15 episodes

From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

linkedin.com/in/jadebennett
twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett
instagram.com/jadebennett_me
facebook.com/jadebennettme

The Product Edge Jade Bennett

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From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

linkedin.com/in/jadebennett
twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett
instagram.com/jadebennett_me
facebook.com/jadebennettme

    The challenges of scaling Agtech with Emma Weston

    The challenges of scaling Agtech with Emma Weston

    AgTech is an emerging sector that has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture, dramatically increasing the productivity of the agriculture system while reducing the environmental and social costs of current production practices.
    Agtech is set for monumental growth and has been predicted to become Australia's next $100 billion industry by 2030. In this episode, Emma Weston, Co-Founder and CEO of one of Australia’s most awarded Agtech startups, AgriDigital discusses the challenges of scaling Agtech businesses.
    In this episode we discuss:
    Agtech as an emerging industry
    How Product Management differs in Agtech
    The challenges of scaling
    The impact of Covid and Draughts on the industry
    Connect with Emma Weston:
    LinkedIn - @emmamweston
    Website - http://www.agridigital.io (www.agridigital.io)
    @Agri_Digital (Twitter)
    agridigital.global (Instagram)
    @AgriDigital (LinkedIn)
    @agridigital.global (Facebook)


    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadebennett/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/jadebennettme/ (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)


    Get social with The Product Edge:
    Follow on:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-product-edge/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/theproductedge (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)


    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 35 min
    Building a Tech Solution to a Global Internet Problem with Alex Zaccaria CEO of Linktree

    Building a Tech Solution to a Global Internet Problem with Alex Zaccaria CEO of Linktree

    In this upbeat episode, Co-Founder and CEO of Linktree, Alex Zaccaria shares with Jade his insights into Linktree’s growth journey, and what he believes is the key to their astronomical product growth.
    Alex founded Linktree as a side-hustle in 2016 with his brother, Anthony and friend, Nick Humphreys. Today, Linktree is the social tech platform democratising the discovery of content for over 10 million global users!
    Since launching, Linktree has helped brands such as https://linktr.ee/redbull (Red Bull) and https://linktr.ee/hbo (HBO), celebrities including https://linktr.ee/selenagomez (Selena Gomez) and https://linktr.ee/Schwarzenegger (Arnold Schwarzenegger), solopreneurs and small business owners across the world, connect their channels, build their brand and amplify their voice through a fragmented internet.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ How to scale a side hustle to over 10 million global users
    ✓ Linktree’s product philosophy
    ✓ What user-based product development looks like
    ✓ The reality and demands on founders and how to avoid burnout
    ✓ The wellbeing initiatives at the core of Linktree’s culture

    Connect with Alex Zaccaria:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexzac/
    Website: https://linktr.ee/ (https://linktr.ee/)
    Social Media:
    ● https://www.instagram.com/linktr.ee/ (Instagram)
    ● https://twitter.com/linktree_ (Twitter)
    ● https://www.facebook.com/linktreeapp/ (Facebook)
    ● https://www.linkedin.com/company/linktree/?originalSubdomain=au (LinkedIn)



    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadebennett/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/jadebennettme/ (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    Get social with The Product Edge:
    Follow on:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-product-edge/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/theproductedge (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 31 min
    Active Learning - The Number One Skill for Product Management with Phil Laufenberg

    Active Learning - The Number One Skill for Product Management with Phil Laufenberg

    Joining Jade on The Product Edge is Phil Laufenberg. Phil is the CPO at Practera - Australia’s leading experiential learning technology startup. He’s also a Product Management trainer with our good friends at Brainmates.
    Phil has a passion for education, innovation and the future of work, and has led the ideation, design and development of multiple award-winning education technology products.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ Continuous development and active learning
    ✓ The impact of Covid on experiential learning
    ✓ The essential skills Product folk should be developing to stay relevant
    ✓ Creating your product market fit
    ✓ The future of work

    Connect with Phil Laufenberg:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipplaufenberg/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipplaufenberg/)
    Practera Website: practera.com
    Brainmates website: brainmates.com.au
    Persona website: philipplaufenberg.co
    Twitter: @phillaufenberg

    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadebennett/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/jadebennettme/ (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    Get social with The Product Edge:

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-product-edge/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/theproductedge (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 50 min
    Humanising Product Management: How To Build Adaptive Product

    Humanising Product Management: How To Build Adaptive Product

    Product Management rhetoric typically focuses on technical craftsmanship, and the human elements of Product Management are sometimes overlooked.
    Product Managers need to understand human behaviours, and in today’s episode Jade explores the human aspects of Product Management - the adaptive skills product folk need - with our guest Nick Coster, Co-Founder of Brainmates.
    Nick has been working in Product Management since the mid-’90s. In 2004, Nick joined Adrienne Tan in founding Brainmates to champion the professional role of Product Management by delivering consulting and training to product folk.
    In this episode we explore:
    ✓ What does an adaptive product team look like
    ✓ The key skills needed within Adaptive Product teams
    ✓ The impact of Product across the broader business
    ✓ The future of Product Management

    Brainmates has been championing Product Management in Australia and around the world for over 16 years and run their ‘Essentials of Product Management’ course at least once a month. If you are a Product Manager or lead a team of Product Managers, then this course is a great way to get working more effectively to deliver better customer outcomes that hit business goals.
    For further information, visit https://brainmates.com.au/training (https://Brainmates.com.au/training)
    **SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE PRODUCT EDGE LISTENERS**
    As a special treat for our The Product Edge listeners, we have a promo code that will give you 10% off all full price training courses (excludes group rates). This offer is valid until the end of 2021. Simply enter “ProductEdge1020” when purchasing your course.

    Connect with Nick Coster via Brainmates:
    LinkedIn: Facebook.com/Brainmates
    Twitter: Twitter.com/Brainmates
    Website: Brainmates.com.au


    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadebennett/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/jadebennettme/ (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    Get social with The Product Edge:


    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-product-edge/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/theproductedge (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 42 min
    Design Thinking for Product Managers with Lital Sherman

    Design Thinking for Product Managers with Lital Sherman

    In this engaging episode, Jade speaks with Lital Sherman, Head of Experience Design at PageUp to discuss Design Thinking for Product Managers.
    Lital is a design leader, strategist, and storyteller. She is passionate about utilising Design Thinking to drive positive cultural change in our lives and believes that by understanding human behaviour, motivations and biases, we will be in a position to design a better journey for ourselves, and the people around us.
    Over the last couple of years, many tech companies have started to adopt Design Thinking in different parts of the organisation; such as HR, Legal, Support, and of course, Product Management and Engineering. Lital shares with us her journey at PageUp and how the entire business now adopts Design Thinking principles.
    In this episode we explore:
    ✓ What Design Thinking is
    ✓ The 5 steps of Design Thinking
    ✓ How this framework of thinking can change businesses, education and governments
    ✓ Practical tips to help anyone adopt these principles

    Connect with Lital Sherman on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lital-sherman-175a7446/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lital-sherman-175a7446/)

    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadebennett/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/jadebennettme/ (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    Get social with The Product Edge:

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-product-edge/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/theproductedge (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 53 min
    Do’s and don’ts of interviewing for a Product Management role with Laura Paton

    Do’s and don’ts of interviewing for a Product Management role with Laura Paton

    In this relaxed and candid chat, Jade and Laura explore the do’s and don’ts of interviewing for Product Management roles.
    Over the last 10 years, Laura has worked with local start-ups, fortune 100 companies and everything in between. Laura holds a degree in Human Resources and enjoys partnering with business leaders across the broad spectrum that is HR.
    Laura now channels her passion for great people experiences into developing and executing talent and employer branding strategies to support values-led businesses – with a special interest in growing tech companies.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ The biggest challenges tech companies face when hiring product folk
    ✓ Common skills gaps across Product Management
    ✓ Advice on how to prepare for any Product Management interview
    ✓ The common mistakes to avoid during your Product Management interview
    Connect with Laura:


    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-paton-au/
    Twitter - @papercutdev


    Connect with Jade Bennett:

    Get social with The Product Edge:


    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-product-edge/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/theproductedge (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)


    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 44 min

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Chrismiles13 ,

Great pod to up your product acumen

There's a lot of product podcasts out there, and the Product Edge is one of my favourites. The Product Edge strikes the perfect balance between conversational and to-the-point, so they're great to listen to on your commute, or around the house, to get insight from some awesome product leaders.

Keep up the great work, Jade & team :)

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