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Product management, technology, investing, healthy way of living, essentialism, and more.

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Episode #21 - Jeffrey Boadi and I get to know each other, talk all things plant based and healthy lifestyle

October 12th, 2020


Folks, I am super pumped to bring to you our conversation with Jeffrey Boadi, one of the coolest people in the plant based world. Jeffrey and I …

Episode #20 - Deep Conversation with Sarbjeet Johal on the Landscape and Future of Cloud

September 20th, 2020


Folks, if you love technology and the cloud trends, you’re gonna love this conversation we had with Sarbjeet Johal!

Sarbjeet has worked for companies …

Episode #19 - Alisa Bacon's Journey from Math, Philosophy and Teaching to UX Design at Microsoft EDU, and Much More

February 19th, 2020


What a blast it was to record this episode with Alisa! I hope you guys absolutely love it!

Alisa has an undergraduate degree in math and philosophy …

Episode #18 - Tom Chaffin on Following the Passion for UX Later in the Career

February 6th, 2020


In this episode, I had a pleasure of speaking with Tom Chaffin from Lancaster, PA about his life story and how he found his passion in user experience. Tom and his team won a grant a few years ago and worked on a mobile …

Episode #17 - A Real Story of Pivoting from Account Marketing Career to UX

February 4th, 2020


Hey folks! Thank you for tuning in! Today I had an awesome guest Libby Yeh who shared her story of transitioning from a career in Account Marketing …

Episode #16 - Dark UX Patterns: Deep and Philosophical Discussion with Doug Collins and Pavel Samsonov

December 11th, 2019


Thank you so much for tuning in! Do we have something awesome for you! We got together with Doug Collins and Pavel Samsonov late last night to chat …

Episode #15 - How I Dodged A Bullet Twice in One Month by Not Getting Hired by Two Different Companies

December 2nd, 2019


Hey guys, thank you so much for tuning in today! I want to share something interesting with you. About 8-9 months ago, I interviewed with a couple of …

Episode #14 - How to Think About the Product in Terms of What Problem It Really Solves

November 26th, 2019


Hey guys, this is a quick solo episode where I want to share something interesting I heard at a product conference here in Minneapolis a couple of …

Episode #13 - A Solid Real Life Example of Focusing on the End Goal from a Lean Training I Took

August 27th, 2019


In this episode I'm sharing a real life example of how some people are able to escape the tunnel vision and focus on the end goal without any mental limitations. I took a Lean training a few years ago while at one of my …

Episode #12 - What's The Difference Between Product Manager and Product Owner?

August 22nd, 2019


Hey guys, this episode is an experiment. It's a quick solo recording that I did just now right on my paddleboard in the middle of a lake here in …

Episode #11 - Can UX Designer become a Product Owner and other career options for UXers

August 10th, 2019


In this episode legendary UX designers @DougCollinsUX and @PavelASamsonov join me in the very first three-way podcast conversation. We originally …

Episode #10 - A seasoned developer tells us about the benefits of Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Collective Code Ownership, and more.

March 2nd, 2019


My guest today is Jeff Grigg who has over 20 years of experience of working as a developer for multinational corporations. He and I recently engaged …

Episode #9 - UX designer from Bloomberg on how to make Agile better for design, product role evolution, keeping things simple, Microsoft's design advantage and more.

February 21st, 2019


In this episode I have a very special guest, Pavel Samsonov, a UX designer from Bloomberg LP. Our conversation is focused on challenges that product design and development organizations face these days. Pavel expresses …

Episode #8 - Gaming: why today's games are easier than before, what may happen to Fortnite, and more.

February 11th, 2019


In this episode, Oksana Ivanova and I discuss gaming - why today's games are easier than they were in the past, where the gaming industry is going, what can potentially happen to the Fortnite model as they expand into a …

Episode #7 - Going down the rabbit hole of product design and organizational roles with Joe Natoli

January 30th, 2019


This episode is very special with a very special guest. Joe Natoli shares insights from his many years of UX consulting experience. We also discuss a …

Episode #6 – Colorado: why it’s so expensive and so awesome, job market, cute resort towns, and more

January 25th, 2019


I love Colorado! I snowboarded there many years ago (too many actually) and we also visited it last summer. Since Doug was born and spent almost all …

Episode #5 – Learning from UX failures, how to negotiate the right to do your job and more

January 25th, 2019


In this episode I let Doug Collins drive. He spoke about his learnings from some of his past failures. We also came up with some tips on how to …

Episode #4 - What the X is the ROI of UX? (it's more than 1X)

December 21st, 2018


Today Doug Collins and I discussed a rather important topic - return on investment of user experience design. This is very often either not properly …

Episode #3 - Current state of crypto, is it investable, how blockchain works, and more.

December 13th, 2018


Today Oksana and I dove into the current state of the crypto industry and blockchain. I shared my first hand experience related to investing, working for a crypto project, understanding the blockchain in general and …

I narrate my own ebook "Create A Start"

December 12th, 2018


Hey guys, I always wanted to have audio versions of my ebooks but I didn't want to deal with all these logistics. Now that I have my podcast, I figured that I can simply narrate them myself here. The first ebook is …

Episode #2 - Is UX org model optimal? Accessibility UX, Sports apps, and more.

December 7th, 2018


The one and only Doug Collins and I discuss whether the current org model around product development truly sets up a UXer for success. We also talk …

Pilot Episode - Gamification in UX, product battles with Marketing and more.

December 6th, 2018


Hi everybody! I'm super excited to finally launch my podcast! In this very first, aka pilot, episode Oksana Ivanova and I discuss gamification in UX, battles with Marketing during product development and few other …

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