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Jake and Jonathan

150 EpisodesProduced by Jake Knapp & Jonathan CourtneyWebsite

Jake and Jonathan (formally Product Breakfast Club) is a behind the scenes look at how some of the best companies in the world design their products. Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of "Sprint", has helped companies like Slack, Nest and 23andMe build successful products. Jonathan Courtney, … read more


71: Mona Patel on How to find your Dream Mentor

All-time favorite guest Mona Patel—Founder & CEO of Motivate Design—is back to chat with Jonathan in another AMAZING episode! This is a really fun episode that’s also PACKED with great advice. Some of the topics discussed in this episode:

  • What matters to Mona in building a company?
  • How does Mona deals with people problem at Motivate Design?
  • The difference between a President and a CEO
  • The importance of self awareness in a founder 
  • New Island vs Old Island metaphor & managing big change in a company
  • The importance of R&D & Thinking Time
  • Jonathan’s _Temperature Checks _at AJ&Smart
  • Loneliness in entrepreneurship & how to avoid it
  • Relationship banks & Canvas Strategy
  • Why you should do your research before asking someone for help
  • And last but not least, HOW TO INTIMIDATE MEN!


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Product Breakfast Club #49: MONA PATEL on Starting and Growing a Multi–Million Dollar Design Agency

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Book: Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think—Mona Patel 

Book: The Thing About Swings—Mona Patel

Book: Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth — Gabriel Weinberg

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Book: Scaling Up — Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0—Verne Harnish

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