34 episodes

Make Things That Matter is a biweekly show exploring impactful products and the cultures that create them.

Make Things That Matter Andrew Skotzko

    • Management
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Make Things That Matter is a biweekly show exploring impactful products and the cultures that create them.

    #34 Will Toms: The power of creative community

    #34 Will Toms: The power of creative community

    Will Toms is the cofounder of REC Philly, an incubator, community, and resource center aimed at helping independent creatives make a sustainable living. In short, he's out to challenge the narrative of the starving artist and create an international community of creatives who control their own destinies.

    • 50 min
    #33: 8 Lessons Learned in 2020

    #33: 8 Lessons Learned in 2020

    For the last episode of 2020, Andrew reflects on 8 big lessons learned from guests this year, and shares a few reflection questions to ask yourself. Wishing you all a peaceful end to this turbulent year. Here's to making things that matter in 2021!

    • 1 hr
    #32 Alex Hillman: How to play the long game of business

    #32 Alex Hillman: How to play the long game of business

    Alex Hillman is a pioneer who has made it his mission to help independent creatives build sustainable careers. He's the author of the recent bite-sized hit, "The Tiny MBA." He cofounded Indy Hall, Philadelphia's first coworking space, and helped kickstart the coworking boom. He also built Stacking the Bricks / 30x500 with Amy Hoy, where they teach creative professionals how to bootstrap their own businesses.

    • 59 min
    #31 Marty Cagan: Empowering product teams to do the best work of their lives

    #31 Marty Cagan: Empowering product teams to do the best work of their lives

    Marty Cagan is the godfather of modern tech product management. His new book, EMPOWERED, is the seminal work on how to create an empowered team where product people can do the best, most creative work of their lives.

    • 59 min
    #30 Natalie Nagele: Building a people-first company at Wildbit

    #30 Natalie Nagele: Building a people-first company at Wildbit

    Natalie Nagele is the cofounder and CEO of Wildbit. Wildbit is a bootstrapped, independent, people-first software company that is celebrating a special milestone: 20 years in business! Now entering their "third act," Wildbit is starting to expand its focus to new arenas, starting off with the new job board called People-First Jobs.

    • 59 min
    #29: One year of the podcast! And a new show name.

    #29: One year of the podcast! And a new show name.

    Wow, it's been a year of the podcast! So much has happened. Acknowledging the anniversary ep — which happens to be on election day in the USA — and announcing an upcoming name change for the show.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

dangerouslyawesome ,

Excellent interviewer, totally different style

Smart guests given opportunities to shine by an interviewer who really channels his curiosity as a superpower! Some of my fav episodes are the ones with Nilofer Merchant and Natalie Nagele.

Stevie Kane ,

Top notch pod

Brilliant host, brilliant guests, brilliant insights.

Dianne PM ,

Great show!

If you are interested in Product Management, personal growth, positive leadership or positive tech, you really need to give this a listen! Andrew asks insightful questions and his relaxed conversational style makes for an entertaining hour.

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