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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 ...
 
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The facetious tech show. Featuring Ezra Olubi, Uzo Olisemeka, Tolu Agunbiade and guests; we bring you our unfiltered opinion on the Nigerian technology ecosystem, and global technology related news that catch our attention. Email: crudcast@cfezra.com
 
WELCOME TO THE REMOTE EDITION PODCAST This podcast is all about sharing stories from remote workers who have a successful career whilst travelling the world. If you’re sick of your 9-5, fed up of your commute and want the freedom to travel, this podcast is FOR YOU! There many opportunities for you to live life on your terms AND earn a living. Freelancing, starting a business, becoming a digital nomad, getting a remote job all whilst travelling the world - these are all possible for you. Thro ...
 
As the owner of a travel marketing agency, I've worked with travel businesses for over 10 years and seen what works and what doesn't first hand, learning a lot of lessons along the way. This podcast is here to share the stories of business leaders in the travel industry, from the biggest successes to the hardest challenges and everything in between. And there's a dash of wanderlust thrown in along the way for good measure. You'll get actionable advice, inspirational stories and leading insig ...
 
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We’re going to explore the history of black friday and try to figure out why Cyber Week is quickly turning into Cyber Month. This podcast is brought to you by: Accelevents: Sign up for a free trial of Accelevents today. Zapier: Try Zapier for free today at zapier.com/Rocketship Shopify: Start selling on Shopify today. Go to Shopify.com/Rocketship n…
 
Sam Bankman-Fried met with 100-some investment firms successfully raising $2 billion in venture capital funding, but he didn’t do it alone. Today we explore the continuing saga of the FTX collapse and learn more about Ramnik Arora, the fixer behind the scenes. This podcast is brought to you by: Accelevents: Sign up for a free trial of Accelevents t…
 
The show opens looking at the Twitter leak from whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko. Next, eBay has purchased a trader card company called TGCplayer. Is this a good move for the struggling auction based eCommerce platform? Also covered, Penn National completing its acquisition of Barstool sports and DoorDash teaming up with Facebook to deliver marke…
 
Fantasy sports has become a big business, and today, we're diving into the industry's origins, its implications on big tech, and the criticism it's faced as a potential form of gambling. To get the full scoop, we also hear from Eric Balkman, who runs the Fantasy Football Players Championship, and Matt Kalish, who co-founded DraftKings. This podcast…
 
The tech layoffs continue as Stripe slashed 1,000 jobs, or 14% of its workforce, and Lyft and Affirm joined the fray. Twitter recently made big cuts as Elon Musk cut the Twitter workforce in half, and now Meta is getting ready to announce significant cuts later this week. Leaders dramatically overestimated tech’s pandemic-fueled boom. Or, they thou…
 
Elon Musk has successfully completed his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter. The newly self dubbed "Chief Twit" walked into Twitter offices carrying a sink. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Segal have left the company after day one of Elon's takeover. Musk will take the company private and many reports indicate Twitter will see trimming of u…
 
Artificial Intelligence is moving incredibly fast and is going to touch every part of the product world sooner or later. Today we'll look into some of these ways, including how AI is trained to create art, how AI is able to create music without human help, and a future where AI can create believable recreations of peoples' voices. Then we hear from…
 
We kick off the show with an update on Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter. Next, I document why I think manufacturers are making a big mistake around tech investments and why B2B distributors need to be weary. We close the episode with a look at two happenings out of China, a new article detailing how Chinese startups depend on U.S. market public offe…
 
In our final installment of Product Therapy, Christian talks to Amnon, who is coming into a product leadership position where he is tasked with changing the entire mindset for how product is approached. He asks Christian about how to change the mindset of people outside of the product team, how to know if his voice is suitable for the role of evang…
 
In today's Product Therapy episode, Christian talks to Rotam about being a first time product leader, how to interview potential team members, and how to manage a remote team. This podcast is brought to you by: Accelevents: Sign up for a free trial of Accelevents today. Zapier: Try Zapier for free today at zapier.com/Rocketship Shopify: Start selli…
 
Today, we're starting a new mini-series with Christian Idiodi called Product Therapy. In these episodes, we'll listen into conversations with Christian as he coaches clients on their product journeys. On this episode, Christian talks to Adir, a first-time VP of product, about managing his team, communicating with his boss, and how to delegate and a…
 
It's a quick episode of the show covering two topics! First off, I look at the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, a bill that prohibits certain large online platforms from giving preference to their own products on the platform. I look at how this bill could benefit companies damaged by big tech's ongoing anti-competitive practices and, to …
 
Elon Musk has reversed course and is now looking to buy Twitter again, at his original price. He also drops hints about what he’s looking to do with his re-acquired domain, X.com, making it the all-in-one app to do everything for everyone. There’s also trouble in the Metaverse as Zuckerburg struggles to find a vision and Coinbase produces its own d…
 
We kick off the show looking at a new leak showcasing Facebook's devious actions in Australia after Australia had passed a world-first law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on platforms. Also as a bonus, we have a laugh at Facebook's anti-facebook chat bot. Next, video platform Rumble is suing Google for suppressing search re…
 
Inside the wild and tumultuous history of Toys R Us, the beloved children's brand once again attempting a comeback with in-store shops at Macy's just in time for the holidays. What was once one of the first “category killers,” has faced troubled times. Now, the beloved toy store is reopening its doors once more, this time from inside select Macy's …
 
Today, we all know Samsung as a behemoth in the tech world. But the company actually started from humble beginnings, shapeshifting through wars and different governments to the conglomerate it is today. In this episode, we'll journey through all of Samsung's history. This podcast is brought to you by: Accelevents: Sign up for a free trial of Accele…
 
The episode starts with a look at tech companies big and small cutting back on workers and slowing hiring. Next, an in-depth look at grocery delivery analyzing what incumbent grocers are rolling out delivery tech and whether or not they're keeping up with disruptive startups in this space. Also in this episode, startup accelerator YCombinator pivot…
 
In the early 2000's eBay was in direct competition with Amazon but they had very different methodologies when approaching the market. Today we dive into some of the mistakes eBay made in this time where they caught themselves focusing on the wrong metrics and ultimately the wrong side of the market. These mistakes ultimately led to the huge differe…
 
When it was launched in 2005, according to co-founder Steve Chen, Youtube was designed as a way for people to upload videos of themselves talking about the partner of their dreams. Co-founder Jawed Karim also talked about YouTube’s romantic origins. “We even had a slogan for it: Tune in, Hook up.” Despite offering to pay women $20 to upload videos …
 
Since its founding in 2005, YCombinator has helped startups like Airbnb, Coinbase, DoorDash, and many others find success. Today, we'll trace the accelerator's history from its humble beginnings in Cambridge, Massachusetts all the way to where they are currently under new leader Garry Tan. *** This episode is brought to you by: Accelevents: Sign up…
 
Applico CEO Alex Moazed and Director Nick Johnson sit down with 3 time tech disruptor Mitch Lowe. Lowe is known for heading up MoviePassas CEO, being a founding executive at Netflix, and President of RedBox. Mitch has detailed his amazon journey from high school dropout to tech executive in his new book Watch and Learn: How I Turned Hollywood Upsid…
 
We start the show with a look at the bizarre narrative around inflation and why so many sources are trying to claim that a recession is not happening in the United States (and how big tech is helping spread this misinformation). Next, Amazon has made waves with its proposed acquisition of One Medical, a technology-powered national primary care orga…
 
Last season, Michael ran into the creators of Cool Cats, a once-blue chip NFT project, at the Cameo Pass party. Today, we'll catch up on where the project has gone since then, from a strong rise to a quick fall. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can use the code ROCKET at checkout to enroll in Product Institute Founda…
 
The show opens with a look at LIV, a new professional golf tour funded by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. LIV has quickly become a challenger to the PGA via a marquee strategy. I do some analysis on how sports leagues can be considered platforms and what strategies are being employed in this new battle for the top spot. Next, a look at h…
 
To start the episode we take a look at a recent Financial Times story detailing how fake social media posts from Chinese misinformation groups attempted to derail a new rare earths mining operations in the U.S.. Next, Alex looks at TikTok's response to the BuzzFeed leaks and a report detailing how China is putting pressure on Elon Musk over Starlin…
 
A commissioner with the U.S. communications regulator is asking Apple and Google to consider banning TikTok from their app stores over data security concerns related to the Chinese-owned company. But this isn’t the first run-in with the US Government the Social Media platform has faced. We’ll track the last few years of Tiktoks legal troubles as th…
 
Today, we'll take a dive into the story of the meal replacement company Soylent. We'll cover everything from the unlikely team, to the product's side effects, and even Neil deGrasse Tyson's live reaction to the drink. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can use the code ROCKET at checkout to enroll in Product Institute …
 
The episode kicks off with a look at inflation and some real estate data that may hint as to whether or not the FED's rate hikes are working effectively. Next, we take a look at Elon Musk announcing that he is backing out of the Twitter deal and I discuss if I think this transaction will ever actually happen. Also covered, Amazon striking a deal wi…
 
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…
 
Riva Bacquet is the COO at SA Expeditions, a virtual travel company that specializes in curating bespoke, privately guided travel experiences to the Americas and increasingly to other destinations around the world. She is a strong believer in the power and responsibility of travel to create positive change, and she takes a unique purpose-led approa…
 
Today, we look back at the history of Apple's iCar to try and figure out what went wrong, and if we can expect it to come out in the future. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can use the code ROCKET at checkout to enroll in Product Institute Foundations for just $999. That’s a $200 savings! Justworks: Find out how Jus…
 
It's the first official day of the recession in the U.S. and we kick off the episode looking at what this means and why the media doesn't seem to be paying attention. Next, in a move predicted on WTA pre pandemic, Pinterest has finally made a change at CEO. Will new CEO Bill Ready be able to finally tackle commerce on the platform? Also covered, ve…
 
Today, we’ll be digging into one of the biggest meal delivery kit services out there, Blue Apron. We'll dive into their rise, their IPO, and where they stand in the market today. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can use the code ROCKET at checkout to enroll in Product Institute Foundations for just $999. That’s a $20…
 
John O’Ceallaigh is the founder of Lute, an agency that provides consultancy, branding and content-creation services to luxury-travel businesses. He was previously the luxury travel editor at the Telegraph Media Group, overseeing all their luxury travel content. He continues to write for some of the leading luxury travel publications internationall…
 
In 1995, Netscape made a splash with a huge IPO. But later that year, Windows 95 threatened to make Netscape irrelevant. Today, we'll take a look at how Netscape rose to prominence, and eventually came crashing down. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can use the code ROCKET at checkout to enroll in Product Institute F…
 
We're back and broadcasting from Minnesota for the summer! The show starts with a look at rising inflation in the U.S. as we question how the Federal Reserve is measuring and reacting to the tumultuous economic environment. Next, a look at how startup valuations are falling and the changing relationships between VCs and early stage startups. We als…
 
Today we'll take a look at Disney+, a streaming service that Disney hopes can go toe to toe with big streamers like Netflix and Amazon Prime. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can use the code ROCKET at checkout to enroll in Product Institute Foundations for just $999. That’s a $200 savings! Justworks: Find out how Ju…
 
The episode opens up with a look at Airbnb's decision to exit the Chinese market, a move that I see as part of a larger exodus of foreign tech companies who've been unwelcome in China and continuously managing complicated relationships with the Chinese government's regulators. Next, as we see foreign companies exiting China, the government has pled…
 
My Modern Monopolies co-author Nick Johnson joins the episode and our discussion starts with Sequia Capital's presentation to growth startups urging founders to focus on profitability and positive cash flows. Also covered, how some VC may have over extended during the current downturn and an explanation on open vs. closed marketplaces. #podcast #st…
 
In 2017 Justin Kan, the founder of Twitch which sold for $1B to Amazon in 2014, set out to build his next billion dollar company. But this time it wasn’t so easy. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can use the code ROCKET at checkout to enroll in Product Institute Foundations for just $999. That’s a $200 savings! Justw…
 
Peter Banks is the Managing Director at Rudding Park, a privately owned luxury hotel with destination spa in Harrogate, Yorkshire. He’s been at the helm of Rudding since the beginning, overseeing the launch and a raft of updates and improvements over the years that have led to Rudding winning award after award. I have a strong personal connection t…
 
While Elon Musk is known for his high profile ventures like Tesla and SpaceX gain tons of attention, his lesser known project Neuralink looks to connect humans with computers using brain implants. Today, we'll walk through the company's quick growth as well as its controversies. *** This episode is brought to you by: Produx Labs: New students can u…
 
CNN+ was live for less than a month before it’s parent company Waner Brothers Discovery decided to shut it down. Low subscriber numbers is part of the equation, but the real story behind the $100 million dollar failure is much more complicated. *** This episode is brought to you by: AMS: Visit ams-insights.com/rocketshipfm to start accelerating inn…
 
Becky Harris is one of the co-founders of Viaventure, a DMC in Central America where she worked between 2001 and 2016. Since leaving she has set up a range of businesses, from SaaS products like Squirellfish to Travel Kinship, her consultancy for DMCs. I’ve known Becky for many years and she’s never been short of ideas or enthusiasm for business an…
 
We start the show with a look at how Australia's law requiring big tech companies to pay for news sharing has been going 1+ years in. Next, we share some Applico data on M&A activity among B2B distributors and adjacent competitors looking to disintermediate incumbents and disrupt the traditional supply chain. The second half of the show covers some…
 
Nick Pulley founded Selective Asia in 2005, a tour operator that creates unique trips to Asia in a sustainable and meaningful way. Nick is the founder of One Bottle at a Time, an initiative aimed at reducing the amount of plastic used throughout Asia by working with local NGOs. He was also the behind the launch of the first ‘half moon’ parties in K…
 
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