing Conflict

BY Martin Eriksson on August 7, 2015

We spend a lot of time and effort avoiding conflict but inevitably as product managers and designers we engage in conflict on a regular basis, whether it’s dealing with other teams, giving constructive criticism or simply while engaging divergent points of view. As the leader of user experience at Netflix and now Spotify, Rochelle King […] Read more »

Josh Brewer, Rochelle King and Mina Radhakrishnan round out the #mtpcon SF line up

BY Martin Eriksson on April 28, 2015

I hope you got a ticket to our sold out conference in San Francisco on June 4th, because the line-up promises to be absolutely amazing. As if Marty Cagan, Kathy Sierra, Ryan Singer, Linda Rising, Tom Chi and Jon Kolko weren’t amazing enough, we’ve rounded out the line-up with three more rockstars of the product […] Read more »