Rocketship.fm

Rocketship.fm

Essential listening for entrepreneurs, product managers, and anyone working in tech today. We break down the concepts you need to know, from Product Management to Growth, Sales to Funding, we'll bring you stories that will inspire and insights that will change the way you think about product and business. Rocketship.fm, produced in partnership with Product Collective, inspires hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, product people, and designers each month. Join us as we dive into everything from product management to growth, culture to sales, and everything in between. Rocketship.fm has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc, Entrepreneur, and many more business publications as a top business podcast year after year.

Episodes

February 20, 2024 32 mins
Mike Belsito and Michael Sacca reflect on the common occurrence in the consumer tech industry where new competitor products emerge to overshadow original popular products, citing examples like the iPhone overtaking the Blackberry and Facebook surpassing MySpace. They discuss the rarity of a new competitor product being priced significantly higher than the original, such as the iPhone compared to the Blackberry's price point. This c...
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Today, hosts Michael Sacca and Mike Belsito dive into the intricacies of a product that has sparked both admiration and frustration among its users: Asana. As they unpack Asana's evolution, they explore its inception by co-founders Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz, with Dustin's departure from Facebook marking the genesis of a vision for modernizing project management. From its beta days to the 2011 public launch, Asana's rap...
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February 1, 2024 29 mins
Tune in to the latest episode of Rocketship.FM as hosts Mike Belsito and Michael Sacca dive into the exciting world of tech products and innovations. In this episode, they explore recent developments from the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and discuss the latest trends shaping the tech landscape. From deepfake robocalls impersonating political figures to groundbreaking AI-powered devices like the rabbit r1, listeners will gai...
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The podcast episode discusses Andrew Wilkinson's entrepreneurial journey, particularly focusing on his founding of the company Flow, a task tracking and productivity app for teams and small businesses. The conversation delves into the challenges faced by Flow as a bootstrapped business in a competitive market dominated by venture-backed giants like Asana. Despite their focus on product design and passionate user base, Flow struggle...
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In the first episode of 2024, hosts Mike Belsito and Michael Sacca kick off the new year with a fresh format. Introducing a segment on Product News and featuring insightful interviews, they dive into the evolving realm of Product Operations. With a special focus on the recently published book "Product Operations: How Successful Companies Build Product at Scale" by Melissa Perri and Denise Tilles, the hosts explore the origins, nece...
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December 28, 2023 22 mins
Today we talk with Ben Foster the Chief Product Officer at GoCanvas and former product manager at Ebay. Ben is a wealth of Product knowledge and experience and today we discuss the topic of A/B testing and how he's evolved his focus to be vision driven so that he doesn't miss the big opportunities to solve customer problems. This was a hard learned lesson and we hear about his experience A/B testing features with moderate success a...
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The history of Nintendo traces back to 1889, when it was founded to produce handmade hanafuda. Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社, Nintendō kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It eventually became one of the most prominent figures in today's video game industry, being the world's largest video game company by revenue. Today we explore their 130 year history from making h...
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From his first awkward pitch to investor Chris Sacca, to their acquisition by Spotify, Alex Blumburg has built one of the most influential companies working in Podcasts today. The company was founded in 2014 by Alex Blumberg and Matthew Lieber, who serve as the company's CEO and president respectively. In February 2019, Spotify announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gimlet for $230 million. This podcast is ...
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Mike's in a bit of a predicament. His 10-year-old son is asking for a phone. But like many parents, Mike isn't sure when the right time is to get his kid his first phone. On this episode, we weigh the positives and negatives of getting a phone, and look at how parents can be proactive in handling their children's phone use. This podcast is brought to you by: Shopify: Start selling on Shopify today. Go to Shopify.com/Rocketship now....
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Join us as we explore the intricate relationship between human authors and AI content generation. We'll navigate the complexities of this debate at the heart of the writer's strike. Is AI an innovation to embrace or a challenge to confront? What does it mean for the future of literature, journalism, and storytelling? This podcast is brought to you by: Miro: Go to Miro.com/podcast and get your first three Miro boards free forever. H...
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Effective Accelerationism, abbreviated as e/acc, represents a collection of ideas and practices geared towards maximizing the likelihood of reaching the technocapital singularity. This movement aims to create an environment where emergent consciousness can thrive. Influential figures in the tech industry, such as Marc Andreessen, have shown their support by incorporating "e/acc" into their usernames. The movement's mascot is an eni...
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Bloomfilter is a process intelligence platform for software development. Their whole mission is built on the belief that businesses rely on software development to solve problems and deliver a better user experience. However, software development projects are notorious for missing deadlines and budget estimates. There’s some research that even shows that 2/3 of software projects are either challenged or fail altogether, while 70% o...
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We delve into the shadowy world of cybercrime and international geopolitics as we unravel the Lazarus Project, a covert operation that has sent shockwaves through the tech industry. Join us in linking a series of high-profile hacks to North Korea's clandestine nuclear weapons program. Unveiling the unsettling symbiosis between the world of technology and global security, this episode explores how seemingly innocuous tech products, ...
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In this episode, we explore the highly anticipated return to the office and the ongoing debate about productivity. Is the office the ultimate productivity booster, or have remote work's newfound freedoms improved our efficiency? Join us as we dissect the pros and cons of each work environment and hear from individuals who've made the choice. Whether you're team office or team remote, this episode will help you navigate the producti...
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September 14, 2023 31 mins
Numerous factors can cause new products to fail. The biggest problem we’ve encountered is a lack of preparation: Companies are so focused on designing and manufacturing new products that they postpone the hard work of getting ready to market them until too late in the game. Today we'll discuss 3 of the key reasons products fail along with case studies so you don't make the same mistakes. This podcast is brought to you by: Miro: Go ...
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September 7, 2023 26 mins
We delve into the world of humanoid robots, highlighting their journey from past disappointments to their current state of development. We'll discuss recent advancements in their mobility and capabilities, including their use in Disney's live shows. We also raise questions about the societal impact of these robots and tease an upcoming segment and even talk to the robots themselves. This podcast is brought to you by: Miro: Go to Mi...
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Dive into the fascinating world of instant messaging as we explore its evolution from the iconic AIM to the revolutionary XMPP protocol. Uncover the challenges faced by AOL in enforcing open standards and the rise of decentralized networks. Join us on this captivating journey through the history of instant messaging, where innovation, legal battles, and the power of open-source solutions converge. All in an attempt to shed light on...
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Sports betting apps have proliferated in the last year or two ever since it started to become legal across the United States. Today, we'll look into how these sports betting apps have come to such dominance, what the rise in sports betting means to sports leagues themselves, and the ethics behind making gambling so accessible. This podcast is brought to you by: Miro: Go to Miro.com/podcast and get your first three Miro boards free...
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Open AI is buying up the rights to AP’s full catalog. But this move has been over 100 years in the making. Today we explore the history of the music industry's attempts to regulate and legislate an artist's right to be paid for their work as an attempt to understand what may happen in the near future with your favorite LLM’s. This podcast is brought to you by: Miro: Go to Miro.com/podcast and get your first three Miro boards free f...
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August 10, 2023 28 mins
In this week's episode we change things up and take a look back at a conversation with Ash Maurya. What does it truly mean to 'love the problem, not the solution' and are we all prone to innovator's bias? As we dig deep through early product and podcast stories - the answers may surprise you. This podcast is brought to you by: Miro: Go to Miro.com/podcast and get your first three Miro boards free forever. Hubspot: Listen to The Sc...
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