Podcast: “The Product Mensch – Rich Mironov on The Product Experience”
When: July 17, 2019
Listen on Mind The Product‘s site


Hosts Lily Smith and Randy Silver talked with Rich about leadership, how to make sure that your next job is with the right company, and how to win friends and influence people.  This wide-ranging chat also covered lateral leadership and how product management has evolved.

A few quotes:

  • “How do we get things done in organizations where we have all of the responsibility and none of the authority (as we do), without pissing everybody off or getting fired?”
  • “Occasionally, I run into a CEO who had a really bad childhood. And what that means is, on even-numbered days, they’re all sunshine and smiles – and on odd-numbered days, they pick somebody to fire.”
  • “I’m happy when my team picks whatever framework they like – whatever flavor of Scrum or Kanban or agile something else, or any process they want to use. I don’t care how they write user stories – if they write user stories. As the Head of Product, my job is create an environment where product managers can succeed.”

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