Cover image of Rocketship.fm
(295)

Rank #160 in Management category

Business
Management
Entrepreneurship

Rocketship.fm

Updated 6 days ago

Rank #160 in Management category

Business
Management
Entrepreneurship
Read more

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.

Read more

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.

iTunes Ratings

295 Ratings
Average Ratings
257
11
7
8
12

Longer episodes

By jamison steininger - Mar 19 2020
Read more
Please give us longer episodes! I love the show tho

Great podcast

By dontbeah8ter - Mar 16 2020
Read more
So much good content! Good work guys!

iTunes Ratings

295 Ratings
Average Ratings
257
11
7
8
12

Longer episodes

By jamison steininger - Mar 19 2020
Read more
Please give us longer episodes! I love the show tho

Great podcast

By dontbeah8ter - Mar 16 2020
Read more
So much good content! Good work guys!
Cover image of Rocketship.fm

Rocketship.fm

Latest release on Oct 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 6 days ago

Rank #1: Productivity: Why are we obsessed with productivity? (Ep 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

“How will we all keep busy when we only have to work 15 hours a week?” That was the question that actually worried the economist John Maynard Keynes when he wrote his short essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” in 1930. 

Over the next century, he predicted, the economy would become so productive that people would barely need to work at all. So what happened? Why are we so obsessed with productivity today?

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 05 2017

23mins

Play

Rank #2: How to Nail the Perfect Pitch (and more conf. highlights)

Podcast cover
Read more

In this special episode we bring you some of our favorite parts of CollisionConf. In particular, we break down a talk by Nicole Glaros, Partner at Techstars Ventures, where she hits on the main points of how to absolutely nail your pitch. More than that,

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 24 2015

39mins

Play

Rank #3: The Strange Origin of Growth Hacking (Growth Ep 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

In the first episode of our Growth series we dive into the history of Growth and Growth Hacking with clips from Sean Ellis (who coined the phrase) and Andrew Chen (who wrote one of the seminal articles on the topic). We'll break down the term Growth Hack

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 14 2016

21mins

Play

Rank #4: Productivity: Achieving Deep Work

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Feb 01 2017

19mins

Play

Rank #5: Interview: Amit Viswanathan of Doctible on Unconventional Ways to Scale a Marketplace Product

Podcast cover
Read more

Amit Viswanathan, co-founder of Doctible, talks with us about how their approach to a marketplace product. He shares how they’re able to generate sales on the supply side, and how they’ve come up with ways to generate value in the product beyond bringing

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 14 2015

35mins

Play

Rank #6: Interview: Gabriel Weinberg of Traction on How to Find, Test, and Double Down on Scalable Growth Channels

Podcast cover
Read more

Gabriel Weinberg, Co-Author of Traction, shares what's changed since the first release of his book. He covers the Bullseye Framework and how it's changed over time. And he also shares what it's been like using a publisher for the second edition.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 01 2015

37mins

Play

Rank #7: We F*cked Up: Stories about Product Mistakes

Podcast cover
Read more

Mistakes. We all make them. We all learn from them.

From a food delivery startup who's users couldn't find their menu, to Amazon's redesign of Audible and even an emergency support system on 9/11, today we bring you mistakes Product Mangers made, and how, in some cases, they fixed them. 

Stories from Melissa Perry, Alison Go Product Manger at Facebook and Blade Kotelly Leader of Experience Strategy at Sonos. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 13 2017

21mins

Play

Rank #8: Interview: Tony Cappaert of Contactually on How to Build a Sales Team from the Ground Up

Podcast cover
Read more

Tony Cappaert, co-founder of Contactually, talks with us about how they methodically grew their sales team and refined their sales process over the past few years. From getting more qualified leads and learning how to close more deals, to focusing on long

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 12 2015

35mins

Play

Rank #9: A Job To Be Done: Building Products People Want

Podcast cover
Read more

Jobs to be done will change the way you think about 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

Dec 06 2017

17mins

Play

Rank #10: Interview: Dave Nevogt of Hubstaff on Easy SEO Strategies for Startups

Podcast cover
Read more

Dave Nevogt, cofounder of Hubstaff, talked with us about their heavy focus on SEO. He shares their techniques and some easy wins to help get the most juice out of all your content.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 19 2015

30mins

Play

Rank #11: Sprint Week: Getting Ready to Sprint

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Oct 17 2018

20mins

Play

Rank #12: Product Poetry: The secret to perfect product descriptions

Podcast cover
Read more

Product Poetry. The subtle art of describing your product in a way that excites everyone around you. This isn’t just for entrepreneurs pitching investors, this is for product managers and product leaders to inspire their teams to push themselves to build the best possible solution.

Walk through examples from Figure One, Facebook and Sono’s with us as we attempt to break down what makes a powerful product description and what are the elements you need to improve yours.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 03 2018

18mins

Play

Rank #13: Product Failures: Webvan

Podcast cover
Read more

Business schools around the nation study Webvan’s overly ambitious rush to the biggest IPO to date in Silicon Valley, as a prime example of what to avoid doing while scaling.While it’s true that the impatience to go public helped steer Webvan off a cliff, the once darling company made three critical, but often overlooked mistakes when it came to revolutionizing home grocery deliveries. We'll talk with Ben Foster about his experience leading product teams at Webvan.

BIG NEWS

We've officially launched the Rocketship Premium Podcast feed! Join today for $5/month or $40 annually, and get access to exclusive bonus shows of Rocketship, previews of new seasons, and an ad free version of every episode of the podcast. Check it out today by clicking here.

This episode is brought to you by:

DigitalOcean, the cloud platform that makes it easy for startups to launch high-performance modern apps and websites. Learn more about DigitalOcean and apply for Hatch at do.co/rocketship.

App & Flow. If you're a startup founder, App & Flow will help you build an app that's ready for takeoff. Rocketship listeners get 25% off of their first month by going to rocketshipfm.appandflow.com.

Augusto Digital. Augusto Digital is a product engineering team that creates web, mobile, and cloud based digital products. Rocketship listeners get $1,000 off by going to augusto.digital/rocketship.

Logi Analytics is the leading platform for embedded analytics. Take your dashboard and reports to the next level. Rocketship listeners get free access to the Logi Analytics library of product demos by going to logianalytics.com/rocketship.

Rocketship is brought to you by The Podglomerate.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 23 2020

24mins

Play

Rank #14: Sprint Week: Day 1 "Gathering Ideas"

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Oct 17 2018

24mins

Play

Rank #15: Interview: Jackie Bavaro of Asana on Cracking the Product Management Interview

Podcast cover
Read more

We talk to Jackie Bavaro about cracking the Product Manager interview, or any interview for that matter. Jackie has amazing tips from the hirers perspective on how you can make a big impact no matter what your situation is. Learn what experiences you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great Product Management resume and cover letter look like along with some essential do's and don'ts of interviews you won't want to miss.

Jackie Bavaro is currently the Head of PM at Asana and the co-author of Cracking the PM Interview, the best selling book on product management (http://amzn.to/2dLr46H). She was Previously at Google & Microsoft.

A huge thank to our sponsor Hover. For Rocketship listeners, you’ll get 10% off your first order with code Rocketship, just go to hover.com/rocketship and use the code Rocketship.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 19 2018

29mins

Play

Rank #16: Mastering Jobs To Be Done Interviews: The Preparation

Podcast cover
Read more

There is no substitute for the real thing. Today on the show we welcome back Bob Moesta who spent hours with us recording real interviews with Industry attendees and unpacking the conversations to answer the question - what Job does Product Collective's Industry do for it’s attendees.

Adding Jobs To Be Done to your bag of tricks gives you a leg up in the product world. We breakdown Bob Moesta’s exclusive interviews with actual customers of Industry conference. The best way to learn is by unpacking real decisions that consumers have actually made and this is a rare opportunity to learn from the master himself.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 31 2018

18mins

Play

Rank #17: Chapter 1: An engineer, a CEO and a VP of Growth walk into a bar...

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Jul 10 2018

24mins

Play

Rank #18: Sprint Week: Day 4 "User Testing"

Podcast cover
Read more

In our final episode of our Sprint Week Series we listen in as Michael Smart and the AJ&Smart team test their prototype with real users. Over the past week, they have ideated, lightening demoed, sketched and prototyped their way to this point in the project journey for Kevin Rose's Zero App. But, after all of this work, what will real users think? Find out on today's episode.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 17 2018

27mins

Play

Rank #19: Interview: Dan Olsen on The Lean Product Playbook

Podcast cover
Read more

Dan Olsen is an entrepreneur, consultant, author, speaker, and expert in product management and Lean Startup. At Olsen Solutions, he works with CEOs and product leaders to help them build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of Product.

Dan has worked with a range of businesses, from small, early-stage startups to large public companies, on a wide variety of web and mobile products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Microsoft, YouSendIt (now HighTail), Epocrates, Medallia, XING, Financial Engines, and One Medical Group.

Prior to consulting, Dan worked at Intuit, where he led the Quicken product team to record sales and profit. He also led product management at social networking pioneer Friendster, and was the cofounder and CEO of YourVersion, a TechCrunch award-winning personalized news startup. Dan began his career designing nuclear-powered submarines.

Dan wrote the bestseller The Lean Product Playbook, published by Wiley. He lives in Silicon Valley, where he hosts the monthly Lean Product & Lean UX Meetup. A frequent speaker at business and tech events, Dan enjoys sharing ideas and comparing notes with as many people as he can. He also gives public and private workshops.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 30 2018

23mins

Play

Rank #20: A Job To Be Done: Building Products People Want

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Jan 17 2019

18mins

Play