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81 / Why Gamification Drives Human Behavior

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Yu-kai Chou
The Octalysis Group

Gamification mechanics work because they motivate user audiences to participate, engage, and act. Yu-kai Chou, a gamification pioneer who began work in this space nearly 20 years ago, explains why the application of game technique is so much more than points, badges, and leaderboards. Gamification extracts all the fundamental components in games and applying them …

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Yu-kai Chou
The Octalysis Group

80 / Lessons in Fearless Product Leadership

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Ronke Majekodunmi
PayPal

In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Ronke Majekodunmi, Senior Product Manager at PayPal, for an inside look at product leadership. Especially during tumultuous times, it’s the leader’s job to acknowledge the context that the team is working in and to support them both personally and professionally. This can be …

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Ronke Majekodunmi
PayPal

79 / Create Outcomes That Change Human Behavior

Josh Seiden Guest speaker at Product The Momentum Podcast
Josh Seiden
Seiden Consulting

Josh Seiden broke into product development from the designer’s perspective, crafting beautiful things he could be very proud of. Sometimes they worked; sometimes they didn’t. “That deafening silence  that comes when no users engage with your product is just a terrible feeling,” he says. So what we’re always trying to do is generate the maximum …

Josh Seiden Guest speaker at Product The Momentum Podcast
Josh Seiden
Seiden Consulting

78 / Psychological Safety Inspires Innovation

Dr Timothy Clark Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Dr. Timothy Clark
LeaderFactor

Psychological safety is the great enabler, says Dr. Timothy Clark, founder and CEO of LeaderFactor. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Tim joins Sean to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his 4 Stages of Psychological Safety and explain why it’s the foundation of all high-performing teams. Product leaders are vital to building …

Dr Timothy Clark Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Dr. Timothy Clark
LeaderFactor

77 / Building Human Solutions for Human Problems

Tatyana Mamut Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Tatyana Mamut
Pendo

We product leaders work to solve problems that are fundamentally human, explains Tatyana Mamut, Senior VP of New Products at Pendo. By the people. With the people. For the people. Applying a human-centered mindset is key to creating value for our customers. An anthropologist by training, Tatyana brings her unique perspective to how product people …

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Tatyana Mamut
Pendo

76 / JTBD and the Benefits of Self-Disruption

Jay Hanes Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Jay Haynes
thrv.com

Jay Haynes, founder and CEO of thrv.com, guests on this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast. He and Paul discuss market disruption and the role Jobs-To-Be-Done plays in assessing the risks and optimizing the benefits. Jay learned all about the phenomenon of disruption from the late Clay Christensen; it’s what happens when market leaders become …

Jay Hanes Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Jay Haynes
thrv.com

75 / Relatedness: The Catalyst for Care and Creativity

Scott Rigby Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcas
Scott Rigby, Ph.D.
Immersyve Inc.

In this final episode of our 3-part series on Self-Determination Theory, Scott Rigby, Ph.D. discusses Relatedness – “the experience of belonging or connection between people.” As product leaders, we feel the power of that connection when a customer says, “Wow, it’s like the people who designed this app were thinking about me when they built …

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Scott Rigby, Ph.D.
Immersyve Inc.

74 / Crafting A Product Vision Begins With ‘Scaling Trust’

Mamuna Oladipo Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Mamuna Oladipo
Shopify

Among the many lessons Shopify’s Mamuna Oladipo has learned in her career is that communicating a product vision isn’t a “one-and-done” exercise. Working with such diverse audiences requires product leaders to create a narrative around the vision and communicate it multiple times, in different ways. Not everyone, she explains, digests information in the same way …

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Mamuna Oladipo
Shopify

73 / The Competence Ramp: From Efficacy to Mastery

Scott Rigby Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcas
Scott Rigby, Ph.D.
Immersyve Inc.

Scott Rigby, Ph.D. joins Sean and Paul for the second in a three-part series on Self-Determination Theory – specifically, the basic human needs of Autonomy, Competence, and Relatedness. In this episode, our conversation centers around Competence: the need to be effective and successful at what we’re doing. It doesn’t come easily, or immediately; rather, it’s …

Scott Rigby Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcas
Scott Rigby, Ph.D.
Immersyve Inc.

72 / The Product Leader’s Dilemma: Balancing Possibility, Predictability

Janna Bastow Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Janna Bastow
ProdPad

As product leaders, we’re rarely hired to build a product from scratch. Unless, of course, you’re the founder. Much of the time we’re handed our predecessor’s backlog with little guidance – other than, perhaps, “Here, help us with this.” And with that, you’re faced with a decision to make: press forward, predictably and safely, in …

Janna Bastow Guest Speaker at Product Momentum Podcast
Janna Bastow
ProdPad

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