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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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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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    Office Hours Live 012: What product managers can learn from chefs plus how to get promoted

    Office Hours Live 012: What product managers can learn from chefs plus how to get promoted

    Blake Thorne (@blakethorne - https://twitter.com/blakethorne) and the LaunchNotes team chat with Josh Herzig-Marx about the similarities between cooking and building products and how frameworks can help you work smarter. They also talk about the career paths of individual contributors vs. managers and share tips for getting promoted.

    🔗 Links


    Should management be your career path? https://medium.com/smells-like-team-spirit/should-management-be-on-your-career-path-a6aa6b7aad0a
    Josh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaherzigmarx/
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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Applying cooking lessons to marketing and product management

    (09:43) - The value of frameworks

    (18:16) - Transitioning from IC to manager

    (38:34) - Tips for getting promoted

    • 46 min
    Nailing the transition from IC PM to product leadership

    Nailing the transition from IC PM to product leadership

    Steve Klein (twitter.com/stevenklein) talks with Josh Herzig-Marx (linkedin.com/in/joshuaherzigmarx) about the new things you’ll be expected to do when transitioning to a Product Leadership role, and how you can accel at them.

    🔗 Links


    Josh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaherzigmarx/
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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (04:32) - Why transitioning from IC to leadership is hard

    (09:57) - Communicating the product vision

    (17:44) - Building out a hiring process

    (24:31) - Delivering feedback to direct reports

    (29:37) - Career ladders

    (35:15) - Prioritizing product work

    (37:27) - Differences between an IC and a manager

    (38:42) - How to get leadership on board for growing the product team

    (40:52) - Growth and promotions as a product manager

    (43:30) - The important skill of delegating

    (45:11) - Dealing with unclear ownership

    (47:40) - Developing junior PMs into seasoned PMs

    • 53 min
    Office Hours Live 011: How we landed on a company strategy framework

    Office Hours Live 011: How we landed on a company strategy framework

    Blake Thorne (@blakethorne - https://twitter.com/blakethorne) and the LaunchNotes team talk about a recent podcast recording with Des Traynor from Intercom. Tyler shares how they landed on their company strategy framework, and they discuss a product that Spotify quietly shut down.  

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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - A recent podcast conversation with Des Traynor, co-founder of Intercom

    (10:28) - Company strategy frameworks

    (32:09) - When Spotify quietly shut down a product

    • 43 min
    Mastering Async: How to build an all-star remote product team with Justin Gallagher (Trello, Hoop)

    Mastering Async: How to build an all-star remote product team with Justin Gallagher (Trello, Hoop)

    Steve Klein (twitter.com/stevenklein) talks with Justin Gallagher (twitter.com/justingallagher) about how synchronous work and communication in a remote company is a recipe for burnout. Teams should work more asynchronously by having better documentation around how to get work done, and by communicating with more intentional long-form written content.

    🔗 Links


    Justin’s company: https://www.hoop.app/
    Justin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinjgallagher/
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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (04:22) - Pioneering the remote movement at Trello

    (08:37) - Remote work and burnout

    (11:17) - Defining "remote" and "async"

    (11:42) - Providing feedback in a remote setting

    (19:14) - Making big decisions as an async remote team

    (29:42) - Shifting expectations on response times

    (35:28) - Top 3 tools for async communication

    (37:51) - How do you collaborate when teams are spread across multiple timezones?

    (39:04) - When are meetings actually necessary?

    • 45 min
    What the C-suite wants from product leaders with Des Traynor (Intercom)

    What the C-suite wants from product leaders with Des Traynor (Intercom)

    Blake Thorne (@blakethorne - https://twitter.com/blakethorne) of LaunchNotes talks with Des Traynor of Intercom about their successful journey from one product to multiple products, knowing when to sunset a product and what they look for when hiring product leaders. Des also shares his thoughts on the fast-moving adoption of AI in products today.

    🔗 Links


    Des’ personal website: https://destraynor.com/
    Des’ company: https://www.intercom.com/
    Des on Twitter: https://twitter.com/destraynor
    Des on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/destraynor/
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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (02:48) - From a single product to a multi-product platform

    (09:29) - The risk of rolling out new products as a mature company vs. a young startup

    (14:31) - What Intercom looks for when hiring product leaders

    (26:00) - Des’ thoughts on AI

    • 37 min
    Essential skills for product leaders with Ciara Peter (Robin, Salesforce)

    Essential skills for product leaders with Ciara Peter (Robin, Salesforce)

    Blake Thorne (@blakethorne - https://twitter.com/blakethorne) of LaunchNotes talks with Ciara Peter of Robin (previously of Salesforce) about how her product career started in design, how to deliver feedback and deal with imposter syndrome, using conviction to make better product decisions, and much more.

    🔗 Links


    Ciara on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ciarapeter/
    Ciara’s company: https://robinpowered.com/
    Ciaras favorite product: https://www.hatch.co/restore
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    📝 Show notes

    (00:00) - Introductions

    (11:54) - From design to product

    (15:50) - Presentation skills and the value of overcommunicating

    (21:30) - Delivering feedback to your reports

    (25:31) - Hiring people more senior than you

    (27:28) - Blending conviction with data to help make product decisions

    (34:06) - How to deal with imposter syndrome

    (38:04) - Ciara’s favorite products

    • 45 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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