Lenny's Podcast: Product | Growth | Career

By Lenny Rachitsky

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Episodes: 160


Interviews with world-class product leaders and growth experts to uncover concrete, actionable, and tactical advice to help you build, launch, and grow your own product.


Episode Date
Making Meta | Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth (CTO)
Mar 03, 2024
How to discover your superpowers, own your story, and unlock personal growth | Donna Lichaw (author of The Leader’s Journey)
Feb 25, 2024
How Netflix builds a culture of excellence | Elizabeth Stone (CTO)
Feb 22, 2024
Building a world-class sales org | Jason Lemkin (SaaStr)
Feb 18, 2024
Making time for what matters | Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky (authors of Sprint and Make Time, co-founders of Character Capital)
Feb 11, 2024
Inside OpenAI | Logan Kilpatrick (head of developer relations)
Feb 08, 2024
Lessons from Atlassian: Launching new products, getting buy-in, and staying ahead of the competition | Megan Cook (head of product, Jira)
Feb 04, 2024
Managing nerves, anxiety, and burnout | Jonny Miller (Nervous System Mastery)
Jan 28, 2024
Geoffrey Moore on finding your beachhead, crossing the chasm, and dominating a market
Jan 25, 2024
Good Strategy, Bad Strategy | Richard Rumelt
Jan 21, 2024
The art and wisdom of changing teams | Heidi Helfand (author of Dynamic Reteaming)
Jan 18, 2024
Taking control of your career | Ethan Evans (Amazon)
Jan 14, 2024
How to be more innovative | Sam Schillace (Microsoft deputy CTO, creator of Google Docs)
Jan 11, 2024
The engineering mindset | Will Larson (Carta, Stripe, Uber, Calm, Digg)
Jan 07, 2024
The UX research reckoning is here | Judd Antin (Airbnb, Meta)
Jan 04, 2024
Strategies for becoming less distracted and improving focus | Nir Eyal (author of Indistractable and Hooked)
Dec 29, 2023
The hierarchy of engagement | Sarah Tavel (Benchmark, Greylock, Pinterest)
Dec 27, 2023
The essence of product management | Christian Idiodi (SVPG)
Dec 21, 2023
Jason Fried challenges your thinking on fundraising, goals, growth, and more
Dec 17, 2023
How to tell better stories | Matthew Dicks (Storyworthy)
Dec 15, 2023
Dec 13, 2023
Radical Candor: From theory to practice with author Kim Scott
Dec 10, 2023
The full-stack PM | Anuj Rathi (Swiggy, Jupiter Money, Flipkart)
Dec 07, 2023
Crafting a compelling product vision | Ebi Atawodi (YouTube, Netflix, Uber)
Dec 03, 2023
The future of AI in software development | Inbal Shani (CPO of GitHub)
Dec 01, 2023
My favorite interview questions from 100+ guests
Nov 29, 2023
Billion dollar failures, and billion dollar success | Tom Conrad (Quibi, Pandora, Pets.com, Snap, Zero)
Nov 26, 2023
Redefining success, money, and belonging | Paul Millerd (The Pathless Path)
Nov 19, 2023
The ultimate guide to product operations | Melissa Perri and Denise Tilles
Nov 16, 2023
Brian Chesky’s new playbook
Nov 12, 2023
Marketplace lessons from Uber, Airbnb, Bumble, and more | Ramesh Johari (Stanford professor, startup advisor)
Nov 09, 2023
Mastering product strategy and growing as a PM | Maggie Crowley (Toast, Drift, Tripadvisor)
Nov 05, 2023
Unpacking Amazon’s unique ways of working | Bill Carr (author of Working Backwards)
Nov 02, 2023
Reflections on a movement | Eric Ries (creator of the Lean Startup methodology)
Oct 29, 2023
What AI means for your product strategy | Paul Adams (CPO of Intercom)
Oct 26, 2023
A step-by-step guide to crafting a sales pitch that wins | April Dunford (author of Obviously Awesome and Sales Pitch)
Oct 22, 2023
Scaling Duolingo, embracing failure, and insight into Latin America’s tech scene | Gina Gotthilf (Latitud, Duolingo)
Oct 19, 2023
Building beautiful products with Stripe’s Head of Design | Katie Dill (Stripe, Airbnb, Lyft)
Oct 15, 2023
How to get press for your product | Jason Feifer (editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine)
Oct 12, 2023
Inside Linear: Building with taste, craft, and focus | Karri Saarinen (co-founder, designer, CEO)
Oct 08, 2023
Brian Balfour: 10 lessons on career, growth, and life
Oct 05, 2023
What sets great teams apart | Lane Shackleton (CPO of Coda)
Oct 01, 2023
Building Anchor, selling to Spotify, and lessons learned | Maya Prohovnik (Spotify’s Head of Podcast Product)
Sep 28, 2023
How to drive word of mouth | Nilan Peiris (CPO of Wise)
Sep 24, 2023
Becoming evidence-guided | Itamar Gilad (Gmail, YouTube, Microsoft)
Sep 21, 2023
How to become a category pirate | Christopher Lochhead (author of Play Bigger, Niche Down, Category Pirates, more)
Sep 17, 2023
Picking sharp problems, increasing virality, and unique product frameworks | Oji Udezue (Typeform, Twitter, Calendly, Atlassian)
Sep 14, 2023
When enough is enough | Andy Johns (ex-FB, Twitter, Quora)
Sep 10, 2023
An inside look at Figma’s unique GTM motion | Claire Butler (first GTM hire)
Sep 07, 2023
Inside Etsy’s product, growth, and marketplace evolution | Tim Holley (VP of Product)
Sep 03, 2023
An inside look at Deel’s unprecedented growth | Meltem Kuran Berkowitz (Head of Growth)
Aug 27, 2023
The ultimate guide to JTBD | Bob Moesta (co-creator of the framework)
Aug 24, 2023
Monetizing passions, scaling marketplaces, and stories from a creator economy vet | Camille Hearst (Spotify, Patreon, Apple, YouTube)
Aug 20, 2023
The ultimate guide to Martech | Austin Hay (Reforge, Ramp, Runway)
Aug 13, 2023
Relentless curiosity, radical accountability, and HubSpot’s winning growth formula | Christopher Miller (VP of Product, Growth and AI)
Aug 10, 2023
Velocity over everything: How Ramp became the fastest-growing SaaS startup of all time | Geoff Charles (VP of Product)
Aug 06, 2023
How to measure and improve developer productivity | Nicole Forsgren (Microsoft Research, GitHub, Google)
Jul 30, 2023
The ultimate guide to A/B testing | Ronny Kohavi (Airbnb, Microsoft, Amazon)
Jul 27, 2023
The 10 traits of great PMs, how AI will impact your product, and Slack’s product development process | Noah Weiss (Slack, Foursquare, Google)
Jul 23, 2023
LinkedIn’s product evolution and the art of building complex systems | Hari Srinivasan (LinkedIn)
Jul 16, 2023
M&A, competition, pricing, and investing | Julia Schottenstein (dbt Labs)
Jul 13, 2023
How to ask the right questions, project confidence, and win over skeptics | Paige Costello (Asana, Intercom, Intuit)
Jul 09, 2023
Building minimum lovable products, stories from WeWork and Airbnb, and thriving as a PM | Jiaona Zhang (Webflow, WeWork, Airbnb, Dropbox)
Jul 02, 2023
Lessons from scaling Ramp | Sri Batchu (Ramp, Instacart, Opendoor)
Jun 25, 2023
Building high-performing teams | Melissa Tan (Webflow, Dropbox, Canva)
Jun 18, 2023
Leveraging growth advisors, hiring well, mastering SEO, and honing your craft | Luc Levesque (Shopify, Meta, TripAdvisor)
Jun 15, 2023
Building a long and meaningful career | Nikhyl Singhal (Meta, Google)
Jun 11, 2023
Moving fast and navigating uncertainty | Jeremy Henrickson (Rippling, Coinbase)
Jun 04, 2023
Storytelling with Nancy Duarte: How to craft compelling presentations and tell a story that sticks
Jun 01, 2023
The power of strategic narrative | Andy Raskin
May 28, 2023
Lessons from scaling Spotify: The science of product, taking risky bets, and how AI is already impacting the future of music | Gustav Söderström (Co-President, CPO, and CTO at Spotify)
May 21, 2023
Lessons on building product sense, navigating AI, optimizing the first mile, and making it through the messy middle | Scott Belsky (Adobe, Behance)
May 18, 2023
Frameworks for product differentiation, team building, and thinking from first principles | Ayo Omojola (Carbon Health, Cash App)
May 14, 2023
Mastering paid growth | Jonathan Becker (Thrive Digital)
May 07, 2023
Building a culture of excellence | David Singleton (CTO of Stripe)
May 04, 2023
How to achieve hypergrowth in your business and career | Carilu Dietrich (Atlassian, Miro, Segment, 1Password)
Apr 30, 2023
The ultimate guide to product-led sales | Elena Verna
Apr 23, 2023
An inside look at how Miro builds product: Lessons on outmaneuvering competitors, team structure, product quality, and moving fast | Varun Parmar (CPO of Miro)
Apr 20, 2023
How to make better decisions and build a joyful career | Ada Chen Rekhi (Notejoy, LinkedIn, SurveyMonkey)
Apr 16, 2023
How to build a cult-like brand | Laura Modi (Bobbie)
Apr 13, 2023
Product lessons from Waymo | Shweta Shrivastava (Waymo, Amazon, Cisco)
Apr 09, 2023
Driving alignment and urgency within teams, work-life balance, and the changing PM landscape | Nikita Miller (The Knot, Trello)
Apr 06, 2023
The ultimate guide to adding a PLG motion | Hila Qu (Reforge, GitLab)
Apr 02, 2023
Thinking beyond frameworks | Casey Winters (Pinterest, Eventbrite, Airbnb, Tinder, Canva, Reddit, Grubhub)
Mar 30, 2023
Taxi mafias, cash vaults, and 100% MoM growth: The story behind Southeast Asia’s biggest startup | Kevin Aluwi (Gojek)
Mar 26, 2023
Navigating comms and PR | Lulu Cheng Meservey (Substack, Activision Blizzard)
Mar 23, 2023
Competing with giants: An inside look at how The Browser Company builds product | Josh Miller (CEO)
Mar 19, 2023
The ultimate guide to OKRs | Christina Wodtke (Stanford)
Mar 16, 2023
Hot takes and techno-optimism from tech’s top power couple | Sriram and Aarthi
Mar 12, 2023
Career frameworks, A/B testing mistakes, counterintuitive onboarding tips, selling to developers | Laura Schaffer (VP of Growth at Amplitude)
Mar 09, 2023
Lessons from scaling Stripe | Claire Hughes Johnson (ex-COO of Stripe)
Mar 05, 2023
Lessons from working with 600+ YC startups | Gustaf Alströmer (Y Combinator, Airbnb)
Mar 02, 2023
Behind the scenes of Calendly’s rapid growth | Annie Pearl (CPO)
Feb 26, 2023
An inside look at how CNN builds product | Upasna Gautam
Feb 23, 2023
10 lessons on bootstrapping a $200m business | Patrick Campbell (ProfitWell)
Feb 19, 2023
Understanding the role of product ops | Christine Itwaru (Pendo)
Feb 16, 2023
Mastering onboarding | Lauryn Isford (Head of Growth at Airtable)
Feb 12, 2023
Leading with empathy | Keith Yandell (DoorDash, Uber)
Feb 09, 2023
AI and product management | Marily Nika (Meta, Google)
Feb 05, 2023
How to foster innovation and big thinking | Eeke de Milliano (Retool, Stripe)
Feb 02, 2023
Lessons from Airtable’s unconventional growth strategy | Zoelle Egner
Jan 29, 2023
An inside look at Mixpanel’s product journey | Vijay Iyengar (Head of Product)
Jan 26, 2023
Building your product strategy stack | Ravi Mehta (Tinder, Facebook, Tripadvisor, Outpace)
Jan 19, 2023
What differentiates the highest-performing product teams | John Cutler (Amplitude, The Beautiful Mess)
Jan 15, 2023
How to price your product | Naomi Ionita (Menlo Ventures)
Jan 12, 2023
An inside look at how Figma builds product | Yuhki Yamashita (CPO of Figma)
Jan 08, 2023
Leveraging mentors to uplevel your career | Jules Walter (YouTube, Slack)
Jan 05, 2023
Countdown of the top 10 episodes of the year
Dec 29, 2022
Launching and growing a podcast | Chris Hutchins (All the Hacks, Wealthfront, Google)
Dec 18, 2022
Founder-led sales | Pete Kazanjy (Founding Sales, Atrium)
Dec 15, 2022
How Notion leveraged community to build a $10B business | Camille Ricketts (Notion, First Round Capital)
Dec 11, 2022
The art and science of pricing | Madhavan Ramanujam (Monetizing Innovation, Simon-Kucher)
Dec 08, 2022
How to hit revenue targets in a recession | Sahil Mansuri (Bravado)
Dec 04, 2022
The ultimate guide to SEO | Ethan Smith (Graphite)
Dec 01, 2022
How to be the best coach to product people | Petra Wille (Strong Product People)
Nov 27, 2022
What it takes to become a top 1% PM | Ian McAllister (Uber, Amazon, Airbnb)
Nov 20, 2022
Leaving big tech to build the #1 technology newsletter | Gergely Orosz (The Pragmatic Engineer)
Nov 17, 2022
An inside look at how the New York Times builds product | Alex Hardiman (CPO at The New York Times)
Nov 13, 2022
How to fire people with grace, work through fear, and nurture innovation | Matt Mochary (CEO coach)
Nov 10, 2022
How Snyk built a product-led growth juggernaut | Ben Williams (VP of Product at Snyk)
Nov 06, 2022
Lessons from one of the world’s top executive recruiters | Lauren Ipsen (Daversa Partners, General Catalyst)
Nov 03, 2022
Building Substack | Sachin Monga (Substack, Facebook)
Oct 30, 2022
Category creation and brand building | Barbra Gago (Pando, Miro, Greenhouse, Culture Amp)
Oct 27, 2022
How to build trust and grow as a product leader | Fareed Mosavat (Reforge, Slack, Instacart, Zynga, Pixar)
Oct 23, 2022
Humanizing product development | Adriel Frederick (Reddit, Lyft, Facebook)
Oct 20, 2022
Building better product roadmaps | Janna Bastow (Mind the Product, ProdPad)
Oct 16, 2022
How to build a high-performing growth team | Adam Fishman (Patreon, Lyft, Imperfect Foods)
Oct 13, 2022
Developing a growth model + marketplace growth strategy | Dan Hockenmaier (Faire, Thumbtack, Reforge)
Oct 09, 2022
Using behavioral science to improve your product | Kristen Berman (Irrational Labs)
Oct 02, 2022
Customer-led growth | Georgiana Laudi (Forget The Funnel)
Sep 29, 2022
Growth tactics, retention strategies, and becoming a better writer | Julian Shapiro (Demand Curve, Hyper, Webflow, TechCrunch)
Sep 25, 2022
Building a meaningful career | Jason Shah (Airbnb, Amazon, Microsoft, Alchemy)
Sep 18, 2022
When and how to invest in new acquisition channels | Adam Grenier (Uber, MasterClass)
Sep 15, 2022
How to build a powerful marketing machine | Emily Kramer (Asana, Carta, MKT1)
Sep 11, 2022
The role of AI in product development | Ryan J. Salva (VP of Product at GitHub, Copilot)
Sep 04, 2022
How to grow a subscription business | Yuriy Timen (Grammarly, Canva, Airtable)
Sep 01, 2022
Persuasive communication and managing up | Wes Kao (Maven, Seth Godin, Section4)
Aug 28, 2022
The nature of product | Marty Cagan, Silicon Valley Product Group
Aug 21, 2022
The art of building legendary brands | Arielle Jackson (Google, Square, Marketer in Residence at First Round Capital)
Aug 18, 2022
The rituals of great teams | Shishir Mehrotra of Coda, YouTube, Microsoft
Aug 14, 2022
How to launch and grow your product | Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt and Weekend Fund
Aug 07, 2022
How to own your career growth and become a powerful product leader | Deb Liu, Ancestry (ex-Facebook, PayPal)
Aug 04, 2022
How to scrappily hire for, measure, and unlock growth | Crystal Widjaja, Gojek and Kumu
Jul 31, 2022
How to create a winning product strategy | Melissa Perri
Jul 28, 2022
How to unlock your product leadership skills | Ken Norton, Ex-Google
Jul 24, 2022
How to sell your ideas and rise within your company | Casey Winters, Eventbrite
Jul 21, 2022
Nickey Skarstad (Airbnb, Etsy, Shopify, Duolingo) on translating vision into goals, operationalizing product quality, second-order decisions, brainstorming, influence, and much more
Jul 18, 2022
Manik Gupta (ex-CPO Uber, Google Maps) on how to build consumer apps, why it’s useful to be optimistic about technology, creating inflections in your PM career, the changing CPO role, and more
Jul 14, 2022
Merci Grace (ex-Head of Growth at Slack) on PLG, interviewing, storytelling, building a diverse team, hiring salespeople, building a growth team, and much more
Jul 11, 2022
Sanchan Saxena (VP of Product at Coinbase) on the inside story of how Airbnb made it through Covid; what he’s learned from Brian Chesky, Brian Armstrong, and Kevin Systrom; much more
Jul 05, 2022
Teresa Torres on how to interview customers, automating continuous discovery, the opportunity solution tree framework, making the case for user research, common interviewing mistakes, and much more
Jun 30, 2022
Brandon Chu on building product at Shopify, how writing changed the trajectory of his career, the habits that make you a great PM, pros and cons of being a platform PM, how Shopify got through Covid
Jun 27, 2022
Elena Verna on how B2B growth is changing, product-led growth, product-led sales, why you should go freemium not trial, what features to make free, and much more
Jun 23, 2022
Gibson Biddle on his DHM product strategy framework, GEM roadmap prioritization framework, 5 Netflix strategy mini case studies, building a personal board of directors, and much more
Jun 20, 2022
Jackie Bavaro on getting better at product strategy, what exactly is strategy, PM pitfalls to avoid, advancing your career, getting into management, and much more
Jun 16, 2022
Gokul Rajaram on designing your product development process, when and how to hire your first PM, a playbook for hiring leaders, getting ahead in you career, how to get started angel investing, more
Jun 13, 2022
April Dunford on product positioning, segmentation, and optimizing your sales process
Jun 09, 2022
Shreyas Doshi on pre-mortems, the LNO framework, the three levels of product work, why most execution problems are strategy problems, and ROI vs. opportunity cost thinking
Jun 07, 2022
Julie Zhuo on accelerating your career, impostor syndrome, writing, building product sense, using intuition vs. data, hiring designers, and moving into management
Jun 07, 2022
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