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Build gives you the inside track on all things product and product management. Host Maggie Crowley, former Olympian turned Harvard MBA turned Director of Product Management at Drift, sits down with the best of the best across product management, design, and engineering to bring you lessons fromRead more

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A Quick Update from Maggie

Sep 30 • 02:31

The Ins and Outs of Product Marketing with Drift's Aurelia Solomon

Sep 24 • 40:41

Contrary to popular belief, product marketing is not just about making decks. In this episode, Maggie sits down with Drift's Director of Product Marketing, Aurelia Solomon. Together, they talk through the ins and outs of a product marketing role, why storytelling is crucial to success, and how to build, and manage, a strong PM to PMM relationship. ...

[Rebroadcast] Answering Your #1 Question: What's a One-Pager? (With Daphne Funston)

Sep 10 • 21:50

In 2019, one of the most common questions Maggie got from her listeners was, "What's a one-pager?" So, she sat down with former Drift product manager, Daphne Funston, to answer the question....

Giving Presentation Feedback as a Manager

Aug 27 • 14:40

Maggie's already given her best advice on how to deliver a great presentation. But what about enabling your teams to deliver their best presentations? That's what Maggie explores in this episode. Today, Maggie shares the five core elements she looks for in a great presentation, and how she provides feedback to her team based on those five points. This episode is a must-lis...

How to Turn Advice into Action with Whoop's Ben Foster

Aug 13 • 38:24

There’s a lot of advice around how to effectively build products, but how do you actually put that advice into practice? Ben Foster has first hand experience. Serving as an advisor, then writing the book, Build What Matters, which is all about building products focused around customer-centered product visions, and now holding the position of chief product officer at Whoop,...

Early Stage Product Development with Levels Co-Founder David Flinner

Jul 30 • 33:02

There are a lot of stories out there on how founders built their first product but not many examples of founders sharing those stories as they're happening. In today's episode, Maggie talks with David Flinner, co-founder and Head of Product at Levels, about how they're building their first product. From building in public, to just how scrappy a first version can be, to wha...

Prioritization with Productboard's Srinivas Krishnamurti

Jul 16 • 42:36

Prioritization is one of the hardest things that a PM has to do. Whether it's balancing inputs from a million stakeholders, figuring out how to hedge a series of bets, or making sure there's time to tackle that debt that you know you've got to deal with, it's never as simple to prioritize work as it seems. So in today's episode, Maggie talks with Srinivas Krishnamurti, SVP...

Product Manager vs. Chief of Staff with Drift's Terrance Rogers

Jun 18 • 45:04

What is a chief of staff, why is the role so popular, and is it a better launchpad for a career in tech than product management? In today's episode, Maggie talks with Drift's own Chief of Staff, Terrance Rogers, about the role, the chief of staff career path, common myths, and why it's gaining in popularity. Thinking about whether to go into product or take a chief of staf...

Staying Motivated in Product

Jun 4 • 07:03

As a product manager or product leader you have to be able to see a future in which your team has solved problems for users, because only once you’ve seen that future can you work backwards to figure out how to get there. Then, you have to be able to motivate your team and get them to buy into that vision for the future. To do that you’re going to need creative energy and ...

Building in a Crowded Market with Undock's Nash Ahmed

May 21 • 30:03

An ongoing debate in product is whether or how much to pay attention to the competition, which gets even more tricky when the space that you're building in is extremely crowded. In this episode, Maggie talks with Nash Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Undock, about what it's like to build a company in a space as crowded as calendaring. Nash shares the role of brand, how to go up a...

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