I give product leadership talks & workshops worldwide. I live in San Francisco.
Click below to watch my new “Branding for Builders” online talk for Product School. (NPS = 71)
Click here to read my new Medium article, “How to Make Wicked Hard Decisions.” It describes ten habits for making great decisions about product, people, and business.
I have worked with “Connected” to publish my first e-book, “The Frame Game.” It includes all my step by step product strategy exercises to enable you to define your product strategy. It’s free!
Speakers, aspiring speakers, and meetup/conference organizers: I just published a video, “How to Give a Rockstar Product Talk.”
My TOP articles on Medium
“Branding for Builders”: An article about positioning and branding. (9K claps, 50K reads)
“How to Define Your Product Strategy”: A 12-part, step by step series. (17K reads, NPS in 80’s)
“How to Run a Quarterly Product Strategy Meeting”: This describes a “Board Meeting for Product.” (5K claps)
“What We Can Learn From Netflix’s Failed Community Strategy”: Chronicles my many mistakes! (4K claps)
11/12: PM Festival in Zurich, Morning “Product Strategy Workshop” (Two Friday workshops are sold-out)
11/12: PM Festival in Zurich, Private Leadership Session (afternoon/evening)
11/13: PM Festival in Zurich, “How Netflix Built an Innovative Culture” keynote (morning)
11/13: PM Festival in Zurich, “AMA: How to Be an Engaging Speaker” (morning)
11/15: PM Festival in Zurich, “Hacking Your Product Leader Career” half-day workshop (morning)
11/15: PM Festival in Zurich, “Product Strategy & Leadership” half-day workshop (afternoon)
11/20: Productized in Lisbon, “Hacking Your Product Leader Career” all-day workshop (sold-out)
11/22: Productized in Lisbon, “Netflix’s Customer Obsession” keynote (morning)
12/3: GSoft in Montreal, “Netflix” Wicked Hard Decisions” no-slides dinner
12/4: GSoft in Montreal, “Product Strategy Workshop”
12/4: ProductTank in Montreal, “How Netflix Built an Innovative Culture.”
3/10-3/11: Industry Conference in Dublin. “Netflix: Wicked Hard Decisions.”
3/12: Beyond in London, “Product Strategy Workshop” (all-day)
9/16: “Product Leader Summit” dinner (6 p.m.)
9/17: “Product Leader Summit” all-day event
As the former VP of Product at Netflix, Chief Product Officer at Chegg, SVP Product at The Learning Company, and a Producer at Electronic Arts, I have lots of experience building world-class products, teams, and companies.
Every year I co-host an invite-only 120-person Product Leader Summit. The next one is in Redwood City, CA in September of 2020.
My wife, Kristen Hege, is a physician/scientist working to cure cancer, my daughter Kelsey, lives in Boston (and follows Mom's career path) while daughter Brit has career aspirations more like mine. (Read more about Brit here.)