Product-Led Alliance | Product-Led Growth https://productledalliance.com Product-Led Alliance is a collective of passionate Product-Led leaders committed to sharing Product-Led growth success stories, experiences & challenges. en Product-Led Alliance | Product-Led Growth Copyright 2021 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:40:02 +0000 Product-Led Alliance | Product-Led Growth Product-Led Alliance is a collective of passionate Product-Led leaders committed to sharing Product-Led growth success stories, experiences & challenges. Product Marketing Alliance richard@productmarketingalliance.com clean For the Love of Product [podcast]: Sali Christeson, Argent https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-sali-christeson-argent/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:35:25 +0000 60f69d6a309bce41e0db7a0e In this episode, Argent's Sali Christeson delves into how startup success and failure are a proxy for successful product development, explores how improving product-market fit over time and introducing new functional elements helped bolster product evolution, and more. In this episode, we sat down with Sali Christeson, the Founder and CEO of Argent, a New York-based brand dedicated to redefining workwear for the modern woman. Sali delves into how startup success and failure are a proxy for successful product development, explores how improving product-market fit over time and introducing new functional elements helped bolster product evolution, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Sali Christeson, Argent on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sat down with Sali Christeson, the Founder and CEO of Argent, a New York-based brand dedicated to redefining workwear for the modern woman. Sali delves into how startup success and failure are a proxy for successful product development, explores how improving product-market fit o…


Key talking points:

  • How a product void sparked a new way of looking at the product design process.
  • The power of utilizing data points and gut sense.
  • How a design-led product strategy helped shape success.
  • Ways to identify sweet spots and make your product stand out in the crowd.
  • How focusing beyond the pandemic helped align product teams around key goals.

A little bit about the guest

Sali has more than a decade of experience in the finance and tech industries. During her journey to Argent, she struggled to find clothing options that were bold, practical, and professional and realized there were real tangible impacts to women’s careers based on this.

Argent has been founded to help equip women to take their seats at the table and dress with confidence. The company is creating a movement that’s all about self-expression in and out of the workplace, and its pieces have been worn by powerful women across a variety of industries, from the likes of Kamala Harris to Amy Poehler.

Get involved

Millions of women have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic, having either lost their jobs or been forced to leave the workforce as primary caregivers.

So, from July 20 to August 20, we’ll be taking action - working with Argent, LinkedIn, and Times Up, on their “Back to Work” campaign, providing women with the resources they need on their return to work.

There will be a Virtual Hiring Week to connect job seekers directly with employers. Throughout the campaign, we’ll source a diverse pipeline of qualified candidates.

Simply complete this form to learn more and support this fantastic cause. 🌟


You can also continue the conversation on our Slack channel with over 3,000 product-led enthusiasts, and be part of the pod by getting in touch with Adam on adam@productledalliance.com.


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In this episode, Argent's Sali Christeson delves into how startup success and failure are a proxy for successful product development, explores how improving product-market fit over time and introducing new functional elements helped bolster product evolution, and more. In this episode, we sat down with Sali Christeson, the Founder and CEO of Argent, a New York-based brand dedicated to redefining workwear for the modern woman. Sali delves into how startup success and failure are a proxy for successful product development, explores how improving product-market fit over time and introducing new functional elements helped bolster product evolution, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Sali Christeson, Argent on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sat down with Sali Christeson, the Founder and CEO of Argent, a New York-based brand dedicated to redefining workwear for the modern woman. Sali delves into how startup success and failure are a proxy for successful product development, explores how improving product-market fit o…


Key talking points:

  • How a product void sparked a new way of looking at the product design process.
  • The power of utilizing data points and gut sense.
  • How a design-led product strategy helped shape success.
  • Ways to identify sweet spots and make your product stand out in the crowd.
  • How focusing beyond the pandemic helped align product teams around key goals.

A little bit about the guest

Sali has more than a decade of experience in the finance and tech industries. During her journey to Argent, she struggled to find clothing options that were bold, practical, and professional and realized there were real tangible impacts to women’s careers based on this.

Argent has been founded to help equip women to take their seats at the table and dress with confidence. The company is creating a movement that’s all about self-expression in and out of the workplace, and its pieces have been worn by powerful women across a variety of industries, from the likes of Kamala Harris to Amy Poehler.

Get involved

Millions of women have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic, having either lost their jobs or been forced to leave the workforce as primary caregivers.

So, from July 20 to August 20, we’ll be taking action - working with Argent, LinkedIn, and Times Up, on their “Back to Work” campaign, providing women with the resources they need on their return to work.

There will be a Virtual Hiring Week to connect job seekers directly with employers. Throughout the campaign, we’ll source a diverse pipeline of qualified candidates.

Simply complete this form to learn more and support this fantastic cause. 🌟


You can also continue the conversation on our Slack channel with over 3,000 product-led enthusiasts, and be part of the pod by getting in touch with Adam on adam@productledalliance.com.


Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Anu Varma, Path https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-anu-varma-path/ Wed, 14 Jul 2021 16:24:52 +0000 60ef0259309bce41e0db78bc We sit down with Anu Varma, CPO at Path, a company helping SMEs across the UK better manage their people and compliance. Anu delves into how product culture can drive success or failure for product leaders and teams, drawing on her experiences and the pivotal points she crossed on the path to CPO. In this episode, we sit down with Anu Varma, Chief Product Officer at Path, a company helping SMEs across the UK better manage their people and compliance. Anu delves into how product culture can drive success or failure for product leaders and teams, drawing on her experiences and the pivotal points she crossed on the path to CPO.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Anu Varma, Path on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Anu Varma, Chief Product Officer at Path, a company helping SMEs across the UK better manage their people and compliance. Anu delves into how product culture can drive success or failure for product leaders and teams, drawing on her experiences and the pivotal point…

Key talking points:

  • How product culture drives career decisions.
  • The value of psychological safety in product teams and the importance of overcoming the fear of failure.
  • How creating a culture of experimentation and healthy discussion can bolster product discovery.
  • The red flags to watch out for that can impact product discovery and velocity.
  • The hallmarks of a strong product culture.

A little bit about the guest

Anu is a commercial and tech-focused executive with a track record of building and scaling new ideas in the market. Her career has spanned several VC-backed startups at various stages and in different geographies and industries.

As the Chief Product Officer at Path, Anu is heading up an intelligence software that streamlines HR and people admin for busy business owners and HR managers. It helps them stay on top of their employment law and complicated compliance needs.

Anu has a comprehensive track record of building products and product teams, consistently delivering outstanding results in high-growth environments.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

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We sit down with Anu Varma, CPO at Path, a company helping SMEs across the UK better manage their people and compliance. Anu delves into how product culture can drive success or failure for product leaders and teams, drawing on her experiences and the pivotal points she crossed on the path to CPO. In this episode, we sit down with Anu Varma, Chief Product Officer at Path, a company helping SMEs across the UK better manage their people and compliance. Anu delves into how product culture can drive success or failure for product leaders and teams, drawing on her experiences and the pivotal points she crossed on the path to CPO.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Anu Varma, Path on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Anu Varma, Chief Product Officer at Path, a company helping SMEs across the UK better manage their people and compliance. Anu delves into how product culture can drive success or failure for product leaders and teams, drawing on her experiences and the pivotal point…

Key talking points:

  • How product culture drives career decisions.
  • The value of psychological safety in product teams and the importance of overcoming the fear of failure.
  • How creating a culture of experimentation and healthy discussion can bolster product discovery.
  • The red flags to watch out for that can impact product discovery and velocity.
  • The hallmarks of a strong product culture.

A little bit about the guest

Anu is a commercial and tech-focused executive with a track record of building and scaling new ideas in the market. Her career has spanned several VC-backed startups at various stages and in different geographies and industries.

As the Chief Product Officer at Path, Anu is heading up an intelligence software that streamlines HR and people admin for busy business owners and HR managers. It helps them stay on top of their employment law and complicated compliance needs.

Anu has a comprehensive track record of building products and product teams, consistently delivering outstanding results in high-growth environments.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Ben Jones, Primer.ai https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-ben-jones-primer-ai/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:01:14 +0000 60db3f27309bce41e0db0209 Ben Jones offers a wealth of insights, including how divergent thinking is the most important type of thinking process in product innovation. And how active listening and refining feedback helped propel Primer along the journey from science, to engineering, to product, and to scale. In this episode, we sit down with Ben Jones, Chief Creative and Innovation Officer at Primer, an organization dedicated to helping companies make the most of their investment in data.

Throughout the show, he chats about how divergent thinking is the most important type of thinking process in product innovation. And explores how active listening and refining feedback helped propel Primer along the journey from science, to engineering, to product, and to scale.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Ben Jones, Primer on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Ben Jones, Chief Creative and Innovation Officer at Primer, an organization dedicated to helping companies make the most of their investment in data. Throughout the show, he chats about how divergent thinking is the most important type of thinking process in produc…

Key talking points:

  • How unity between tech and product teams can pave the way for growth.
  • Lessons learned for handling future crises in product.
  • The power of active listening in an inclusive environment.
  • Why divergent thinking is crucial for challenging competitors and propelling innovation.
  • How structured search is transforming the way we navigate data.

A little bit about the guest

Ben was previously the Global CTO at AKQA, a company named by Gartner and Forrester as one of the world’s leading experience, design, and innovation agencies. He’s also the co-founder of Bull in a China Shop, an organization that strives to enable companies to harness true innovation and define new products and services.

Along with seeing possibilities where others see obstacles, his philosophy in product is to see through the eyes of a child when tackling challenges. He believes in blending beauty, innocence, and naivety with an understanding of tomorrow’s technology to create the products and services of the future.

Ben has over 15 years of experience in technology and is often called on by national and trade press for his insights, while also being a speaker at key industry events around the world.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

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Ben Jones offers a wealth of insights, including how divergent thinking is the most important type of thinking process in product innovation. And how active listening and refining feedback helped propel Primer along the journey from science, to engineering, to product, and to scale. In this episode, we sit down with Ben Jones, Chief Creative and Innovation Officer at Primer, an organization dedicated to helping companies make the most of their investment in data.

Throughout the show, he chats about how divergent thinking is the most important type of thinking process in product innovation. And explores how active listening and refining feedback helped propel Primer along the journey from science, to engineering, to product, and to scale.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Ben Jones, Primer on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Ben Jones, Chief Creative and Innovation Officer at Primer, an organization dedicated to helping companies make the most of their investment in data. Throughout the show, he chats about how divergent thinking is the most important type of thinking process in produc…

Key talking points:

  • How unity between tech and product teams can pave the way for growth.
  • Lessons learned for handling future crises in product.
  • The power of active listening in an inclusive environment.
  • Why divergent thinking is crucial for challenging competitors and propelling innovation.
  • How structured search is transforming the way we navigate data.

A little bit about the guest

Ben was previously the Global CTO at AKQA, a company named by Gartner and Forrester as one of the world’s leading experience, design, and innovation agencies. He’s also the co-founder of Bull in a China Shop, an organization that strives to enable companies to harness true innovation and define new products and services.

Along with seeing possibilities where others see obstacles, his philosophy in product is to see through the eyes of a child when tackling challenges. He believes in blending beauty, innocence, and naivety with an understanding of tomorrow’s technology to create the products and services of the future.

Ben has over 15 years of experience in technology and is often called on by national and trade press for his insights, while also being a speaker at key industry events around the world.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Rick Neuman, Flipp https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-rick-neuman-flipp/ Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:12:42 +0000 60c23595309bce41e0daf8e3 We sit down with Rick Neuman, Flipp, and explore his lessons and insights on product leadership from 12 years in the game, and rick dives into how to build products for a global audience and how to get buy-in from thousands of people in order to effectively evolve products. In this episode, we sit down with Rick Neuman, CTO, and CPO at Flipp, the retail tech company reinventing the digital shopping experience. We explore his lessons and insights on product leadership from 12 years in the game. Rick dives into how to build products for a global audience and how to get buy-in from thousands of people in order to effectively evolve products.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Rick Neuman, Flipp on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Rick Neuman, CTO, and CPO at Flipp, the retail tech company reinventing the digital shopping experience. We explore his lessons and insights on product leadership from 12 years in the game, and Rick dives into how to build products for a global audience and how to g…

Key talking points:

  • The power of learning and why it's crucial to progress in product.
  • The evolving world of product and why having a blended team with different skills is the right approach to drive growth.
  • Achieving better product-market fit to propel organic growth and stay relevant.
  • His advice on the “diverge and converge” approach for ideation and scalability.
  • How he learned to build better products, which contributed to his sense of purpose.

A little bit about the guest

Rick has been creating and approving digital shopping experiences for retailers and startups since 2005. He has experience working in global markets and is passionate about helping shoppers find that perfect product for the price they love, while making sure merchants meet the needs of shoppers in an ever-changing e-comm marketplace.

Before he was at Flipp, Rick was managing international technology strategy on merchandising products for Walmart International, where he was in charge of over 27 different markets. He was also the EVP of eCommerce & CTO for Walmart Canada where he was responsible for launching major programs like online grocery, marketplace, and store-pickup.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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We sit down with Rick Neuman, Flipp, and explore his lessons and insights on product leadership from 12 years in the game, and rick dives into how to build products for a global audience and how to get buy-in from thousands of people in order to effectively evolve products. In this episode, we sit down with Rick Neuman, CTO, and CPO at Flipp, the retail tech company reinventing the digital shopping experience. We explore his lessons and insights on product leadership from 12 years in the game. Rick dives into how to build products for a global audience and how to get buy-in from thousands of people in order to effectively evolve products.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Rick Neuman, Flipp on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Rick Neuman, CTO, and CPO at Flipp, the retail tech company reinventing the digital shopping experience. We explore his lessons and insights on product leadership from 12 years in the game, and Rick dives into how to build products for a global audience and how to g…

Key talking points:

  • The power of learning and why it's crucial to progress in product.
  • The evolving world of product and why having a blended team with different skills is the right approach to drive growth.
  • Achieving better product-market fit to propel organic growth and stay relevant.
  • His advice on the “diverge and converge” approach for ideation and scalability.
  • How he learned to build better products, which contributed to his sense of purpose.

A little bit about the guest

Rick has been creating and approving digital shopping experiences for retailers and startups since 2005. He has experience working in global markets and is passionate about helping shoppers find that perfect product for the price they love, while making sure merchants meet the needs of shoppers in an ever-changing e-comm marketplace.

Before he was at Flipp, Rick was managing international technology strategy on merchandising products for Walmart International, where he was in charge of over 27 different markets. He was also the EVP of eCommerce & CTO for Walmart Canada where he was responsible for launching major programs like online grocery, marketplace, and store-pickup.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Elizabeth Tweedale, Cypher Coders https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-elizabeth-tweedale-cypher-coders/ Thu, 20 May 2021 16:35:52 +0000 60a68893309bce41e0daefd8 In this episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Tweedale, CEO & Founder of Cypher Coders, the leading coding company for kids. We’ll discuss how she turned her vision of preparing kids for a future in tech from dream to reality, and how Covid was an accelerator to finding product-market fit. In this episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Tweedale, CEO & Founder of Cypher Coders, the leading coding company for kids. We’ll discuss how she turned her vision of preparing kids for a future in tech from dream to reality, and how Covid was an accelerator to finding product-market fit.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Elizabeth Tweedale, Cypher Coders on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Tweedale, CEO & Founder of Cypher Coders, the leading coding company for kids. We’ll discuss how she turned her vision of preparing kids for a future in tech from dream to reality, and how Covid was an accelerator to finding product-market fit.

Key talking points:

  • How product is always at the heart of Cypher’s business model.
  • Cypher’s effective strategy of leveraging product across all channels.
  • The competitive benefits of infusing your business with kid wisdom.
  • How a direct-to-consumer model helps with rapid scalability.

A little bit about the guest

Elizabeth is the CEO and founder of Cypher, the leading coding company for kids, which has also been named as a “Forbes Top Four Tech Startup.” She’s also been named “Female Entrepreneur of The Year” by Club Hub 2021.

As well as teaching coding to children of all ages for the past seven years in London, Elizabeth is an award-winning author, having written and co-written six books, her most recent focused on teaching children Python and how it’s linked to careers.

Elizabeth is passionate about allowing kids to explore their unlimited appetite and curiosity, and Cypher Coders is providing them with the tools to open doors and tackle whatever the fast paced future brings. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a creator of patented AI technology and a mom to three.

Get involved

Fancy getting involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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In this episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Tweedale, CEO & Founder of Cypher Coders, the leading coding company for kids. We’ll discuss how she turned her vision of preparing kids for a future in tech from dream to reality, and how Covid was an accelerator to finding product-market fit. In this episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Tweedale, CEO & Founder of Cypher Coders, the leading coding company for kids. We’ll discuss how she turned her vision of preparing kids for a future in tech from dream to reality, and how Covid was an accelerator to finding product-market fit.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Elizabeth Tweedale, Cypher Coders on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Tweedale, CEO & Founder of Cypher Coders, the leading coding company for kids. We’ll discuss how she turned her vision of preparing kids for a future in tech from dream to reality, and how Covid was an accelerator to finding product-market fit.

Key talking points:

  • How product is always at the heart of Cypher’s business model.
  • Cypher’s effective strategy of leveraging product across all channels.
  • The competitive benefits of infusing your business with kid wisdom.
  • How a direct-to-consumer model helps with rapid scalability.

A little bit about the guest

Elizabeth is the CEO and founder of Cypher, the leading coding company for kids, which has also been named as a “Forbes Top Four Tech Startup.” She’s also been named “Female Entrepreneur of The Year” by Club Hub 2021.

As well as teaching coding to children of all ages for the past seven years in London, Elizabeth is an award-winning author, having written and co-written six books, her most recent focused on teaching children Python and how it’s linked to careers.

Elizabeth is passionate about allowing kids to explore their unlimited appetite and curiosity, and Cypher Coders is providing them with the tools to open doors and tackle whatever the fast paced future brings. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a creator of patented AI technology and a mom to three.

Get involved

Fancy getting involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Chloe Mackie, Doozy https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-chloe-mackie-doozy/ Tue, 18 May 2021 13:59:12 +0000 60a3b5cd309bce41e0daec84 In this episode we welcomed Chloe Mackie, CPO of Doozy onto the pod to discuss (among other things) her journey launching a startup in the midst of the pandemic. In this episode we welcomed Chloe Mackie, CPO of Doozy onto the pod to discuss (among other things) her journey launching a startup in the midst of the pandemic.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Chloe Mackie, Doozy on Apple Podcasts
In this episode we welcomed Chloe Mackie, CPO of Doozy onto the pod to discuss (among other things) her journey launching a startup in the midst of the pandemic.

Key talking points:

  • Her drive to help reshape the future of work with product.
  • The mechanics of starting a business during a global lockdown.
  • Turning vision into reality - how to beat the odds and execute on your ambitions.
  • Why it’s worth pursuing ideas you're passionate about… right now!

If you want to hear more from Chloe, she'll be joining us at the Chief Product Officer Summit on May 19 to discuss feedback loops to improve the customer experience.

Feedback Loops - How to Deliver Value Based on Feedback” will explore the various methods for collecting, analyzing and applying feedback to deliver seamless customer experiences.

Check out the agenda and reserve your ticket today.

A little bit about the guest

Chloe describes herself as a multi-disciplinary problem solver, who’s passionate about humans, innovation and growth. She has extensive experience working in cross-startups, scale-ups and corporate labs. As well as everything from early stage ventures to scaling successful product-market fit products.

With over 10 years of experience creating products to merge business and user needs, Chloe is passionate about putting great products, which improve lives, into the hands of users. And believes in enriching existing or creating new software through continuous experiments to put data at the core of decision making.

Get involved

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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In this episode we welcomed Chloe Mackie, CPO of Doozy onto the pod to discuss (among other things) her journey launching a startup in the midst of the pandemic. In this episode we welcomed Chloe Mackie, CPO of Doozy onto the pod to discuss (among other things) her journey launching a startup in the midst of the pandemic.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Chloe Mackie, Doozy on Apple Podcasts
In this episode we welcomed Chloe Mackie, CPO of Doozy onto the pod to discuss (among other things) her journey launching a startup in the midst of the pandemic.

Key talking points:

  • Her drive to help reshape the future of work with product.
  • The mechanics of starting a business during a global lockdown.
  • Turning vision into reality - how to beat the odds and execute on your ambitions.
  • Why it’s worth pursuing ideas you're passionate about… right now!

If you want to hear more from Chloe, she'll be joining us at the Chief Product Officer Summit on May 19 to discuss feedback loops to improve the customer experience.

Feedback Loops - How to Deliver Value Based on Feedback” will explore the various methods for collecting, analyzing and applying feedback to deliver seamless customer experiences.

Check out the agenda and reserve your ticket today.

A little bit about the guest

Chloe describes herself as a multi-disciplinary problem solver, who’s passionate about humans, innovation and growth. She has extensive experience working in cross-startups, scale-ups and corporate labs. As well as everything from early stage ventures to scaling successful product-market fit products.

With over 10 years of experience creating products to merge business and user needs, Chloe is passionate about putting great products, which improve lives, into the hands of users. And believes in enriching existing or creating new software through continuous experiments to put data at the core of decision making.

Get involved

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Namrata Sarmah, iPLATO Healthcare https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-namrata-sarmah-iplato-healthcare/ Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:06:40 +0000 607efde0a950736d35b1830e We got the chance to chat with Namrata Sarmah, Chief Product Officer at iPlato Healthcare, about her journey to becoming a CPO, why it’s important to challenge the status quo as a PM, and why she’s passionate about diversity in product. Ready for another healthy dose of product knowledge? Great, because in this episode we got the chance to chat with Namrata Sarmah, Chief Product Officer at iPlato Healthcare, about her journey to becoming a CPO, why it’s important to challenge the status quo as a PM, and why she’s passionate about diversity in product.

We also explored Namrata’s inspiration for returning to healthcare, her role at myGP and how the company is growing into a product-led org.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Namrata Sarmah, iPLATO Healthcare on Apple Podcasts
In this episode we got the chance to chat with Namrata Sarmah, Chief Product Officer at iPlato Healthcare, about her journey to becoming a CPO, why it’s important to challenge the status quo as a PM, and why she’s passionate about diversity in product.

Key talking points:

  • When you get too comfortable in a job - maybe it's time to join a startup!
  • Why product teams are uniquely positioned to make a big impact for diversity and inclusion.
  • How ‘lovely accidents’ encompassed an incredible 10-year journey from PM to CPO. 😄

A little bit about the guest

Namrata has over 12 years experience working in technology & digital product management. She started her career as a software engineer in India, transitioning to product after deciding to pursue her MBA, and now sits on the board of the Open University Business School.

She has extensive experience working collaboratively with cross-functional global teams and C-level executives. Nam has found success working with large, mid-sized, and startup companies in a variety of sectors, and she’s also been featured in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list.

As well as being a keynote speaker and panelist at tech conferences across the globe, Nam was also a finalist in the Technology & Digital Award for the Women of the Future Programme. Not to mention being named in the FT Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in UK Tech to boot!

Get involved

Fancy getting involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts.

Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

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We got the chance to chat with Namrata Sarmah, Chief Product Officer at iPlato Healthcare, about her journey to becoming a CPO, why it’s important to challenge the status quo as a PM, and why she’s passionate about diversity in product. Ready for another healthy dose of product knowledge? Great, because in this episode we got the chance to chat with Namrata Sarmah, Chief Product Officer at iPlato Healthcare, about her journey to becoming a CPO, why it’s important to challenge the status quo as a PM, and why she’s passionate about diversity in product.

We also explored Namrata’s inspiration for returning to healthcare, her role at myGP and how the company is growing into a product-led org.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Namrata Sarmah, iPLATO Healthcare on Apple Podcasts
In this episode we got the chance to chat with Namrata Sarmah, Chief Product Officer at iPlato Healthcare, about her journey to becoming a CPO, why it’s important to challenge the status quo as a PM, and why she’s passionate about diversity in product.

Key talking points:

  • When you get too comfortable in a job - maybe it's time to join a startup!
  • Why product teams are uniquely positioned to make a big impact for diversity and inclusion.
  • How ‘lovely accidents’ encompassed an incredible 10-year journey from PM to CPO. 😄

A little bit about the guest

Namrata has over 12 years experience working in technology & digital product management. She started her career as a software engineer in India, transitioning to product after deciding to pursue her MBA, and now sits on the board of the Open University Business School.

She has extensive experience working collaboratively with cross-functional global teams and C-level executives. Nam has found success working with large, mid-sized, and startup companies in a variety of sectors, and she’s also been featured in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list.

As well as being a keynote speaker and panelist at tech conferences across the globe, Nam was also a finalist in the Technology & Digital Award for the Women of the Future Programme. Not to mention being named in the FT Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in UK Tech to boot!

Get involved

Fancy getting involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts.

Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Marty Cagan, Silicon Valley Product Group https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-marty-cagan-silicon-valley-product-group/ Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:39:26 +0000 606d8155a950736d35b17d74 In this episode we got the chance to talk with one of the most prominent thought leaders in PLG, a man who needs no introduction - Marty Cagan, Founding Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group.

We got the chance to talk with one of the most prominent thought leaders in PLG, a man who needs no introduction - Marty Cagan, Founding Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group.

Usually we focus on the ‘head’ or the ‘heart’ of product management, but in this episode we take a full body scan as we chat to Marty about the evolution of product leadership, the dynamic between CPO and CEO, identifying the ‘right’ time to bring in a CPO and how to do so effectively.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Marty Cagan, Silicon Valley Product Group on Apple Podcasts
We got the chance to talk with one of the most prominent thought leaders in PLG - Marty Cagan. Exploring the evolution of product leadership, the dynamic between CPO and CEO, as well as identifying the ‘right’ time to bring in a CPO and how to do so effectively.

Key talking points:

  • Marty’s career journey.
  • Coaching and the power of people.
  • Defining the role of a CPO.
  • Founder/CPO dynamics - the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Building and mentoring effective product teams

A little bit about the guest

Marty’s a silicon valley based exec with over 20 years of experience building technology products and working with industry leaders like eBay and Netscape. In fact, before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group, Marty was the original leader of product and design for eBay, responsible for defining product and services for the company’s global ecom trading site.

He’s also the author of a book that’s often considered the bible for many PMs - “Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love” which also features on our PLA’s best of the best list.

That book is a formula for creating winning products, and works to inspire the reader to achieve a greater understanding of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success.

Marty learnt to program at the age of seven, taught by his father, who was one of the earliest developers. He also publishes a monthly newsletter and runs a blog for the product community, with clients including some of the best technology-powered businesses from around the world.

Get involved

Want to join in the conversation? Be sure you’re in our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts, it’s 100% free and has a range of channels from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can also get involved in our podcast! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and you can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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In this episode we got the chance to talk with one of the most prominent thought leaders in PLG, a man who needs no introduction - Marty Cagan, Founding Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group.

We got the chance to talk with one of the most prominent thought leaders in PLG, a man who needs no introduction - Marty Cagan, Founding Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group.

Usually we focus on the ‘head’ or the ‘heart’ of product management, but in this episode we take a full body scan as we chat to Marty about the evolution of product leadership, the dynamic between CPO and CEO, identifying the ‘right’ time to bring in a CPO and how to do so effectively.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Marty Cagan, Silicon Valley Product Group on Apple Podcasts
We got the chance to talk with one of the most prominent thought leaders in PLG - Marty Cagan. Exploring the evolution of product leadership, the dynamic between CPO and CEO, as well as identifying the ‘right’ time to bring in a CPO and how to do so effectively.

Key talking points:

  • Marty’s career journey.
  • Coaching and the power of people.
  • Defining the role of a CPO.
  • Founder/CPO dynamics - the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Building and mentoring effective product teams

A little bit about the guest

Marty’s a silicon valley based exec with over 20 years of experience building technology products and working with industry leaders like eBay and Netscape. In fact, before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group, Marty was the original leader of product and design for eBay, responsible for defining product and services for the company’s global ecom trading site.

He’s also the author of a book that’s often considered the bible for many PMs - “Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love” which also features on our PLA’s best of the best list.

That book is a formula for creating winning products, and works to inspire the reader to achieve a greater understanding of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success.

Marty learnt to program at the age of seven, taught by his father, who was one of the earliest developers. He also publishes a monthly newsletter and runs a blog for the product community, with clients including some of the best technology-powered businesses from around the world.

Get involved

Want to join in the conversation? Be sure you’re in our Slack channel of over 3000 product-led enthusiasts, it’s 100% free and has a range of channels from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can also get involved in our podcast! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and you can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Caroline Hughes, Lifetise https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-caroline-hughes-lifetise/ Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:17:57 +0000 60463cf9a950736d35b1732c The week, we got the chance to talk with the awesome Caroline Hughes, CEO of award-winning fintech, Lifetise. She takes us through her fascinating founder’s story with the exciting company, and the journey she’s been on in essentially building the blueprint for people’s financial lives. The week, we got the chance to talk with the awesome Caroline Hughes, CEO of award-winning fintech, Lifetise. She takes us through her fascinating founder’s story, and the journey she’s been on in building the blueprint for people’s financial lives.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Caroline Hughes, Lifetise on Apple Podcasts
The week, we got the chance to talk with the awesome Caroline Hughes, CEO of award-winning fintech, Lifetise. She takes us through her fascinating founder’s story with the exciting company, and the journey she’s been on in essentially building the blueprint for people’s financial lives.

Key talking points include:

  • Feminist femtech.
  • How customer segmentation drives low CAC and high LTV.
  • What Sliding Doors the movie, Choose Your Own Adventure Books, and The Game of Life have to do with fintech.

A little bit about the guest

As well as co-creating Lifetise with her partner Nick, a company selected in Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab, Caroline also used to work across the advertising, tech and fashion industries as an intellectual property and commercial lawyer.

Her expertise expanded to being a mentor for women-led start-ups, and a frequent speaker at finance and tech industry events. Not to mention she’s also the host of the Money & Me podcast, which takes an honest look at money with guests from all walks of life.

Caroline was named as a rising star of fintech by Innovate Finance in March last year, she made the “Standout 35” category, which celebrates the achievements of some truly amazing women in fintech.

Get involved

Want to join in the conversation?

Be sure you’re in our Slack channel of over 2500 product-led enthusiasts, it’s 100% free and has a range of channels from Product Operations, recommended reading, and recommended tools.

You can also get involved in our podcast! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and you can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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The week, we got the chance to talk with the awesome Caroline Hughes, CEO of award-winning fintech, Lifetise. She takes us through her fascinating founder’s story with the exciting company, and the journey she’s been on in essentially building the blueprint for people’s financial lives. The week, we got the chance to talk with the awesome Caroline Hughes, CEO of award-winning fintech, Lifetise. She takes us through her fascinating founder’s story, and the journey she’s been on in building the blueprint for people’s financial lives.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product I Caroline Hughes, Lifetise on Apple Podcasts
The week, we got the chance to talk with the awesome Caroline Hughes, CEO of award-winning fintech, Lifetise. She takes us through her fascinating founder’s story with the exciting company, and the journey she’s been on in essentially building the blueprint for people’s financial lives.

Key talking points include:

  • Feminist femtech.
  • How customer segmentation drives low CAC and high LTV.
  • What Sliding Doors the movie, Choose Your Own Adventure Books, and The Game of Life have to do with fintech.

A little bit about the guest

As well as co-creating Lifetise with her partner Nick, a company selected in Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab, Caroline also used to work across the advertising, tech and fashion industries as an intellectual property and commercial lawyer.

Her expertise expanded to being a mentor for women-led start-ups, and a frequent speaker at finance and tech industry events. Not to mention she’s also the host of the Money & Me podcast, which takes an honest look at money with guests from all walks of life.

Caroline was named as a rising star of fintech by Innovate Finance in March last year, she made the “Standout 35” category, which celebrates the achievements of some truly amazing women in fintech.

Get involved

Want to join in the conversation?

Be sure you’re in our Slack channel of over 2500 product-led enthusiasts, it’s 100% free and has a range of channels from Product Operations, recommended reading, and recommended tools.

You can also get involved in our podcast! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and you can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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For the Love of Product [podcast]: Johnny Quach, Hostelworld https://productledalliance.com/for-the-love-of-product-podcast-johnny-quach-hostelworld/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:00:46 +0000 6034db631bc24b0545e85b82 We took a deep dive into product management with Hostelworld’s Chief Product Officer, Johnny Quach. He spoke about what being product-led means to him, and how he’s tried to influence the companies he’s worked at to adopt the mindset. We took a deep dive into product management with Hostelworld’s Chief Product Officer, Johnny Quach. He spoke about what being product-led means to him, and how he’s tried to influence the companies he’s worked at to adopt the mindset.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Johnny Quach, Hostelworld on Apple Podcasts
We took a deep dive into product management with Hostelworld’s Chief Product Officer, Johnny Quach. He spoke about what being product-led means to him, and how he’s tried to influence the companies he’s worked at to adopt the mindset.

Key talking points:

  • What drives Johnny to throw himself into product.
  • What’s forced a change in the world’s biggest companies when it comes to thinking about being product-led.
  • Why a product-led approach is crucial for the future.

About the guest

Johnny has a strong startup mindset but is also experienced in operating heavily regulated PLC organizations. He boasts a hybrid blend of General Management, Strategic Thinking, and Consumer Technology and has created growth in companies of any size and age.

His experience spans across scaling startups in their hyper-competitive markets to leading key PLC functions such as Board of Directors management, Investor relationships, and M&A.

Some fun facts from Johnny himself!

1. He was ranked top 5% of all players in North America at Starcraft 2 - also known as a "Master" level player.

2. His dance team won America's Best Dance Crew Season 2.

3. He was a professional poker player full-time for 2 years and bought his first house during the 2008 crash with his winnings.

Get involved

Want to join in the conversation?

Be sure you’re in our Slack channel of over 2500 product-led enthusiasts, it’s 100% free and has a range of channels from Product Operations, recommended reading, and recommended tools.

You can also get involved in our podcast! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and you can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Fill your ears with more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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We took a deep dive into product management with Hostelworld’s Chief Product Officer, Johnny Quach. He spoke about what being product-led means to him, and how he’s tried to influence the companies he’s worked at to adopt the mindset. We took a deep dive into product management with Hostelworld’s Chief Product Officer, Johnny Quach. He spoke about what being product-led means to him, and how he’s tried to influence the companies he’s worked at to adopt the mindset.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: For the Love of Product | Johnny Quach, Hostelworld on Apple Podcasts
We took a deep dive into product management with Hostelworld’s Chief Product Officer, Johnny Quach. He spoke about what being product-led means to him, and how he’s tried to influence the companies he’s worked at to adopt the mindset.

Key talking points:

  • What drives Johnny to throw himself into product.
  • What’s forced a change in the world’s biggest companies when it comes to thinking about being product-led.
  • Why a product-led approach is crucial for the future.

About the guest

Johnny has a strong startup mindset but is also experienced in operating heavily regulated PLC organizations. He boasts a hybrid blend of General Management, Strategic Thinking, and Consumer Technology and has created growth in companies of any size and age.

His experience spans across scaling startups in their hyper-competitive markets to leading key PLC functions such as Board of Directors management, Investor relationships, and M&A.

Some fun facts from Johnny himself!

1. He was ranked top 5% of all players in North America at Starcraft 2 - also known as a "Master" level player.

2. His dance team won America's Best Dance Crew Season 2.

3. He was a professional poker player full-time for 2 years and bought his first house during the 2008 crash with his winnings.

Get involved

Want to join in the conversation?

Be sure you’re in our Slack channel of over 2500 product-led enthusiasts, it’s 100% free and has a range of channels from Product Operations, recommended reading, and recommended tools.

You can also get involved in our podcast! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and you can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com

Fill your ears with more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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