I give 5-10 talks each month to product leaders worldwide. Choose one, then contact me.  You can also find all the materials you need (descriptions, bio, photos) for publicizing events here.

New talk: “Digital Disruption: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”

  • This talk traces three cycles of digital disruption that I have endured: from floppy disks to CD-ROMs at The Learning Company & Mattel, from DVD-by-mail to streaming at Netflix, and from textbooks-by-mail to a digital homework help subscription service at Chegg.

  • This talk introduces three different strategy models to plot a “route to ongoing power in significant markets” (Hellman).

  • I will also describe the inevitable ugly moments (Qwikster!) you will go through.

Netflix: Wicked Hard Decisions (Watch video.)

  • Learn how to make great decisions about the hardest things: people, product, and business.

  • This is “inside baseball,” revealing the decision-making process behind some of Netflix' toughest decisions via five "what would you do?" case studies.

  • This talk reinforces the importance of strategy, data and intuition to inform decisions.

Branding for Builders (Watch video, Read Medium article, read First Round Capital write-up)

  • Discover how exceptional teamwork between marketing & product creates a hard-to-copy, strategic advantage.

  • Learn how Netflix built a brand that more than 100M people love today, as well as the mistakes made along the way.

  • Apply two positioning and branding models to your product, company, and brand.

Hacking Your Product Management Career (Watch video, read Medium article)

  • Learn the technical skills of a product manager, plus the leadership skills required as you grow.

  • See how a highly strategic, "hacking" approach builds momentum in your career.

  • Accelerate career progress through your own "personal board of directors."

Customer Obsession (Watch video, read Medium article, read the creation story)

  • Find out how to move beyond "customer focus" to satisfy inherently unsatisfiable consumers

  • Learn how to combine four sources of consumer insight to delight customers

  • Put the techniques into practice with a modern-day Netflix case

Leaders Lead (Watch video, read Medium article)

  • Learn how to set yourself up in the right place at the right time to be promoted to VP

  • Understand the skills required for executives in all functions -- not just product leaders

  • Explore the progression of skills you need to develop at different stages in order to scale companies.

Netflix: Personalization 202 (Watch video)

  • Find out why Netflix focused on personalization as a way to delight customers in hard-to-copy, margin-enhancing ways.

  • Discover how human judgement + algorithms + presentation layer tactics improve retention.

  • Learn the “Inside Baseball” of the $1 million Netflix Prize and how it improved collaborative filtering.

Netflix: From Product Strategy to Execution- How to Run a Quarterly Strat Meeting (15-minute essay or watch video)

  • Use two models to define product strategy, tactics, and metrics to enable good, fast consumer/data-informed decisions.

  • Accelerate learning and innovation pace while maintaining alignment across your organization.

  • Simulate the meeting with modern-day Netflix cases.

Chegg: Wicked Hard Decisions (Watch video)

  • The second "Wicked Hard Decisions" talk, focused on the textbook rental, education startup.

  • Five highly interactive case studies give the inside dirt on getting from startup to IPO.

  • This talk reinforces the importance of strategy, data, and intuition to inform decisions.

The Guerrilla Guide to Product Innovation

  • Learn the surprisingly timeless principles of product innovation.

  • Discover 10 traits of highly innovative companies like Netflix, Apple, Google, Amazon and Uber.

  • Diagnose your company via an “Innovation Survey” that participants complete in advance of the presentation.