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A podcast for product makers, data-minded thinkers and innovators.

A podcast for product makers, data-minded thinkers and innovators.
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A podcast for product makers, data-minded thinkers and innovators.




studiored Founder on Developing Digital & Physical Interactions

studiored Founder Philip Bourgeois is my guest on this week’s podcast episode. Learn about his processes for developing digital and physical interactions throughout the development process, that have made his firm the leading producer of wearables and bio-tech hardware in Silicon Valley. Learn more at


mParticle CEO & Co-Founder on Scaling Teams and Going Public

My guest on this episode is Michael Katz, CEO & Co-Founder of mParticle. He talks about the culture and practices that have allowed him to build product-focused teams that continually execute, deliver value, and leave a legacy. About the Guest: Michael Katz is Co-Founder of mParticle and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director. He is responsible for creating and overseeing the execution of mParticle's vision of becoming the premier mobile data solution. He is formerly the Vice...


Security Guru on Building Secure Products

In this podcast interview, I sit down with security guru Rene Kolga for a chat about building security products. He talks about how it's different from building for any product, yet how it's similar. Learn more at


Wevr Head of Product on Shifting to AR/VR

"Today, our phones and camera are trying to take us into another reality"...and that reality is AR/VR/MR. On this episode, I interviewed Wevr Head of Product Sami Ramly to share with us why and how to build for this new paradigm. Learn the thought-processes Sami uses at Wevr to tackle the world of augmented and virtual reality.


Author of the Netflix Culture Deck on Developing Teams that Scale

In order to be nimble, you need to have a great team that grows with your organization's technology and culture. Join Patty Mccord and I on this podcast epsiode about how you should tackle team development and management as a Product Manager. Patty headed up HR at Netflix for 14 years and helped develop the Netflix Culture Deck, which is still a staple onboarding document for companies today. Her book “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility,” focuses on how the...


Chief Product Officer at Box on Building User Experience and Development

Building "products that count" involves more than just developing a great product, it's about creating a memorable user experience from beginning to end. Sure, making sure your infrastructure is technically solid and functioning is integral, but how do you make this process inspiring? How do you create a process that encourages the user to integrate your product into their daily life? and share it with their friends and peers? In this month's podcast episode, I chat with Box CPO Jeetu Patel...


Silicon Valley-based Social Science and Business Journalist on Middleman Economy

Why would anyone want to hire a middleman, like someone to get your groceries, especially if you have time to take care of the planning and shopping yourself? On today’s episode, my guest Marina Krakovsky discusses her book The Middleman Economy. Marina shatters old stigmas about middlemen of yesteryear, explaining why some middlemen have disappeared while many others have gained in importance. She offers clear suggestions about what today’s businesses must do to make technological progress...


SurveyMonkey fmr President & CTO on Making a Difference with Tech

How is technology making a difference in your life today? On today’s episode, my guest Selina Tobaccowala discusses her newest startup Gixo and how she plans to help consumers lead healthier lives. You'll hear Selina compare and contrast her experiences with Evite, the company she co-founded; SurveyMonkey, the company she helped grow and scale to 200 million users; and Gixo, her current-day startup that she co-founded with Al Lieb. Selina also shares insight into what makes a great Product...


Product Expert David Fradin on What Makes a Great Product Manager

What are the qualities you look for in a great product manager? Today, my guest David Fradin shares his thoughts on what makes a successful, innovative product leader. David is a classically trained Product Manager, now coach, that worked with Steve Jobs at Apple and worked for David Packard at HP—all in all, he’s been in the product management industry for over 47 years across 27 different organizations and verticals. On the podcast, you’ll hear David’s mnemonic “S.P.I.C.E S.” and you’ll...


Game-thinking Guru Amy Jo Kim on Accelerating Early Product Design

How can “game thinking” help strengthen long-term engagement with your users? Today, on this episode, my guest Amy Jo Kim discusses how she helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life with game thinking to help accelerate early product design.


Career Coach Dorie Clark on How to Create and Monetize a Strong Brand

What are three words you would use to describe yourself to help build your personal brand? On today’s podcast, you’ll hear Dorie Clark discuss her books, what keeps her committed to helping people get their ideas heard, how she uses the 3-word exercise to start the branding process, and much, much more.


Products That Count: Get Storied CEO Michael Margolis on Storytelling in the Age of Disruption

Are you telling the big-picture story that’ll influence change? What is the structure of belonging in the digital age? These are just a few questions the CEO and Founder of Get Storied, Michael Margolis, asks on today’s episode. Michael has a background in cultural anthropology, and he works with people who are changing history; people who are doing things that have never been done before. On this episode, you’ll hear his insights on why storytelling is more crucial than ever in our age of...


Products That Count: Product School Founder and CEO on What Makes a Great Product Manager

Founder and CEO of Product School, Carlos González de Villaumbrosia, talks about his insights into what makes a great product manager in this episode. Carlos started his career in software development in Spain—but he knew he always wanted to be in Silicon Valley because he was very excited about technology. Carlos mentions to me that in addition to engineering, he also went to business school. Both career paths were great in their own respect—but he wanted to find something in the middle....


Portigal Consulting Founder, Steve Portigal, on User Research

Founder of Portigal Consulting, Steve Portigal, talks about user research, books, and how much there is to learn about people on today’s episode. Located just outside of San Francisco in Pacifica, CA, you'll find Steve's consultancy. Here, he aims to help companies harness the strategic power of user research. In this episode, Steve provides his expertise and thoughts on how to uncover compelling insights with customers. He mentions how important it is to leave your worldview at the door...


WorkFusion Founder and CEO Max Yankelevich on Intelligent Automation

Founder and CEO at WorkFusion, Max Yankelevich, talks about his desire to build products people use. Max provides his thoughts on the AI revolution and its future. He also gives advice to entrepreneurs who want to work in the B2B space, provides a glance into a typical day at WorkFusion, and stresses the importance of being a customer-focused business. His advice: don’t postpone the first contact with the customer; be iterative with your product.


Fortune Editor Adam Lashinsky podcast at Products That Count: "Inside Uber"

On this podcast, I interviewed Adam Lasinky about his bestselling book,“Wild Ride, Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination“. He discusses why he chose to take a close-up look at Uber's rise as a global tech business phenomenon. Adam reveals his brief stint as an Uber driver and how the drivers have made the company what it is today. He talks about the brilliance of Uber capitalizing on driver's assets (i.e. their cars), why no entrepreneur should try to be Travis Kalanick, and the future of...


Amplitude Head of Product Justin Bauer podcast at Products That Count: Data Analysis

Head of Product at Amplitude, Justin Bauer, talks about his non-traditional path to becoming a rising star in Silicon Valley's Product Management scene. Justin provides some insightful advice on analyzing data to make an outstanding product. He also talks bout being distinctive in your product management career, a typical day at Amplitude, and the importance of listening to customer needs.