Products That Count Podcast

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

A podcast for product makers, data-minded thinkers and innovators.
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Tech du Jour #1: Founder on The Facts (and Myths) of AI

29:22 | May 8th

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting how products are made and their overall capacity for learning. That said, it can be difficult to understand its overall impact. What do we know about AI's capabilities - and where are we still fig...Show More
Product Guru Bruce Cleveland on Bridging The Traction Gap

27:48 | May 3rd

Every entrepreneur dreams of turning their big idea into a real business. That said, 85 percent of startups end up failing to get off the ground. What should future leaders of “the next big thing” focus on to build success? Product Guru Bruce Clevela...Show More
Diverse Voices #6: Disney Product Lead on The Future of Digital Entertainment

31:14 | Apr 24th

Today, people are consuming entertainment content in many new ways. When it comes to digital products, there are more "Napsters" changing the game than ever before. What effect is this having on the digital content landscape - and how can established...Show More
HYP3R CEO on Scaling Customer Delight

32:12 | Apr 12th

Now more than ever, it's critical for products to connect with their customers on a personal level. That said, marketing tactics have shifted toward impersonal and intrusive ways of building rapport with target users. How can businesses stay rooted i...Show More
Product Lifecycle #5: GetUpside CEO on Navigating The Business of Product

30:38 | Apr 10th

To produce meaningful solutions, product managers must be user-focused. That said, they must also keep their business at the forefront of the decision-making process. How can product managers connect with customers in ways that also benefit the botto...Show More
Diverse Voices #5: Pivotal Labs fmr Product Lead on Increasing Diversity in Product

31:43 | Mar 27th

The tech world may be flourishing with new innovation every day - but it is behind in the times when it comes to equal opportunity for under-represented groups. How can we increase opportunities for everyone to get into tech? As part of our Diverse V...Show More
Product Lifecycle #4: Instagram Product Lead on The Impact of Small Changes

35:41 | Mar 13th

Product managers often focus on reimagining a tool or solution from scratch. However, there's plenty of disruptive innovation that can comes frlom incremental changes over time. What is the best way to make an impact with subtle tweaks to a solution?...Show More
Diverse Voices #4: SpotHero Product Lead on Simplifying Complex Products

30:34 | Feb 27th

It's easy to look at a simple product and think that it can't be hard to make. However, the simplest interfaces often require the most demanding development. What does it take to bring simplicity to life when facing complexities? As part of our Diver...Show More
Product Lifecycle #3: Google Product Lead on Building With Big Data

31:45 | Feb 13th

In product management, we hear about the importance of data all the time. That said, not every product manager understands what to make of every data set they review. What does it take to make informed product decisions using data? As part of our Div...Show More
Diverse Voices #3: Venmo Product Lead on Becoming a Product Insider

29:11 | Jan 30th

Every product manager's journey takes them on a different path to ultimately land in the perfect role. That said, it seems hard for "product outsiders" to get into product management. How can people apply skills from other roles to become a product m...Show More
Product Lifecycle #2: BioDigital CPO on Living The Product Lifecycle

33:11 | Jan 9th

Every product manager starts out in a variety of entry points. What does it take to build a long-term career - and most importantly, how do you create value for customers and your business? BioDigital CPO Vivian Chang talks about going from project m...Show More
Diverse Voices #2: Hinge CPO on True Love Through Product

29:52 | Dec 26th, 2018

Dating apps have completely turned social interaction upside down - re-engineering how people meet and how we open up to others. How do product managers continue to enhance opportunities for people to find "the one?" Hinge CPO Tim MacGougan talks abo...Show More
Product Lifecycle #1: Ovia Co-Founder on Finding Customer Value

30:02 | Dec 12th, 2018

With more choices than ever before, it's easy to get lost in the app store. How do you build products that stand out? Ovia Co-Founder Gina Nebesar talks about building customer empathy, creating successful prototypes and how to stay ahead of the comp...Show More
Diverse Voices #1: Acorns Product Lead on Getting Promoted

26:58 | Nov 28th, 2018

Every product manager thinks about leadership opportunities - and the first question is, "how do I get there?" Acorns Product Director Paige Conrad talks about how to sell yourself, promoting inclusion in the workplace and what it takes to make great...Show More
studiored Founder on Developing Digital & Physical Interactions

23:09 | May 22nd, 2018

studiored Founder Philip Bourgeois is my guest on this week’s podcast episode. Learn about his processes for developing digital and physical interactions throughout the development process, that have made his firm the leading producer of wearables an...Show More
mParticle CEO & Co-Founder on Scaling Teams and Going Public

27:44 | May 15th, 2018

My guest on this episode is Michael Katz, CEO & Co-Founder of mParticle. He talks about the culture and practices that have allowed him to build product-focused teams that continually execute, deliver value, and leave a legacy.  About the Guest: Mich...Show More
Security Guru on Building Secure Products

22:50 | May 8th, 2018

In this podcast interview, I sit down with security guru Rene Kolga for a chat about building security products. He talks about how it's different from building for any product, yet how it's similar. Learn more at
Wevr Head of Product on Shifting to AR/VR

19:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

"Today, our phones and camera are trying to take us into another reality"...and that reality is AR/VR/MR. On this episode, I interviewed Wevr Head of Product Sami Ramly to share with us why and how to build for this new paradigm. Learn the thought-pr...Show More
Author of the Netflix Culture Deck on Developing Teams that Scale

26:29 | Apr 17th, 2018

In order to be nimble, you need to have a great team that grows with your organization's technology and culture. Join Patty Mccord and I on this podcast epsiode about how you should tackle team development and management as a Product Manager.  Patty ...Show More
Chief Product Officer at Box on Building User Experience and Development

25:59 | Apr 10th, 2018

Building "products that count" involves more than just developing a great product, it's about creating a memorable user experience from beginning to end. Sure, making sure your infrastructure is technically solid and functioning is integral, but how ...Show More
Silicon Valley-based Social Science and Business Journalist on Middleman Economy

18:39 | Feb 21st, 2018

Why would anyone want to hire a middleman, like someone to get your groceries, especially if you have time to take care of the planning and shopping yourself? On today’s episode, my guest Marina Krakovsky discusses her book The Middleman Economy. Mar...Show More
SurveyMonkey fmr President & CTO on Making a Difference with Tech

15:17 | Nov 7th, 2017

How is technology making a difference in your life today? On today’s episode, my guest Selina Tobaccowala discusses her newest startup Gixo and how she plans to help consumers lead healthier lives. You'll hear Selina compare and contrast her experien...Show More
Product Expert David Fradin on What Makes a Great Product Manager

20:08 | Oct 30th, 2017

What are the qualities you look for in a great product manager? Today, my guest David Fradin shares his thoughts on what makes a successful, innovative product leader. David is a classically trained Product Manager, now coach, that worked with Steve ...Show More
Game-thinking Guru Amy Jo Kim on Accelerating Early Product Design

23:27 | Oct 2nd, 2017

How can “game thinking” help strengthen long-term engagement with your users? Today, on this episode, my guest Amy Jo Kim discusses how she helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life with game thinking to help accelerate early product design.
Career Coach Dorie Clark on How to Create and Monetize a Strong Brand

25:00 | Oct 2nd, 2017

What are three words you would use to describe yourself to help build your personal brand? On today’s podcast, you’ll hear Dorie Clark discuss her books, what keeps her committed to helping people get their ideas heard, how she uses the 3-word exerci...Show More
Products That Count: Get Storied CEO Michael Margolis on Storytelling in the Age of Disruption

26:55 | Sep 4th, 2017

Are you telling the big-picture story that’ll influence change? What is the structure of belonging in the digital age? These are just a few questions the CEO and Founder of Get Storied, Michael Margolis, asks on today’s episode. Michael has a backgro...Show More
Products That Count: Product School Founder and CEO on What Makes a Great Product Manager

18:29 | Aug 28th, 2017

Founder and CEO of Product School, Carlos González de Villaumbrosia, talks about his insights into what makes a great product manager in this episode. Carlos started his career in software development in Spain—but he knew he always wanted to be in Si...Show More
Portigal Consulting Founder, Steve Portigal, on User Research

26:28 | Aug 8th, 2017

Founder of Portigal Consulting, Steve Portigal, talks about user research, books, and how much there is to learn about people on today’s episode. Located just outside of San Francisco in Pacifica, CA, you'll find Steve's consultancy. Here, he aims to...Show More
WorkFusion Founder and CEO Max Yankelevich on Intelligent Automation

23:56 | Jun 5th, 2017

Founder and CEO at WorkFusion, Max Yankelevich, talks about his desire to build products people use. Max provides his thoughts on the AI revolution and its future. He also gives advice to entrepreneurs who want to work in the B2B space, provides a gl...Show More
Fortune Editor Adam Lashinsky podcast at Products That Count: "Inside Uber"

15:01 | May 29th, 2017

On this podcast, I interviewed Adam Lasinky about his bestselling book,“Wild Ride, Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination“. He discusses why he chose to take a close-up look at Uber's rise as a global tech business phenomenon. Adam reveals his brie...Show More
Amplitude Head of Product Justin Bauer podcast at Products That Count: Data Analysis

18:18 | May 15th, 2017

Head of Product at Amplitude, Justin Bauer, talks about his non-traditional path to becoming a rising star in Silicon Valley's Product Management scene. Justin provides some insightful advice on analyzing data to make an outstanding product. He also ...Show More
Shopkick Senior Product Manager Gaurav Hardikar podcast at Products That count: Future of E-commerce

15:12 | Apr 17th, 2017

In this episode, Gaurav Hardikar talks about the future of e-commerce. He discusses how to design products that provide an efficient shopping process for consumers, how he drives engagement at Shopkick, and the need to balance stakeholders needs with...Show More
Slack Product Lead Jules Walter podcast at Products That Count: Productivity

18:53 | Apr 17th, 2017

In this compelling conversation, Jules Walter discusses his role at Slack to drive user growth. He talks about Slack's unique, transparent culture and how Slack uses its own product within the company. He reveals how Slack makes decisions and increas...Show More
Pandora Head of Product Mgmt Katherine Kornas podcast at Products That Count: Personalization

22:59 | Apr 17th, 2017

In this interview, Katherine Kornas talks about Pandora's commitment to both culture and innovation. She talks about the importance of using simplicity and inspiration to inspire growth. She also delves into how Pandora listens deeply to its consumer...Show More
Perspective on Product Management by 5 Product Gurus

26:00 | Apr 4th, 2017

I've had the chance over the past few months to interview 5 product gurus: Marty Cagan, Teresa Torres, Jeff Gothelf, Rich Mironov and Dan Olsen. This podcast compiles the best moments of those interviews including their views on what makes a great pr...Show More
Frmr Frog Design Co-CEO Patricia Roller at Products That Count: Teamwork

20:28 | Mar 18th, 2017

Patricia Roller talks about balancing the art + science of product management based on her experience as Co-CEO at frog design inc. In this conversation, Patricia delves into the importance of teamwork as a product manager. She also explains how to n...Show More
Former FBI High Stakes Negotiator Chris Voss podcast at Products That Count: Negotiating as if your Life Depends on it

19:16 | Mar 6th, 2017

On this episode, former FBI High Stakes Negotiator Chris Voss shares the nine effective principles to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. He discusses how to gain a competitive edge by using counterintuitive strategies...Show More
Adobe/LeanPlum Exec Joyce Solano podcast at Products That Count: Brand Positioning

20:55 | Feb 13th, 2017

Joyce Solano talks about her experience learning how to reinvent of Adobe from a software co. to marketing co. She also talks about empathy, brand positioning, and how defining company goals to create your brand story.
Product Management Guru Jeff Gothelf podcast at Products That Count: Innovation

20:09 | Jan 31st, 2017

Jeff Gothelf talks about the shift in mindset needed to scale your business. He makes the case that you must think about yourself in the software business. Secondly, he says we need to shift into thinking about how to manage all the departments and r...Show More
Chief Product Officer Anneka Gupta podcast at Products That Count: Building Customer Relationships

20:15 | Jan 31st, 2017

In this podcast, Anneka talks about understanding the art and science of customer relationships, risk/reward ratio for businesses, and how to build your network through leveraging the people around you.
Yelp Product Designer Clara Nam podcast at Products That Count: Iterating Successful Products

09:32 | Dec 5th, 2016

Clara Nam talks about her passion for product design. She speaks about her job in Silicon Valley as a Product Designer on the Growth team at Yelp. She shares her experience on iterating the Yelp mobile app and finding design solutions to make a succe...Show More
Sally Thornton podcast at Products That Count: The Future of Work

19:47 | Oct 14th, 2016

Thought leader Sally Thornton discusses how to create ownership of your career while finding work/life balance. She discusses how to create your ideal career through a system and framework that motivates you. She also discusses how to create a human-...Show More
Serial entrepreneur Sachin Rekhi podcast at Products That Count: mobile product trends

20:26 | Oct 14th, 2016

Serial tech entrepreneur Sachin Rekhi talks about his journey in Silicon Valley to take his products from the idea stage to being sold to a top social media company. He candidly shares his experience on the challenges of working in Silicon Valley in ...Show More
Silicon Valley Coach Rich Mironov podcast at Products That Count: moving up the career ladder

22:07 | Sep 19th, 2016

Silicon Valley Product Management veteran Rich Mironov discusses his experience in the product manager role and shares some tips to be successful and move up the ladder in your career. He discusses critical aspects of the job such as cross functional...Show More
Product Management Guru Marty Cagan podcast at Products That Count: making impactful products

24:46 | Sep 19th, 2016

Marty Cagan discusses the importance of focusing on impact when designing great products. He emphasizes that it is essential that product managers put the customer first to build products that people love. Additionally, he points out how the culture ...Show More
Product discovery coach Teresa Torres podcast at Products That Count: on human centered design

23:45 | Sep 19th, 2016

How do you know what to build next? It’s all about product discovery, argues product guru Teresa Torres. She shares best practices for product discovery, understanding what customers want, and then building it right. Through impact and empathy we can...Show More
Hilton CMO Stuart Foster podcast at Products That Count: How to Make Brands Stand Out

23:09 | Sep 7th, 2016

Stuart Foster talks about the importance of simplicity in making your brand stand out in the marketplace. He delves into how to create an unforgettable brand by focusing on the value of a company. He explains why mass marketing is no longer valid bec...Show More
Space Architect Guillermo Trotti podcast at Products That Count: the 'wow' factor in product design

21:10 | Sep 6th, 2016

Guillermo discusses the importance of efficiency in product design, human centered design that creates a 'wow' factor, and how direct experience with a product plays a major role in the widespread adoption of a product. This is a fascinating discussi...Show More
Singularity U Professor Nell Watson podcast at Products That Count: why now is the right time for AI

23:11 | Sep 6th, 2016

Nell discusses singularity including the notion of AI personhood. She talks about how AI is here to stay because of what she refers to as the ‘autonomous distributed corporation’. She emphasizes that knowledge is power and postulates that it makes se...Show More
Monster exec Anne Dwane discusses the future of work

19:50 | Aug 24th, 2016

As a serial entrepreneur, investor and ex-Monster exec, Anne Dwane discusses the current revolution in corporate learning and the future of work. “There is no such thing as one size fits all,” she argues. “Work and education are both ready for disrup...Show More
Big data expert Alistair Croll podcast at Products that Count: the big picture on big data

21:38 | Aug 9th, 2016

Data and analytics expert Alistair Croll argues that big data is changing business, society and even the human species. Businesses are built faster based on analytics and data. What's coming next for big data and cloud computing? Alistair's answers a...Show More
Fast Company Writer Leah Hunter podcast at Products That Count: Artificial Intelligence disruption

23:56 | Aug 9th, 2016

Leah Hunter has spent her career exploring the intersection of technology, culture, and design. She writes about the human side of tech for Fast Company, O'Reilly Radar, Business Punk, and mentors tech companies.
Code For America product lead Alan Williams podcast at Products That Count: bringing government into the 21st century

20:09 | Jul 18th, 2016

Code for America product lead Alan Williams shares the great work he and his team are doing with Code for America, a non-profit organization dedicated to bring government into the 21st century government. He discusses mobile-first government programs...Show More
Mind The Product founder Andrea Saez podcast at Products That Count: user on-boarding

20:58 | Jul 16th, 2016

Founder of Mind The Product and ProdPad Andrea Saez shares her experience with on boarding new users. On boarding is emotional, she argues- there must be a connection with users. Successful on boarding is about creating a positive interaction. Not ev...Show More
Consulting expert Mark Levy podcast at Products That Count: creating a Big Sexy Idea

23:21 | Jun 30th, 2016

Levy Innovation, LLC founder and consulting expert Mark Levy helps you better articulate your work, get out of your default thinking, and help you come up with a Big Sexy Idea. Listen in to find out what you can do to make a great pitch, as well as t...Show More
Communications guru Marie Perruchet podcast at Products That Count: creating a perfect pitch

16:45 | Jun 30th, 2016

Are you afraid of public speaking? Have no fear--Marie Perruchet, Founder and Director of One Perfect Pitch and former journalist, helps people overcome this fear with plenty of tips and tricks on how to become a better speaker.
Productivity guru Pierre Khawand podcast at Products that Count: the perfect 15 minute day

21:20 | May 19th, 2016

Productivity guru and ex-tech exec Pierre Khawand argues that we should schedule our day in 15-min increments in order to feel productive and fullfilled. He shares ways that we can minimize distractions and keep thoughts and emotions under control wi...Show More
Professor and author Marshall Van Alstyne podcast at Products that Count: platforms beating products

18:01 | Apr 14th, 2016

MIT Digital Fellow and Boston University Professor Van Alstyne argues that product business models are broken and being replaced by platforms.
Bestselling author Dorie Clark podcast at Products That Count: how to stand out

22:33 | Mar 1st, 2016

Bestselling author of Reinventing You, Dorie Clark shares advice and best practices on how to stand out, including identifying what makes you unique, what to build a personal brand on, how to increase the reach of your brand using blogging and social...Show More
Leadership guru Sydney Finkelstein podcast at Products That Count: how great bosses groom talent

25:42 | Jan 26th, 2016

NYT bestselling author and leadership guru Sydney Finkelstein talks about "superbosses," the exceptional leaders that are able to attract, retain and groom the best talent, how they go about it, and how you too can become a superboss.
Product guru Dan Olsen podcast at Products That Count: product management playbook

19:45 | Dec 15th, 2015

Product guru and bestselling author Dan Olsen talks about what makes for great products, great product managers and great product teams.
Yelp Product VP Eric Singley podcast at Products That Count: mobile product trends

21:53 | Dec 1st, 2015

Yelp Product VP Eric Singley talks about growing Yelp in the early days and shares what he sees as mobile product trends and best practices.
Robbie Baxter podcast at Products That Count: Netflix and other awesome subscription services

14:18 | Nov 4th, 2015

Bestselling author of The Membership Economy Robbie Baxter reveals trends for the most cutting edge SaaS products. Hint: it's all about community and access instead of self and ownership.
Sangeet Paul Choudary podcast at Products That Count: Uber and The Rise of The Mega Platforms

21:46 | Oct 13th, 2015

OnDemand economy and platform thinking guru Sangeet Paul Choudary talks about what makes a great platform. He discusses their business models, the key role of reputations, and explains why the best platforms are the ones we don't even notice.
Joe Robinson podcast at Products That Count: tech design trends

16:47 | Aug 27th, 2015

Silicon Valley design guru Joe Robinson shares his perspective on design trend for tech and mobile products. He also reveals why you should read more sci-fi.