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Get actionable advice and incredible insights from the business leaders of today and tomorrow. From growth-hacking to sales, customer service to company culture, Rocketship.fm delivers it all every Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Get actionable advice and incredible insights from the business leaders of today and tomorrow. From growth-hacking to sales, customer service to company culture, Rocketship.fm delivers it all every Tuesday and Thursday each week.
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Get actionable advice and incredible insights from the business leaders of today and tomorrow. From growth-hacking to sales, customer service to company culture, Rocketship.fm delivers it all every Tuesday and Thursday each week.

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English


Episodes

Interview: Seth Godin on Achieving Greatness

12/11/2017
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We talk with Seth Godin about his view of the 10,000 hour rule, his own concept behind achieving greatness, The Dip, and his personal journey to success. After leaving Spinnaker in 1986, he used $20,000 in savings to found Seth Godin Productions, primarily a book packaging business, out of a studio apartment in New York City. He then met Mark Hurst and founded Yoyodyne. After a few years, Godin sold the book packaging business to his employees and focused his efforts on Yoyodyne, where he...

Duration: 00:30:56


Interview: Ty Ahmad-Taylor of Facebook on lessons from the VP of Product-Marketing at Facebook

12/8/2017
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Ty Ahmad-Taylor is the VP of Product Marketing at Facebook. Ty has worked in product for over 20 years and has two acquisitions under his belt. At THX, he led the media and consumer-electronics company into new sectors. Prior to that, he held roles including vp of Smart TV services at Samsung, founder and CEO of FanFeedr and senior vp of product development and strategy at Viacom. Ty talks with us about leading large product teams, helping individuals growth under his leadership and how...

Duration: 00:25:33


A Job To Be Done

12/6/2017
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Jobs to be done will change the way you think about product. It will change the way you approach user personas and influence your product decision process. It is one of the most important developments in product thinking in our time, so today we're going to dive right in. In this episode we talk with Jeetu Patel of Box, Bob Moesta co-creator of the Jobs to be done framework, Benedikt Lehnert of Wunderlist (now Microsoft) and Eric White. The theory of jobs to be done was developed in part...

Duration: 00:17:27


Interview: Ellen Chisa on Product Management Lessons from Microsoft

12/5/2017
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Ellen Chisa, a former Product Manager at Microsoft and current CEO of a stealth product focused startup, talks to us about the history of product management, how she learned about the role at Microsoft and what lessons product managers should take away today. Ellen is one of the few individuals who has worked in product her entire career. It's a unique perspective as most product managers have generally held other positions within an organization. This led Ellen to research the history of...

Duration: 00:17:11


Interview: Everette Taylor of PopSocial on going from homeless to Forbes 30 under 30

12/1/2017
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Marketing executive and serial entrepreneur, Everette Taylor, talks to us about being homeless in high school to becoming one of the most sought after marketing minds in todays tech world. When it comes to marketing, Everette Taylor knows his stuff. The Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of PopSocial, co-founder of marketing community GrowthHackers, and the Chief Marketing Officer for the transportation startup Skurt. His journey wasn’t always easy. At 17, Taylor, he...

Duration: 00:39:20


The (Abbreviated) History of Product Management

11/29/2017
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We're Back (and handsome as ever)! Today we explore the history of the Product Manager from it's early ideation by Neil McElroy to it's growth at Hewlett-Packard thru it's maturation at Microsoft and into today. We talk with former Microsoft Project Manager, Ellen Chisa, Former Microsoft Engineer (and 55th hire), Mark Zbikowski and Matt LeMay, the Author of Product Management in Practice, about this evolution over the past 80 years. For Neil McElroy the Brand Men were essentially his...

Duration: 00:20:17


Interview: Ash Maurya of Lean Canvas on Scaling Lean

11/28/2017
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Today we talk with Ash Maurya, the creator of the Lean Canvas and most recently the author of Scaling Lean. His posts and advice have been featured in Inc., Forbes, and Fortune and we're incredibly excited to share his insights with you on scaling through the lean methodology.

Duration: 00:26:54


Meetings Suck (Productivity Ep 5)

2/9/2017
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In our final episode of this productivity series we take a deep dive into how to prepare for and run better meetings, and some tricks to make sure that what was discussed at the meeting, actually gets done. We'll hear from Mamie Kanfer Stewart of Meeteor, Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Cameron Herold the author of Meetings Suck and Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Duration: 00:18:09


Interview: Mamie Kanfer Stewart of Meeteor on how to do meetings better

2/7/2017
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Mamie Kanfer Stewart, founder of Meeteor, talks with us about how to do meetings better. It's not just about being productive, but about getting higher quality work done as a result of that meeting. We all spend hours a week in meetings, and there are some great takeaways in this episode to help us all be a little more productive.

Duration: 00:25:45


Achieving Deep Work (Productivity Ep 4)

2/1/2017
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Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill, because of our modern times, that is becoming increasingly more difficult to achieve. Today we outline some helpful practices that you can do to integrate deep work time into your everyday work life.

Duration: 00:18:26


Interview: Ron Wiener of Thermogenesis Group on the science of working while walking

1/31/2017
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Ron Wiener, the CEO of the Thermogenesis Group who runs the site Workingwhilewalking.com talks with us about the benefits of standing desks and walking desks and the science behind what happens when you get on the move during your work day.

Duration: 00:56:28


Interview: Matt Hunckler of Verge

1/24/2017
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Matt Hunckler is the founder and CEO of Verge, an event company that helps startup communities produce pitch events in their local towns. Matt spent the better part of 2016 on the road building his company and these communities and shares with us some of the techniques and tools he used to keep himself and his team productive while traveling.

Duration: 00:27:02


Email is dead! Long live email! (Productivity Ep 3)

1/19/2017
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Slack, Hipchat, Campfire - Chat applications have taken over our modern work communication. While they have certainly reduced our need for internal email they have caused their own set of productivity distractions. How do we deal with this distractions before they completely kill our productivity. Oh, and email isn't really going anywhere so let's learn some triage techniques that some of our favorite CEO's use everyday. SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping...

Duration: 00:24:37


Interview: Natalie Nagele of Wildbit

1/17/2017
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Today we talk with Natalie Nagel Co-founder and CEO of Wildbit. Wildbit is known for it's popular products Beanstalk, Postmark and Deploybot. We talk about productivity and how they've built it into the culture at Wildbit.

Duration: 00:24:59


The Future of Workspace Design (Productivity Ep 2)

1/13/2017
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In the second episode of our productivity series we dive into what makes a productive workspace. Spoiler alert - there’s no single answer. We get different perspectives on open vs. closed offices, clean vs. messy desks, and sitting vs. standing (and even walking) while you work. While we can’t tell you what’s best for you, you’ll definitely walk away from this episode with some food for thought on your current setup.

Duration: 00:26:04


Interview: Amir Salihefendic of Todoist

1/10/2017
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Amir Salihefendic talks with us about his inspiration for creating Todoist, a productivity apps for individuals and teams. he walks us through some of his personal habits that help him stay sharp, focused and productive as well as how he's empowered his team to be more productive day after day.

Duration: 00:25:03


Why are we obsessed with productivity? (Productivity Ep 1)

1/5/2017
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“How will we all keep busy when we only have to work 15 hours a week?” That was the question that actually worried the economist John Maynard Keynes when he wrote his short essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” in 1930. Over the next century, he predicted, the economy would become so productive that people would barely need to work at all. So what happened? Why are we so obsessed with productivity today?

Duration: 00:21:36


Powering your growth engine (Growth Ep 5)

1/3/2017
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In this episode we break down our talks with Casey Winters, Andrew Chen, Dmitry Dragilev and Ryan O'Donnell about what it was like to be a one person growth team and how they grew the teams at Grubhub, Pinterest, Zurb & SellHack. We talk about some of their early failures and how they eventually found the right growth channel. Whether your the CEO or running a large growth team, they share essential information about growth, failure and eventual success.

Duration: 00:27:35


Interview: Ryan O'Donnell of Sellhack

1/1/2017
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Mike Belsito (@belsito) talks with Ryan O'Donnell about being a CEO focused on growth and how he prioritizes growth and growth experiments at his company. Ryan also has a special announcement for Rocketship.fm listeners so stay tuned!

Duration: 00:38:20


Finding Traction (Growth Ep 4)

12/22/2016
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Today we break down how to find traction with none other than Duck Duck Go's Gabriel Weinberg. Gabriel wrote the book on Traction (literally) and today we're going to explore how you can use his method to find Traction for your business. With 19 channels to explore, there's something for everyone in this episode no matter how large or small your company may be.

Duration: 00:22:01

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