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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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 Sprint Week: Day 1 "Gathering Ideas" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1497

In this episode, we drop a microphone into the first day of Zero, Kevin Rose's Intermittent fasting app, design sprint with agency AJ&Smart. The goal of the first day is to encourage everyone to share what they already know and develop a common understanding with the rest of the group. Everyone involved in a sprint has different perspectives and different information about the problem they're trying to solve. This is generally done through a series of ideation and sketching exercises, all of which you'll be able to listen in on in today's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Sprint Week: Getting Ready to Sprint | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1211

Follow along as each day this week we take you behind the scenes of an entire design sprint for Kevin Rose's app Zero led by Design Agency AJ&Smart.AJ&Smart is a design agency focused exclusively on helping companies innovate through the design sprint process and they let us drop our microphones into the room as they conducted a week-long Design Sprint with Mike Masur, the CEO of Zero. If you haven't heard of a design sprint before, it's based on the book, Sprint, by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky of Google Ventures which was released just under 3 years ago. The design sprint is a process of rapid idea testing wherein one week a team is able to ideate, sketch, prototype and test an idea with real users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Next week is Sprint Week! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 72

Every day next week we will be going behind the scenes of a design sprint for the intermittent fasting app, Zero, which was founded by Kevin Rose. The design sprint is lead by AJ&Smart, the design agency focused exclusively on helping companies innovate through the design sprint process. You'll be behind the scenes as the team plans, iterates, and prototypes until finally getting their ideas in front of real users.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Interview: Latif Nanji of Roadmunk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1398

Latif Nanji is the co-founder and CEO of Roadmunk, the road mapping software that helps companies create and share their products strategy and roadmaps.Roadmunk is a roadmapping enterprise SaaS platform serving over 75,000 product innovators including Amazon, NY Times, Nike, The Coca-Cola Company, Bloomberg, Adobe & Citibank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 10: Finale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1358

In today's episode, we say farewell to Lee, Gonto, and Krish after checking in with the one last time on the progress of their launches. Krish heads to Salt Lake City, Gonto gives us the initial feedback on their A/B test and Lee continues his journey into startup sales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 9: The Launch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 932

This week we follow Lee as he launches leadproof.app and starts to face the tough reality that he's going to need to get on the phone in order to make more sales. He also sets some ambitious goals for new customer acquisition. We also catch up with Krish as Chargebee launches Revenue Story, a brand new app that helps customers answer the hard questions about their businesses. This is something Chargebee has been doing manually for many of their enterprise customers for the last 4 years, and they've not rolled it into a separate business line for the company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 8: Pre-Launch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1254

In today's episode, we follow Lee, Krish and Gonto as they finalize their pre-launch plans. We learn the name of Lee's two new products as he gets closer to launch, listen in on a planning session for the launch of Revenue Story and follow Gonto to an Auth0 executive offsite for planning their quarterly OKRs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 7: Relationships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1161

On today's episode, we explore the important topic of relationships. We follow Krish, Gonto, and Lee and look beyond business for just one week to see how they balance family, friends, girlfriends and work/life balance while pushing for greatness, and what some might call the impossible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 6: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1275

In this episode, we hear from Lee Tengum about his first customer interview for his new project and new project directions. It may or may not send him spiraling in a new direction. We also catch up with him about the other side projects that he is supporting on an ongoing basis.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 5: First Steps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1756

In today's episode, we learn more about the projects that Krish CEO of Chargebee, Gonto VP of Growth at Auth0 and Lee of 7am.ca will pursue for the next 2 months. You'll hear about them directly from them and their team as they discuss and plan the initial phases of each project. What will they get right and what will they get wrong? Find out as we follow along step by step to see what it's like to bring a new product idea to life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 4: Krish goes to Paris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1279

In Chapter 4, we learn about the origins of Krish Subramanian, Co-founder and CEO of Chargebee's, love for travel and discovery.This curiosity has manifested itself in a philosophy he takes into his company and product, Chargebee. We learn how Krish's first trip outside of India opened up his world in ways he would never have expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 3: 5am in Cranbrook, BC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1191

It's 5 am in Cranbrook, BC and Lee Tengum is already making his way into the office. The catch is, he'll be done by 10 am, free to use the rest of his time anyway he'd like to. Lee runs a successful marketing agency, 7am.ca, which helps local Cranbrook small businesses achieve their marketing goals. But Lee doesn't stop there. In the next 30 days, he's building a who new app from start to finish. An app he's hoping will increase the revenues of the small businesses in Cranbrook, BC. We'll follow Lee on his morning commute and find out what he's brewing for Season 5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 2: 380 people take over a small town in Panama | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1900

We take you behind the scenes to Auth0's 2018 offsite where there 380 employees converge on a small town in Panama and take over the Westin hotel for three days of presentations, team bonding activities and deep product discussions. Listen in on impromptu jobs to be done discussions, cross-team discussions about how they can better communicate and how teams should be testing the features they're building and releasing. These discussions lead to a product breakthrough that will dictate the next two months of development and result in an A/B test that no everyone on the team agrees on the outcome of. Visit Auth0 at https://auth0.com/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Chapter 1: An engineer, a CEO and a VP of Growth walk into a bar... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1490

In season 5 of Rocketship.fm we will be following the lives of three entrepreneurs and product people, going behind the scenes to the team off-sites, product conversations, executive dinners and customer interviews. We'll be focused on the stories of Lee Tengum, a solo-entrepreneur, with a passion for helping small businesses. Martin "Gonto" Gontovnikas, the VP of Marketing and Growth at Auth0, with 380 employees, who is a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service, and Krish Subramanian the CEO of Chargebee, the 150 employee startup who just raised an $18M Series C.Each story highlights the ups and downs of entrepreneurship as we take you behind the scenes through audio journals and personal interviews about their business, but also their day to day struggles as they balance business with the pull of their personal life and family demands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Continuous Product Discovery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1466

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

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