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Episode 144  |  30:21 min

Brendon Stead, SVP of Product Development and Engineering: alignment and trends

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Episode 144  |  30:21 min  |  08.25.2021

Brendon Stead, SVP of Product Development and Engineering: alignment and trends

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This is a podcast episode titled, Brendon Stead, SVP of Product Development and Engineering: alignment and trends. The summary for this episode is:
Takeaway 1 | 00:02 MIN
Why don't you give us a little background to kick us off?
Takeaway 2 | 00:01 MIN
Talk to me about how you got into product management.
Takeaway 3 | 00:06 MIN
Tell me about your time at Sound United. What current problems are you solving? What teams do you currently oversee there?
Takeaway 4 | 00:03 MIN
Talk to me about how streaming has changed the industry.
Takeaway 5 | 00:07 MIN
Do you see that as a trend in direction where that becomes standard or is it not that important to an average consumer?
Takeaway 6 | 00:07 MIN
What's the ratio between product managers to engineers to designers to audio engineers?
Takeaway 7 | 00:00 MIN
Is alignment a challenge?
Takeaway 8 | 00:02 MIN
How do you think about product portfolios?
Takeaway 9 | 00:06 MIN
You talked about wanting to build product to where the school of fish are going. Can you share some thoughts on where you think fish are going?
Takeaway 10 | 00:11 MIN
You were a VP of Product Engineering at Harmon. How do you see product vs. engineering? Do you feel like product managers should have a technical background?
Takeaway 11 | 00:04 MIN
What skills make a great product manager in your industry? How do you test for that in interviews?
Takeaway 12 | 00:06 MIN
Talk to me about how you approached continuing this business, continuing to build products during COVID. What was your strategy?
Takeaway 13 | 00:07 MIN
How do you instill a drive for innovation in your org?
Takeaway 14 | 00:09 MIN
What data or metrics do your product managers keep an eye on? What are the important north star metrics? What are the supporting metrics? How do you look at data and metrics in your business?
Takeaway 15 | 00:01 MIN
What's your favorite product?
Takeaway 16 | 00:01 MIN
Three words to describe yourself.