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The LaunchNotes Podcast | Product Management, Product Marketing, Product Ops LaunchNotes

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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Grow your product, your company, and your career alongside the world's best product leaders. Discussions with in-the-trenches practitioners building and launching products at some of the most exciting startups and SaaS companies around.

For everyone working on a product team — whether you’re in Product Management, Product Marketing, Product Ops, or any other supporting function — you'll find battle-tested tips and actionable advice every week.

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    The new rules of product management with Tal Raviv (Riverside.fm)

    The new rules of product management with Tal Raviv (Riverside.fm)

    Blake Thorne (@blakethorne - https://twitter.com/blakethorne) of LaunchNotes talks with Tal Raviv of Riverside.fm about all things how product management is rapidly changing.



    🔗 Links


    Tal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/talsraviv/


    Tal’s favorite product: https://1writerapp.com/


    Tal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/talraviv


    Tal’s company: https://riverside.fm/


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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (10:22) - The idea that there is no "right way" to do product management

    (18:35) - Product isn't a role, it's a team

    (24:41) - Thoughts on PRDs

    (31:27) - Tal's favorite products

    • 40 min
    Reinforcing positioning through product launches with April Dunford (Obviously Awesome)

    Reinforcing positioning through product launches with April Dunford (Obviously Awesome)

    Steve Klein (@stevenklein - https://twitter.com/stevenklein) of LaunchNotes talks with April Dunford (author of Obviously Awesome) about how to reinforce positioning through product launches.



    🔗 Links


    * Apri’s website: https://www.aprildunford.com/


    * April on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprildunford/


    * April’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Obviously-Awesome-Product-Positioning-Customers/dp/1999023005


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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (02:53) - Product led vs. sales led

    (06:04) - Positioning vs. messaging vs. narrative

    (15:33) - How to tie small product changes into your positioning

    (22:04) - Expanding positioning to include more customers

    (26:04) - Measuring the effectiveness of positioning and messaging

    (36:58) - April's book about product positioning

    (42:21) - Identifying companies with great positioning

    (44:40) - Reinforcing positioning without reusing the exact same words

    (48:53) - When to create and share a positioning document

    • 54 min
    Playbook for implementing Continuous Discovery with Andy Yeo (Airbyte, Segment)

    Playbook for implementing Continuous Discovery with Andy Yeo (Airbyte, Segment)

    Steve Klein (@stevenklein - https://twitter.com/stevenklein) of LaunchNotes talks with Andy Yeo (Airbyte, Segment) about Andy’s experience standing up Continuous Discovery during his time as a product manager at Airbyte.



    🔗 Links


    Andy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andycpyeo/


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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (05:34) - An overview of Airbyte's product team

    (08:44) - Bringing product managers closer to customers

    (16:00) - Operationalizing user interviews

    (27:09) - Prepping for user interviews

    (36:15) - Managing and organizing user feedback

    (40:50) - The impact of more customer conversations

    (47:30) - The ideal frequency of customer calls

    (50:03) - Finding the right customers to talk to

    • 54 min
    Product management lessons from Stripe, Meta, and Microsoft with Vivek Sharma

    Product management lessons from Stripe, Meta, and Microsoft with Vivek Sharma

    Blake Thorne (@blakethorne - https://twitter.com/blakethorne) of LaunchNotes talks with Vivek Sharma of Stripe (formerly of Microsoft and Meta) about how being a generalist has helped him navigate a career in product. Vivek also shares 3 things that make Stripe unique in the way they build products.



    🔗 Links


    Vivek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pucknorris


    Vivek on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivsha/


    Vivek’s favorite product: https://chat.openai.com/chat


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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (05:01) - The value of being a generalist and listening really well

    (11:09) - Working on the Revenue and Finance Automation Suite at Stripe

    (21:49) - 3 things that make Stripe unique in the way they build products

    (26:34) - How "Friction Logs" help improve the user experience at Stripe

    (35:03) - Vivek's favorite product

    • 42 min
    Product building methods that work with Sam McAfee (Startup Patterns)

    Product building methods that work with Sam McAfee (Startup Patterns)

    Blake Thorne (@blakethorne - https://twitter.com/blakethorne) of LaunchNotes talks with Sam McAfee about his experience in the early days of tech and how he came to write a book about the working methods of good startup teams. Sam also shares his favorite books related to the world of startups.



    🔗 Links


    Sam’s company: https://www.startuppatterns.com/ 


    Sam’s book: https://a.co/d/1kehttN 


    Continuous Discovery Habits: https://a.co/d/iPhopiY


    Escaping the Build Trap: https://a.co/d/an3of1K


    Team Topologies: https://a.co/d/8771g1K 


    Everything in its place: https://a.co/d/8BAL0rU 


    Sam’s favorite product: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ 


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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (08:14) - The early days of agile

    (22:12) - A "case study" startup Sam featured in his book

    (27:39) - Advice to product teams during a tech industry downturn

    (37:43) - Sam's book recommendations

    (44:34) - Sam's favorite product

    • 49 min
    Standing up and scaling Product Ops

    Standing up and scaling Product Ops

    Steve Klein (@stevenklein - https://twitter.com/stevenklein) of LaunchNotes talks with Graham Reed about his experience standing up Product Ops in his last two roles.



    🔗 Links


    Graham on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahamreed/


    Graham’s company: https://www.cobalt.io/


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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions
    (07:45) - Where things break down without Product Ops
    (15:45) - Improving communication
    (22:25) - Feedback collection
    (25:34) - Creating value for customers and the business
    (32:51) - Scaling company-wide communication
    (41:46) - Measuring the value of Product Ops and knowing when to spin up a Product Ops function
    (49:23) - Partnering with the engineering team
    (55:02) - Delivering value through Product Ops

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Brian Hasenstab ,

Great show for PMs

The guests they have are great, really actionable insight, and wonderful content and conversations. Worth a listen if you are in the industry or are curious about diving into what product managers do.

salscode ,

High Quality Content from Product Leaders

Dynamic and relevant discussions. Also, not just for product people, great for anyone that builds and ships software.

stklein89 ,

Great podcast for Product leaders

Big fan of this podcast - the guests are always top tier and there’s always a few nuggets I can take and try at work immediately.

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