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Episode 146  |  29:57 min

Lawrence Huang, VP of Product at Cisco Meraki: post-acquisitions & building for the enterprise

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Episode 146  |  29:57 min  |  09.10.2021

Lawrence Huang, VP of Product at Cisco Meraki: post-acquisitions & building for the enterprise

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This is a podcast episode titled, Lawrence Huang, VP of Product at Cisco Meraki: post-acquisitions & building for the enterprise. The summary for this episode is:
Takeaway 1 | 00:03 MIN
Why don't you kick this off by giving us a little overview of your background?
Takeaway 2 | 00:03 MIN
Talk to me about how you got into product management.
Takeaway 3 | 00:02 MIN
Tell me about Cisco Meraki. What teams do you oversee? What problems are you solving?
Takeaway 4 | 00:03 MIN
Tell me about the teams, and how that's grown since you've been acquired by Cisco.
Takeaway 5 | 00:04 MIN
What was it like being acquired, going from Meraki and then being acquired by Cisco?
Takeaway 6 | 00:09 MIN
What are the cultural components of Meraki that you wanted to make sure survived the acquisition? Talk to me about those, what were those?
Takeaway 7 | 00:12 MIN
Have those core product cultural values had a big impact on the success of Meraki post-acquisition?
Takeaway 8 | 00:06 MIN
Talk to me about the difference between being a product manager at a startup, and at a large enterprise. Do you have a preference?
Takeaway 9 | 00:04 MIN
Are there different times in your career where you appreciated different-sized organizations?
Takeaway 10 | 00:09 MIN
What advice do you have for PMs out there about scaling their career in product, and in advancing throughout a product org as a company grows?
Takeaway 11 | 00:14 MIN
Let's talk about building out product teams. How do you build those high-performing product teams? How do you get those people -- what's the structure like? What are the relationships between designers, PMs, and engineers?
Takeaway 12 | 00:01 MIN
What about diversity and inclusion?
Takeaway 13 | 00:06 MIN
How have you seen the role evolve and how have things liek this product-led movement impacted the role?
Takeaway 14 | 00:06 MIN
What do you think product managers absolutely can't overlook if they're building for the enterprise?
Takeaway 15 | 00:11 MIN
zHow do you invest for liability scale performance? How do you spend time removing technical debt or scaling up the architecture? How do you allocate for that?
Takeaway 16 | 00:17 MIN
What trends do you see in the product management? How is the role going to change?
Takeaway 17 | 00:01 MIN
What's your favorite product?
Takeaway 18 | 00:01 MIN
Three words to describe yourself.