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Interviews with world-class product leaders and growth experts to uncover concrete, actionable, and tactical advice to help you build, launch, and grow your own product.

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    Vision, conviction, and hype: How to build 0 to 1 inside a company | Mihika Kapoor (Product at Figma)

    Vision, conviction, and hype: How to build 0 to 1 inside a company | Mihika Kapoor (Product at Figma)

    Mihika Kapoor is a design-engineer-PM hybrid at Figma, where she was an early PM on FigJam and is now spearheading development on a new product at the company that’s coming out this June. She’s known as the go-to person at Figma for leading new 0-to-1 products, and, as you’ll hear in our conversation, beloved by everyone she works with. Her background includes founding Design Nation, a national nonprofit focused on democratizing design education for undergraduates; spearheading product launches at Meta; and community building within the NYC AI startup scene. In our conversation, we discuss:
    • How to effectively take ideas from 0 to 1 at larger companies
    • How to craft a compelling vision
    • The importance of vulnerability and feedback
    • The role of intuition and product sense in making decisions
    • How to practically communicate your vision
    • How to balance collaboration and strong opinions
    • Advice for building a strong team culture
    • Pivoting with grace and enthusiasm
    • The current AI revolution and its impact on PM

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    Find the transcript at: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/vision-conviction-hype-mihika-kapoor

    Where to find Mihika Kapoor:
    • X: https://twitter.com/mihikapoor
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mihikakapoor/

    Where to find Lenny:
    • Newsletter: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com
    • X: https://twitter.com/lennysan
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (00:00) Mihika’s background
    (04:29) Core attributes of great product managers
    (07:34) Crafting a compelling vision
    (12:12) The vision behind FigJam 
    (18:25) Delivering a vision without design or engineering skills
    (21:52) Creating momentum
    (26:36) The importance of strong conviction
    (27:45) Direct communication
    (32:48) Building hype
    (42:20) Immersing yourself in user insights
    (47:16) Operationalizing user insights  
    (50:33) Caring deeply about what you build
    (54:01) Finding passion in your work
    (57:00) Building a strong culture
    (01:07:07) Pivoting with grace and enthusiasm
    (01:11:48) Design Nation
    (01:13:15) Mihika’s weaknesses
    (01:16:07) Building new products at larger companies
    (01:20:50) Coming up with a great idea
    (01:22:49) The key to going from 0 to 1
    (01:26:47) Spreading the idea across the company
    (01:29:15) Closing thoughts
    (01:32:11) Lightning round

    Referenced:
    • Figma: https://www.figma.com/
    • Sho Kuwamoto on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shokuwamoto/
    • The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation: https://www.amazon.com/Medici-Effect-Preface-Discussion-Guide/dp/1633692949
    • FigJam: https://www.figma.com/figjam/
    • Cognition: https://www.cognition-labs.com/
    • Devin: https://www.cognition-labs.com/introducing-devin
    • David Hoang on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhoang2/
    • Replit: https://replit.com/
    • The Making of Maker Week at Figma: https://www.figma.com/blog/the-making-of-maker-week/
    • Yuhki Yamashita on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuhki/
    • Jeff Bezos’ Simple Decision-Making Framework Will Give You Clarity, Conviction, and Courage: https://medium.com/illumination/jeff-bezos-simple-decision-making-framework-will-give-you-clarity-conviction-and-courage-adf8d0183625
    • Alice Ching on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliceching/
    • Karl Jiang on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karl-jiang-4a07424/
    • Kris Rasmussen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristopherrasmussen/
    • Config: https://config.figma.com/
    • Dev Mode: https://www.figma.com/dev-mode/
    • Asana: https://asana.com/
    • Julie Zhuo on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-zhuo/
    • StrengthsFinder test: https://www.gyfted.me/personality-quiz/strengthsfinder-test-fr

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Lessons from 1,000+ YC startups: Resilience, tar pit ideas, pivoting, more | Dalton Caldwell (Y Combinator, Managing Director)

    Lessons from 1,000+ YC startups: Resilience, tar pit ideas, pivoting, more | Dalton Caldwell (Y Combinator, Managing Director)

    Dalton Caldwell is Managing Director and Group Partner at Y Combinator. Prior to YC, he was the co-founder and CEO of imeem (acquired by MySpace in 2009) and the co-founder and CEO of App.net. During his time at YC, he’s advised more than 35 YC unicorns, including DoorDash, Amplitude, Webflow, and Retool, and has worked across 21 different YC batches. He’s also racked up more than 6,500 office hours with founders. In our conversation, we discuss:
    • Why founders need to adopt the mindset “Just don’t die”
    • The most common reason startups fail
    • When to pivot, and characteristics of a good pivot
    • The concept of “tar pit ideas” and examples of bad startup ideas
    • Why investors say no to startups
    • The importance of market size in investment decisions
    • The pitfalls of founders over-delegating
    • Effective ways to talk to customers
    • 20 ideas Dalton is looking to fund

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    Find the transcript at: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/lessons-from-1000-yc-startups

    Where to find Dalton Caldwell:
    • X: https://twitter.com/daltonc
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daltoncaldwell/

    Where to find Lenny:
    • Newsletter: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com
    • X: https://twitter.com/lennysan
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (00:00) Dalton’s background
    (04:41) The value of simple advice
    (07:04) Dalton’s advice: “Just don’t die”
    (08:39) Knowing when to stop
    (11:45) Deciding to pivot
    (14:26) Characteristics of a good pivot
    (17:53) Knowing when to pivot
    (19:03) Zip’s journey and finding a market
    (21:22) Why Dalton says to “Move towards the mountains and the desert”
    (23:45) Tar pit ideas
    (26:49) Understanding why investors say no
    (29:14) The importance of market size
    (32:16) Avoiding over-delegation and hiring senior people too early
    (36:43) Why startups fail
    (40:30) Effectively talking to customers
    (45:17) Examples of startups hustling to talk to customers
    (48:01) Patterns of successful startups
    (52:05) YC’s Request for Startups
    (55:37) Early days of Silicon Valley
    (01:05:33) Contrarian corner: growth hacking for early startups
    (01:09:28) Failure corner
    (01:11:15) Closing thoughts
    (01:12:22) Lightning round

    Referenced:
    • Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/
    • Tiger Woods’s website: https://tigerwoods.com/
    • Co-Founder Mistakes That Kill Companies & How to Avoid Them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfjs_eEEzs
    • Daniel Alberson’s LinkedIn post about Y Combinator: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/alberson_i-left-my-dream-job-as-a-product-manager-activity-7089677882431533056-jJ9H
    • Companies in Y Combinator W17 Batch: https://www.ycdb.co/batch/w17
    • Brex: https://www.brex.com/
    • Retool: https://retool.com/
    • Segment: https://segment.com/
    • Mixpanel: https://mixpanel.com/
    • Whatnot: https://www.whatnot.com/
    • Andreessen Horowitz: https://a16z.com/
    • Airbnb’s CEO says a $40 cereal box changed the course of the multibillion-dollar company: https://fortune.com/2023/04/19/airbnb-ceo-cereal-box-investors-changed-everything-billion-dollar-company/
    • Rujul Zaparde on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rujulz/
    • Zip: https://ziphq.com/
    • Lu Cheng on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lu-cheng-973b7830/
    • Avoid these tempting startup tar pit ideas: https://www.ycombinator.com/library/Ij-avoid-these-tempting-startup-tarpit-ideas
    • Airbnb acquires Localmind to create crowdsourced advice about neighborhoods: https://skift.com/2012/12/13/airbnb-acquires-localmind-to-create-crowdsourced-advice-about-neighborhoods/
    • Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/
    • Razorpay: https://razorpay.com/
    • Total Addressable Market: https://www.productplan.com/glossary/total-addressable-market/
    • Lenny Bogdonoff on LinkedIn: https://ww

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The GitLab way: Kindness, transparency, and short toes | David DeSanto (CPO)

    The GitLab way: Kindness, transparency, and short toes | David DeSanto (CPO)

    David DeSanto is the chief product officer of GitLab, which is the largest remote-only company in the world. They share many of their team meetings on YouTube, and they’ve grown from being an open-source code management product competing with GitHub to a multi-product platform that covers security, compliance, continuous integration, project management, and deployment tools, many of which are infused with AI magic. In our conversation, we discuss:
    • How GitLab operationalizes transparency
    • The philosophy behind recording and sharing team meetings on YouTube
    • Their extensive public employee handbook
    • GitLab’s core value of having “short toes”
    • Challenges and advice for doing remote work well
    • Strategies for ensuring effective communication in a remote work environment
    • GitLab’s breadth-over-depth strategy
    • The company’s unique approach to AI
    • The value of using humor in high-stakes conversations

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    Find the transcript at: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/the-gitlab-way

    Where to find David DeSanto:
    • X: https://twitter.com/david_desanto
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddesanto/
    • Threads: https://www.threads.net/@david.the.beard

    Where to find Lenny:
    • Newsletter: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com
    • X: https://twitter.com/lennysan
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (00:00) David’s background
    (04:20) Maintaining an epic beard
    (05:29) Why GitLab publicly shares team meetings
    (09:49) The GitLab Handbook
    (11:30) GitLab’s issue tracker
    (14:29) How to successfully build a culture of transparency
    (18:11) Benefits of operating with transparency
    (19:55) The value of building in public
    (21:53) How GitLab implements their core value of kindness
    (25:16) What it means to have “short toes”
    (27:41) Other core values
    (32:16) Common reasons for not fitting in at GitLab
    (34:42) Advice for remote teams
    (42:04) Advice for getting into product
    (43:52) Advice for PMs who are struggling in a remote world
    (48:25) Specific tools that help with remote work
    (53:13) Time zones and remote work
    (57:18) Breadth-over-depth strategy
    (01:04:14) AI at GitLab
    (01:13:11) GitLab’s products and solutions
    (01:14:54) Lightning round

    Referenced:
    • GitLab: https://about.gitlab.com/
    • UX Showcase—David DeSanto introduction to UX team and AMA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEdsmnVKNj4
    • The GitLab Handbook: https://handbook.gitlab.com/
    • Sid Sijbrandij on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sijbrandij/
    • Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/
    • GitLab issues: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/issues/
    • Salesforce: https://www.salesforce.com/
    • GitLab values: https://handbook.gitlab.com/handbook/values
    • GitLab organizational structure: https://handbook.gitlab.com/handbook/company/structure
    • GitLab direction: https://about.gitlab.com/direction/
    • Dogfooding: A simple practice to help you build better products: https://medium.com/agileinsider/dogfooding-a-simple-practice-to-help-you-build-better-products-b5954af4d5f7
    • The ultimate guide to adding a PLG motion | Hila Qu (Reforge, GitLab): https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/the-ultimate-guide-to-adding-a-plg
    • Zigging vs. zagging: How HubSpot built a $30B company | Dharmesh Shah (co-founder/CTO): https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/lessons-from-30-years-of-building
    • HubSpot: https://www.hubspot.com/
    • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers: https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Chasm-3rd-Disruptive-Mainstream/dp/0062292986
    • Geoffrey Moore on finding your beachhead, crossing the chasm, and dominating a market: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/geoffrey-moore-on-finding-your-beachhead-crossing-the-chasm-and-dominating-a-mar

    • 1 hr 21 min
    A framework for finding product-market fit | Todd Jackson (First Round Capital)

    A framework for finding product-market fit | Todd Jackson (First Round Capital)

    Todd Jackson is a Partner at First Round Capital. Before moving into venture capital, he played a crucial role as VP of Product and Design at Dropbox, guiding the company until its IPO in 2018. Prior to Dropbox, Todd led product management for Twitter’s Content and Discovery teams after selling his startup, Cover, to Twitter in 2014. Before Cover, Todd oversaw product development for Facebook’s Newsfeed, Photos, and Groups. He kickstarted his career at Google as an associate product manager and eventually led product for Gmail, witnessing its growth from beta to 200 million users. In our conversation, we discuss:
    • Why product-market fit (PMF) matters
    • First Round Capital’s four-part PMF framework
    • Level one: Nascent product-market fit
    • Level two: Developing product-market fit
    • Level three: Strong product-market fit
    • Level four: Extreme product-market fit
    • Examples of companies at each level
    • How to know if you’re stuck at a level, and how to get unstuck
    • What to change if you’re stuck: persona, problem, promise, and product
    • The goals and challenges at each stage

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    Find the full transcript at: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/a-framework-for-finding-product-market

    Where to find Todd Jackson:
    • X: https://twitter.com/tjack
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddj0/

    Where to find Lenny:
    • Newsletter: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com
    • X: https://twitter.com/lennysan
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (00:00) Todd’s background
    (06:07) First Round Capital’s PMF framework
    (09:07) Why product-market fit is so important
    (11:02) Who can benefit from this framework
    (12:55) The product-market fit method
    (16:54) Broad overview of the framework
    (21:35) Level one: nascent product-market fit
    (33:16) The four P’s
    (39:13) Level two: developing product-market fit
    (49:13) Signs you’re stuck at level two, and what to do
    (55:12) Level three: strong product-market fit
    (01:00:17) Signs you’re stuck at level three, and what to do
    (01:02:22) Level four: extreme product-market fit
    (01:06:55) Rough timelines for each level
    (01:11:18) A quick recap of the framework
    (01:12:15) Diving deeper on the four P’s: what to do if you’re stuck
    (01:13:56) Dollar-driven discovery
    (01:25:11) Apply for the product-market-fit method program

    Referenced:
    • First Round: https://firstround.com/
    • Twitter Acquires Cover: https://www.vox.com/2014/4/7/11625332/twitter-acquires-cover-an-android-mobile-startup
    • Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/
    • Rahul Vohra on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahulvohra/
    • How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product Market Fit: https://review.firstround.com/how-superhuman-built-an-engine-to-find-product-market-fit/
    • How to validate your startup idea: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/validating-your-startup-idea
    • How the most successful B2B startups came up with their original idea: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/how-the-most-successful-b2b-startups
    • How to know if you’ve got product-market fit: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/how-to-know-if-youve-got-productmarket
    • A guide for finding product-market fit in B2B: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/finding-product-market-fit
    • Product-market fit method: http://pmf.firstround.com/
    • Stripe: https://stripe.com/
    • Plaid: https://plaid.com/
    • Paths to PMF: https://review.firstround.com/series/product-market-fit/
    • WeWork: https://www.wework.com/
    • Casper: https://casper.com/
    • Vanta: https://www.vanta.com/
    • Christina Cacioppo on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ccacioppo/
    • Ramp: https://ramp.com/
    • Velocity over everything: How Ramp became the fastest-growing SaaS startup of all time | Geof

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Bending the universe in your favor | Claire Vo (LaunchDarkly, Color, Optimizely, ChatPRD)

    Bending the universe in your favor | Claire Vo (LaunchDarkly, Color, Optimizely, ChatPRD)

    Claire Vo is the chief product officer at LaunchDarkly and the founder of ChatPRD, likely the most popular PM-specific AI product out there. Before LaunchDarkly, she was a longtime chief product officer at Color and Optimizely. Claire has founded and managed two other companies, Pretty HQ and Experiment Engine, the latter of which Optimizely acquired in 2017. In our conversation, we discuss:
    • Knowing what you want in your career and being clear about it
    • Finding your zone of genius and how to operate within it
    • How to maintain a fast pace in larger companies
    • How to make it easy for your boss to help you achieve your goals
    • Advice for navigating the tech industry as a woman
    • The role of a CPTO and the benefits it brings to organizations
    • Why she built ChatPRD
    • Tips for building your own AI tools
    • The impact of AI on product management and what skills will continue to be important

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    Find the full transcript at: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/bending-the-universe-in-your-favor

    Where to find Claire Vo:
    • X: https://twitter.com/clairevo
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairevo/
    • TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chiefproductofficer

    Where to find Lenny:
    • Newsletter: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com
    • X: https://twitter.com/lennysan
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (00:00) Claire’s background
    (04:50) How to achieve career progression
    (10:11) Avoiding promotion obsession
    (13:50) How Claire stepped into leadership roles
    (17:24) Operating in your zone of genius
    (23:03) How to maintain a fast pace
    (27:46) Setting a high bar for quality and talent
    (29:54) Normalizing feedback
    (33:09) Being a woman in tech
    (47:09) The role of a CPTO
    (54:19) Building ChatPRD
    (59:39) Tips for building a GPT
    (01:02:27) The impact of AI on product management
    (01:08:08) How AI is changing the product management role
    (01:14:36) Efficiency gains with ChatPRD
    (01:16:39) Contrarian corner: sales-led product organizations
    (01:20:11) Lightning round

    Referenced:
    • LaunchDarkly: https://launchdarkly.com/
    • Define your zone of genius: Laura Garnett at TEDxMillRiver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ7_r2oWlrw
    • Energy Audit: https://beta.mocharymethod.com/blog-post/energy-audit
    • How to fire people with grace, work through fear, and nurture innovation | Matt Mochary: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/videos/how-to-fire-people-with-grace-work-through-fear-and-nurture-innovation-matt-mochary/
    • Radical Candor: From theory to practice with author Kim Scott: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/radical-candor-from-theory-to-practice-with-author-kim-scott/
    • Optimizely: https://www.optimizely.com/
    • GitLab: https://about.gitlab.com/
    • ChatPRD: https://www.chatprd.ai/
    • You should be playing with GPTs at work: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/you-should-be-playing-with-gpts-at
    • SpaceX’s Starship: https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/
    • GitHub Copilot: https://github.com/features/copilot
    • Product management theater | Marty Cagan (Silicon Valley Product Group): https://www.lennyspodcast.com/product-management-theater-marty-cagan-silicon-valley-product-group/
    • High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups from 10 to 10,000 People: https://www.amazon.com/High-Growth-Handbook-Elad-Gil/dp/1732265100
    • Scaling People: Tactics for Management and Company Building: https://www.amazon.com/Scaling-People-Tactics-Management-Building/dp/1953953212
    • Stripe Press: https://press.stripe.com/
    • Circe: https://www.amazon.com/Circe-Madeline-Miller/dp/0316556327
    • Poor Things: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14230458/
    • Mythic Quest on AppleTV+: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/mythic-quest/umc.cmc.1nfdfd5zlk05fo1bwwetzldy3
    • Silicon Valley on HBO: https://www.hbo.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Zigging vs. zagging: How HubSpot built a $30B company | Dharmesh Shah (co-founder/CTO)

    Zigging vs. zagging: How HubSpot built a $30B company | Dharmesh Shah (co-founder/CTO)

    Dharmesh Shah is the co-founder and CTO of HubSpot (currently valued at $30 billion) and one of the most fascinating founders I’ve ever met. Dharmesh is the keeper of HubSpot’s Culture Code, built ChatSpot (an AI chatbot built on top of HubSpot CRM) and a game called WordPlay (which grew to 16 million users), and also founded and writes for OnStartups, a top-ranking startup blog and community with more than 1M members. He’s also invested in 100+ startups including OpenAI, AngelList, Coinbase, and Dropbox. In our conversation, we discuss:
    • The biggest lessons he has learned from building HubSpot
    • The importance of leaning into your strengths
    • Dharmesh’s data-oriented approach to public speaking
    • How he developed HubSpot’s culture code
    • The decision-making process at HubSpot
    • His contrarian approach to building products
    • Why founders and product teams are all fighting the second law of thermodynamics
    • How “flash tags” can save your teams time
    • How to decide what ideas are worth investing in

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    Find the full transcript at: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/lessons-from-30-years-of-building

    Where to find Dharmesh Shah:
    • X: https://twitter.com/dharmesh
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dharmesh/
    • Website: https://dharmesh.com/

    Where to find Lenny:
    • Newsletter: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com
    • X: https://twitter.com/lennysan
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (00:00) Dharmesh’s background
    (04:20) Fun facts about Dharmesh
    (06:31) His data-oriented approach to public speaking
    (11:45) Advice for adding humor to your presentations
    (15:28) Why he has no direct reports
    (18:46) You can shape the universe to your liking
    (20:02) Lessons from building HubSpot
    (23:43) Contrarian ways of running a company
    (37:26) Fighting the second law of thermodynamics
    (40:29) The importance of simplicity in running a business
    (45:22) Succeeding in the SMB market
    (50:29) Zigging when others are zagging
    (54:17) When it makes sense to go “wide and deep”
    (57:33) Using flashtags to communicate opinions
    (01:02:44) HubSpot’s decision-making process
    (01:09:41) Deciding what ideas to invest in
    (01:15:26) Defining and maintaining company culture
    (01:30:46) The potential of AI
    (01:37:03) Practical advice for learning AI
    (01:40:07) Where to find Dharmesh

    Referenced:
    • WordPlay: https://wordplay.com/article/unlimited
    • ChatSpot: https://chatspot.ai/
    • Indian-origin entrepreneur buys ‘chat.com’ for over $10 million, then sells, donates $250,000 to Khan Academy: https://www.businesstoday.in/technology/news/story/indian-origin-entrepreneur-buys-chatcom-for-over-10-million-then-sells-donates-250000-to-khan-academy-382907-2023-05-26
    • Kipp Bodnar on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kippbodnar/
    • The surprising metric presenters should analyze: https://lars-sudmann.com/the-surprising-metric-presenters-should-analyze/
    • SoloWare: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dharmesh_for-3-decades-now-in-addition-to-my-day-activity-7166500611247583232-kZgb/
    • Brian Halligan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianhalligan/
    • First Principles: Elon Musk on the Power of Thinking for Yourself: https://jamesclear.com/first-principles
    • Peter Thiel on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterthiel/
    • The second law of thermodynamics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_law_of_thermodynamics
    • What is an SMB?: https://www.techtarget.com/whatis/definition/SMB-small-and-medium-sized-business-or-small-and-midsized-business
    • Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
935 Ratings

935 Ratings

katmendo ,

Enjoyable and always learn something

This podcast is such a lovely surprise in the sea of podcasts. I ALWAYS learn something every time I listen. I’m not a product person but work in tech. The guests are always engaging and thoughtful, and I’m seeing the trend that Lenny is great at targeting this type of guest and I’m certain puts a lot of work into crafting the discussions.

Thank you for helping me broaden my perspective and feed my appetite for learning.

TallBrian ,

Game changer

I’m glad I found this

dgurl ,

Aspiring PM

I am transitioning into product management and this podcast is a key part of my education strategy to better understand the role, what is valued, and language.

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