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Lenny Rachitsky interviews 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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Lenny Rachitsky interviews 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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    What it takes to become a top 1% PM | Ian McAllister (Uber, Amazon, Airbnb)

    What it takes to become a top 1% PM | Ian McAllister (Uber, Amazon, Airbnb)

    Ian McAllister is the Senior Director of Product for Vehicles at Uber. Before moving to Uber, Ian spent over a decade directing teams at Amazon, where he created and led Amazon Smile. He was also Director of Product Management at Airbnb, where I was lucky enough to have worked alongside him. In today’s episode, we discuss Ian’s famous document about the essential attributes of the top 1% of product managers. Ian outlines the most important skills to focus on for entry-level PMs and how to broaden your experience and diversify skills as you move up the ladder. He also shares what he learned working with Jeff Wilke, Jeff Bezos, and other leaders at Amazon, and goes in depth on Amazon’s working-backwards framework. 

    Find the full transcript here: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/what-it-takes-to-become-a-top-1-pm-ian-mcallister-uber-amazon-airbnb/#transcript

    Where to find Ian McAllister:
    • Newsletter: https://ianmcallister.substack.com/
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ianmcall
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianmcallister/

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

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this episode possible:
    • Mixpanel: https://mixpanel.com/startups
    • Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lenny
    • AssemblyAI: https://www.assemblyai.com/?utm_source=lennyspodcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=nov20

    Referenced:
    • What distinguishes the top 1% of product managers from the top 10%, on Substack: https://ianmcallister.substack.com/p/what-distinguishes-the-top-1-of-product
    • What distinguishes the top 1% of product managers from the top 10%, on Quora: https://www.quora.com/What-distinguishes-the-Top-1-of-product-managers-from-the-Top-10
    • Amazon’s working-backwards method: https://www.productplan.com/glossary/working-backward-amazon-method/
    • Jeff Wilke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffawilke
    • Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application: https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Real-Smarter-Successful-Application/dp/0578012812
    • Wool (Wool trilogy #1): https://www.amazon.com/Wool-Trilogy-Howey-25-Apr-2013-Paperback/dp/B011T7ACU0/
    • Energy and Civilization: A History: https://www.amazon.com/Energy-Civilization-History-MIT-Press/dp/0262035774
    • How I Built This podcast: https://www.npr.org/series/490248027/how-i-built-this
    • EV News Daily podcast: https://www.evnewsdaily.com/
    • Yellowstone on Peacock: https://www.peacocktv.com/stream-tv/yellowstone
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once on Showtime: https://www.sho.com/titles/3493875/everything-everywhere-all-at-once
    • Gibson Biddle’s website: https://www.gibsonbiddle.com/
    • Gibson Biddle on Lenny’s Podcast: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/gibson-biddle-on-his-dhm-product-strategy-framework-gem-roadmap-prioritization-framework-5-netflix-strategy-mini-case-studies-building-a-personal-board-of-directors-and-much-more/
    • Gibson Biddle’s Ask Gib newsletter: https://askgib.substack.com/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (03:54) What Ian expected from his initial post on product management
    (05:30) How the post impacted Ian’s career
    (07:06) How writing can help you crystallize your thoughts
    (08:26) Ian’s background
    (10:57) Attributes of the top 1% of PMs
    (14:32) The top three skills for new PMs to perfect
    (20:32) Tips on strengthening communication and prioritization
    (23:06) How to level up as a PM
    (26:37) What kind of impact should new PMs expect to make?
    (29:36) How to broaden your view and think big
    (33:06) How to earn the trust of others
    (34:30) How Ian could have done more to earn trust at Airbnb
    (37:27) Why people tend to stick around Amazon for a while 
    (39:53) What Ian learned from Bezos and Wilke
    (46:38) How teams get working backwards wrong
    (53:51) The two parts of working backwards and how Ian utilizes it at Uber
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Leaving big tech to build the #1 technology newsletter | Gergely Orosz (The Pragmatic Engineer)

    Leaving big tech to build the #1 technology newsletter | Gergely Orosz (The Pragmatic Engineer)

    Gergely Orosz writes the #1 technology newsletter at Substack, called The Pragmatic Engineer. He started his career as a software developer in the U.K., spent three years at Skype, and followed that role with four years as an engineering manager at Uber before deciding to leave big tech and work for himself. Gergely began pursuing his newsletter full-time in September 2021 and in just one year has amassed 200,000 subscribers. He now makes more money than he did at his salaried tech job, and with freedom and flexibility. In today’s podcast, Gergely shares why he left his well-paying job at Uber, how he got his first 1,000 subscribers, why this kind of work can be stressful and lonely (but ultimately rewarding), and why it takes hard work to build authority and become a great writer. Working solo can be challenging, and in this episode, both Lenny and Gergely offer tips for structuring your unstructured time and finding your focus.

    Find the full transcript here: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/leaving-big-tech-to-build-the-1-technology-newsletter-gergely-orosz-the-pragmatic-engineer/#transcript

    Where to find Gergely Orosz:
    • Website: https://www.pragmaticengineer.com/
    • Newsletter: https://newsletter.pragmaticengineer.com
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/GergelyOrosz
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gergelyorosz/

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

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this episode possible:
    • Lemon.io: https://lemon.io/lenny
    • Eppo: https://www.geteppo.com/
    • Vanta: https://vanta.com/lenny

    Referenced:
    • Gergely’s books: https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/books/
    • Centered: https://www.centered.app/
    • The Pomodoro technique: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryancollinseurope/2020/03/03/the-pomodoro-technique/
    • Coding Horror: https://blog.codinghorror.com/
    • How to Achieve Ultimate Blog Success in One Easy Step: https://blog.codinghorror.com/how-to-achieve-ultimate-blog-success-in-one-easy-step/
    • A Comment Is an Invitation for Refactoring: https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/a-comment-is-an-invitation-for-refactoring/
    • Kent Beck’s website: https://www.kentbeck.com/
    • Steve Yegge’s famous rant on Google vs. Amazon: https://www.alexanderjarvis.com/steve-yegges-famous-rant-on-google-vs-amazon/
    • Stevey’s Tech Talk: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZfuUWMTtMcC1DZF6HxJhqsGrBXu8Jzi7

    In this episode, we cover:
    (04:32) Gergely’s background
    (07:19) The Pragmatic Engineer, growth and current subscribers 
    (08:59) Compensation with a subscription-based newsletter vs. his salaried position at Uber
    (10:55) How the onset of Covid and layoffs at Uber prompted Gergely to start his newsletter
    (23:10) What he did immediately after leaving Uber
    (25:41) The day-to-day of writing a newsletter
    (35:08) Tips for productivity
    (41:19) Gergely’s favorite parts of entrepreneurship 
    (43:15) The downsides of solo work
    (50:39) Why Gergely stopped making long-term plans
    (54:30) How to get started writing a newsletter
    (1:04:48) Key advice on building a successful newsletter

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    An inside look at how the New York Times builds product | Alex Hardiman (CPO at The New York Times)

    An inside look at how the New York Times builds product | Alex Hardiman (CPO at The New York Times)

    Alex Hardiman is Chief Product Officer at the New York Times, where she oversees the company’s news, cooking, games, audio and advertising products. Previously, Alex was Chief Business & Product Officer at The Atlantic, and before that she was Head of News Products at Facebook. We discuss how engineers and product people work with writers to create impactful stories, how teams build the incredible visualizations and experiences for NYTimes.com, how product teams are structured within the New York Times, and the good and bad about working at a company like the New York Times versus a FAANG tech company. We also talk about the details behind the New York Times’s acquisition of Wordle and uncover what the Times is dreaming up for its product over the next 10 years.

    Find the full transcript here: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/an-inside-look-at-how-the-new-york-times-builds-product-alex-hardiman-cpo-at-the-new-york-times/#transcript

    Where to find Alex Hardiman:
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/alex_hardiman
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrahardiman/

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

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this episode possible:
    • Miro: https://miro.com/lenny
    • Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lenny
    • Vanta: https://vanta.com/lenny

    Referenced:
    • Jodi Kantor: https://www.nytimes.com/by/jodi-kantor
    • Wordle: https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/
    • Wordle Is a Love Story: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/03/technology/wordle-word-game-creator.html
    • Josh Wardle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/powerlanguish
    • Eric Kim’s recipes: https://cooking.nytimes.com/ourcooks/eric-kim/
    • Wirecutter: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/
    • Framing Britney Spears: https://www.nytimes.com/article/framing-britney-spears.html
    • Hard Fork podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/podcasts/hard-fork-technology.html
    • High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups from 10 to 10,000 People: https://www.amazon.com/High-Growth-Handbook-Elad-Gil/dp/1732265100
    • An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management: https://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Puzzle-Systems-Engineering-Management/dp/1732265186
    • The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium: https://www.amazon.com/Revolt-Public-Crisis-Authority-Millennium/dp/1732265143
    • Giovanni’s Room: https://www.amazon.com/Giovannis-Room-James-Baldwin/dp/0345806565/r
    • The Daily podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily
    • The Wire on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/the-wire
    • Google Workspace: https://workspace.google.com/
    • Slack: slack.com
    • Figma: figma.com
    • Mode: https://mode.com/
    • GitHub: https://github.com/
    • Fidji Simo on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fidjisimo/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (04:48) Alex’s background
    (07:37) How Alex fought disinformation on the news team at Facebook 
    (11:11) How some product people thrive in chaos
    (14:13) Alex’s return to the New York Times
    (16:22) What product means at the New York Times
    (20:42) How the product team at the New York Times is structured
    (26:20) How the New York Times makes stories come alive with balanced creative and technical teams
    (33:15) The acquisition of Wordle 
    (42:00) What it was like to work at the New York Times during the onset of Covid
    (47:11) How to avoid burnout on a product team
    (49:26) How the New York Times has set itself apart with its subscription package
    (52:21) How the New York Times’s products are rooted in helping in the real world
    (52:54) Lenny’s tips for improving Wirecutter
    (53:36) The differences and similarities on product teams in a news organization
    (59:58) Lightning round

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    How to fire people with grace, work through fear, and nurture innovation | Matt Mochary (CEO coach)

    How to fire people with grace, work through fear, and nurture innovation | Matt Mochary (CEO coach)

    Matt Mochary, CEO of Mochary Method, is a full-time executive coach who has worked with some of the biggest names in tech and finance, including investor Naval Ravikant and the CEOs of Notion, OpenAI, Coinbase, Reddit, and many others. In today’s podcast, we talk about the skill of firing people, why it’s so important, and Matt’s framework for approaching layoffs. We go deep on recognizing emotions like anger and fear, and what to pay attention to when you feel angry or fearful. He also shares how to build new products within a larger company, important tips on how to make sure everyone in the organization feels valued and heard, carving out time for your top goal, and how an energy audit can help you eliminate tasks that are draining your energy.

    Find the full transcript here: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/how-to-fire-people-with-grace-work-through-fear-and-nurture-innovation-matt-mochary-ceo-coach/#transcript

    Where to find Matt Mochary:
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattmochary
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-mochary-34bb4/
    • Website: http://www.mochary.com/

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

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this episode possible:
    • AssemblyAI: https://www.assemblyai.com/?utm_source=lennyspodcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=nov10
    • Lemon.io: https://lemon.io/lenny
    • Vanta: https://vanta.com/lenny

    Referenced:
    • The Great CEO Within: The Tactical Guide to Company Building: https://www.amazon.com/Great-CEO-Within-Tactical-Building-ebook/dp/B07ZLGQZYC
    • Mochary Method: https://mocharymethod.org/
    • Leo Polovets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lpolovets
    • High Output Management: https://www.amazon.com/High-Output-Management-Andrew-Grove/dp/0679762884
    • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business when There Are No Easy Answers: https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205
    • Andrej Karpathy on Lex Fridman’s podcast: https://lexfridman.com/andrej-karpathy/
    • Wei Deng on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dengwei/
    • Free Solo: https://films.nationalgeographic.com/free-solo
    • Ryan Hoover on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rrhoover
    • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less: https://gregmckeown.com/books/essentialism/
    • Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every/dp/0525572422
    • Centered app: https://www.centered.app/
    • Diana Chapman at Conscious Leadership Group: https://conscious.is/team/diana-chapman
    • The Mochary Method curriculum doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18FiJbYn53fTtPmphfdCKT2TMWH-8Y2L-MLqDk-MFV4s/edit

    In this episode, we cover:
    (04:43) Matt’s background
    (07:39) Areas where even very successful founders struggle
    (12:24) How to address people to minimize defensiveness
    (13:24) The destructive nature of anger and how to feel your feelings so you don’t hurt others
    (15:02) Which books led Matt to his coaching journey and software platform
    (19:03) When and how to let an employee go
    (31:47) How to make people feel heard
    (38:05) How Matt’s coaching has evolved to include psychological obstacles to success
    (39:41) What is “top goal,” and how can it help you make massive gains?
    (41:25) Why Matt has an accountability partner for his top goal time
    (43:44) How to approach mass layoffs humanely
    (53:21) Matt’s thoughts on the Twitter layoffs
    (54:10) How to innovate within a large company
    (1:01:53) How to do an energy audit

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Snyk built a product-led growth juggernaut | Ben Williams (VP of Product at Snyk)

    How Snyk built a product-led growth juggernaut | Ben Williams (VP of Product at Snyk)

    Ben Williams is VP of Product at Snyk, an industry-leading security platform for developers, last valued at $8.5b. He’s also a product and growth advisor with over 20 years of experience building and scaling high-performing product and growth teams. Through product-led growth, product-led sales, and community, Snyk rapidly scaled and won over the lucrative developer audience. In today’s episode, Ben shares the successful growth levers that helped Snyk get started, all of the details of how Snyk has structured their growth, product, and marketing teams and set them up for success in terms of cross-collaboration—and also how their initial plan for self-serve monetization fell flat. We go into Ben’s many useful tips for product-led growth, including his thoughts on free vs. paid versions, trials, and how to build amazing growth teams.

    Find the full transcript here: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/how-snyk-built-a-product-led-growth-juggernaut-ben-williams-vp-of-product-at-snyk/#transcript

    Where to find Ben Williams:
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticben
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/semanticben/

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

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this episode possible:
    • Coda: https://coda.io/lenny
    • Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lenny
    • Vanta: https://vanta.com/lenny

    Referenced:
    • Snyk: https://snyk.io/
    • Weekly Team Impact & Learnings Review Template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GibNaJ4aONgp5Kg824NCionr1citHIDk3FLvMdkpX_Q/edit?usp=share_link
    • Monthly Group Impact & Learnings Review Template: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nQ18OTuRtc8urBnUWEObD_BlfdGDKlDDMFg8-G2GK7E/edit?usp=share_link
    • Experiment Plan Template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18LiGXKphGe1tUpZCQA20i4bJqf-S3kDbYnY4Pls_9kQ/edit?usp=share_link
    • Vision & Mission Framework: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CiRwscu-50lBr2c7yRLY_zXVzv5DCnYqNnS5Au83WC8/edit?usp=share_link
    • Ed Sim’s newsletter: https://whatshot.substack.com/
    • Tamar Yehoshua on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tyehoshua
    • Julian Shapiro on Lenny’s Podcast: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/growth-tactics-retention-strategies-and-becoming-a-better-writer-julian-shapiro-demand-curve-hyper-webflow-techcrunch/
    • Annie Duke’s website: https://www.annieduke.com/
    • Elena Verna on Lenny’s Podcast: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/elena-verna-on-how-b2b-growth-is-changing-product-led-growth-product-led-sales-why-you-should-go-freemium-not-trial-what-features-to-make-free-and-much-more/
    • Growth loops: https://www.reforge.com/blog/growth-loops
    • Brian Balfour on using learnings: https://brianbalfour.com/growth-machine/maximize-learning
    • Adam Fishman on Lenny’s Podcast: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/videos/how-to-build-a-high-performing-growth-team-adam-fishman-patreon-lyft-imperfect-foods/
    • Amplitude: https://amplitude.com/
    • FullStory: https://www.fullstory.com/
    • User Interviews: https://www.userinterviews.com/
    • User Testing: https://www.usertesting.com/
    • Sprig: https://sprig.com/surveys
    • Airtable: https://www.airtable.com/home/toolkit
    • How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0470110120/
    • Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days: https://www.amazon.com/Sprint-Solve-Problems-Test-Ideas/dp/150112174X
    • Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078QSCM3V/
    • This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race: https://www.amazon.com/This-They-Tell-World-Ends/dp/1635576059
    • Acquired podcast: https://www.acquired.fm/
    • Turning Red on Disney+: https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/turning-red/4mFPCXJi7N2m
    • Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Lessons from one of the world’s top executive recruiters | Lauren Ipsen (Daversa Partners, General Catalyst)

    Lessons from one of the world’s top executive recruiters | Lauren Ipsen (Daversa Partners, General Catalyst)

    Lauren Ipsen is one of the most well-known and respected executive recruiters in the industry, having placed over 90 senior product leaders at companies including Twitter, Reddit, Opendoor, Postmates, Nextdoor, and many others. She is currently the Director of Executive Talent at General Catalyst, and prior to that was a senior leader at Daversa Partners. In today’s podcast, Lauren shares advice for founders on hiring senior product leaders, tips for product leaders on finding better opportunities, and the most common mistakes recruiters make. She talks about how to play the long game of networking to find the best talent and about recruiting best practices, and we also dive deep on market mapping, LinkedIn, and how to approach reference checks.

    Find the full transcript here: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/lessons-from-one-of-the-worlds-top-executive-recruiters-lauren-ipsen-daversa-partners-general-catalyst/#transcript

    Where to find Lauren Ipsen:
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-ipsen-6a5a84113/

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

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this episode possible:
    • Retool: https://retool.com/lenny
    • Miro: https://miro.com/lenny
    • Vanta: https://vanta.com/lenny

    Referenced:
    • Gokul Rajaram on Lenny’s podcast: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/gokul-rajaram-on-designing-your-product-development-process-when-and-how-to-hire-your-first-pm-a-playbook-for-hiring-leaders-getting-ahead-in-you-career-how-to-get-started-angel-investing-more/
    • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment:  https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808
    • You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment: https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Here-Discovering-Present/dp/1590308387/
    • Your Own Backyard podcast: https://www.yourownbackyardpodcast.com/
    • Top Gun: https://www.amazon.com/Top-Gun-Tom-Cruise/dp/B001K3K5MO
    • BeReal: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bereal-your-friends-for-real/id1459645446
    • Strava: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/strava-run-ride-hike/id426826309
    • Spotify: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spotify-music-and-podcasts/id324684580
    • Joe Suliman at Daversa Partners: https://www.daversapartners.com/team/joe-suliman/

    In this episode, we cover:
    (04:46) Lauren’s background
    (07:52) Why the best recruiters seem to be migrating to VC funds
    (09:44) Mistakes founders make in searching for their first senior product leader
    (13:26) Questions for founders to ask when thinking about who to hire
    (16:07) The three main types of PMs
    (18:27) What do job titles mean, and why are they more susceptible to change in a startup environment?
    (21:50) What should product leaders do ahead of hiring senior product leaders?
    (23:14) How to network with great talent
    (27:37) Why the timetable for recruiting is variable
    (29:02) How to be productive with your time by tapping your network
    (30:27) Why recruiting via LinkedIn might not be the best use of your time
    (33:17) Lauren’s favorite placement of all time
    (37:30) The importance of diversifying your experience
    (40:16) The art and science of staying long enough to have a meaningful impact
    (43:23) The importance of creating real impact as a leader
    (47:57) Good questions to ask references and how to dig deeper
    (49:35) Resume red flags and the importance of honesty
    (53:39) Interview tips for product managers 
    (57:29) Common mistakes recruiters make
    (1:00:57) Advice for founders looking for a recruiter
    (1:04:24) Lightning round

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Don’t let his soft spoken, humble manner fool you… Lenny’s insights and information packs a real punch and gets to the heart of all things marketplaces, product management, and so much more. He covers high level stuff but he makes a newbie like me want to dive right in. What a gem of a podcast!

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I have been super impressed with the episodes I’ve listen to on this podcast. One of the more recent ones with Marty Cagan is absolutely a mus listen to for any product manager or product leader. Lenny ask really good questions, listens really well and overall I am just incredibly impressed with his podcast.

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