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Product Voices
What Level of Tech Skills Does a Product Manager Need?

Product Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 31:06


While product managers should first and foremost be experts on the market and the customer problem, it's no secret that some level of understanding of the solution is important. But what is that level? On this episode, we explore that question.Jan Lukas Haslbeck, founder of NATE, joins to discuss:The difference between skills and literacyWhy a product manager needs tech skills and/or literacy.What level of skills a product manager needsHow to break down technical literacy for product managers

How To Succeed In Product Management | Jeffrey Shulman, Red Russak & Soumeya Benghanem

In this episode of the How to Succeed in Product Management Podcast, marketing professor Jeff Shulman and The Product Management Center advisory board member Soumeya Benghanem welcome Patrick Waltz (HP), Dave Fleischman (Compass), and Sheena Dhanaraj to talk about why frameworks are valuable and why PMs should know them. Frameworks help PMs make strategic decisions, discover product ideas, and solve problems.   Disclaimer: All opinions of the speakers are their own.   Support for How to Succeed in Product Management is brought to you by Apptentive, which enables product managers to measure shifts in customer emotion and gather actionable feedback across the mobile customer journey. To learn more, go to Apptentive.com/UW.   What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:18 Why frameworks are valuable 06:33 Frameworks is a collection of principles 09:07 Getting things done 11:03 Assumption mapping 11:23 Working backwards 13:44 North star framework 15:37 Funnel mapping 20:27 Establishing a good North star 21:36 No one size fits all 24:50 Know your job 27:17 Have an idea and share it 29:22 When the framework goes wrong 34:49 How do you pick a framework? 36:46 What's a framework you'd love to be removed? 38:57 Psychological safety in teams 45:05 Final thoughts

Advisor Success Series
How Social Media Is Transforming the Investment Dialogue – A Conversation with Rahul Hemrajani

Advisor Success Series

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 35:35


In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Rahul Hemrajani, Product Manager at Fitch Group, Inc.  Over a short period of time, Rahul has established a prominent profile within the ‘FinTwit' community serving as host to his popular Twitter Spaces forums discussing the latest market-moving headlines.  We also discuss the current investment landscape as asset allocators must contend with an uncertain environment replete with high global inflation and central bank tightening. 

Etsy Conversations Podcast | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Online Business | Ecommerce | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews

Learn from Alyssa Rivera, Product Manager at Gelato, how this print-on-demand production partner is revolutionizing POD for Etsy sellers and enabling us to scale our businesses and create passive income streams. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/

Rising Tide Startups
6.38 – Ryan Buick – Canvasapp.com

Rising Tide Startups

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 32:14


Ryan Buick is the Co-Founder of Canvas, a Sequoia-backed startup that is reimagining the traditional office suite for a data-driven world. Before Canvas, Ryan was one of the first Product Managers at Flexport. At Flexport, Ryan met his co-founders and saw how difficult it was for business teams to get the data they needed without […]

Product: All The Responsibility
120: Product Manager Interview Tricks

Product: All The Responsibility

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 13:52


Product manager interview tricks – what are they? In this episode, I share my insights on product manager interview tricks. Bottom line? There aren't really tricks. But if you approach the interview with a product management mindset, and think about what the customer really needs when they say “I want faster horses,” you might gain Read More

The Autism Dad Podcast
Goally is a visual scheduler for kids that actually works (feat Tanna Neufeld) S5E39

The Autism Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 24:16 Transcription Available


So many of our kids benefit from visual schedules, but they can be a pain to create and manage. Goally is a visual scheduler for kids that actually works. It's incredibly versatile, digital, easy to use, and grows with your kids. Tanna Neufed is a speech pathologist and Product Manager at Goally. She's here to explain how Goally can help your kiddo. Guest Bio:Tanna Neufeld is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist with over 15 years in the field working with complex communicators and their families.   She is adjunct faculty for the University of Washington's Augmentative Communication Foundations course and works full-time as a Product Manager at Goally, an assistive technology startup with the mission to ease the lives of neurodiverse individuals and their families through accessible and affordable technology and services.  In her role as Product Manager, Tanna has the unique opportunity to bring the skills she has learned as a speech therapist to the task of building innovative assistive tech tools rooted in child and family-centered best practices. Learn More About Goally at getgoally.com Use the code "theautismdad" at check out to save 10% Host Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade. Connect with Rob Gorski: https://listen.theautismdad.com/ (https://listen.theautismdad.com) Mentioned in this episode: Learn More About Bened Life Bened Life supports a neuroinclusive community with education and science-backed probiotics that promote mental and physical health. Bened Life prides itself on hiring neurodivergent staff that helps to run multiple facets of their business. Their medical probiotic, Neuralli, featuring the probiotic PS128, has already helped thousands of neurotypical and neurodivergent people worldwide. Learn more by going to benedlife.com. Use the code "theautismdad" at checkout for 20% off your first order. https://theautismdad.captivate.fm/benedlife (Visit Bened Life)

Product Momentum Podcast
96 / How Product Managers Build Reputational Capital Within Their Organizations

Product Momentum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 31:22


There's a lot that product managers can do to empower themselves within their organizations. But the path is not a straight one. We know all too well the imbalance between our substantial responsibilities and the comparatively meager authority we have to execute on them. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Bain Public's Paul … The post 96 / How Product Managers Build Reputational Capital Within Their Organizations appeared first on ITX Corp..

Global Product Management Talk
404: Do you have the skills to be a CPO?

Global Product Management Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 30:00


Global Product Management Talk is pleased to bring you the next episode of... Product Mastery Now with host Chad McAllister, PhD. The podcast is all about helping people involved in innovation and managing products become more successful, grow their careers, and STANDOUT from their peers. About the Episode:  Today we are talking about the role of CPO, Chief Product Officer, and the skills and capabilities that help you move from product roles to a CPO role. Joining us is Rick Kelly, who is the CPO at Fuel Cycle. They've developed an insights platform to facilitate collaboration between market researchers, UX professionals, marketing managers, and product leaders.

Be Kind
How do Decentralized Exchanges work? - Bryan Gross

Be Kind

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 34:13


In this episode I talk with Bryan Gross about Decentralized Exchanges (= DEX) and how liquidity works. Bryan built a protocol with his team that aims to solve an important issue in the Defi (Decentralized Finance) world: Illiquidity. So this is going to be an exciting discussion. About Bryan Gross: - CEO of DMA Labs - Advisor of Dapper Labs & also formerly of Hedera Hashgraph - was Product Manager at IBM & Amazon - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-gross-98714a7/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/bryangross - ICHI website: https://ichi.org/ - ICHI Twitter: https://twitter.com/ichifoundation - ICHI Docs: https://docs.ichi.org/ichi-docs-v3/ - ICHI Medium: https://medium.com/ichifarm About Kevin Riedl: - Founder of Wavect - CTO & active partner of DebtRay - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wsdt -- Need a smart-contract or a technical advisor? We are here to help! https://wavect.io #dex #exchange #crypto #defi

The Asian Seller
Why "Data is King" is for Amazon Sellers

The Asian Seller

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 42:44


On this episode of The Asian Seller podcast, we welcome Karthick and Kamalavel from KwickMetrics to talk about the importance of analysing and tracking data for Amazon sellers. An Amazon business strategy without data analytics is like shooting in the dark. Assumptions and preferences can easily bias sellers and result in wrong decisions. We also briefly talk about some of the important data points Amazon sellers should focus on.  Kamalavel and Karthic are speakers at the upcoming Ecom India Summit to be held in Delhi in October. J   oin the Summit to meet with them and many other brands, ecom sellers, and global experts traveling to India for this first-of-its-kind conference and expo. Learn more and reserve your seat here: www.ecomindiasummit.com  Episode highlights:  • Introductions  • Ways that Amazon sellers can use data to increase sales and improve profitability • Tips on managing inventory • Advice for sellers as they prepare for Q4 sales • About KwickMetrics and how it it different from other tools available for Amazon sellers? • Who is it for & pricing  About:  Kamalavel is a successful entrepreneur with 12+ years of expertise in solving business problems using technology. He has hands-on experience in providing strategic solutions for business platforms that handle customers online. He is the founder of KwickMetrics, a business analytics and intelligence tool for Amazon sellers. Karthick is Product Manager of KwickMetrics, and a receptive team lead with 6+ years of experience in interacting with entrepreneurs and stakeholders. Equipping them with proper strategical solutions for their business problems, he always finds way towards ensuring data driven decision making for business processes. His keen interest always drives towards bringing software as a solution for day-to-day business and sales handling problems. KwickMetrics is a business Intelligence and analytics tool that offers powerful and innovative solutions for Amazon sellers. Their user-friendly business dashboard and profit calculator enables retailers, manufacturers, and private-label sellers to automatically generate reports from their sales data. With KwickMetrics, sellers can explore sales forecasting, multiple seller account access, reimbursement reports, and inventory management, and more.  Learn more: www.kwickmetrics.com  

Talking HealthTech
291 - Medtech and Manufacturing: Building Global Capability. AusMedTech 2022

Talking HealthTech

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 52:24


Earlier this year, the Australian Medtech sector reunited in Melbourne to learn, connect and celebrate its achievements at the AusMedtech 2022 Conference, by AusBiotech .  It was a record turn out and a great event overall, and Talking HealthTech was there recording interviews with speakers in our booth.    The theme of AusMedtech 2022 was ‘Medtech and Manufacturing: Building Global Capability', which really reflected the industry's international successes and aspirations.   The Ausbiotech team are busy organising the next AusMedtech conference right now, which is going to be in Adelaide next year on the 24th and 25th of May, so keep an eye on the AudMedTech website for more information on that as it comes available.   Also if you enjoyed this episode, then consider coming along to Australia's largest Life Sciences Conference, AusBiotech 2022 - it's going to be a big week, in Perth on 26th and 28th of October of this year.   Talking HealthTech will be heading over as we're media partners for AusBioInvest - which is Australia's largest life sciences investment conference, and is focused on connecting investors with innovative biotech companies (private and public).    Talking HealthTech will be hanging out in the ‘media lounge' at AusBioInvest, so make sure you come over and say hello if you're around.  We will definitely be popping in to Ausbiotech as well during the week as well.   Visit these websites for  more information:   AusMedtech AusBiotech 2022 AusBioInvest 2022   In this episode hear quick conversations we had with speakers at AusMedTech 22.  We covered topics like Australian manufacturing and global expansion , implications of cyber security, the diagnostic landscape post covid 19, building an appropriate board, challenges and opportunities in reimbursement, Clinical trials in medtech, the role of connectivity in transforming healthcare, talent and diversity, and some conversations with participants and judges in sessions on accelerators, incubators, and early stage investment.   Plus at the end hear from none other than Lorraine Chiroiu, the CEO of Ausbiotech   Appearing in this episode: Dr Anabela Correia, CEO, LiVac Samih Nabulsi, VP & Managing Director, Cook Medical A/Prof Tam Nguyen, Deputy Director of Research – St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Kumaran Mani, Associate Director BD, Head, A.Catalyst Network AstraZeneca Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Director of Digital Health, RMIT University Yadveer Grewal, Product Manager, Xing Technologies George Papadopoulos, Director & Partner, Lucid Health Consulting Benjamin Mossé, Mossé Security Professor Asha Rao, Associate Dean, School of Science, RMIT University Jeremy Wurm, Founder, Brooker Consulting Paul Bottomley, Partner, OneMD Dina Titkova, Health 10X Program Manager, UNSW Founders Ricardo Garcia-Rosas, Virtetic: Game-based virtual reality therapeutics for people living with limb loss Lorace (Tianshu) Zhang, Vysum: A handheld eyedrop delivery device for improved glaucoma treatment compliance and management Buzz Palmer, CEO, Medtech Actuator Lorraine Chiroiu, Chief Executive Officer, AusBiotech     Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with someone who might get some value from it. Keen to take your healthtech to the next level? Become a THT+ Member for access to our online community forum, quarterly summits and more exclusive content.  For more information visit here.

Product Chats
Getting to "Why?" with Leo Gong of Apartment List

Product Chats

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 26:34


The core aspect of product management is the “why”. That's what Leo Gong, VP of Product at Apartment List, truly believes in. In this episode of the Product Chats, we dive deep into his journey in product management and his tips on really understanding your customers and team members. We also discuss the importance of the product vision and, of course, the “why” behind all of it.  Time Stamped Show NotesGetting into product management [01:41]Connecting with your customers [03:35]Being explicit about user problems and personas [06:49]Truly understanding your users [08:37]The importance of product visions [10:24]Launching a new product from scratch [12:58]What not to do when launching a new product [14:28]Communicating your product vision [17:10]Putting your people first [19:05]Advice for aspiring product managers [25:00]  Product Chats is brought to you by Canny. Over 1,000 teams trust Canny to help them build better products. Capture, organize, and analyze product feedback in one place to inform your product decisions.Get your free Canny account today. Stay Connected!TwitterFacebookLinkedIn

Global Product Management Talk
403: Which truth of product management are you missing?

Global Product Management Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 42:00


Global Product Management Talk is pleased to bring you the next episode of... Product Mastery Now with host Chad McAllister, PhD. The podcast is all about helping people involved in innovation and managing products become more successful, grow their careers, and STANDOUT from their peers. About the Episode:  Today we are talking about the importance of product management and what makes a product manager great. We have the perfect person for this discussion, JJ Rorie. JJ has spent her professional career in product roles, both leading product in internal roles and advising and coaching companies. She teaches a graduate product management course for the engineering school at Johns Hopkins University and hosts the Product Voices podcast. She is the author of Immutable: 5 Truths of Great Product Managers. She is also the founder of Great Product Management, where she provides training, coaching, and advisory services for product managers, leaders, and teams.

Ops Cast
B2C Marketing Ops/Tech in Europe with John Van Pijkeren

Ops Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 45:52 Transcription Available


In this episode we were joined by John Van Pijkeren. John is a professional in digital, marketing & technology with a capability to combine strategy with execution. He has over 10 years' experience in delivering digital products, platforms and campaigns for leading brands in an international environment. He is currently a Product Manager with Nike, with previous stints with brands such as Heineken. He has also been a consultant and is the co-founder of GiftShift, a solution for non-profit organizations to enable easier donations from supporters.Tune in to hear: - Lessons John learned from aligning multiple operating companies across the globe on martech and processes.- His experience at Heineken and whether it was all B2C or a mix of B2C and B2B? - What impact he thinks came from the dynamics of a global company - global vs local, global vs regional and related implications on skills and capabilities?Episode Brought to You By MO Pros The #1 Community for Marketing Operations Professionals

MacVoices Audio
MacVoices #22197: MacVoices Live! - iPhones 14 and iOS 16 Experiences (3)

MacVoices Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 31:36


As we wrap up our look at the iPhones 14 and iOS 16, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Warren Sklar, Jim Rea, Patrice Brend'Amour, and Mark Fuccio zoom out to 30,000 feet to talk about how the new hardware and software advance the Apple ecosystem for user interaction, information delivery, and overall usefulness. (Part 3)  [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/maclevelten/MV22197.mp3[/embed] This edition of MacVoices is supported by Zocdoc. Find local doctors who take your insurance at Zocdoc.com/macvoices. Show Notes: Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter by email at embolden@mac.com, and on his blog, Trending At Work. Patrice Brend'amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. He is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything he does can be linked to from The Patrice, you can follow him on Twitter, and engage with him on the podcast, Foodie Flashback. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65. Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter. Warren Sklar helps host the Mac to The Future Group on Facebook, and is the co-host of In Touch With iOS with David Ginsburg. Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She's also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon     http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:     http://macvoices.com      Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner     http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes     Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss

MacVoices Video
MacVoices #22197: MacVoices Live! - iPhones 14 and iOS 16 Experiences (3)

MacVoices Video

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 31:35


As we wrap up our look at the iPhones 14 and iOS 16, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Warren Sklar, Jim Rea, Patrice Brend'Amour, and Mark Fuccio zoom out to 30,000 feet to talk about how the new hardware and software advance the Apple ecosystem for user interaction, information delivery, and overall usefulness. (Part 3)  This edition of MacVoices is supported by Zocdoc. Find local doctors who take your insurance at Zocdoc.com/macvoices. Show Notes: Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter by email at embolden@mac.com, and on his blog, Trending At Work. Patrice Brend'amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. He is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything he does can be linked to from The Patrice, you can follow him on Twitter, and engage with him on the podcast, Foodie Flashback. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65. Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter. Warren Sklar helps host the Mac to The Future Group on Facebook, and is the co-host of In Touch With iOS with David Ginsburg. Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She's also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon     http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:     http://macvoices.com      Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner     http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes     Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss

MacVoices Audio
MacVoices #22196: MacVoices Live! - iPhones 14 and iOS 16 Experiences (2)

MacVoices Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 32:33


Our MacVoices Live! conversation about Apple's latest announcements continues as the panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Warren Sklar, Jim Rea, Patrice Brend'Amour, and Mark Fuccio discuss the Dynamic Island, what it currently does, and what it will do once developers have a chance to integrate it into their apps. Overall performance of the iPhone 14, the camera improvements, the Lock Screen widgets are all up for discussion. (Part 2)  This edition of MacVoices is supported by Zocdoc. Find local doctors who take your insurance at Zocdoc.com/macvoices. Show Notes: Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter by email at embolden@mac.com, and on his blog, Trending At Work. Patrice Brend'amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. He is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything he does can be linked to from The Patrice, you can follow him on Twitter, and engage with him on the podcast, Foodie Flashback. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65. Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter. Warren Sklar helps host the Mac to The Future Group on Facebook, and is the co-host of In Touch With iOS with David Ginsburg. Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She's also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon     http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:     http://macvoices.com      Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner     http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes     Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss

DevOps Speakeasy Podcast
S03E34: #DevOpsSpeakeasy at #swampUP San Diego 2022 with Evgeny Karasik

DevOps Speakeasy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 7:22


Evgeny Karasik, Sr. Product Manager at JFrog, discusses the most exciting announcements from the keynote speakers at swampUP including Swift package management support, contextual analysis for security, and Frogbot integration and Docker desktop extension.

MacVoices Video
MacVoices #22196: MacVoices Live! - iPhones 14 and iOS 16 Experiences (2)

MacVoices Video

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 32:31


Our MacVoices Live! conversation about Apple's latest announcements continues as the panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Warren Sklar, Jim Rea, Patrice Brend'Amour, and Mark Fuccio discuss the Dynamic Island, what it currently does, and what it will do once developers have a chance to integrate it into their apps. Overall performance of the iPhone 14, the camera improvements, the Lock Screen widgets are all up for discussion. (Part 2)  This edition of MacVoices is supported by Zocdoc. Find local doctors who take your insurance at Zocdoc.com/macvoices. Show Notes: Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter by email at embolden@mac.com, and on his blog, Trending At Work. Patrice Brend'amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. He is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything he does can be linked to from The Patrice, you can follow him on Twitter, and engage with him on the podcast, Foodie Flashback. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65. Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter. Warren Sklar helps host the Mac to The Future Group on Facebook, and is the co-host of In Touch With iOS with David Ginsburg. Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She's also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon     http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:     http://macvoices.com      Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner     http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes     Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss

Shifting Our Schools - Education : Technology : Leadership
229: Data Visualization - Telling Stories with Data

Shifting Our Schools - Education : Technology : Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 36:12


Sponsors: Flexispot.com Use code shifting20 to save $20 on the E7 Pro Plus Standing Desk at checkout.  Check out the Shifting Schools Pathway on Google MyMaps to start having your students create mapping stories today! Guest: Sriharsha Devulapalli Sriharsha Devulapalli joined The San Francisco Chronicle in 2022, after finishing his master's degree in data journalism from Columbia University. Prior to this, he was working as a Product Manager for Blue Sky Analytics where he helped build a mapping platform for environmental data. Previously, he was a software developer with Mint, where he was responsible for data visualizations for the newspaper's daily data journalism page – Plain Facts. During his time there, Harsha wrote and produced data visualizations focusing on politics, development and economic issues in India. Devulapalli also brings with him experience outside of journalism. He had worked with the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and the Hyderabad Urban Lab. He enjoys cities, maps, long walks, vistas, all things transit and making people curious. Links: About Harsha Harsha's Twitter Book: How Charts Lie (Aflliliate Link)

Revision Path
Whitney Robinson

Revision Path

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 57:23


Maternal healthcare has always been in a precarious place here in the United States, but thanks to this week's guest, Whitney Robinson, we just might be on our way to solving it in our lifetime. She brings her skills as a product designer and builder of things — as well as a mom — to help transform maternal health for Black women.Our conversation began with a look at her current project, The Renée, and we talked about how work and life have changed for her over the past couple of years. She also spoke about growing up in North Carolina and attending Duke University, turning side gigs into full-time work, and shared how she measures success at this stage of her life. Whitney is a prime example of how you too can use your skills for the greater good!LinksWhitney Robinson on LinkedInThe Renée | re-Designing maternal experiences (Mx)For extended show notes, including a full transcript of this interview, visit revisionpath.com.==========Apply to Join The Tenth CollectiveAre you a Black designer looking for work? Join The Tenth Collective, a joint effort from Revision Path and State of Black Design to connect Black professionals in the design and creative industries with companies committed to hiring Black candidates for design and creative positions!Looking for a new opportunity can be tough -- we know. Let us help! Apply today and get curated introduction requests from hiring companies vetted by Revision Path + State of Black Design. It's 100% free, and you'll only be contacted when a company is requesting to speak to you. And you can remain anonymous! Let us be your resource to find work, whether you're looking or not.Apply here: thetenthcollective.com==========Sponsored by HoverBuilding your online brand has never been more important and that begins with your domain name. Show the online community who you are and what you're passionate about with Hover. With over 400+ domain name extensions to choose from, including all the classics and fun niche extensions, Hover is the only domain provider we use and trust.Ready to get started? Go to hover.com/revisionpath and get 10% off your first purchase.==========Follow and SubscribeLike this episode? Then subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your favorite shows.Follow us there, and leave us a 5-star rating and a review! Thanks so much to all of you who have already rated and reviewed us!You can also follow Revision Path on Instagram and Twitter.==========CreditsRevision Path is brought to you by Lunch, a multidisciplinary creative studio in Atlanta, GA.It is produced by Maurice Cherry and engineered and edited by RJ Basilio. Our intro voiceover is by Music Man Dre, with intro and outro music by Yellow Speaker. Transcripts provided by Brevity & Wit.Thank you for listening!

Inside Skookum
Devan McDaniel - Product Manager

Inside Skookum

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 39:25


In this episode, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Product Manager Devan McDaniel. Devan has been with Method for just over a year. He went to school for communications and advertising and after building a wealth of experience in marketing, he pivoted into the product world. In this interview, we discuss everything from his favorite books, his past life in marketing while, nerding out on TV ads, and why we believe some work while others fail. We talk about his family ties to Estonia and we put his knowledge to the test with some fun trivia. Now stop reading and hit that play button.

Roads Taken
Data Architect: Cameron Turner on building worlds and paying attention to the user

Roads Taken

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 28:14


Guest Cameron Turner had come to college with a full-sized drafting table and a dream to become an architect. He had to build his own academic program, augmenting his studio art major with an engineering minor and internship experiences at a variety of architecture firms. Going through corporate recruiting, he got an opportunity to work at Microsoft and figured it would be an experience for a couple years. The company sought his design skills, however, to help make its productivity products more robust and elegant and put him on a path within product management and user experience design and those couple of years proved to be longer than he expected.After and MBA and a masters in statistics, he applied his skills toward his own businesses and pivoted toward the world of big data and AI. But his desire to remain close to the customer and approach their challenges with a design lens hasn't changed from his days of dreaming of architecture.In this episode, find out from Cameron how creating new worlds is sometimes less about what you construct and more about how people feel at home in what you build…on Roads Taken with Leslie Jennings Rowley. About This Episode's GuestCameron Turner is Vice President of Data Science for Kin + Carta, who acquired Datorium, one of the companies he founded. He is an executive data science leader, applied AI specialist, and serial entrepreneur with a track record of digital transformation and build out of new data-driven businesses. He and his family continue to soak in the sunshine in Palo Alto. (246) For another story about making a career at Microsoft after thinking it would last only two years, listen to our epsiode with Keshav Puttaswamy. Executive Producer/Host: Leslie Jennings RowleyMusic: Brian Burrows Find more episodes at https://roadstakenshow.com Email the show at RoadsTakenShow@gmail.com

Píldoras UX - Aprende diseño de experiencia de usuario

REFERENCIA EPISODIO: https://pildorasux.com/103 En este episodio entrevistamos a Marta Marrodán, ella es Product Manager en la consultora Globant y nos va a contar qué hace su rol. Marta es amiga desde hace muchos años y en todo este tiempo todavía no la había entrevistado, era un tema pendiente que por fin he conseguido realizar. Este verano aprovechando que estábamos las dos en Málaga quedamos en las oficinas de Globant para grabar la entrevista. En Globant también es mentora del programa She Leads, sobre liderazgo femenino, y colabora en la línea "Better to the Planet”, desarrollando iniciativas que fomentan la sostenibilidad; además es colaboradora de la Fundación Íntegra. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONOCE TribUX: www.pildorasux.com

MacVoices Video
MacVoices #22195: MacVoices Live! - iPhones 14 and iOS 16 Experiences (1)

MacVoices Video

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 34:43


Who got new Apple gear and new software? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Warren Sklar, Jim Rea, Patrice Brend'Amour, and Mark Fuccio have a MacVoices Live! discussion about their first experiences with both iPhones 14 and iOS 16. Initial bugs, favorite features and the Dynamic Island all go under the microscope. (Part 1) MacVoices is supported by Rocket Money. Cancel unwanted subscriptions today at RocketMoney.com/macvoices. Show Notes: Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter by email at embolden@mac.com, and on his blog, Trending At Work. Patrice Brend'amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. He is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything he does can be linked to from The Patrice, you can follow him on Twitter, and engage with him on the podcast, Foodie Flashback. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65. Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter. Warren Sklar helps host the Mac to The Future Group on Facebook, and is the co-host of In Touch With iOS with David Ginsburg. Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She's also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon     http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:     http://macvoices.com      Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner     http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes     Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss

MacVoices Audio
MacVoices #22195: MacVoices Live! - iPhones 14 and iOS 16 Experiences (1)

MacVoices Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 34:44


Who got new Apple gear and new software? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Warren Sklar, Jim Rea, Patrice Brend'Amour, and Mark Fuccio have a MacVoices Live! discussion about their first experiences with both iPhones 14 and iOS 16. Initial bugs, favorite features and the Dynamic Island all go under the microscope. (Part 1) [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/maclevelten/MV22195.mp3[/embed] MacVoices is supported by Rocket Money. Cancel unwanted subscriptions today at RocketMoney.com/macvoices. Show Notes: Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter by email at embolden@mac.com, and on his blog, Trending At Work. Patrice Brend'amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. He is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything he does can be linked to from The Patrice, you can follow him on Twitter, and engage with him on the podcast, Foodie Flashback. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65. Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter. Warren Sklar helps host the Mac to The Future Group on Facebook, and is the co-host of In Touch With iOS with David Ginsburg. Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She's also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon     http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:     http://macvoices.com      Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner     http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes     Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss

Microsoft Mechanics Podcast
Viva Engage | The New Community Experience in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Mechanics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 7:48


Bring organizations together to engage across both personal and professional interests with Microsoft Viva Engage, a new experience in Teams and Outlook. The shift to hybrid workplaces has made it harder for employees to connect, engage, and build communities within their internal network. If you're new to Viva Engage, it's the evolution of the Yammer Communities app integrated in Microsoft Teams and will be coming soon to Outlook. We'll show you how it helps build communities within your internal network, and how you can share experiences and insights with the new Storyline capability using Stories - short videos and pictures that allow you to capture and share key moments. And take a look at a new feature called Answers that helps everyone find answers to their questions and receive guidance from experts across their organization. Michael Holste, Sr. Product Manager at Microsoft, demonstrates how Viva Engage helps your organization stay connected using familiar tools and platforms. ► QUICK LINKS: 00:00 - Introduction 00:28 - Core Experiences 01:50 - Using the New Storyline Capability 02:55 - First Look at Premium Features 03:40 - Leadership Corner 04:41 - Social Campaigns 05:11 - Answers Hub 06:22 - Top IT Considerations/Questions 07:28 - Wrap Up ► Link References: Get started at https://aka.ms/VivaEngage ► Unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics? As Microsoft's official video series for IT, you can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at Microsoft. • Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftMechanicsSeries?sub_confirmation=1 • Talk with other IT Pros, join us on the Microsoft Tech Community: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-mechanics-blog/bg-p/MicrosoftMechanicsBlog • Watch or listen from anywhere, subscribe to our podcast: https://microsoftmechanics.libsyn.com/website • To get the newest tech for IT in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/msftmechanics ► Keep getting this insider knowledge, join us on social: • Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics • Share knowledge on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/microsoft-mechanics/ • Enjoy us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/microsoftmechanics/ • Loosen up with us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@msftmechanics

The Product Podcast
The Future of Product Management by Product School CEO

The Product Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 18:46


Our fearless leader, Product School CEO and Founder, Carlos González De Villaumbrosia, is here to share his predictions on what the future holds for the world of Product Management. The role of the Product Manager has evolved quite a lot over the years and will continue to do so. If you want to keep up with the times, this is the episode for you.Get the FREE Product Book and check out our curated list of free Product Management resources here.Want to see how users experience your website or app? FullStory's award-winning platform gathers data on user experiences in real-time, allowing product teams to better understand issues and successes in aggregate. Get started at fullstory.com.

The Shooter's Mindset
The Shooter's Mindset Episode 385 Mike Oslizlo Product Manager Norma Ammunition

The Shooter's Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 65:33


Jenn and Greg chat with Mike Oslizlo, Product Manager for Norma Ammunition. We talk about some of the new rimfire cartridges, centerfire brass, the anatomy of Norma, and the sale of the company to Beretta! Lots of cool info in this episode!

productmanagHER
How Angela navigated her first year as a Product Manager and pregnancy too

productmanagHER

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 38:48


Meet Angela: Spanish native, UK-based, and all-around fantastic productmanagHER.  Hear how discovered Product Management as a discipline and how she leveraged the SPRINT 90 Day Product Management Coaching Program to pivot into Product. Be sure to follow Angela on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelasanchezguitart/And while you're there, I'd love it if you'd follow me too:on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairpresleyand on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blairpres/If you're realizing that you need a little help with your Product career - whether it's getting in or getting started, get in touch with me here: https://linktr.ee/blairpresley

Product Voices
How Product Managers Can Spend More Time on Things That Matter

Product Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 19:23


Product managers often spend time on things that don't add the most value to their products. They're pulled in to put out fires or do other things that, while important at the time, may not necessarily be the things that will "move the needle" for their products. This episode features guest David Pereira, Head of Product at Virtual Identity. David shares insights on:Reasons PMs sometimes don't prioritize time spent on the most important thingsWhat are the right things to prioritize and what should be deprioritizedHow orgs can set up an environment to foster prioritizing the right thingsWhat PMs can do even if their environment isn't too conducive for this Learn more from David on his website and his Medium page.Subscribe to Product Voices on your favorite platform or learn more at ProductVoices.com.

Product Thinking
The Art of Exploration: Taking an Idea from Abstract to Concrete

Product Thinking

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 18:40


Bringing ideas from abstract concepts to reality is a critical part of product and design thinking. The better we understand how to do it, the better we can create the best experiences for our users. Don't forget to subscribe at productthinking.ccWeekly newsletter: Being Overconfident, Getting Stupider, and Banning NFTs: Monthly Wrap from JulyOr just want to leave a tip: buy me a coffee?Twitter: @kylelarryevans and @producthinking ★ Support this podcast ★

Inside SAP S/4HANA
Inside SAP S/4HANA Episode 74: Registration of Indirect Taxation Abroad with SAP S/4HANA Cloud at TheValueChain

Inside SAP S/4HANA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 12:35


In this week's episode, our host Ulrich Hauke, Product Manager for SAP S/4HANA for Finance, is joined by Carlos Castanheira and Youssef Loutfi from our SAP Gold Partner TheValueChain and SAP colleague Calin Cernea from SAP Engineering. Together, they explore the Registration of Indirect Taxation Abroad – in short RITA – with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Listen in on the solution and gain real project insights. What topic would you like us to discuss next? Send an email to insides4@sap.com.

The Modern CFO
The Product Manager CFO with Marcum LLP's Jack Boyles

The Modern CFO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 36:06


Financial management can make or break a business. Any business undertaking attempted without taking cost drivers, growth prospects, and value realization goals, among other critical factors, into account is leaving a big, wide door open to problems.Jack Boyles, Managing Director at Marcum LLP, understands this perfectly well. With his extensive experience in financial planning and modeling, valuations, and funding strategies, Jack keeps a trained eye on both the micro and macro factors that influence today's rapidly evolving financial services sector.In this episode of The Modern CFO, Jack talks with host Andrew Seski about critical factors to consider for growing companies, how he deals with the unexpected, and the valuable lessons he learned over his 25-year-long career as founder, investor, and CFO of several companies.‍‍Show Links Check out Marcum LLP Connect with Jack Boyles on LinkedIn or via email Check out Nth Round Connect with Andrew Seski on LinkedIn ‍TranscriptPlease note that the transcript is AI-generated and may contain errors. The content in the podcast is not intended as investment advice, and is meant for informational and entertainment purposes only.‍‍[00:00:00] Andrew Seski: Hello everyone and welcome back to The Modern CFO podcast. As always, I'm your host, Andrew Seski. Today, we're joined by Jack Boyles. Jack, thank you so much for being here. [00:00:19] Jack Boyles: Thank you. I'm looking forward to our conversation. I reviewed a number of your other podcasts. They're all great and I learned something in each one.[00:00:25] Andrew Seski: So today, Jack serves as CFO at Marcum. Jack's based in Boston and has been a CFO across a number of industries and is insatiable when it comes to learning new things, trying new industries. [00:00:38] But one of the things that we've been talking about, maybe ad nauseam, but between us is the idea that maybe there is a certain time and place where CFOs can have their biggest impact at, you know, either a type of financing, an industry, and maybe CFOs shouldn't necessarily grow across all stages and all different types of industries. Maybe they should be specialized and maybe there is a time and place for that CFO who can drive the most value. [00:01:05] So this is a topic I really want to dive into and really dig our teeth into because Jack has such a unique vantage point, serving his entire career really honing in on this idea. So Jack, I got to turn it over to you to tease out some of the value and insights here on sort of that topic and whatever else we can foray into across all of the experiences you had as a CFO.[00:01:26] Jack Boyles: Thanks for the great introduction. Yeah, I'm not CFO of Marcum — number one. Marcum has a group of consulting CFOs and so I now work with roughly a half-dozen small and medium-sized companies as a fractional CFO. Prior to that, I've been CFO of a number of companies in which I was founder, investor, angel, and always had a CFO title in a wide variety of verticals — distribution and logistics, software manufacturing, IT services, natural resources. [00:01:57] And right now my portfolio includes a SaaS company — a company working on carbon credits with blockchain — and another marketplace for health services. So, you know, it's a pretty broad spectrum and I've enjoyed it because there has been a number of learning opportunities. [00:02:14] But returning to your theme, I found I'm really good at the five million to 50 million-dollar service orientation companies. And I've realized that that's where I can add the most value. I'm not somebody who can take a company public, although I've sold a number of companies to Fortune 500 companies. But it's really recognizing there are different skill sets for those by both vertical and by size of company, if you will, the capital intensity and sort of the economic structure underlying the business.[00:02:45] So I can break down those and, you know, they're all interesting problems, but it's really a different skill set for each one of them. And you need to manage differently as that, you know, financially-oriented team member. [00:02:58] Andrew Seski: In terms of where some of this interest comes from from my end is the fundraising environment over the last few years dramatically changing in the last few months. So what may have been, you know, a company doing five to 10 million then that could have been valued, and maybe in the software land, maybe even at a hundred X multiples at one point, just an absolute crazy valuation and fundraising environment to, you know, a very, very immediate, almost shift in going from, you know, pure growth orientation to conservative cost cutting, you know, headcount reduction. And I think the question there stems not only just from where the CFO can be the most valuable in their niche and their competency, but also how to weather the volatility of different market cycles. [00:03:42] And there are a lot of variables to play with here so I really like your answer that the CFO can be really valuable by identifying their impact in a niche due to all of the other market environments and volatility in the markets that could, you know, shift strategy and financial strategies that a company may pursue.[00:03:58] Jack Boyles: Well, you're shining a spotlight on, you know, certainly what is the most critical thing for growing companies, which is, do they have access to capital? And is it the right capital on the right terms and in the right timing? You know, obviously, you progress from family and friends to seed rounds, to Series A and up. [00:04:17] But it's really more important, or the starting point for that analysis is really, what's driving the need for cash? Is it building your organization? Is it financing working capital? Is it plant and equipment expansion? Is it building relationships that you need to invest in? So really understanding from a, what I would call a fairly granular level, what are the cost and capital drivers in your business and really internalizing that, that economic, that, you know, the calculus of the business, because that's gonna tell you what kind of capital you need and where to go knocking on the door. It's seldom the case that you're gonna be the first guy knocking on that door, but making sure that they understand your economic model is critical.[00:04:59] And so to narrow your field down on who you're focusing on and what you're offering and making sure, I mean, whether you look at PitchBook or anything else, it's fairly easy to qualify those people and what their investment criteria are. Most firms are very upfront about what they invest in and there's nothing wrong with reaching. But there's also economy and wisdom and finding people who've done your deal before with like competitors because they understand it. They get it. Whether you consider that investor a bank or a venture capital or a family office, find people who have done it before. They're gonna bring more knowledge to the deal — in the one they do because they are always seeking to be better. Their due diligence will be a lot more efficient and helpful to you.[00:05:43] Andrew Seski: So I want to dive into something that comes up on most podcasts. When we talk about people's route to CFO roles, there's a very traditional background of accounting courses throughout undergrad and maybe a consulting job or a Big Four role. We've had a mix between a very traditional and maybe some nontraditional of serving in the Navy. And I want to go back in time to Dartmouth undergrad and leaving school. What was your, some of those first roles? Did you have sort of a traditional background? Because I want to then kind of hit on all the successes you've had because you have a pretty incredible track record as well. [00:06:19] Jack Boyles: Not at all. I got an MBA at Dartmouth and I was something of a quant jock having a mathematics degree and liking computers, which was kind of a new thing then. And, you know, took all the accounting courses. And when I got close to what the careers looked like with the Big Eight — and there were eight at that time — versus the other things that were out there, I chose consulting. [00:06:41] I joined a firm, Temple, Barker & Sloan, in Boston, worked with them for years. And candidly, they liked me because I spoke business and I could write Fortran. Those were the qualifications. And so I ended up doing most of the financial modeling on a broad range of projects and really, you know, got to be known as something of a guru in figuring out the economics in how to simplify them to the important details. I mean, that's an important notion. [00:07:07] Getting a level of detail right is sometimes the hardest thing to do right in making a projection. Too detailed — you can't maintain it, change it, and it's not useful as a policymaking tool. Too macro — it's not informing you on what the really important relationships are between the resources and their results in a business.[00:07:28] I did that for a number of years, worked across telecommunications, oil and gas, resource recovery, some consumer products, and then got tired of working for big companies because, you know, you were kind of siloed. And so when I looked over my years in consulting, the fun companies were all small and growing. That made the choice easy. So I went off on my own and one after another, you know, lived out that dream. [00:07:53] Andrew Seski: So you've mentioned early on that you are really passionate about continuous learning. And I think you probably identified consulting as one of those ways to be very, very oriented to try to be a value adder early on in your career but also across a lot of different industries so that you can continue to learn. It's very clear that you maintain that theme by being able to have a similar job title across all of these different types of firms.[00:08:18] But how are you thinking about that in terms of some of the risk profile of — I think there are a lot of CFOs who have probably fairly, just a pretty well-defined risk adversity — but going from big consulting shop to smaller firms to deploy some of that knowledge, did that phase you at all or were you pretty comfortable in those positions? [00:08:37] Jack Boyles: My wife didn't ask a lot of questions about what I was doing. So honestly, I was blessed with somebody who was very supportive and understanding and had confidence that I could make it work, whatever I chose to do. And she's, you know, she's been half-right.[00:08:52] Andrew Seski: Well, let's start talking about some of the consistent themes across these CFO roles because you do have a lot of experience in successful exits. Like I mentioned, your track record is incredible. So I want to dive into some of the themes and valuable lessons that we can share to the network of CFOs and listeners today.[00:09:11] And maybe it starts with the kind of continuous learning aspect of always trying to drive forward continuous learning. Maybe it's the definition of what a modern CFO is across being somebody who's really proficient in understanding and measuring the value of technology versus maybe opportunity cost. So were there any things that stood out really early in your career that were cemented later across some of the more successful exits that you've had?[00:09:40] Jack Boyles: I think one of the most important things to do is not overestimate your team's understanding of what the CFO is really supposed to do. And I think it's really helpful when engaging, you know, with a new team to lay out, you know, your assessment of what the roadmap is and what the principle projects are, the priorities, timing, and resource required for them. [00:10:02] Above all, we have to be good project managers. Yes, we have to have the financial disciplines and understand how to put financial statements together and make intelligent decisions about IT, infrastructure, and risk mitigation, and so forth. But really laying out that roadmap for your team members and really saying, "These are the things I own," "These are the things I need your support with." And don't assume that they really understand what the role is and how integrating it needs to be in how the business develops. [00:10:33] You know, the CFO should really take responsibility for building the infrastructure to support the vision of the people who are creating the products and services and the technologists in this day and age that are driving it forward. But to really confirm their understanding of your role, the need for detail, the need to measure what they're doing and provide regular feedback in particular that monitors their progress against their objectives. So to me, that's a lesson I learned over and over again and every time I skip it, it's like, how did I miss that? It's just, I thought I had learned that lesson the last time. And that's critical whether it's, you know, regardless of what industry you're in. [00:11:12] You mentioned the other thing about the thing that keeps me motivated. You know, one of the things that happens at business school and when you're a math major is you acquire all these analytical techniques and tools. You know, I'm really in the business of, you know, old tools for new problems. And so when somebody talks to me about security policy — huge issue for most companies today in the security, you know, whether it's compliance with GDPR or SOX to any of those issues — you know, you don't hear anybody talking about applying Bayesian analysis to that, which is, we all know the technique, but use that framework to structure the decision, to add quantitative data and substance where you can, but also understand, you know, what you're not gonna know and is undiscoverable and be able to make decisions. [00:11:59] You know, the role of a CFO if they're effective with not only the preparation of financials but can adapt that data to the decision making that's in front of them — that's critical. That's a valuable, valuable partner in your decision-making process. Not that they don't get a vote — they do and should have a vote — but the reality is making sure we've chosen the right analytical framework and context for the problem, understand what we know, what we don't know, what's worth researching, and how much time and resources are we willing to spend to improve the decision. Critical thing. And it cuts through a lot of the maxims you hear from one CFEO or, you know, one entrepreneur or the other, speed is everything in one case, fail fast. You hear all these things, but putting it in structure and putting numbers to it really helps you apply those lessons in a very focused and constructive way.[00:12:54] Andrew Seski: I want to continue to talk about this just for a moment because we've had now the pandemic. It looks like we already have a looming recession. When we talk about constructing sort of traditional models with a little bit of leeway and communicating out, you know, exactly what the role of the CFO is, how do you create and think, or how do you personally think about how to create some sort of, you know, configurability around circumstances changing and some sort of flexibility in terms of, you know, creating the models that would be able to handle, you know, some of the maybe more unforeseen types of events that we've had in the last few years?[00:13:29] Jack Boyles: Oh. [00:13:30] Andrew Seski: It's a complex question. [00:13:32] Jack Boyles: Well, I mean, you know, there's great literature on that over the past 10 years, starting with The Black Swan and the work of The Undoing Project, which is about people, you know, two psychologists won the Nobel Prize in economy and economics for really undoing capital markets theory, is what they did, and sort of challenge some of the basics of, you know, thinking fast and thinking slow, which is Daniel Kahneman's famous book. [00:13:59] Andrew Seski: Is Undoing, is that a Michael Lewis? [00:14:01] Jack Boyles: Yes. The Undoing Project is the story of Kahneman and his partner that led to the Nobel Prize. Kahneman, you know, his partner died in this research, but Kahneman continues to write and is still very influential about thinking about how decisions are made and what we, what we just assume and make decisions on every day, which needs to be tested, which is sort of at the root of these unforeseen things that nobody saw coming. [00:14:29] I'll segue back to something I raised earlier: security issues today. You know, when you ask Amazon and you've moved all your stuff to their cloud services, you know, what are you gonna do to make sure we never fail? And they say, you're making an assumption that we're not gonna fail sometime. Assume that the network's gonna go down at some point. That's a real risk. How are you gonna handle it? We can't provide that guarantee. I think about risk in that way, which is I really do carefully consider obsolescence risk of products and services. That's particularly relevant today given the pace of technological innovation and disruption going on. [00:15:05] I think, you know, we have to think very carefully in most businesses. The current clients that I have are not really geared in doing flexible planning regarding the likely wage expectations of, you know, anybody they're hiring. You know, it's not just the commission you pay a recruiter. It's the fact that the basic wages are gonna be 10% higher. So really working through at a fairly, you know, a mid-granular level, which is wages, resources, regulation can change and fundamentally alter the nature of competition in your vertical competitors themselves as well as new products and services. And I think you just have to be structured about that and really be honest. [00:15:47] People wave a hand at it by saying we've got very strong customer relationships. Well, yeah, maybe you do. I can look back and see what the recurring revenue is per customer and I'm not sure what that tells me, you know, given the threats to their business, the threats of competitors, you know, this is a free market capital society. They're gonna earn money for their shareholders and do what they think is right for them. You really have to be very circumspect about placing too much reliance on those strong customer relationships that you've had forever and even the legal contracts underneath them. I tend to be a skeptic when it comes to that.[00:16:26] Andrew Seski: Right. Having a really, really specific understanding of stakeholders, you know, not just your stakeholders but their stakeholders and, you know, whether that's their investors, the shareholders, employee owners, you know, the things that affect their businesses and your clients' businesses as well.[00:16:40] Jack Boyles: Everybody at the table.[00:16:42] Andrew Seski: Everyone at the table.[00:16:43] Jack Boyles: Everybody at the table has alternatives and it's important to understand that you can't, you know, neglect any of them and because whether it's your circumstances or their circumstances that changes dramatically, you both have to re-examine the relationship and be prepared for it.[00:16:59] Andrew Seski: One of the things we were talking about just before we started recording were some big shifts that have taken place in terms of where financial data is stored, maybe the, like sort of the future of the CFO role. And I want to touch on some of that because I think it'll reframe some of the conversation into what we can think about in terms of strategic planning in the next three to five years or even zooming out further with more innovative technologies. You mentioned you had a blockchain company that you're working with doing carbon credit so you're hitting two major themes that, even in the news right now around climate change and government funding, some new climate initiatives.[00:17:35] So I want to zoom out a little bit and talk about some of the macro things that have happened in terms of where technology and financial services have intersected, especially in the role of the CFO. [00:17:45] Jack Boyles: My perspective is if you look back over 50 years, there have been three or four major events that wholly changed the way finance was supported within companies, starting with the creation of ADP. When Frank Wattenberg created that company back in the sixties, nobody dreamed that you'd ever have the confidence to outsource the most confidential data you had, which is the compensation of your employees. You know, 10 years later, you were considered inefficient and backwards if you weren't using an outsourcer to manage the payroll processing problem. They did it better. They did it more competently. They were well-equipped to keep pace with a compliance requirements that constantly changed. Looking back, it was like, why didn't we do that earlier? [00:18:29] A couple years later, we moved from big, secure IBM mainframes to running our financials on little local area networks everywhere that rolled up. It was a revolution from having to have a mini computer, a mainframe to process your financial data or, worse yet, do a lot of it manually. That happened, you know, overnight. We all changed again with the year 2000 worries and upgraded all of our technology. [00:18:58] The last thing that happened was the move to the cloud. In 2015, I remember talking to financial partners about, you know, was anybody else contemplating moving their accounting onto these crazy platforms, NetSuite and Intacct? Not a one. I talked to a dozen companies. Not a one. Three years later, they were behind the eight ball if they weren't in that project. And now you have to have a very stable, very small business if you haven't moved your financials to the cloud, whether it's on Oracle or SAP or Intacct or NetSuite or QuickBooks Online. [00:19:34] And I predict the next, you know, role to change is the CFO. I think that the reality is the breadth of skills that a CFO had to bring 20 years ago is irrelevant today, largely. You know, the person you want in that role has great familiarity with the vertical, has great familiarity and comfort with the size of company — how many people, what's the size of the management team. You work entirely different if you're in a C-suite of a Fortune 500 than if you're one of three people running a 50-million-dollar company and you have very intimate and intense relationships with the other members of that C-suite. [00:20:13] So I think that's going to change and you're going to find, you know, CFOs, particularly for growing companies, change more often. Somebody who's really good from startup to 10 million. Somebody else has a different skillset from 10 to a hundred million, and you need somebody else for the IPO. They're different skillsets. You know, the lower you go, the broader range of skills you have to marshal and more hats you have to wear as you go up the chain, you become more of a manager and in public relations role. [00:20:46] So within the sectors that I serve, I find that it's as important for me to be able to source critical services, whether it's in IT, professional services, legal accounting, insurance, or other specialty services, whether it's R&D tax credits, 401(k) advisory work, issues of that nature. So I'm, you know, a third sourcing agent for all the professional services, a third, you know, controller, whatever accounting hat I have to wear. And third really business planner partner to the other executives. [00:21:20] Andrew Seski: So that's really helpful in terms of contextualizing all of the dynamic requirements of the CFO today. And I think it's really helpful to look backwards before looking forward. One of the things I want to segue slightly into — maybe it's more consistent or maybe it's even changing now because of everything that is more standardized and in the cloud — but I want to talk about liquidity and exits and relationship with CEOs. [00:21:45] You've had a number of exits and I'm trying to decide if I have an opinion whether or not transactions will always be complicated. You're always gonna need to bring all of the stakeholders we've mentioned into the same room to hash through details and figure out what's best for buyers and sellers. And while there might be some standardization, there's still a ton of human-level emotion behind, you know, exits. [00:22:09] So I want to know if there's been any sort of intersection between the efficiency of due diligence and exit planning. Has technology influenced all of that or is it still highly manual? A little emotional as always in building great companies and maybe having an exit, but it'd be a fun thing to think through and talk about because it's been a hard few years. I think the number of transactions that happened in the last few years have probably been off the charts. In the early 2020, I think 2020, there was record number of IPOs, first half of the year. So just thinking through that, I would love to hear either stories or lessons learned or, you know, your perspective on whether or not you think technology's gonna impact liquidity and exits. [00:22:50] Jack Boyles: Well, I think two things. In terms of the mechanics of it, you know, the progress in deal rooms and standard terms and analytical tools to look and value companies is extraordinary today. The tools at our disposal to do financial analysis have never been better. I think the hidden value of the technology isn't just the deal room and the ability to communicate better. I think you also find that people who've done a number of transactions are starting to put more and more emphasis on what are the fundamental infrastructure systems that are in place. [00:23:25] If I'm buying a company that's using the same systems I do, hallelujah. My transaction implementation cost have been cut by two-thirds. I'm not retraining their staff. I'm not reinventing the wheel. I'm doing some data cleanup at consolidation. So if you're a small company or mid-size company with a view towards being bought or buying others, choosing an industry standard platform for your ERP is critical, you know, that's not customized. It greatly simplifies and ensures the success of a transaction because it means you spend, you know, two months integrating operations rather than a year. Time is of the essence in these transactions. [00:24:07] And I think we're gonna go into a phase, particularly with, if we are in fact in recession and are likely to see a number of quarters and the capital pools are gonna dry up or be constraints fundamental, I think you're gonna see a wave of consolidations among these companies and that's gonna be their choice, either sell their IP and their customer lists if they're just technologists or go out of business because I don't think the subsequent rounds that were readily available two years ago are gonna be coming as quick or be as favorable in terms of valuations. [00:24:40] So when you look at the, you know, how the worm's turning, I would urge mid-size companies, who are revenue, you know, have profitability, positive cash flow, to really think about who are the comparable and natural acquirers for them. Chances are those companies, if they need to exit or thinking about it, they probably know who their acquirer is. And I would in some cases that, you know, urge them to have those conversations before they engage in investment banker because we're all looking at the same two-year outlook, which is highly uncertain in terms of both economic environment, as well as the availability of capital. And I'd plan for that. [00:25:20] In most cases, you know, companies that are consolidating in some form, they already know who the players are. And they know, and they're very thoughtful and intentional about what they're gonna look like to facilitate that and remove obstacles to combinations. [00:25:35] Andrew Seski: So just thinking from an investor's standpoint and from a founder's standpoint, I think in the next three to five years, there's kind of a double-edged sword here. I think on one hand, there's some excitement around if there is a downturn and money is being spent more strategically and maybe a little less out of fear of missing out on opportunities than there is that shakeup where really there could be some market dominators, if they can survive a downturn and really capture a big part of the market share in their industries.[00:26:07] So I think that is somewhat exciting to see the shakeup. It's probably nerve-racking as well for both investors and founders in the same vein. But I was gonna ask if you were really excited about anything on that kind of time horizon. I know we just mentioned the next two years feel very uncertain. But just from all these different perspectives, I was thinking it might be unique to hear what you might be excited about in the next three to five.[00:26:30] Jack Boyles: Personally, I think, you know, the whole promise of blockchain technology, in particular smart contracts, is really going to change finance in very fundamental ways that most people don't grasp yet. When I consider simple things that we had, you know, trade finance, importing goods from another country where it used to be a long, drawn-out procedure with very strict guidelines for the documentation and a very globally revered process for clearing payments and managing the transport of goods. That's a blockchain transaction. That's a smart contract today and it's collapsing.[00:27:05] Well, you know, that's, those same technologies are gonna influence lots of things in the finance world. And so I honestly see financial organizations changing dramatically. So individually as somebody who's working with small companies as a finance guy, I find that very exciting to anticipate those changes because it'll be as important as outsourcing payroll and moving your financials to the cloud and fractionalizing your CFO. It's really gonna change the way things work. [00:27:34] And the, to me, the biggest question is, it's not "if," it's "when." Is it, it could be two years. It could be five years. It could be seven. I'm not smart enough to know what the obstacles to adoption are. Oh, maybe I do. Yeah, I'm guessing it'll be government.[00:27:48] Andrew Seski: Well, I think there are a ton of regulatory pushes being made like, as we speak, basically. But I'm glad to see that a lot of the blockchain applications that are catching some traction are around decentralized finance. It's a really hard problem to solve. But there are a lot of people trying to put certain blockchain applications out there where it's sort of a square peg in a round hole. It's a more natural fit, I think, in a lot of the legalese of smart contracts being digitized. So I'm also looking forward to that. [00:28:17] I always ask whether or not you feel something is, you know, maybe undervalued or underestimated in the world from your vantage point. I know we've touched on a lot of big themes across innovative technology, across the changing role of the CFO. But just wanted to give you the opportunity if you wanted to take the conversation in really any direction where you just feel that people may not fully appreciate something that's more clear to you given all of your industry experience. [00:28:45] Jack Boyles: This is hard for somebody who's a numbers guy to say, but the proper functioning of teams is more important than I ever wanted to admit, you know, as I chose to be a math major and then went, you know, focused on quantitative things in my consulting career. And I think COVID and virtualization of so many organizations, I think there'll be another library filled with the books consultants write in three to five years about what separates those companies that did that well and knew how to bring back and re-engage their workforce. [00:29:18] The successful company that, you know, that we write about five years from now is not the one that said, well, you know, starting 2023, you've gotta spend two days a week in the office. They're gonna be a lot more sensitive to it. They're gonna be a lot more, they'll learn a lot more from how the teams functioned during COVID and immediately thereafter and they'll figure it out. And that's gonna separate the real winners and the teams that have, you know, long-term, excess profitability, and market valuations, and all of those other good things from the rest. Because once you can do that, you're accessing a global workforce, which means you can, you know, do a much better job optimizing, you know, targeted recruiting at the best cost. You'll find centers of excellence and be able to tap into them much more rapidly than a firm that's constrained and tied into some old HR, you know, notions of how this should work. [00:30:11] So I can't predict who those companies are, but that's what I'm watching very carefully. What are the innovative companies doing when it comes to how they manage their workforce, how they reward their workforce now that we've broken the model that says you show up in the same place every day. [00:30:27] And you know, certain industries are, certain companies, those that process medical claims, for example, have led in sort of, well, we don't have to do this in New York City; we can do it in Upstate New York. Or, you know, there are lots of examples of people that have taken a function and done it well, but it tends to be a very routine function and it tends to be easily supported remotely.[00:30:50] You know, the last two years gave us an opportunity to blow everything up and try new models. As somebody who's enjoyed a business career and continues to enjoy seeing what's coming, I'm really looking forward to seeing who the winners are in that race. [00:31:04] Andrew Seski: Yeah, absolutely. I was curious if you, I know you've been somebody over the course of your career who's continuously pushing the envelope on trying to find whatever is on the horizon. I'm curious as to if there are any unique sources that you look to. I mean, I've mentioned on other podcasts, I still get a physical Wall Street Journal. I'm very careful on how I curate social media and how I get news. And it's, you can just so easily be bombarded. I'm curious as to how you curate what you receive or if there are any kind of unique ways that you go seek out information or book recommendations. [00:31:38] And I only ask because Nth Round just launched a newsfeed because we are the same way. Everyone on our team has such unique access to really different types of news and we consolidate it and try to, you know, just showcase what we're thinking about that we think is interesting. It's always kind of a really unique niche between finance, technology, regulation, but it's important to us. And it's just a really interesting mix of news. So I'm just kind of curious as to, you know, as you look to your next revolution of Web3 and blockchain and everything that's happening in the world of technology and finance and regulation, kind of how you're sifting through, you know, the huge amount of content.[00:32:16] Jack Boyles: You know, honestly, we're drinking from a fire hydrant right now.[00:32:20] Andrew Seski: Absolutely. [00:32:21] Jack Boyles: I mean, just, you know, there's so much new technology and I've never prided myself as someone who can create technology. But I've always thought I was pretty good at seeing its applications and where I could really have a role. So having said that, you know, I do scan, I love to listen to a16z podcast. They always seem to be ahead of the curve in terms of identifying a technology and sort of what the fundamental economics are that are gonna, you know, lead to mass adoption. So I find that to be a great source of ideas in thinking about what's coming next. [00:32:54] Myself, I tend to go to raw data. Who is the ex-CEO of Microsoft, not Bill Gates' successor. Who's created a, you know, an American facts database. So I'll open the phone book, essentially, of facts — the Census Bureau, the tax rolls, you know, Bureau of Labor and Statistics — and look at something that may, you know, based on the idea that there's a new technology, say, well, if this applies to plumbers, how many plumbers are there in the world? You know, where are they, what do they do? Really understanding, sort of not trying to solve a global, you know, moonshot problem, but is there a problem everybody has in their household every day that this widget, this service might address? [00:33:37] To me, I am a low-hanging fruit guy. So if there's a problem that says, you know, there was really a better mouse trap, I'd be all over it because I can estimate how many mice there are and think about the problems of addressing that problem. So that's kind of how I think about things. [00:33:54] I do have an example. I ran into a company that was doing field service in electronic repairs. I looked at it and said, well, there's 300 or 400 companies you have to maintain relationships with for warranties. And there's four to 5,000 of you guys across the nation. And there's only one national player? That doesn't seem right. There's an arbitrage. There's a roll up here. [00:34:14] So to me, that was an interesting problem. I worked on it. We merged a couple companies, interesting things. But I'll look at the existing situation in an industry. I think I'm pretty good at looking at the macro forces of how an industry works, how a business works, see where there's a real arbitrage and next opportunity to exploit, you know, not trying to reinvent the wheel, but make it work better, consolidate where possible. [00:34:40] Andrew Seski: Well, stay on after the recording. I've got a very funny story. I'll have to confirm, but I believe it's told on the podcast, it's a Steve Ballmer story about early Microsoft days. But one of our podcast guests had to report to Ballmer and got some very implicit advice in his early career about efficiency and modeling, you know, assumptions after data. So we'll talk about that as we wrap up. [00:35:03] But how would you recommend people get in touch if they'd like to talk to you about any of these concepts that we've covered today or get in touch with Marcum about maybe utilizing some of the services that you're currently serving? [00:35:16] Jack Boyles: The easiest thing. I'm on LinkedIn and very visible, Jack Boyles. There aren't that many of them. So you should be able to find me. There's also a jack.boyles@marcumllp and msn.com as well. So, happy to take all calls and look forward to chatting with anybody who found this an interesting conversation. [00:35:34] Andrew Seski: Excellent. Well, thank you so much for joining The Modern CFO podcast. And I hope to talk again soon.[00:35:38] Jack Boyles: Great. Thanks, Andrew. Take care.‍

How Would You Beat?
How Would You Beat Your Innovation Strategy Using Jobs-to-be-Done?

How Would You Beat?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 34:33 Transcription Available


In this episode, we will look at innovation strategies. What is an innovation strategy? Do you need one? And if so, what type? Can an innovation strategy help you beat your competition and win in your market? There are different types of innovation strategies that have been called things like routine innovation, disruptive innovation, radical architectural or platform, business model innovation, interface innovation. So what are the key innovation strategies to focus on? And what should executive teams look for in an innovation strategy?

Product Chats
Prioritization and Strategy in Product Management With John Slocum of 3Play Media

Product Chats

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 26:05


Prioritization is critical to successful product management. In this episode of Product Chats, John Slocum, Senior Vice President of Product at 3Play Media, dives into his prioritization approach. We discuss how to leverage data and feature scoring models to make effective product decisions.  With over 15 years of product experience, John has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Time Stamped Show NotesTransitioning from engineering to product [01:19]Leveraging data to make product decisions [03:01]Prioritizing what to build [05:01] Making fast decisions [07:41]Partnering with other departments [09:38]Focusing on the customer's problem [11:59]Strategy vs solutioning [13:24]Ensuring you're doing the right things for the customer [16:00]The value of open-ended questions [20:35]  Product Chats is brought to you by Canny. Over 1,000 teams trust Canny to help them build better products. Capture, organize, and analyze product feedback in one place to inform your product decisions.Get your free Canny account today. Stay Connected!TwitterFacebookLinkedIn

Ruby on Rails Podcast
Episode 436: The RoR Podcast x Rubber Duck Dev Show: Engineering Manager vs. Product Manager

Ruby on Rails Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 50:36


Brittany returns to the the Rubber Duck Dev Show! In this episode, Chris and Creston discuss the different viewpoints and objectives for engineering managers vs. product managers with Brittany Martin & Josh Gaastra. Show Notes & Links: Rubber Duck Dev Show | Wednesdays at 8p EST (https://www.rubberduckdevshow.com/) Sponsored By: Scout APM (http://scoutapm.com/rubyonrails) Try their error monitoring and APM free for 14-days, no credit card needed! And as an added bonus for Ruby on Rails listeners: Scout will donate $5 to the open-source project of your choice when you deploy. Learn more at http://scoutapm.com/rubyonrails (http://scoutapm.com/rubyonrails). Mirror Placement (https://www.mirrorplacement.com/) Mirror Placement are the Ruby on Rails & JavaScript recruiters. They are actively engaged with a wide and deep network of Rails, JavaScript, and Full-Stack Open Source engineers and tech leaders we love, with relationships cultivated over 15 years. Contact Brian, co-host of this podcast, here (https://www.mirrorplacement.com/contact).

Ex Terra: The Journal of Space Commerce
Venture Capital Investing in Space: The Ex Terra Podcast

Ex Terra: The Journal of Space Commerce

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 32:28


There has been a recent explosion of space companies, and all of them are looking for funding. That means there is also a lot of opportunity for venture capital firms looking to invest in space companies, and our guest on this edition of The Ex Terra Podcast has a good deal of experience in that realm. Jeff Crusey has been a Product Manager, a Senior Analyst at a VC, a company Co-Founder, a Strategy Manager at ViaSat, a VC with Sepharim Space, as well as an Angel investor for Space/Military Manufacturing Startups Epsilon3 and True Anomaly. He knows his way around Venture capital ... often abbreviated as VC ... is a form of private equity financing that is provided by venture capital firms or funds. They generally invest in startups, early-stage, and emerging companies that have been deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, scale of operations, and other factors. Venture capital firms or funds invest in these early-stage companies in exchange for equity, or an ownership stake. Venture capitalists take on the risk of financing risky start-ups in the hopes that some of the firms they support will become successful. On the podcast, Jeff talks with host Tom Patton about the state of the commercial space industry in comparison to Silicon Valley in the late '70s and early '80s; how current events affect how companies invest; the perception that there is are many opportunities for venture capital investing in space, and; what market niches exist that an entrepreneur might look to fill. How does what happens in space affect your everyday life? The Ex Terra podcast is dedicated to introducing you to many of the interesting people involved in the commercial space industry, and taking you behind the scenes with many of the companies making significant contributions to the new space economy. The podcast is available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocketcasts and Radio Public.

Degree Free
How To Go From Unemployed to Making $385,000/Year with Drake Porter, Meta Product Manager - Ep. 63

Degree Free

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 88:32


Drake Porter is an entrepreneur, League of Legends coach, and he's currently working at Facebook/Meta as a Senior Product Manager.  Watch the full episode to learn about his journey on how he went from unemployed because of COVID, to earning $385,000/yr at Meta without a college degree. In this episode, we talked about: • How Drake went from founding his own startup and working numerous jobs, to unemployed from COVID to earning $385,000/yr as a Senior Product Manager at Meta despite having no college degree. • What does a product manager do and what skills you should learn to become one. • Effective strategies that you can do to get hired quickly and beat the competition. Drake also talked about why it's a very good idea to start a side project that you can put in your resume, especially if you have little to no experience. Hope you all enjoy this fun conversation and value-packed episode! To keep up with everything Degree Free check out our website: https://degreefree.co Get the guide on how to: Teach Yourself. Get Work. Make Money. No Degree Needed.: https://degreefree.co/workbook Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and get exclusive tips and tricks to make great money without a college degree! https://degreefree.co/signup Like, subscribe, write us a review, and if you have a question or want some advice email us at contact@degreefree.co

Global Product Management Talk
402: What problem does a new UI design tool for non-designers solve, plus CX

Global Product Management Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 28:00


Global Product Management Talk is pleased to bring you the next episode of... Product Mastery Now with host Chad McAllister, PhD. The podcast is all about helping people involved in innovation and managing products become more successful, grow their careers, and STANDOUT from their peers. About the Episode:  You've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, and perhaps the Lean version, a prototype is worth a thousand meetings. Prototypes help us convey our product ideas and gain critical feedback from customers. Being able to create prototypes quickly is an important capability for product teams. In this discussion we're exploring a tool for prototyping digital products, which is Uizard. I enjoy exploring tools that can help us be more productive and understanding the problem they solve, and I expect you'll find the discussion valuable too. Joining us is the Director of Customer Experience for Uizard, Tarek Silmani. 

Stocks for Beginners
Mark LaMonica - Morningstar

Stocks for Beginners

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:01


Mark LaMonica is a Product Manager at Morningstar and a co-host of the Investing Compass Podcast. Mark has robust views on thematic ETFs and what investors should watch out for.Blog Post for this episode: https://www.stocksforbeginners.net/blog/morningstarPortfolio tracker Sharesight tracks your trades, shows your true performance, and saves you time and money at tax time. Get 4 months free at https://www.sharesight.com/au/sharesforbeginnersDisclosure: The links provided are affiliate links. I will be paid a commission if you use this link to make a purchase. You will also usually receive a discount by using these links/coupon codes. I only recommend products and services that I use and trust myself. Stocks for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Stocks for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ron Ananian The Car Doctor
The Car Doctor - 9/17/22 - Removing 20 Year Old Spark Plugs

Ron Ananian The Car Doctor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 36:28


Ron starts this episode with a call on a 91 Bronco that, when hot, will give a clunk and a whirr when starting : answers an email on removing spark plugs on an old vehicle where the plugs are about 20 years old : an answers another email regarding parts for a small block chevy and buying original parts yet nothing in the boxes was stamped as genuine GM : and Ron talks with Randy Zahorchak, Product Manager, and Chris Gillespie, Director of Category Management of Dorman Products about exhaust manifolds.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

MBIT: Venture Capital | Entrepreneurship | Technology
Immigrating From India and Building a Network From Ground 0 Interviewing Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Andreessen, & The Chainsmokers w/ Aarthi Ramamurthy

MBIT: Venture Capital | Entrepreneurship | Technology

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 22:12


Shamus Madan sits down with Aarthi Ramamurthy who is formerly a Product Manager at Microsoft, Netflix, the Co-Founder of multiple startups including True&Co, Lumoid (a try before you buy service for consumer electronics), the former Director of Product for Facebook, and more recently the Co-Host of the Good Time Show hosting guests like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Andressen, The Chainsmokers, and many more.Learn how Aarthi has built up a network from ground 0 with the Good Time Show. Twitter of Host (Shamus Madan): @mbitpodcastTwitter of Guest (Aarthi Ramamurthy): @aarthir

Lindzanity with Howard Lindzon
Best of Panic: Ted Merz, Journalist Turned Product Manager, on Financial Journalism and Information Dissemination in the Age of Social Media (EP.219)

Lindzanity with Howard Lindzon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 52:24


Long time listeners know I've taken a few weeks off to go climb some mountains on my bike. I've just departed Lake Como, wrapping up this leg of my crazy cycling ‘adventurecation'. You can follow my rides on the Strava app. In the meantime, I've been doing reruns of some of my favorite Panic with Friends episodes. This episode from January of 2021 is with my good friend Ted Merz. He's moved on from Bloomberg, but his insights on social media and data are spot on. Best of Panic: (January, 2021) My friend Ted Merz at Bloomberg has one of the most interesting jobs in the world. Ted has been at Bloomberg since 1991 and today heads Bloomberg's Global News Product. That is a complicated job and this is a complicated era of news considering the 24/7/365 flow of information, misinformation and of course news. Ted makes it all look easy. I miss visiting with him at the Bloomberg HQ. I love talking to Ted about Twitter and the rest of social media and the deals he has had to cut and the way he thinks about data. One of the best compliments I have gotten is having Ted tell me he enjoys my writing style and reading my daily blog. That is not why I invited him on as a guest, but it is definitely one reason I am so happy I started to write in the first place and a motivating factor for me to keep writing! Guest - Ted Merz, Journalist turned Product Manager, Former Global Head of News product at Bloomberg  howardlindzon.com, ted-merz.com  Twitter: @howardlindzon, @TedMerz, @PanicwFriends, @knutjensen  linkedin.com/in/ted-merz-cfa-b711257  #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance  Show Notes: Introduction (00:31) Welcome Ted (03:18) Starting in journalism (04:07) Moving to Bloomberg (06:21) The biggest story of Ted's lifetime (09:33) Covering 9/11 (11:33) Bloomberg customer service (15:47) Talking Twitter (16:23) Partnering with Twitter (24:02) Monetizing data (27:21) Enormous opportunity with Twitter and Reddit (34:28) First inkling of COVID breaks December 31. 2019 (36:40) Data as alpha (39:35) A ‘Netflix' Model of news and information (42:02) Wrapping up (47:20) Closing thoughts (52:05)