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The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies. Listen in on real conversations with the people who have tried it and aren’t afraid to share the lessons they’ve learned (and the mistakes they’ve made) along the way.

The Product Science Podcast Holly Hester-Reilly

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies. Listen in on real conversations with the people who have tried it and aren’t afraid to share the lessons they’ve learned (and the mistakes they’ve made) along the way.

    The Sam Haveson Hypothesis: The Artfulness of Product Management is Identifying Customer Needs

    The Sam Haveson Hypothesis: The Artfulness of Product Management is Identifying Customer Needs

    Sam Haveson is a Senior Product Lead on the Consumer Product team at Twitter. Sam has defined, launched and scaled products that help millions of people create and converse on Twitter. Prior to Twitter, Sam was a Senior Product Manager at Amazon building Amazon Photos experiences for Amazon Alexa devices. She holds an MBA from Cornell Tech, where she is an adviser to the programs graduate students. Sam is also a writer and musician based in San Francisco, CA.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover Sam’s career in product, testing and experimentation at different scales from startup to enterprise, and how to do real time experiments to measure progress.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-sam-haveson-hypothesis-the-artfulness-of-product-management-is-identifying-customer-needs

    • 45 min
    The Caroline Rose Hypothesis: Absolutely Everybody Should Be Involved In Discovery Research

    The Caroline Rose Hypothesis: Absolutely Everybody Should Be Involved In Discovery Research

    Caroline is a senior product manager on the Etsy mobile apps team and previously worked at Walmart Labs.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover Caroline’s career in product, how she uses story telling to align different teams, how to get buy in for continuous experimentation at companies large and small, and how even a failed experiment can yield positive results.

    • 36 min
    The Janel Wellborn Hypothesis: Teams Should Celebrate Learning Fast, Not Failing Fast

    The Janel Wellborn Hypothesis: Teams Should Celebrate Learning Fast, Not Failing Fast

    Janel embeds herself within a clients' organizations to transform their culture by shifting mindsets at all levels, helping them make many small changes in their product practices that have big impacts on their ability to meet their customer needs & deliver measurable business value.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover Janel’s journey into product working at large retailers like the Gap & Macy’s, transitioning from waterfall to agile. We also cover how to iterate behavioral changes in an organization, and how to embrace quick failed experiments to help build the right products.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-janel-wellborn-hypothesis-teams-should-celebrate-learning-fast-not-failing-fast

    • 44 min
    The Karthik Suresh Hypothesis: Even Amazing Products Fail Without The Right Go-To-Market

    The Karthik Suresh Hypothesis: Even Amazing Products Fail Without The Right Go-To-Market

    Karthik Suresh is the Co-Founder of Ignition, a collaborative hub for Marketing & Product teams. Karthik is a product and a technology leader with experience as a founder, an early startup hire, and a key player in defining product strategy, and finding a market fit.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover Karthik’s lessons learned in being an entrepreneur trying to find product market fit. We also cover what it’s like to be a product manager at an organization like Facebook building features that affect users at large scale. And we answer how to build a go to market strategy for businesses of varying stages of development.

    Read the show notes to learn more:  https://h2rproductscience.com/the-karthik-suresh-hypothesis-even-amazing-products-fail-without-the-right-go-to-market

    • 36 min
    The Kate Leto Hypothesis: Human Skills Are Teachable

    The Kate Leto Hypothesis: Human Skills Are Teachable

    Kate Leto’s product management, org design, and marketing background spans more than 25 years. She has had a front-row seat to the evolving ways products are discovered, defined, built, and delivered and now takes her hands-on experience into organizations of all shapes and sizes as a consultant, coach, and advisor; helping to create authentic, high-performing cultures, teams, and products. Her consulting experience has taken her around the world, guiding clients that range from disruptive startups to Fortune 500 companies. Kate’s first book, Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills, is now available at all digital storefronts.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover Kate’s journey through product, and the value of 1 on 1 communication and emotional intelligence in product. We cover how organizations handle large scale transformations, and how to coach individuals on what solutions work best for them.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-kate-leto-hypothesis-human-skills-are-teachable

    • 36 min
    The James Mayes Hypothesis: Focus on What Drives the Audience to Curate Great Events

    The James Mayes Hypothesis: Focus on What Drives the Audience to Curate Great Events

    Cofounder of Mind the Product, now Evangelist for Pendo - James spent his first career in recruiting, his second in product and events. He's still happiest outdoors though!

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover the story of Mind the Product from concept to acquisition. We also talk about how the pandemic has affected the future of live events, and how to add product principles to event planning.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-james-mayes-hypothesis-focus-on-what-drives-the-audience-to-curate-great-events

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Pst4211 ,

Always learning

Great conversations with lots of interesting perspectives and anecdotes. Holly is a great host, who is incredibly knowledgeable about product and tech. Whether you’re just starting out or far into your product career, I have no doubt you’ll learn something interesting in every episode. Highly recommend!

HG PM ,

My go to podcast for product

The highlight of my day is when I see a new episode available for Holly’s Product Science Podcast. Conversations with the best of the best in product. Thank you for sharing these conversations.

rezshiraz ,

Great conversations

Of the many product podcasts I have listened to Holly’s show is by far the best. I love how she makes it so conversational and insightful at the same time. Thanks Holly 🙌

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