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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christopher O'Donnell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christopher O'Donnell, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christopher O'Donnell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christopher O'Donnell, often where they are interviewed.

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57. Networking and Cultivating Culture with Christopher O'Donnell

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A good leader is humble.

A good leader takes responsibility for the losses and gives away credit for the wins.

In this episode, we interview Christopher O’Donnell, Chief Product Officer at HubSpot, about fostering his team’s HEART:

What we talked about:

- Making diversity & inclusion a given among your teams

- What the “E” in HEART used to stand for

- Being generous with introductions & connections

- Product management insights from a humble industry leader

Check out the full podcast with Christopher O’Donnell by clicking here.

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Sep 07 2020 · 32mins
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Christopher O'Donnell's three-in-a-row 24/08/2020

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North Sligo AC's Christopher O'Donnell chats to Ocean FM Sport's Austin O'Callaghan about his hat-trick of men's National 400 metres titles.
Aug 24 2020 · 3mins

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Christopher O'Donnell: Product Innovation is a Team Sport

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What does it take to develop products that customers love? Is it creative genius, teamwork, refined processes, or all of the above?

In this episode of the Manage Your Message Podcast, host Jim Karrh welcomes one of the leaders in the product management community. Christopher O’Donnell has built dozens of web and mobile products, ranging from language learning for the US military to the most popular free CRM product in the world. Christopher is the Senior VP of Product at HubSpot—which puts him in a very visible role, and has him lecturing at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and to major corporations. Apart from the day job, Christopher is a songwriter and guitarist for the band The Providers.

Jim and Christopher discuss a number of topics related to product management and innovation, including…    

  • Why storytelling, inside and outside of the company, is critical to success
  • How Christopher builds “constraints” into the creative process
  • Which personal characteristics are important for product developers
  • How to recruit creative team members
  • How HubSpot listens to customers and works with them in the product-development process
  • How Christopher uses music as a creative outlet (and its connection to software development)
Mar 09 2020 · 43mins
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How To Build Creative Teams with Christopher O'Donnell and Liz Howard

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Today we are talking with the Senior VP of Product at Hubspot, Christopher O'Donnell.  Christopher helped grow Hubspot from a small startup to a publicly traded company worth over $600M in revenue! He has a passion for developing innovative and functional teams and embodying servant leadership.

What We Cover:

  • The necessity of letting go of the tasks you're familiar with in order to grow as a leader
  • His people-centric definition of leadership
  • How to build creative teams that actually want to show up to work

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Jan 13 2020 · 30mins

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085: Be “The Agent” of Your Entrepreneurial Journey- Scale Your Business Creatively with Christopher O'Donnell

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“The more room you have to fail, the more space you have to innovate.” -Christopher O’Donnell

In this episode, Jay interviews Christopher O'Donnell, SVP of Product at Hubspot, and founder of the rock band The Providers.  Christopher manages a rapidly growing creative team at Hubspot, and thus he and Jay chat deeply about fostering creativity as a small business owner, but also: adaptability as an entrepreneurial skill set, celebrating the little wins, soliciting feedback from the right people, imposter syndrome, gap awareness, running controlled experiments and viewing one's self as a talent agent/coach. 

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Episode Highlights:

02:07 Shifting the Power in Shop & Buy 

07:11 Implementing Peer Leadership

16:19 Be “The Agent”

24:26 Shaping Behavioral Styles Creatively

30:06 Celebrate

36:00 Simplify It Down

42:13 How to Make a Record

48:43 Your Dog Walking Time  

Dec 03 2019 · 53mins
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E400: Leading And Building Creative Teams Like HubSpot With Christopher O'Donnell

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Christopher O'Donnell is a technologist, musician and public speaker who has built dozens of web and mobile products. His product portfolio ranges from language learning products for the U.S. military to the most popular free CRM product in the world. He serves as Senior Vice President of Hubspot Product, which he led from startup ($50M in revenue) to successful publicly-traded company ($600M in revenue). Christopher has become a staple in the product management community, and was recently named one of the Best Product Leaders of 2019 (via Comparably).

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Oct 28 2019 · 24mins
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220: Christopher O'Donnell on Leading and Building Creative Teams

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Christopher O’Donnell is a technologist, musician and public speaker who has built dozens of web and mobile products. His product portfolio ranges from language learning products for the U.S. military to the most popular free CRM product in the world.

Today, Christopher serves as Senior Vice President of Hubspot Product, which he led from startup ($50M in revenue) to successful publicly-traded company ($600M in revenue). Christopher has become a staple in the product management community and was recently named one of the Best Product Leaders of 2019 (via Comparably). As an experienced leader, he is passionate about leading and supporting teams to build anything, from developing tech products to creating rock & roll records.

He is a highly-rated public speaker and a frequent guest lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and major global corporations, speaking on topics like leadership & team-building to audiences of over ten thousand. Outside of his day job, Christopher spends his time as songwriter and guitarist for his band The Providers, with whom he has recorded dozens of albums across a variety of musical genres.

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Oct 18 2019 · 55mins
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What Is Modern Leadership and How Do We Live and Implement It? -Christopher O'Donnell

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Today’s guest, Senior VP at HubSpot, has mixed his love for music, technology and leadership to be a foundation for his successful career. What is modern leadership, why is it important, and what items can you embrace for implement to take you, your team and your organization to the next level? Christopher O'Donnell addresses these important questions.

If you want to learn more about his music, go to www.theproviders.com.

If you would like to learn more about HubSpot, and perhaps join its ranks, go to www.hubspot.com/jobs

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Until next time,

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Oct 16 2019 · 46mins
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CM51: Scaling Hubspot's Products, and Building Successful Product Companies w/ Christopher O'Donnell

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This is episode #51 of Custom Made, and this week I’m excited to be sitting down with technologist, musician and public speaker - Christopher O’Donnell, Senior Vice President of Product at Hubspot. HubSpot offers a full platform of marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM software - plus the methodology, resources, and support - to help businesses grow better.

Christopher has built dozens of web and mobile products ranging from language learning for the US military to the most popular free CRM product in the world, recorded dozens of albums across a variety of musical genres, and spoken to audiences of over 10,000 people.

His role as SVP of Product at Hubspot, a public tech company, makes him a staple in the product management community and frequent lecturer at MIT Sloan and major corporations.

Outside of his day job, Christopher spends his time as songwriter and guitarist for the band The Providers who release music on a regular music basis - be sure to check them out a www.theproviders.com.

During this weeks episode, Christopher and I are discussing the challenges that come with scaling a company from a startup to a large enterprise organization - from managing multiple product offerings, to integrating acquisitions, to cultural shifts that need to be planned for.

We go into detail on how Hubspot grew from $50MM in revenue to 10X that amount, and how it has continued to incubate new product offerings and successfully integrate them back into the core business services.

Another key aspect of Hubspot growth has been the following and loyalty it has built around its brand. A big catalyst for this is the annual Inbound conference that is hosted in Boston. We explore the importance of this, and the impact it has on product development, and product communication.

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Sep 15 2019 · 41mins
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Christopher O'Donnell joins Product Love to talk about building a startup within a startup

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In this week's episode of Product Love, I sat down with the SVP of Product, Christopher O'Donnell. We talked a lot about how Christopher built the startup, Sidekick, within Hubspot. Should all product companies be doing this? How does one go about implementing a startup within one?
Apr 02 2019 · 1hr 10mins