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Essential listening for entrepreneurs, product managers, and anyone working in tech today. We break down the concepts you need to know, from Product Management to Growth, Sales to Funding, we'll bring you stories that will inspire and insights that will change the way you think about product and business. Rocketship.fm, produced in partnership with Product Collective, inspires hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, product people, and designers each month. Join us as we dive into everything from product management to growth, culture to sales, and everything in between. Rocketship.fm has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc, Entrepreneur, and many more business publications as a top business podcast year after year.

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A bootstrapper making $2 million a year doesn't feel bad that VC's aren't interested in them and a founder being pushed out of his own company because his co-founders want to raise money, something they're not comfortable with. To work through these confessions we've invited Laura Roeder, the founder of Meet Edgar and Paperbell. This episode is brought to you by: Attend Michael Sacca's "The Amazing Flywheel Effect" 3 hour workshop next week to learn how to create sustainable compounding growth for your product. Bespoke Post: With a new line up of essential Box of Awesome collections for guys, Bespoke Post is guaranteed to upgrade your life. Use code 'Rocketship' to get 20% off your first box. The Information: The Information is where you should be getting your tech news. Featuring deeply researched, cutting edge reporting you can't find anywhere else. Go to theinformation.com/rocketship to get 75% off your first month. The Product Institute: Product Institute is a subscription-based, online learning hub for product managers. Use the code ROCKET at checkout, you can enroll for just $999/year. Blinkist: Rocketship.fm is now on Blinkist! Listen to 12 minute episodes with no ads! Get seven days free when you check out Blinkist today. 4Books: 4books makes sure we don’t stop reading and learning just because we have less time. 4books is an app with a mission: to let you improve your personal and work life by making it easy and fun to learn from the world’s most brilliant minds. Go to your AppStore or Google Play and download 4books today. WIX: When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing and growing your business online. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What do you do when your companies secret sauce is nothing more than simple multiplication? I mean, it's technically an algorithm but what do you do if it's not adding any insight or value to your customers? And what do you do if your job is 'just fine' but you stay because your family needs Healthcare? We bring on our special guest Matthew Zachary, founder of Stupid Cancer and CEO of Offscript, to today's show to help us work through these confessions. This episode is brought to you by: Attend Michael Sacca's "The Amazing Flywheel Effect" 3 hour workshop next week to learn how to create sustainable compounding growth for your product. Bespoke Post: With a new line up of essential Box of Awesome collections for guys, Bespoke Post is guaranteed to upgrade your life. Use code 'Rocketship' to get 20% off your first box. The Information: The Information is where you should be getting your tech news. Featuring deeply researched, cutting edge reporting you can't find anywhere else. Go to theinformation.com/rocketship to get 75% off your first month. The Product Institute: Product Institute is a subscription-based, online learning hub for product managers. Use the code ROCKET at checkout, you can enroll for just $999/year. Blinkist: Rocketship.fm is now on Blinkist! Listen to 12 minute episodes with no ads! Get seven days free when you check out Blinkist today. 4Books: 4books makes sure we don’t stop reading and learning just because we have less time. 4books is an app with a mission: to let you improve your personal and work life by making it easy and fun to learn from the world’s most brilliant minds. Go to your AppStore or Google Play and download 4books today. WIX: When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing and growing your business online. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What do you do when your company tracks your every move? Or if you moved in a fit of pandemic panic and never told your company? We bring on special guest Brenna Loury, the Head of Marketing at Doist, to help us navigate through these uniquely remote confessions. This episode is brought to you by: Attend Michael Sacca's "The Amazing Flywheel Effect" 3 hour workshop next week to learn how to create sustainable compounding growth for your product. Bespoke Post: With a new line up of essential Box of Awesome collections for guys, Bespoke Post is guaranteed to upgrade your life. Use code 'Rocketship' to get 20% off your first box. The Information: The Information is where you should be getting your tech news. Featuring deeply researched, cutting edge reporting you can't find anywhere else. Go to theinformation.com/rocketship to get 75% off your first month. The Product Institute: Product Institute is a subscription-based, online learning hub for product managers. Use the code ROCKET at checkout, you can enroll for just $999/year. Blinkist: Rocketship.fm is now on Blinkist! Listen to 12 minute episodes with no ads! Get seven days free when you check out Blinkist today. 4Books: 4books makes sure we don’t stop reading and learning just because we have less time. 4books is an app with a mission: to let you improve your personal and work life by making it easy and fun to learn from the world’s most brilliant minds. Go to your AppStore or Google Play and download 4books today. WIX: When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing and growing your business online. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Digital products power our lives, but they wouldn’t exist without the expertise and passion of real people. George Brooks and Dan Linhart co-host People of Product, an innovation podcast that brings together industry experts to share insights around product teams. Using stories and learnings from their time running a digital product agency, they explore how tech continues to transform the world around us. You can listen to the show today by clicking this link or visiting https://www.crema.us/people-of-product. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What do you do when your leadership team will only act when things are on fire? We have one of our favorite confessions from a PM who is only able to get done what they want to get done if they stuff the complaint box and wait for leadership to demand change. We also have a confession from a product manager who really thought they were Steve Jobs, until their CEO set the bar much higher than planned and the team was able to step up and execute to achieve the seemingly impossible - leaving this PM feeling like they may not be as ambitious as they thought. To help us answer these questions we brought on Lopa van dar Mersch, the Founder and CEO of Rasa. This episode is brought to you by: Bespoke Post: With a new line up of essential Box of Awesome collections for guys, Bespoke Post is guaranteed to upgrade your life. Use code 'Rocketship' to get 20% off your first box. The Information: The Information is where you should be getting your tech news. Featuring deeply researched, cutting edge reporting you can't find anywhere else. Go to theinformation.com/rocketship to get 75% off your first month. The Product Institute: Product Institute is a subscription-based, online learning hub for product managers. Use the code ROCKET at checkout, you can enroll for just $999/year. Blinkist: Rocketship.fm is now on Blinkist! Listen to 12 minute episodes with no ads! Get seven days free when you check out Blinkist today. 4Books: 4books makes sure we don’t stop reading and learning just because we have less time. 4books is an app with a mission: to let you improve your personal and work life by making it easy and fun to learn from the world’s most brilliant minds. Go to your AppStore or Google Play and download 4books today. WIX: When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing and growing your business online. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we answer two burning questions. First off, as a female freelancer, should you pretend to have a male agent for negotiations? Is this the only way to get paid what you're worth? And secondly, what happens when you have golden handcuffs at work, but you're absolutely miserable? We tackle both of these issues with our special guest today Helen Tran, the founder of Jupiter App. This episode is brought to you by: Bespoke Post: With a new line up of essential Box of Awesome collections for guys, Bespoke Post is guaranteed to upgrade your life. Use code 'Rocketship' to get 20% off your first box. The Information: The Information is where you should be getting your tech news. Featuring deeply researched, cutting edge reporting you can't find anywhere else. Go to theinformation.com/rocketship to get 75% off your first month. The Product Institute: Product Institute is a subscription-based, online learning hub for product managers. Use the code ROCKET at checkout, you can enroll for just $999/year. Blinkist: Rocketship.fm is now on Blinkist! Listen to 12 minute episodes with no ads! Get seven days free when you check out Blinkist today. 4Books: 4books makes sure we don’t stop reading and learning just because we have less time. 4books is an app with a mission: to let you improve your personal and work life by making it easy and fun to learn from the world’s most brilliant minds. Go to your AppStore or Google Play and download 4books today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we kick off our special five part series, presented by INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, with special guest Ken Norton. Over these 5 special episodes Ken will answer real questions from Rocketship.fm listeners starting with this episodes dilemma - what do you do when the board brings in a CPO who has no product experience and is butting heads with everyone internally. Ken breaks down the options. Want to attend INDUSTRY Virtual? Use code Rocketship to save $40 off your ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our second episode of this special series, presented by INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, with special guest Ken Norton. One this episode Ken breaks down a confession from a new product leader who's having trouble building relationships with new new product team now that everyone is remote. Ken gives some helpful advice on building new relationships, even when we're not in the same office. Want to attend INDUSTRY Virtual? Use code Rocketship to save $40 off your ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we hear from a Product Manager who's company develops a very top down roadmap, and they're looking for advice on how to have their voice heard. Ken Norton helps us break down todays confession and offers actionable advice on what you can do to make your opinion matter in important conversations. Want to attend INDUSTRY Virtual? Use code Rocketship to save $40 off your ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Product Manager is worried that their implicit bias will creep into their work when doing product research and validation. Ken Norton offers some helpful tips on how to recognize your own bias and blindspots and how to overcome them. Want to attend INDUSTRY Virtual? Use code Rocketship to save $40 off your ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This confession comes from a product manager who's not sure they have what it takes. Ken Norton offers some sound advice and encouragement. Want to attend INDUSTRY Virtual? Use code Rocketship to save $40 off your ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we tackle two confessions, one about impostor syndrome and the other about someone who is being paid to build an app that they feel is destructive on the greater society. We've brought in Randy Silver, who has held Head of Product roles at HSBC and Sainsbury’s and is also the author of what Do We Do Now - a product managers guide to strategy in the time of Covid-19. This episode is brought to you by The Information. The Information has a simple mission: deliver important, deeply reported stories about the technology business you won't find elsewhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we tackle a problem where a Product Manager feels like the board is driving their roadmap and a mistake that cost someone's company a million dollars. Sanjiv Kalevar of OpenView Ventures joins us to tackle two more workplace confessions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What do you do when you think you deserve your bosses job? Or when you make too many bad hires? We discuss both issues with Dan Olsen, author of The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback. This episode is brought to you by The Information. The Information has a simple mission: deliver important, deeply reported stories about the technology business you won't find elsewhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"Last year, before COVID, something happened during one of the all-hands weeks. And it was incredibly awkward." What happens when a co-worker takes an unexpected trip to your hometown... halfway across the country? We talk with product leader, author of "The Build Trap," and founder of Produx Labs, Melissa Perri about this perplexing situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens when your freelance client wants you to cross a line you're not comfortable crossing? Or when a freelance client uses your work in unintended and nefarious ways? We discuss these confessions with Jay Clause, host of Creative Elements podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens when you have an idea so good you want to quit your company? Or what about a product manager who refuses to talk to customers? We discuss both confessions today with our guest Christian Idiodi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens when your workplace is more like a high school? Or when you find out you're making 30% less than a peer, simply because you're a woman? We discuss these two confessionals with Dheerja Kaur of Robinhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens when your new boss wants you to share everything you know about your past employers' future plans? Or what about an interview process that never seems to end? We discuss our two confessions today with Rich Mironov, the author of The Art of Product Management: Lessons from a Silicon Valley Innovator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we tackle awkward team bonding and an overbearing CEO with Rahul Vohra, CEO of Superhuman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Austin Peek

YOLO

Feb 27th
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deepaktalwardt

10 minutes of ads in a 21 min episode? Really?

Feb 17th
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Sai Chavali

love season 5! hope I can make it to Industry Collective one of these years. Cant imagine the crazy amount of work this project that you've released as Season 5!

Oct 22nd
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