123 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.

People of Product George Brooks and Daniel Linhart

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 28 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.

    114: Resisting Virtual Isolation to Boost Velocity

    114: Resisting Virtual Isolation to Boost Velocity

    Let’s face it. There’s a natural barrier to communication in remote work. When the luxury of proximity is gone, velocity and trust can dwindle. In this episode, Dan & George break down the different types of isolation, the consequences, and ways to overcome silos.

    • 49 min
    113: How to Acquire Top Tech Talent

    113: How to Acquire Top Tech Talent

    Winning experienced candidates out of the small technical talent pool is TOUGH. Increased demand and salary inflation has made hiring a real challenge in the age of digital transformation. In this episode, we share how we've been successful in hiring the most highly sought-after roles on the job market (without a recruiter).

    • 38 min
    112: Tech Empowering Team Agreements and Consensus (ft. Aaron Dignan)

    112: Tech Empowering Team Agreements and Consensus (ft. Aaron Dignan)

    We’ve all seen the increasing dissatisfaction in the workforce and the “great resignation” take its toll. Today teams have to be constantly assessing the collective “agreements” made about how work gets done or people will check out. Aaron Dignan - founder of The Ready and author of Brave New Work - is back on the show. In this episode, Aaron & George discuss how teams create consensus and clarity around their norms and policies and Murmur’s newest digital tool that is facilitating this sociocratic work.

    • 46 min
    111: Developers Thinking like Designers

    111: Developers Thinking like Designers

    Beyond their strong technical knowledge, great developers bring “big picture perspective” and get wildly creative. If you can broaden your scope beyond your own discipline, then you can guide your team to make intentional decisions that solve even greater problems during ideation. In this episode, Creative Technologist & “Exploratory Team” member CK Hicks shares how developers provide perspective for both technical feasibility and innovative possibility.

    • 54 min
    110: A Designer's Role in Early-Stage Innovation

    110: A Designer's Role in Early-Stage Innovation

    Great designers have a deep focus on understanding the user and getting close to their needs. This is why having an experienced designer involved from the earliest stages of research and ideation is so powerful. In this episode, Product Designer Aubrey Schmidt describes her role in the early innovation space.

    • 36 min
    109: Unpacking the “Ecology of Product” in Workshops

    109: Unpacking the “Ecology of Product” in Workshops

    Many have gone through “workshops” that are more like glorified business improv sessions. But high-impact facilitated sessions dedicated to unearthing the real problem can help teams get aligned on the best possible solution. In this episode, expert facilitator Justin Mertes describes the outcomes of early-stage tech exploration and the real consequences of jumping into the work without a deep understanding of the context.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

BStyleYo ,

Highly under rated, podcast on leading in the digital world.

Dan and George are leading the way for digital entrepreneurs. And the proof is right here - honest, genuine, inventive thinkers in a short form, digestible podcast.

This podcast is a the ideal space for brand new, associate, and senior level developers, designers and product folks. Covers anything from EQ to IQ.

Start at Ep.1 and listen how it builds into great over arching leadership methods.

Get Going Agency ,

Quality Content

Very helpful content for those of us in the UI/UX Design and Product Dev community. Highly recommend! Love these guys, thanks for sharing your knowledge!

MollyMBW ,

Changed the way I work

I didn't expect this to be one of my favorite podcasts, but it is. Interesting, authentic, and funny. Dan and George share theories about learning, leadership, personal development, and organizational culture based on their experiences leading a digital product agency, Crema. A mix of discussions and interviews with their team and thought leaders who have influenced them, this podcast has changed the way I work and approach projects, both personally and professionally. It's not just for people in the digital product world -- it appeals to anyone interested in personal development and leadership. Everyone with a job who is tired of things being done "because that's they way we've always done it" will appreciate their forward-thinking insights.

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