The

Secrets

of Product Management

Podcast

All The Responsibility, None Of The Authority

In every episode of the Secrets of Product Management podcast I provide actionable insights, techniques, and hacks to help you create more value in the world, faster.

Hi, I'm Nils Davis (more on me below). This podcast is for anyone trying to create value in the world with new products - product managers, product marketers, innovators of all sorts. 

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113: Risks, Challenges, and Obstacles

113: Risks, Challenges, and Obstacles

Risks, challenges, and obstacles In this episode I propose a new mental model for product managers – we need to always be thinking about risks, challenges, and roadblocks. They’re components of all the different things we do – market discovery, selling, persuasion, storytelling. And if they are important to us, the product manager, they are

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113: Risks, Challenges, and Obstacles

113: Risks, Challenges, and Obstacles

Risks, challenges, and obstacles In this episode I propose a new mental model for product managers – we need to always be thinking about risks, challenges, and roadblocks. They’re components of all the different things we do – market discovery, selling, persuasion, storytelling. And if they are important to us, the product manager, they are

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113: Risks, Challenges, and Obstacles
108: Learning From Failure

108: Learning From Failure

Learning from failure I worked on a product back in the mid-2000s called Accept360. It was a product for product managers. There’s no question that using Accept360 would make product management orgs more effective in a lot of different ways. But Accept360 failed as a product, and so in 2011 I started to realize I

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108: Learning From Failure
105: The Transition To Product Leadership, with Katia Suchkova

105: Katia Suchkova on Making The Transition to Product Leadership

From Individual Contributor to Product Leader My guest Katerina (or Katia) Suchkova talks to us about the challenges – and the solutions – that ambitious senior product managers have when making the transition to product leadership and moving up the career ladder. A longtime product management professional, Katia was a senior product manager at ServiceNow

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105: Katia Suchkova on Making The Transition to Product Leadership

About Your Host

Nils Davis

Your host, and author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook

When I started in product management, there were no resources for learning product management.

To help new product managers avoid that struggle, for years I’ve been providing that “secret” information on my Secret Product Manager Handbook website, this podcast, and my YouTube channel.

(You can get a lot of my best material in the Kindle or paperback version of The Secret Product Manager Handbook - a real book! It’s crammed full of all the things I wish someone had told me when I started.)


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