150 episodes

Jake and Jonathan (formally Product Breakfast Club) is a behind the scenes look at how some of the best companies in the world design their products. Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of "Sprint", has helped companies like Slack, Nest and 23andMe build successful products. Jonathan Courtney, co-founder of AJ&Smart, has worked with companies like RedBull, eBay and the United Nations, to help them build better products faster. In this new, exciting podcast, the two of them have teamed up to discuss things like product design, innovation and productivity.

Jake and Jonathan Jake Knapp & Jonathan Courtney

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 218 Ratings

Jake and Jonathan (formally Product Breakfast Club) is a behind the scenes look at how some of the best companies in the world design their products. Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of "Sprint", has helped companies like Slack, Nest and 23andMe build successful products. Jonathan Courtney, co-founder of AJ&Smart, has worked with companies like RedBull, eBay and the United Nations, to help them build better products faster. In this new, exciting podcast, the two of them have teamed up to discuss things like product design, innovation and productivity.

    200: This is the Final Episode (really)

    200: This is the Final Episode (really)

    Jonathan is back for a final episode. 💦 Season 1 comes to a close. ⛵️ Hot new consoles. 🎮Secret new course..?! 👀

    • 53 min
    Inside LEGO with design leader Tara Wike - Episode Rewind!

    Inside LEGO with design leader Tara Wike - Episode Rewind!

    Jonathan is still away on vacation for another week and Jake forgot to record a show, so today it's time for a rewind episode of one our favourite interviews, with one of our favourite companies. Jakes interviews Tara Wike, Senior Design Manager at LEGO, the wooden toys company, and manages LEGO Ideas. Jakes asks Tara about her move to Denmark. Learning Danish. æ ø å. Eating a hot dog & drinking chocolate milk. Applying for jobs. Odd jobs. Designing minifigs. And some sage advice at the end!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    147: Dangling String VERSUS Ditch Witch

    147: Dangling String VERSUS Ditch Witch

    Jake’s moving to an Island. 🏝 Digging ditch witches. 🧙‍♀️ Why don’t schools teach you how to cook? 👨‍🍳1000 reviews of Sprint! 🔥A $100,000 logo..?! 🤑

    • 32 min
    146: Boy Meets Frog

    146: Boy Meets Frog

    Language pet peeves. 🇺🇸 Why Jake is not a great business partner for John. 📈 How Jake REALLY feels about the Design Sprint Masterclass. 😱 Miro vs Mural vs Google Slides. 🥊 Jake take about a new business idea 💡

    • 55 min
    145: Designing a Brand New Business Model: CashDrop CEO Ruben Flores-Martinez

    145: Designing a Brand New Business Model: CashDrop CEO Ruben Flores-Martinez

    John interviews Ruben Flores-Martinez, CEO of CashDrop. 💸 They talk about innovating on business models. 💡 Creating a mission-driven startup. 🧐 Enabling the next wave of eCommerce. 🛍 And the hidden power of LinkedIn. 🧳

    • 59 min
    144: Boatloads of Trucks Full of Money

    144: Boatloads of Trucks Full of Money

    Are books really effective in changing behavior and habits? 🐒 What would Jake change about Make Time? 🤔 Should books be evergreen? ☘️What if books weren’t written to be page-turners? 😴 Podcasts are boring. 😩The cash trucks of Malcolm Gladwell. 💰 Podcast ads. 🎙

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

SallyMonster ,

Come for the singing...

...stay for the singing. I’m a design executive at a Fortune 100 company (I’m not kidding), and this podcast reminds me that grownup adult businessy type people can have fun and be silly. Thank you for thawing my cold, dead heart.

Stereotypical Seattle ,

Enough with Team Jonathan

Hilarious design adjacent podcast filled with wit and wisdom from industry veterans.

But while Jake and Jonathan are a great pair the same cannot be said of their respective fan bases.

Online and off Team Jonathan are trolls looking for trouble — a polar opposite to the serene and self assured members of Team Jake.

But this is news to no one. What more can we expect from Berlin-based klugscheissers who don’t know a hamburger menu from a hamburger?

#teamjake4eva

AngelaJoyJ ,

The b e s t Monday morning jam

Long time listener, ever since the PB days! 🥣

Sometimes, especially during COVID, it’s easy to get a little jaded about the world and find things you’re normally super passionate about not be as exciting. Hearing two buds just having a good time hanging out and also sharing silly little nuggets of industry news has been good for my soul.
It somehow helps me see the world and also my own work through a brighter lens!

Highly recommend to anyone interested in having a laugh while maybe also learning something useful about product along the way. Be prepared to never think of Gandalf the same way again and also hear about the weather. 🧙🏻‍♂️🌬

ALL THE STICKS!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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