157 episodes

Digital products power our lives, but they wouldn’t exist without the expertise and passion of real people. This podcast brings together industry experts to have conversations beyond tech, tools, and process. We’re here to talk about the ROI of empowered teams. Listen as we discuss building, leading, equipping, and inspiring product teams to create transformational change within companies. People of Product is hosted by George Brooks & Dan Linhart - the founders of Crema.

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    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Digital products power our lives, but they wouldn’t exist without the expertise and passion of real people. This podcast brings together industry experts to have conversations beyond tech, tools, and process. We’re here to talk about the ROI of empowered teams. Listen as we discuss building, leading, equipping, and inspiring product teams to create transformational change within companies. People of Product is hosted by George Brooks & Dan Linhart - the founders of Crema.

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    146: JE Dunn’s Century-Long Journey to Tech Leadership with Mark Stocks

    146: JE Dunn’s Century-Long Journey to Tech Leadership with Mark Stocks

    Construction leaders, this one is for you! This week on the podcast, we hear how J.E. Dunn Construction is piloting cutting-edge technology within their 100-year-old organization. They acknowledged that legacy and tradition are important, but so is future casting. Mark Stocks, VP and Director of Enterprise Architecture and his team are successfully balancing practicality and genuine innovation in an industry where it’s tough to do. In Q3 of 2024, Mark’s team is focusing on clean data and the ‘big three’ — AI, ML, and citizen development — to drive growth and efficiency. Hear how this major general contractor is adopting Microsoft’s CoPilot for meeting summaries and form-building, integrating Autodesk for project management, and utilizing low-code/no-code platforms to streamline business processes.
    Where to find Mark: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markstocks/


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    • 45 min
    Bonus: People of Product is Back! What's Next?

    Bonus: People of Product is Back! What's Next?

    People of Product is back from a hiatus! In this brief episode, we'll fill you in on what to expect from the next season.


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    • 8 min
    145: How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry (ft. Aaron Henderson)

    145: How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry (ft. Aaron Henderson)

    Technology is changing the way we approach construction - from planning and visualization to project management. In this week's episode, Aaron Henderson of STACK Construction Technologies shares insights from his perspective after having shifted from traditional construction consulting to the tech-driven realm. George and Aaron talk about showcasing some of the exciting aspects of construction to attract new talent, niching down to specialize in specific markets, and picking the right technologies when each project is unique.


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    • 34 min
    144: The Number One Role of a Product Manager (ft. Blake Reichenbach)

    144: The Number One Role of a Product Manager (ft. Blake Reichenbach)

    In 2024, the core principles of PdM haven’t changed. The number one role of a product manager is getting to the root of how serve your customer better. How do you make them LOVE your product and your business. Innovation is the name of the game, but how can you front new technologies while still creating value for customers? This and more on the episode with guest Blake Reichenbach, a product manager at Hubspot.


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    • 52 min
    143: The Intersection of Technology and Playful Learning (ft. Anna Jordan-Douglass)

    143: The Intersection of Technology and Playful Learning (ft. Anna Jordan-Douglass)

    George Brooks interviews Anna Jordan-Douglass, the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Makefully Studios. Anna shares her profound journey through the realms of technology and creativity. Basked with an innate passion for making learning more interactive and fun, Anna explains the sheer magic of assimilating play with education and shares insights into her collaboration with the Jim Henson Company, and how she gathered experiences that later led to the creation of her very own Makefully Studios. With a strong team that shares a similar vision of fostering creativity and enhancing learning, Makefully Studios has emerged as a vibrant platform for crafting playful learning environments for children. Tune in to delve deeper into the insightful world of creative learning and Anna's impactful work in the field.


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    • 52 min
    142: Transforming the Customer Experience with AI (ft. Lamees Butt)

    142: Transforming the Customer Experience with AI (ft. Lamees Butt)

    George Brooks interviews Lamees Butt, the Senior Vice President of Global Alliances and Channels at Zoovu. Lamees shares her passion for improving the customer experience and reducing employee workloads through AI-powered solutions, the importance of focusing on customer value, and reimagining the customer journey to drive growth. They discuss the role of AI in personalizing the buying experience and helping businesses make data-driven decisions. Lamees also highlights the opportunities for B2B organizations to transform their processes and create better digital experiences. Tune in to gain insights into the future of AI and how it can revolutionize business operations and customer satisfaction.


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Doctorcraft773 ,

Brilliant show with brilliant people!

Wonderful show if your looking for growth mixed with a bunch of fun! 🙌 Produced by people who have an in-depth knowledge of the industry and seriously know what they’re talking about. If you’re not tuning in, you’re missing out!

Rob LaFeve ,

A window into the life of a tech agency

George and Dan do a great job covering a wide variety of topics—from technical to the more philosophical. The show often features guests from diverse backgrounds which keeps things fresh. On top of all the great information, the banter between these guys always gives me a chuckle! Highly recommend!

Jerm Murray ,

Fun and Educational

This show teaches complex ideas in simple ways. The hosts are always enjoyable to listen to. They can break down an idea to help an expert refine their skills, or a beginner understand the basic idea. Great show!

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