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Hello Tech Pros, What Products & Businesses Are You Building?

Hello Tech Pros is a podcast that explores the opportunities, challenges and anxieties that technical professionals and techpreneurs face when building their career, building their products and building their business. This show is about the people behind technology and the mindsets and skill sets they developed that led to their success. The show's host, Chad Bostick, is a 20 year veteran of the software development industry both as a practitioner and as a manager at companies like iBEAM Broadcasting, Devon Energy, Zynga and Fanduel. Chad is also an advocate for the awareness of Social Anxiety Disorder in the tech industry. His own battle in overcoming social anxieties led him to get the girl, lead the teams and launch a very successful podcast where he has interviewed over 250 guests.
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Feb 1, 2017

David Fradin was a classically trained product manager at Hewlett-Packard during the 50 years that HP grew 20% a year.

Apple recruited him to bring the first hard disk drive on a personal computer to market. He soon rose in Apple’s management ranks to the same level as Steve Jobs by heading the Apple /// product line and providing the profits which helped fund the development of the Macintosh.

Since 1969 he has worked on over 75 products and services, at 25 small, medium and large organizations and eleven startups covering hardware, software, services, internet, SaaS, mobile, advertising, online training, video and for non-profit public policy associations and political campaigns.

He has taught what is in this book to thousands of senior managers, product managers, and product marketing managers worldwide at small, medium and large companies.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/david-fradin-product-design/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • How tech leaders can combine value and vision to develop culture in their startup.
  • Why SPICEs are the key to success.
    • Strategy
    • Process
    • Information
    • Customer
    • Employees
  • Why hackathons and venture capitalism may be counter to the results you are trying to achieve (fire, ready, aim).
  • Why the salesperson's responsibility is to understand what the customer wants to do then match them to product or service that meets that need.
  • Don't define yourself by the solution, but by the problems.
  • How to observe users like a scientist.
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