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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


75: How to Found a Startup and Sell it to Google

Jake interviews ex-Googler Xander Pollock—one of the first people to run sell Design Sprints outside Google. They cover a bunch of topics, such as:

  • Starting a company
  • Raising funding 
  • How Google made the decision to buy Xander’s company
  • Building relationships, no ego, directness
  • Salary negotiations & making career decisions based on money
  • Going independent 
  2. Xander on LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
  3. Tim Ferriss
  4. Marissa Mayer
  5. Paul Graham 
  6. Punchd
  7. Fivestars
  8. Inbox by Gmail—Wikipedia
  9. Design Thinking—Wikipedia
  10. McKinsey 
  11. Bain
  12. Book: Million Dollar Consulting—Alan Weiss—
  13. Book: Buy Sprint! 📘🏃‍♀️
  14. Book: Buy Make Time! 📗⏰
  15. AJ&Smart + Jake Knapp Official Design Sprint Masterclass: 🥇😯
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