Brian Norgard is a serial entrepreneur – expert team-builder – and currently Chief Product Officer at Tinder, the massively successful dating app. Brian knows a thing or two about how to grow and evolve successful products – and it’s NOT about chasing trends or adding sexy new features. If you’re into creating compelling products, I know you’ll enjoy soaking up his wisdom and hard-won advice. Listen in and discover how a seasoned product leader guides his team towards success.
Howard Rheingold is a colorful character in every sense of the word. From his psychedelic painted shoes to his extraordinary legacy of ground-breaking visionary books, Howard offers a unique and incisive approach to creativity, learning and community-building. Most people know Howard from his writing about Virtual Communities and mind amplification – but he’s also a gifted & innovative educator. In his role as a visiting professor at Stanford & UC Berkeley, Howard re-imagined the relationship between students and teachers as “co-learners” – in keeping with his deep, long-term interest in collaboration. Listen in and find out how a true Web pioneer thinks about “bullshit-detection” and the future of collaborative learning.
Casey Winters is a growth specialist who understands how to blend qualitative and quantitative data to get massive and sustained results. Casey learned his craft at GrubHub and Pinterest, and then moved on to Greylock – the storied investment firm – to help their portfolio companies scale up and accelerate growth. Casey focuses on the space where scaling techniques meet product design – and he’s collected some hard-won & actionable insights about on what gets in the way of growth – and what you can do to help your team succeed. Listen in and find out how a Silicon Valley insider helps to turn startups into rocketships.
Jason Hreha is a product leader at Walmart, where he works across the company to run smart experiments and infuse the retail giant with effective digital design. Jason has an academic background in psychology and neuroscience – and has learned through experience what actually works when you’re building products for humans. Listen in and learn how a behavioral scientist sees the world of product design.
Jeff Patton is well-known as the father of story-mapping – a visual way of mapping out and prioritizing your product backlog. Jeff is someone who deeply understands how teams come together to build products – and where that process can go off the rails. If you’re a product manager – or aspire to be one – Jeff’s work is fundamental background knowledge. Listen in and learn how to navigate around the common obstacles of corporate life that keep your product from succeeding.
Steve Hoffman is a force of nature – and an amazing human. Known affectionately as “Captain Hoff” Steve is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and CEO of Founders Space, an one of the world’s leading incubators with over 50 partners in 22 countries. Steve’s book on innovation, “Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation,” is required reading for entrepreneurs worldwide. Listen in and learn what Steve has learned about getting companies ready for takeoff.
Karl Kapp is a influential leader in the learning and development space. He wears many hats: a professor of Instructional Technology Professor at Bloomsburg University, author of 5 books, and a popular speaker and consultant on learning technology and gamification. Karl is passionate about making learning effective and compelling, and knows a thing or two about how to achieve those goals – and what gets in the way. Join us and discover why this multi-talented educator embraces failure and challenge as the tools that prepare students for world success.
Lee LeFever and his wife Saachi pioneered a form of visual communication called “explainer videos.” They run Common Craft, an animated video production company – and a training spinoff, the Explainer Academy, that empowers anyone to create better, clearer explanations. Lee has a refreshingly clear way of looking at the choices a small business owner has to make when things start to take off. Join us and learn more about how Lee transitioned his successful business to support the life of his dreams.
Jeremy Liew is a managing partner at Lightspeed, a global investment firm. Jeremy specializes in the consumer segement – including investments in Snapchat and The Honest Company. Join us and discover what a top-tier SIlicon Valley VC thinks about the current state of consumer tech – and what’s coming next.
Jeremy Liew is a managing partner at Lightspeed, a global investment firm. Jeremy specializes in the consumer segement – including investments in Snapchat and The Honest Company. Join us and discover what a top-tier Silicon Valley VC thinks about the current state of consumer tech – and what’s coming next.
When I first met Merci Victoria Grace, she was fresh out of school and leading a wildly innovative game project. Fast-forward to today, she’s a talented & accomplished product manager, most recently leading growth at Slack. Her blend of creativity, strategy & development chops gives her a great foundation for leading teams. Join us and discover how a fast-rising product leader integrates vision with collaborative leadership.