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Brought to you by Bottle Rocket, ‘Liftoff’ is a podcast about experience. We talk business transformation, product growth, leadership and everything in between. It’s about real people, real advice and real conversations that lead to actionable insights for your business. Bringing together years of strategy and design experience, co-hosts Tony Daussat and Peter Klayman highlight the challenges facing today’s business professionals. Featuring conversations with other professionals, Tony and Peter discuss physical, digital and human experiences and the role they play in our lives. Liftoff was born as an evolution and extension of the podcast, Experience Design with Tony Daussat.
123 Episodes
The End of an Era

The End of an Era


This week marks a very special episode for Liftoff. Join Peter and Tony for some big announcements, our Summer retrospective, and a look into the future.-Join the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: next time, friends...stay curious.
Our guests today are Will Coleman and Jonathan Campos, the founding CEO and CTO of Alto.Alto has created a product and service company in a space dominated by tech platforms. They offer members safe, predictable, and professional on-demand rides—where user set the vibe.As founders life and business get complicated. As non-founders, we can also agree. So how do you balance the two? And how do you balance… the balance?Check out Alto: the Bottle Rocket Team! Check ...
Our guest today is Michael Stutts, a Transformation-Driven Leader with a focus on all things Customer - how they make selections, how to reach them, and how to profitably turn transactional relationships into true loyalty.He’s also a cool cat we’ve had the pleasure of partnering with in the past.LinkedIn: Michael: the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here:
Adam Greco is a Product Evangelist @ Amplitude, helping teams build better products through workshops, blogs, videos etc. Speaking of blogs… He’s written over 200 blog posts related to Adobe Analytics and as an analytics industry veteran, he authored the definitive book on Adobe Analytics. And in 2020, our guest founded the Search Discovery Education Community (SDEC) to provide free digital analytics education to the masses.Play the Monte Hall game:
Our guest this week is Doina Harris. She is the Chief Product Officer at Simon Data where she drives continuous improvement of the Simon Platform. For those that don’t know, Simon is a customer data platform that helps organizations unlock the power of customer data and put it to good use. Prior to joining Simon, she had multiple roles at Google and App Nexus. She’s passionate about all things technology and advertising and has scaled multiple organizations and Business units.Connect with Doi...
Tim Duncan is a technology and growth thought leader specializing in creating and managing growth programs that combine data analysis, product ideation and hypothesis testing to optimize customer experiences and expand revenue. He is also a colleague of ours!Follow Tim on LinkedIn: the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: next time, friends...stay curious.
Tristan Pelloux decided after over 5 years in Corporate Strategy at Virgin Money UK in London, to launch Strategwhy to provide independent guidance and advice to business leaders and founders across the world. He is also the Founder and Chief Pencil Officer at Fintech Review, where he writes about a range of topics around business, finance, economics.Connect with Tristan on LinkedIn: the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: http...
Our guest this week is Harini Gokul.With a 20-year history of progressive leadership roles at Microsoft, Amazon and IBM, our guest has built, grown, and scaled cloud businesses, and served as a key force in helping drive cloud strategy, adoption, and enablement on a worldwide basis for customers, ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups. In addition to her primary focus on customer success and go-to-market strategy, she has led numerous policies, programs, and outreach efforts aimed a...
Richard Thalheimer is a bestselling author and visionary businessman with an unprecedented talent for knowing what products consumers will clamor for—that’s how he Founded and led The Shaper Image to success during his 30 years as CEO. That talent is also what led him to invest in Tesla when he first learned of the company back in the early 2000s—when Tesla stock was trading at about $10 per share. Learn more about Richard Thalheimer and get his book here: https://www.richardthalhe...
Our guest today is Will Rush, the CEO & Founder of Stack, a crypto investing platform designed to make modern finance approachable to teens. Built at the cross-section of video game culture and financial education, Stack is reshaping an entire generation’s approach to digital assets, NFT’s, and blockchain tech. Discover more about Stack: the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: next time, friends...stay...
Chase J Thompson is the CEO and co-founder of Arena, and began his career working in emerging markets selling consulting projects and services in the Caribbean, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. In 2010, he founded his own consultancy firm called The Prospect Group, which he actually stepped away from in 2014 to scratch his newest itch: Crypto… which—was just the beginning.Follow Chase on Linkedin: out Arena: the Bottle Ro...
From college dropout to Head of Design at Square and Digit, to General Partner at Stratos and a Mighty Fund...Daniel Scrivner’s path to success has been anything but typical. Learn more about Daniel: with Daniel: the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: next time, friends...stay curious.
Our guest this week is Eli Harris, a Forbe’s 30 under 30 Entrepreneur, driven by an unwavering work ethic and desire to change the world for the better, he’s worked for leading hi-tech companies around the world and launched two successful startups. Now as President and co-founder of R-Zero, he’s taking on his most ambitious challenge yet: tackling the transmission of pathogens in the COVID-19 era and beyond.Check out R-Zero: with Eli:
Our guest today is Chris HUll, the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Otus, a Chicago-based edtech company serving 160 unique school districts with over 1,000,000 monthly users and has grown revenue by 300% annually. -Join the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: next time, friends...stay curious.
Our guest today is the Global CEO of Ogilvy Experience. He is passionate about all things “experience” and has a great lens as to how the world of digital is evolving and how large enterprises are adapting to that change. Prior to Ogilvy Experience, he was a Partner in the Marketing & Sales Practice at McKinsey & Co., and prior to that, was a Managing Director and Practice Leader at Deloitte Digital. Connect with Steve and Ogilvy Experience:Steve's LinkedInOgilvyExperience website-Joi...
Pilar McDonald and Lola McAllister are the founders of Project Matriarchs—An organization working to provide meaningful virtual childcare support to working mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Find out more about Project Matriarchs: Here-Join the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: next time, friends...stay curious.
Our guest today is Dr. Jeffery Magee. He has been called one of today's leading "Leadership & Marketing Strategists." He works with C-Suite, Business Leaders, Military Generals & CEO2CEO Peer Groups across America and is the Author of more than 20 books, three college graduate management text books, four best sellers, and is the Publisher of P360 Magazine, former Co-Host of the national business entrepreneur program on Catalyst Business Radio, and a Human Capital Developer.Disco...
Brant Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Lean Entrepreneur’ and CEO of Moves the Needle. With over two decades of expertise helping companies bring innovative products to market, he blends agile, design thinking, and lean methodologies to ignite entrepreneurial action within large organizations.Get his new book, ‘Disruption Proof’! to be “Disruption Proof”-Join the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: https://www.bottleroc...
Our guest today is Brendan Kiernan, the CEO and co-founder of Hēlō, a studio creating moving experiences that connect brands with their consumers by bringing together the best in creative strategy, storytelling, production, and event design. Their list of awards is nearly endless, including, in just within their first 3 years of business winning 13 Cannes Lions.HELO creates moving experiences that connect brands with their consumers by bringing together the best in creative strategy, sto...
Our guest this week is Eddy Badrina, the CEO of Eden Green Technology. A socially responsible company that provides food security and jobs in low-income neighborhoods. He is also a board member at Seed Effect, the micro-lending non-profit focused on fostering economic stability in the South Sudan and Uganda.Before shifting his primary focus to human service and food security, our guest co-founded BuzzShift and served as their president for over 11 years. Check out Eden Gre...
Comments (5)

Richard Ottley

very good interview, persistence is definitely key, I am currently applying for UX UI Product Designer role in NYC and getting rejected every single time, I'm struggling financially and i have to hustle and bustle to try to make the rent and pay bills it's really tough. I feel like giving up at times, but so my family is depending on me, so I keep sending out resumes and going to interviews, doing more projects to update my online portfolio. thanks 😊 for the episode

Aug 6th
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Tiffi Chu

First time listener. Really nice episode. :)

Jul 4th

atefeh akhavan

Hi...May you please tell me how to see transcripts?...I'm not very good in English listening skill, but I like to follow you. THX Dear.

Jun 14th

Richard Ottley

awesome podcast Tony 👍

Apr 18th