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LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

This is a podcast where we discuss fascinating trends, findings and insight from influential Product Managers and Data Scientists from the most innovative and forward thinking technology companies in the world.

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EPISODE 10: Why you need Product EQ with Vivek Bedi, Head of Digital Products at Northwestern Mutual

EQ is easy to overlook in tech, but for a PM, it can be the difference between a standout product and, well, a mediocre one. Take it from, Vivek Bedi, Head of Consumer Experience, Digital Products, at Northwestern Mutual. In this episode, Vivek chats with Jonathan about how cultivating the softer side of your skills, navigating work with empathy, and showing, not just telling, your ideas can help you build the relationships and trust needed to build great products. […]

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EPISODE 09: From Developer to Leading Product Teams with Nate Stewart, Vice President of Product Management at Cockroach Labs

Want to go from being the engineer who builds the product to being the product manager who makes decisions around the product? Nate Stewart, VP of Product at Cockroach Labs, has done it. In this episode, Nate talks to Jonathan about his experience breaking into product management, leading product organizations and shares his tips how to get to the top as a product leader. […]

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EPISODE 08: The secret to building a Google Editors’ Choice app with Stanojko “Tancho” Markovich

Getting your app featured in the Editors’ Choice section of Google Play is a developer’s dream. It’s a game changer—but how do you do it? Stanojko “Tancho” Markovich, former Head of Android at Dashlane, explains to Jonathan how a passion for making great apps can help you land that coveted spot. […]

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EPISODE 07: Not all FinTech Companies are evil and engineering leadership lessons from the VP of Engineering at STASH

Fintech companies present interesting challenges for software engineers, but they often get written off as engines for the perpetuation of wealth. Cliff Hazelton, VP of Engineering at STASH, chats with Jonathan about why it doesn’t need to be this way.
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EPISODE 06: How to go from App Developer to VP of Engineering at a Series B Startup w/ Alexandre Agular at Socure

How do you make systems safe when most people, even Kanye West, still use 0000 as their phone password? Alexandre Agular, VP of Engineering at Socure, talks to Jonathan about tackling this challenge as well as the others he’s faced on his journey from coder to manager. […]

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EPISODE 5: HOW TO BE A MINDFUL LEADER WITH THE CEO OF POLAR.ME, KUNAL GUPTA

Is Times Square the best place to learn how to meditate? Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar.Me, shares with Jonathan why it might be—and how meditation and mindfulness can help you succeed professionally and personally. […]

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EPISODE 04: FROM DATA GRUNT TO STRATEGIS ADVISOR TO THE C SUITE WITH STEFAN ILIESCU, ANALYTICS GROWTH MANAGER AT AUDIBLE

In this episode, Jonathan chats with Stefan Iliescu, lAnalytics Growth Manager at Audible, about what it takes to grow from a data grunt to a true strategic partner who is widely respected by the business. […]

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EPISODE 03: PRODUCT EQ WITH KATE LETO | HEAD OF PRODUCT AT MOO AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCT COACH

How important is emotional intelligence for product managers? Kate Leto, Executive Product/Career Coach and former Head of Product at Moo.com, discusses with Jonathan why EI, along with product EQ and self-awareness, are must-haves for product managers. […]

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EPISODE 02: BECOMING AN ENGINEERING LEADER WITH CTO JOHN PAVLEY VIACOM, SPOTIFY

Jonathan sits down with John Pavley, SVP of Engineering of Viacom and former Engineering Executive at Spotify, Huffington Post, Apple and Limewire, for a conversation about what it takes to rise through the engineering ranks. […]

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EPISODE 01: ROCKET TALENT BECOMING AN ENGINEERING LEADER WITH CTO SETH PURCELL SIGNPOST

The very first episode of Rocket Talent! Jonathan does a deep dive with Seth Purcell, CTO at SignPost, and discusses his tips and tricks to becoming a top engineering leader.
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