36 min

#75 Asking powerful stupid questions - with Paul Ortchanian, CEO @Bainpublic The Product Bakery Podcast

    • Business

Asking great questions is a real-life superpower! Sometimes though, it's important to take a step back and ask (powerful) stupid questions, especially when you are new in a role as a product person. 

In this episode, the Product Bakers talked to Paul about coaching CEOs to develop a product mindset. Despite that, they've talked about what product people can do to establish more product thinking.

Table of content:


00:30 - Episode Intro
01:50 - Intro Paul
04:45 - The ego of founders
10:50 - What founders need to hear
16:10 - Influential product management
22:35 - Asking dumb questions
32:35 - What founders & PMs can do to make a change

Follow Paul:


Linkedin: @paulortchanian
Bainpublic: https://www.bainpublic.com/

Reads:


Why the Product Manager Should Also Play Dumb
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/why-the-product-manager-should-also-play-dumb
Why Empathy Is the Key to Success for Your Next Product Objective
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/why-empathy-is-the-key-to-success-for-your-next-product-objective
You accomplish everything through others
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/you-accomplish-everything-through-others
Product Management: Saying No Without Shutting Them Down
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/product-management-saying-no-without-shutting-them-down



✩ Follow The Product Bakery Podcast ✩

   👨‍💻 Linkedin: Product Bakery

   📸 Instagram: @productbakery

   🐦 Twitter: @productbakery20

   🌍 Website: https://www.product-bakery.com/

Asking great questions is a real-life superpower! Sometimes though, it's important to take a step back and ask (powerful) stupid questions, especially when you are new in a role as a product person. 

In this episode, the Product Bakers talked to Paul about coaching CEOs to develop a product mindset. Despite that, they've talked about what product people can do to establish more product thinking.

Table of content:


00:30 - Episode Intro
01:50 - Intro Paul
04:45 - The ego of founders
10:50 - What founders need to hear
16:10 - Influential product management
22:35 - Asking dumb questions
32:35 - What founders & PMs can do to make a change

Follow Paul:


Linkedin: @paulortchanian
Bainpublic: https://www.bainpublic.com/

Reads:


Why the Product Manager Should Also Play Dumb
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/why-the-product-manager-should-also-play-dumb
Why Empathy Is the Key to Success for Your Next Product Objective
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/why-empathy-is-the-key-to-success-for-your-next-product-objective
You accomplish everything through others
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/you-accomplish-everything-through-others
Product Management: Saying No Without Shutting Them Down
https://blog.bainpublic.com/post/product-management-saying-no-without-shutting-them-down



✩ Follow The Product Bakery Podcast ✩

   👨‍💻 Linkedin: Product Bakery

   📸 Instagram: @productbakery

   🐦 Twitter: @productbakery20

   🌍 Website: https://www.product-bakery.com/

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