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

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 Blockland: A Brief History of Blockchain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1004

Blockchain is a system in which a record of transactions that are maintained across several computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network.It’s a database or public ledger that can be used in a whole multitude of ways.  And along with this overview of what it is, it’s probably useful to have a brief primer on the history of blockchain.  Blockchain technology was first developed by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or people who developed bitcoin, it’s the pseudonym that authored the bitcoin white paper, and created and deployed bitcoin's original reference implementation. As part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database.Blockchain, as an industry, grew out of the bitcoin ecosystem when it was realized that the underlying technology that operated bitcoin could be separated from the currency and used for all kinds of inter-organizational ways. Almost every major financial institution in the world is doing blockchain research at the moment.The term Blockchain was coined, in its modern interpretation, by Hal Finney in an email exchange with Satoshi in 2008.We'll cover this and more in today's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Blockland: Blockchain today | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1253

By now you’ve heard all the buzz, and criticism, of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.The constant fluctuations of the Bitcoin market. One minute it’s going to the moon, the next it’s tanking and will never come back.This isn’t a story all about Bitcoin, because as Bitcoin and it’s siblings Litecoin, Etherium and the thousands of other alt-coins that have come and gone over the years, the underlying technology, Blockchain, is becoming the real star of the show with Banks and Financial institutions around the world researching how they can best use this technology.But the ecosystem itself is still a bit odd. What Satoshi Nakomoto handed over the to the world of Cryptographic Cyberpunks in 2009, 10 years later has become a booming, albeit volatile, industry.There’s an incredible story going on right now in Cleveland.  But today on the show we’re going to take you behind some of the companies, governments, and communities elsewhere… all focused on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Blockland: Welcome to Blockland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1096

Something is happening in Cleveland, Ohio. A movement, unlike anything it's seen before, has taken over the city. Cleveland’s top business leaders, civic leaders, politicians and lawmakers, people running educational institutions have all dedicated to making Cleveland the Blockchain Capital of the world.   And this initiative, as strange as it may sound, is led by none other than a local car salesman, Bernie Moreno. On season six of Rocketship.fm, we're taking you behind the scenes of a movement that's happening inside the civic buildings all over Cleveland, a movement to reposition this blue-collar city into a global technology center. Season six is the story of Blockland.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Blockland: Season 7 Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45

Something is happening in Cleveland, Ohio. A movement, unlike anything it's seen before, has taken over the city. Cleveland’s top business leaders, civic leaders, politicians and lawmakers, people running educational institutions have all dedicated to making Cleveland the Blockchain Capital of the world. And this initiative, as strange as it may sound, is led by none other than a local car salesman, Bernie Moreno. On season six of Rocketship.fm, we're taking you behind the scenes of a movement that's happening inside the civic buildings all over Cleveland, a movement to reposition this blue-collar city into a global technology center. Season six is the story of Blockland.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Building the right product team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1575

One of the most import roles as a product owner is building the right product team. In part two of this two-part mini-series, we take a look at what high performing product managers and product leaders are doing inside of their organizations to manage and lead a high-performing product team. In this episode, we dive into the strategies that managers use to lead their teams successfully. It's not easy and we're not all Steve Jobs (although most of us think we are from time to time) so what do high performing managers from Facebook and Box do?  That's the question we answer in this episode.  Featuring Alison Go, PM at Facebook, Austin Bales, Director of Product Design at Facebook, Sam Goertler PM at Kickstarter, Ty Ahmad-Taylor, VP of Product Marketing at Facebook, Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer & Chief Strategy Officer at Box, & Sebastian Speier, Director of Design at Nike.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Interview: Jeetu Patel of Box on leadership and strategy in the new age of enterprise product | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1751

We welcome Jeetu Patel, the Chief Product Officer, and Chief Strategy officer at Box to the show today.  He leads the company's overall product and platform strategy, driving Box's long-term roadmap and vision for cloud content management in the enterprise.Have you ever wondered how companies like Box approach emerging technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence? Well, today is the day you find out.He also gives amazing advice on building effective product teams, the magical number for the size of a product team, when and how you should decide to build a new feature and how Box guards against disruptors.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Interview: Teresa Torres of Product Talk on Continuous Discovery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1582

Teresa Torres helps digital product teams adopt continuous product discovery practices including a regular cadence of customer interviews, rapid prototyping, and assumption testing. She emphasizes strong critical thinking a strong connection between what the teams are learning in their research activities with the product decisions that they are making.Mike Belsito interviews her today to discuss how teams can begin practicing continuous discovery, how to get buy-in from management and why the best product teams are talking to their customers every week (if not every day). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Disruption vs Innovation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1600

It seems like all we hear about today is disruption, disruption, disruption. Everybody is disrupting something -- from Transportation to Hospitality -- all anyone wants to do is blow everything up.So what is the difference between Disruption and Innovation?  Well, Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors.Disruption and Innovation are often different sides of the same coin. Today we explore how companies are approaching innovation and disruption in the Healthcare industry. We talk with Joshua Landry of Figure1 and Sasha Bhatia, the Director of Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care in Toronto.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Why do you love the products you love? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1745

Love isn’t rational. It doesn’t always make sense. But when love is in the air, nothing can come between you and a public tweet. Today we talk to people who’ve professed their love, publicly, for products they love. We discuss why they love the products they love, and what about these companies and brands gets them so excited.We dove into tech brands like Slack and Intercom as well as roll-on deodorant brand Phresh and personal fashion brand Stitch Fix.Huge thanks to our guests today: Lindsey Smith: https://twitter.com/LindseySmithHHCJordi Romero: https://twitter.com/jordiromeroNatalie Gerke: https://twitter.com/NgerkeAlys Gagnon: https://twitter.com/AlysJLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Storytelling for Product People | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1291

You may be tired of writing product stories and pitching product ideas that fall flat.  Here we break down how to tell compelling product stories by understanding the basic of storytelling itself. Jack and beanstalk may not be part of your everyday standups, but its the perfect way to breakdown the essential elements of a story. From screenwriter Michael Jamin to Product Manager and former Technical Director at Pixar, Josh Anon, we show you how you can use basic story writing techniques to better convey product ideas, initiatives, and marketing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Meetings don't have to suck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1231

We take a deep dive into how to prepare for and run better meetings, and some tricks to make sure that what was discussed at the meeting, actually gets done. We'll hear from Mamie Kanfer Stewart of Meeteor, Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Cameron Herold the author of Meetings Suck and Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNKLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 A Job To Be Done: Building Products People Want | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1103

Jobs to be done will change the way you think about a product. It will change the way you approach user personas and influence your product decision process. It is one of the most important developments in product thinking in our time, so today we're going to dive right in.In this episode we talk with Jeetu Patel of Box, Bob Moesta co-creator of the Jobs to be done framework, Benedikt Lehnert of Wunderlist (now Microsoft) and Eric White.The theory of jobs to be done was developed in part as a complement to the theory of disruptive innovation. But disruption theory doesn’t tell you how to create products and services that customers want to buy. Jobs to be done theory does. It transforms our understanding of customer choice in a way that no amount of data ever could because it gets at the causal driver behind a purchase.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Untold Story of Books.com [Part 2] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1246

In the second and final episode of our look at Books.com, we discover what happens when Charlie Stack is faced with competition from Amazon.com and a multi-million dollar buy out offer on the table. We also learn more about what Charlie is up to currently and how the Books.com legacy has lived on.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Untold Story of Books.com [Part 1] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1682

The year was 1992. The location… Cleveland, Ohio. The birthplace of online commerce. That’s right. Cleveland Ohio. Not Silicon Valley, Not San Francisco. Not even Seattle Washington. This is the story of Books.com, the internet’s very first e-commerce store, its founder, Charlie Stack, a lawyer-turned-self taught software developer — and what happened when they created internet history… and later… faced a new entrant in Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Interview: Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital on Diversity, Hustle and Playing to Win | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2060

We talked with Arlan Hamilton, theFounder & Managing Partner of Backstage Capital. Backstage Capital has invested more than $2M in 50+ companies led by underrepresented founders.  Arlan is a venture capital fund manager, but she got her start publishing the internationally distributed indie magazine INTERLUDE, and toured extensively as a live music production professional, she enters the venture investing world from an unconventional path. Arlan is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are of color, women, and/or LGBT.  We discuss diversity in tech, her story to becoming an unlikely VC and her advice for founders on how to stay focused and prioritize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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