Rocketship.fm show

Rocketship.fm

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.

Join Now to Subscribe to this Podcast

Podcasts:

 The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Part 2) - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:15

In the second part of our look at the weird world of fantasy sports, we dive deep into the journey's of Draft Kings and FanDuel, two of the biggest DFP apps on the market today. If you thought Fantasy Sports was high stakes, wait till you throw venture capital behind it. And find out what happens when two behemoths join forces to lobby for their right to exist, together. Sponsors: Jumpchart. Jumpcart Jumpchart takes the pain out of website planning. Get on the same page with the whole team. Clients, designers, copywriters, devs, and project managers. Where’s the stuff we need to build the website? It’s in Jumpchart. Go to http://www.jumpchart.com/rocketship to get started absolutely free. CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest way to import your users contacts into your app. Used by AirBNB, Yelp, Nextdoor and many more. Deploy CloudSponge into production you'll be entered to win a free Parrot SWING Minidrone plus you get a 3 month extended trial. Go to http://www.cloudsponge.com/rocketship to get started for free. Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial.

 The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Part 1) - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:16

It’s draft day.  The day when even the most miserable sports teams have a glimmer of hope.  Make the right pick for your team — and you can turn around the entire franchise.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve gone winless the entire year and can never seem to right the ship. Today, things can change.  Anything can happen. We're  talking about fantasy sports.  Fantasy football, to be more precise.  And as far as fantasy football drafts go, Mike Belsito is a wily veteran.  Trading up.  Trading down.  Making high stakes picks and sometimes, big letdowns as well.  Today we dive deep into the weird world of Fantasy Football.

 Achieving Greatness (w/ Laird Hamilton) [Part 2] - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:08

Laird Hamilton is known as one of the greatest big wave surfers in the world. He's the co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. In this episode we dive into the circumstances in his life that allowed him to achieve greatness. It's a fascinating look at the early days of the surfing industry as we know it today and the sacrifices and dedication it took Laird to accomplish what he has so far in life. Sponsors: CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest way to import your users contacts into your app. Used by AirBNB, Yelp, Nextdoor and many more. Deploy CloudSponge into production you'll be entered to win a free Parrot SWING Minidrone plus you get a 3 month extended trial. Go to http://www.cloudsponge.com/rocketship to get started for free. Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial.

 Achieving Greatness (w/ Seth Godin & Dennis Crowley) [Part 1] - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:36

We would all love to achieve greatness, if only in one skill in our entire life. Most of us will fall into the realm of expert in something in our lifetime – but what differentiates the good from the great? The experts for the masters? In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell examines the work of K. Anders Ericsson, a Swedish psychologist who wrote the paper The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance which inspired the book. In the paper K. Anders Ericsson states that in order to achieve greatness in a field, one must put in 10,000 hours of deliberate practice – thus the phase 10,000 hour rule. In this episode, we take a look at the stories behind the 1000 hour rule and the sacrifice it takes to achieve greatness. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial. Slidebean. Pitch deck templates for startups. Create a deck in minutes. Track investor activity on your slides. Professionally curated templates are the fastest and most stunning way to present your ideas: deliver powerful messages that stand out. Go to http://www.slidebean.com/rocketship to get started for free.

 The Untold Story of Books.com [Part 2] - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:21

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. Sponsors: CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest way to import your users contacts into your app. Used by AirBNB, Yelp, Nextdoor and many more. Deploy CloudSponge into production you'll be entered to win a free Parrot SWING Minidrone plus you get a 3 month extended trial. Go to http://www.cloudsponge.com/rocketship to get started for free. Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial.

 The Untold Story of Books.com [Part 1] - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:27

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. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial. CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest way to import your users contacts into your app. Used by AirBNB, Yelp, Nextdoor and many more. Deploy CloudSponge into production you'll be entered to win a free Parrot SWING Minidrone plus you get a 3 month extended trial. Go to http://www.cloudsponge.com/rocketship to get started for free. Slidebean. Pitch deck templates for startups. Create a deck in minutes. Track investor activity on your slides. Professionally curated templates are the fastest and most stunning way to present your ideas: deliver powerful messages that stand out. Go to http://www.slidebean.com/rocketship to get started for free.

 Can Basic Income Save Us? [Part 2] - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:39

Basic Income is the idea that we should provide a base level of support for our nations poorest and most exposed. This the second episode we take a look at the benefits of lifting up the poor and what it would take to fund such a program. We talk with Dylan Matthews of Vox.com, Basic Income Advocate Scott Santens and Economists Martin Farley and Priya Kothari. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial. CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest way to import your users contacts into your app. Used by AirBNB, Yelp, Nextdoor and many more. Deploy CloudSponge into production you'll be entered to win a free Parrot SWING Minidroneplus you get a 3 month extended trial. Go to http://www.cloudsponge.com/rocketship to get started for free.

 Can Basic Income Save Us? [Part 1] - This New Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:39

What is one thing that the left and right can agree upon? Not much these days, but Basic Income is one of the few ideas with the ability to reach across the aisle. We have some big dilemmas facing us as a society, with the rise of AI and automation jobs may become scarcer and the divide between the rich and the poor larger and larger. From YCombinator to non-profits in Kenya, people are trying to figure out how we take care of the most vulnerable in our society and fend off the impending doom many of our jobs face with the rise of AI and automation. Basic Income is one solution that has been growing in popularity amongst the tech savvy and social conscious alike. We talked with Dylan Matthews of Vox.com, Basic Income Advocate Scott Santens and Economists Martin Farley and Priya Kothari. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial. Slidebean. Pitch deck templates for startups. Create a deck in minutes. Track investor activity on your slides. Professionally curated templates are the fastest and most stunning way to present your ideas: deliver powerful messages that stand out. Go to http://www.slidebean.com/rocketship to get started for free.

 Productivity: Meetings Suck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1192

In our final episode of this productivity series 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

 Interview: Mamie Kanfer Stewart of Meeteor on how to do meetings better | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1762

Mamie Kanfer Stewart, founder of Meeteor, talks with us about how to do meetings better. It's not just about being productive, but about getting higher quality work done as a result of that meeting. We all spend hours a week in meetings, and there are somLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Productivity: Achieving Deep Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1172

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill, because of our modern times, that is becoming increasingly more difficult to achieve. Today we outline some helpful practices...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Interview: Ron Wiener of Thermogenesis Group on the science of working while walking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3666

Ron Wiener, the CEO of the Thermogenesis Group who runs the site Workingwhilewalking.com talks with us about the benefits of standing desks and walking desks and the science behind what happens when you get on the move during your work day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Interview: Matt Hunckler of Verge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1715

Matt Hunckler is the founder and CEO of Verge, an event company that helps startup communities produce pitch events in their local towns. Matt spent the better part of 2016 on the road building his company and these communities and shares with us some of the techniques and tools he used to keep himself and his team productive while traveling.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Productivity: Email is dead! Long live email! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1451

Slack, Hipchat, Campfire - Chat applications have taken over our modern work communication. While they have certainly reduced our need for internal email they have caused their own set of productivity distractions. How do we deal with this distractions before they completely kill our productivity? Oh, and email isn't really going anywhere so let's learn some triage techniques that some of our favorite CEO's use every day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Interview: Natalie Nagele of Wildbit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1689

Today we talk with Natalie Nagel Co-founder and CEO of Wildbit. Wildbit is known for it's popular products Beanstalk, Postmark and Deploybot. We talk about productivity and how they've built it into the culture at Wildbit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Comments

Login or signup comment.