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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


49: MONA PATEL on Starting and Growing a Multi Million Dollar Design Agency

Jonathan interviews Mona Patel, who really makes Jonathan look like a boring, lazy person in comparison. Mona is the founder of 3 companies: Motivate Design, UX Hires, and Insider Insight. Aaaand she’s the author of Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think. Jonathan who?

Some of the topics covered:

Mona’s story in a nutshell. Her work at NASA(!!) and Kodak. 🤯

How do you prove yourself in a company? Speak your mind, but only if you have something useful to say! 😛

Jonathan ADMITS he doesn’t think research is useless, and where it’s can be best employed. 🤓

THE INSIDERS! Who are they?! How are they contributing good karma to the world? And what is the Observation Method? 👀

Solopreneuring…while pregnant! 🤰🏽

How to hire well. 👩🏼‍💻

Tony Robbins comes into the story at some point. 🕺🏻

Why you should read Mona’s book, Reframe. 📖

Check out, nay, GO BUY the AJ&Smart + Jake Knapp Official Design Sprint Master-Class: 💰


Mona Patel on Instagram

Mona Patel on Twitter

Motivate Design

UX Hires


American Institutes for Research

Design Research (Wikipedia)

Buy Sprint!

BOOK: Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think by Mona Patel

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Show Notes (fan made by @amrkhalifeh):

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