Episodes

DYT 115: Early Stage Marketing Strategies, Metrics | Saravana SlickPOS  

In this Ground Zero episode, I speak with Saravanakumar CP, co-founder and Business Development Lead at LogBase, to talk about early stage marketing strategies, metrics. Who is Saravana? Saravanakumar CP is the co-founder and business development lead at LogBase, a SaaS product startup. He and his team is working on building a cloud-based Point of […]

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DYT 114: $4000 Bootstrapped Product Startup | Saravana SlickPOS  

In this first Ground Zero episode, I speak with Saravanakumar CP, co-founder and Business Development Lead at LogBase, a product startup, to talk about how they are actively building a SaaS product, SlickPOS, for less than $4500. Who is Saravana? Saravanakumar CP is the co-founder and business development lead at LogBase, a SaaS product startup. […]

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DYT 113: Great Career is Better than Good Resume | Karen Dillon  

In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Karen Dillon, former editor of Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing Against Luck with Clayton Christensen about applying Jobs To Be Done for a great career. Who is Karen Dillon? Karen Dillon is the Co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing […]

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DYT 112: Choices You Make and Product Strategy | Karen Dillon  

In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Karen Dillon, former editor of Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing Against Luck with Clayton Christensen about Product Strategy and Jobs To Be Done. Who is Karen Dillon? Karen Dillon is the Co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing Against Luck: […]

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DYT 111 : Dear Product Designer – Rebundling Is Here | Kevin Steigerwald  

In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Kevin Steigerwald, a full-stack product designer, Co-founder and CPO of UseNotion about Product Mindset, Future of Products and more. Who is Kevin Steigerwald? Kevin is a full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package design in big-box […]

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DYT 110 : Full-stack Product Designer | Kevin Steigerwald  

In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Kevin Steigerwald, a full-stack product designer, Co-founder and CPO of Notion about his success, productivity and unique points of view of products. Who is Kevin Steigerwald? Kevin is a full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package […]

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DYT 109 : Rapid UX Research Mindset | Kelly Goto  

In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with Kelly Goto, an evangelist for design ethnography and Principal of gotomedia about the Rapid UX Research mindset. Who is Kelly Goto? As an evangelist for design ethnography, Kelly is dedicated to understanding how real people integrate products and services into their daily lives. Kelly is principal of […]

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DYT 108 : Design Ethnography Mindset | Kelly Goto  

In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with Kelly Goto, an evangelist for design ethnography and Principal of gotomedia about the Design Ethnography mindset. Who is Kelly Goto? As an evangelist for design ethnography, Kelly is dedicated to understanding how real people integrate products and services into their daily lives. Kelly is principal of gotomedia […]

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DYT 107 : 6 Principles of Sticky Ideas | Karthik  

In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 6 principles that ideas need to have in order to be sticky. These are principles that Chip and Dan Heath talk about in their book Made to Stick. What will you learn – Sticky Ideas and more! As product managers, we are constantly engaged with different stakeholders at […]

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DYT 106 : Product Managers Are Hole-Fillers | Mike Knoop  

In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Mike Knoop, a co-founder and CPO at Zapier to talk about his interest in doing side-projects and he also talks about hiring product managers in a remote-first company. Who is Mike Knoop? Mike is a co-founder and CPO at Zapier, a 100% remote company that aims to […]

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DYT 105 : Scaling Idea, Building Zapier | Mike Knoop  

In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Mike Knoop, a co-founder and CPO at Zapier to understand the learnings from his experience scaling idea and building Zapier. He talks about his success, the birth of an idea, the role of Y Combinator, how he eats his own dog food and more. Who is Mike […]

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DYT 104 : 5 Kinds of Product Roadmaps | Karthik  

In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 5 kinds of product roadmaps that you should consider using, if you have to use a roadmap. This is from the book Product Management for Dummies. What will you learn – Product Roadmaps types and more! As product managers, we are constantly communicating with different kinds of ‘stakeholders’. […]

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DYT 103 : Role of Tools in Company Culture | Matthew Ström  

In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Matthew Strom, who is the co-founder of Planetary, a design agency, to talk about the role of tools in shaping company culture and more. Who is Matthew Ström? Matt is a designer and developer. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He co-founded Planetary four years ago, and […]

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DYT 102 : Distributed Design Agency Mindset | Matthew Ström  

In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Matthew Ström, who is the co-founder of Planetary, a design agency, to talk about his views on success, productivity and tools his distributed design agency use. Who is Matthew Ström? Matt is a designer and developer. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He co-founded Planetary four years […]

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DYT 101 : 5 Common Product Launch Mistakes to Avoid | Karthik  

In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 5 common product launch mistakes that you should avoid. This is from the book Product Management for Dummies. What will you learn – Common Product Launch Mistakes and more! As product managers, not just make products but are also responsible to ensure the product goes through the motions of […]

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DYT 100 : Leading with Curiosity & other Success Secrets | Medley  

In this episode of Success Factors, I speak with 4 product makers – Jeff Gothelf, the Co-founder of Neo Innovation, Melissa Perri who is the CEO of Produx Labs, Paul Yokota, Director of PM at Animoto and Sarah Doody, a user experience designer & consultant. They share their success secrets and about leading with curiosity. […]

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DYT 099 : Customer Feedback & Hearing YES when they Say NO | Mona Patel  

In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Mona Patel, the Founder and CEO of Motivate Design on getting customer feedback and hearing NO as YES. Who is Mona Patel? Mona Patel is a dynamic entrepreneur with 17 years experience convincing leaders at some of the world’s biggest brands to understand, value and optimize their […]

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DYT 098 : 9 Ways to Influence People as Product Makers | Karthik  

In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 9 ways you can influence people and align them with your thinking. What will you learn – how to Influence People and more! As product makers, we are constantly interacting with people like coworkers, customers, partners and more. The secret to our success as product makers is deeply embedded […]

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DYT 097 : Successful Women in Product & Design | Medley  

In this episode of Success Factors, I speak with 5 successful women – Laura Klein, Kate Rutter, Donna Lichaw, Christina Wodtke & Indi Young to understand what makes them successful as product makers. I ask them one question – “What makes you successful / different as a product maker?”. What will you learn about these successful […]

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DYT 096 : Learning Mindset & Product Management  

In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Paul Yokota who is the Director of Product Management at Animoto. He talks about his success, the learning mindset and shares some excellent tips for product managers. Who is Paul Yokota? Paul is Director of Product Management at Animoto, a New York City-based startup dedicated to make […]

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