12 episodes

The Product Management Mastermind is a global community for product people to get advice, share advice, and build relationships. In this podcasts, product professionals share their stories, lessons learned, and best advice to level up your product craft and career.

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The Product Management Mastermind is a global community for product people to get advice, share advice, and build relationships. In this podcasts, product professionals share their stories, lessons learned, and best advice to level up your product craft and career.

    PM Mastermind Bonus Episode/Season Recap

    PM Mastermind Bonus Episode/Season Recap

    In this special bonus episode of the Product Management Mastermind Podcast, we welcome back 

    Ayushman Jain (Ep. 1, Unleashing the Magic of GenAI), 
    Nkem Nwankwo (Ep. 2, API & Platform Product Management), 
    Diego Granados (Ep. 3, Networking as PM), & 
    Marily Nika (Ep. 5 AI Product Management) 

    to revisit key topics from the season and explore new trends shaping the future of product management. 
    This episode we cover: 

    A deeper dive into the world of API & Platform Product Management
    How to navigate the tech world with all the layoffs 
    AI and what it means for us Product Managers

    The Product Management Mastermind is a community for product people to get advice, share advice and build relationships.

    Join ⁠The Product Management Mastermind on LinkedIn.

    References:

    Diego Website, Linkedin

    Marily Website, Linkedin

    Ayush Linkedin

    Nkem Linkedin

    AI is not just GenAI - AI vs AGI vs ASI

    Switch: How to change things when change is hard


    Song Credits: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers
    Note: Opinions shared are just those of the hosts and guests and not of the companies they work for.

    • 42 min
    Cultivating a customer-focused mindset

    Cultivating a customer-focused mindset

    Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, and product leader with experience in multiple industries including fintech,  e-commerce, and automotive. Most recently, he served as a Director of Product at Groundfloor finance, where he drove delivery of a successful beta that drove over $2M in sales in 3 months.

    This episode we cover: 


    Building customer focus through entrepreneurship and writing


    How community building makes products better


    Handle conflicting user feedback



    References: 


    Bryant’s Linkedin


    Black Parent Finances (Bryant’s YouTube channel) 


    https://www.opus.pro/ - AI for creating short from videos


    Money honey


    Lenovo Duet 5



    Song Credits: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers

    Note: Opinions shared are just those of the hosts and guests and not of the companies they work for.

    • 56 min
    Building Zero to One Products

    Building Zero to One Products

    Ayuba is a Product Manager at Coda supporting the team that empowers customers to work with their data in Coda and the underlying data model that supports their imagination. Previous to Coda, Ayuba spent a decade at Microsoft building products from 0 to 1 and through to scaled stages.

    This episode we cover: 


    A walkthrough of a zero-to-one project & developing the strategy around it


    Conducting market research


    Understanding user behavior & it’s criticality in a zero-to-one effort


    Challenges & risks of starting something new



    References: 


    Ayuba’s Linkedin


    Kent Beck’s Framework (Fast/Slow in 3X):



    Song Credits: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers

    Note: Opinions shared are just those of the hosts and guests and not of the companies they work for.

    • 56 min
    Growth Product Management

    Growth Product Management

    Phyllis is a Speaker, Coach, Author with experience as a Growth PM. Her book, From Fraud to Freedom, is the culmination of her study of internal and external factors that cause self-doubt. Today, Phyllis shares her experience as a Growth Product Manager to help you succeed in a similar role. 



    This episode, we cover: 


    Strategy & prioritization in a growth role


    Running experiments effectively 


    Balancing short term vs long term wins


    Pivoting into growth product management 





    The Product Management Mastermind is a community for product people to get advice, share advice and build relationships. Join ⁠The Product Management Mastermind on LinkedIn.  

    References: 


    Phyllis’ LinkedIn  
    Phyllis' book - From Fraud to Freedom:
    Atomic Habits



    Song Credits: ⁠The Right Direction by Shane Ivers⁠

    Note: Opinions shared are just those of the hosts and guests and not of the companies they work for.

    • 44 min
    Managing your psychology

    Managing your psychology

    Rohan Rajiv is a Director of Product at LinkedIn, focused on products that help LinkedIn members find jobs. Rohan also writes extensively for his blog, “A learning a day”- where he’s shared a learning every day since 2008 - and his LinkedIn Newsletter, “Notes on Product Management” - where he breaks down product management best practices and frameworks for over 36K subscribers. 
    In this conversation, Rohan talks to us about managing your psychology and staying effective through all the ups and downs you experience as a product manager. 

    We cover: 


    What it means to manage your psychology
    Stages of processing feedback
    Why “Therapy” from the manager is critical to a PM's success
    The balance of celebrating wins and maintaining perspective

    The Product Management Mastermind is a community for product people to get advice, share advice and build relationships. Join ⁠The Product Management Mastermind on LinkedIn. 

    References:


    Connect with Rohan: Linkedin, Email: Rohan@rohanrajiv.com 
    “Managing your psychology” on Rohan's LinkedIn Newsletter
    Rohan’s LinkedIn Newsletter - Notes on Product Management:
    Atomic Habits
    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
    Excellent Advice for Living
    Unreasonable Hospitality



    Song Credits: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers

    Note: Opinions shared are just those of the hosts and guests and not of the companies they work for.

    • 43 min
    Marketplace Product Management

    Marketplace Product Management

    Mayank is a Director of Product at Reddit. He also has a YouTube series called Product Breakdown where he discusses the latest product innovations and the business strategy considerations that will drive success. In this conversation, we’re discussing marketplaces with Mayank Yadav and learning more about what it takes to build and maintain them. 

    This episode, we cover: 


    Defining strategy & vision for a marketplace product


    Balancing the needs of supply & demand side users in a marketplace


    Role of trust & safety in marketplaces


    Metrics & milestones for marketplace products



    The Product Management Mastermind is a community for product people to get advice, share advice and build relationships. Join ⁠The Product Management Mastermind on LinkedIn.  

    References:


    Mayank on Linkedin


    Mayank on Substack


    Aggregation Theory by Ben Thompson: 


    Mayank’s Podcast:, Product Breakdown, Youtube



    Song Credits: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com  

    Note: Opinions shared are just those of the hosts and guests and not of the companies they work for.

    • 44 min

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