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The Drops Podcast

The Drops Podcast

By The Drops Podcast

Dropping insights on business, tech, and influence

Do you understand the business of tech and its influence on the economy? Each week, join a product and a design strategist with over two decades of combined product management experience at companies like Apple and Google in discussion.

B. Pagels-Minor and Tamarly "Tam" Danier help founders and VCs get to real results, and in one episode, you’ll immediately realize that only real talk gets dropped here.

Connect with us online:
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email: thedropspodcast@gmail.com
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Innovation at Corporate Speed with Brian Ardinger
Innovation at Corporate Speed with Brian Ardinger
Brian Ardinger, founder of Inside Outside and author of Accelerated, joins the podcast to discuss corporate innovation. We get into why it’s difficult and how companies can innovate even within that difficulty. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com

Connect with us online:
Twitter: @thedropspodcast
IG: @thedropspodcast
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40:53
December 01, 2022
Can you Advertise your way to PMF?
Can you Advertise your way to PMF?
There has been a lot of chatter across industries of companies doubling and tripling down on using advertising to increase revenue. This week Tam and B. discuss whether you can essentially buy your way to PMF. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
53:09
November 23, 2022
What's an Insight Worth Part II with Gunny Scarfo
What's an Insight Worth Part II with Gunny Scarfo
This week we have Gunny Scarfo, co-founder of Nonfiction Research, on the podcast, where we talk about the value of an insight. We go in-depth discussing how to ask the right questions, how to find folks to talk to, and when you know you have something great! Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
25:43
November 17, 2022
What's an Insight Worth with Gunny Scarfo
What's an Insight Worth with Gunny Scarfo
This week we have Gunny Scarfo, co-founder of Nonfiction Research, on the podcast where we talk about the value of an insight. We go in depth discussing how to ask the right questions, how to find folks to talk to, and when you know you have something great! Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
46:02
November 10, 2022
Product-Market Fit for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) Part 3
Product-Market Fit for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) Part 3
In part 3 of our conversation with Matthew Tumbleson, CMO for New Brands at P&G. We continue to talk about what it takes to create a product that customers love? Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
26:40
November 03, 2022
Product-Market Fit for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) Part 2
Product-Market Fit for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) Part 2
In part 2 of our conversation with Matthew Tumbleson, CMO for New Brands at P&G. We continue to talk about what it takes to create a product that customers love? Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
27:38
October 27, 2022
Product-Market Fit for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) Part 1
Product-Market Fit for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) Part 1
Matthew Tumbleson, CMO for New Brands at P&G, gets candid about product-market fit for consumer packaged goods. In this episode of the podcast, Matthew outlines his definition of product-market fit and explains why it’s so important in today’s competitive landscape. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
29:34
October 20, 2022
Product-Market Fit Series - Uber: The Walmart of Mobility
Product-Market Fit Series - Uber: The Walmart of Mobility
Continuing on in our Product-Market Fit series, we revisit Uber and the ways in which it makes sense and where it will need to change. Most importantly, we throw out our predictions for the future of Uber. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
26:42
September 29, 2022
How to win at Business with Robert Glazer
How to win at Business with Robert Glazer
This week on the podcast, we have Robert Glazer. Robert Glazer is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency that has won over 30 awards for its world-class company culture. He leads a fully remote team of over 270 people. He also used to be B.'s boss. Robert is the author of Friday Forward, an inspirational newsletter that reaches over 200,000 readers worldwide each week, and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of several books, including Elevate, Friday Forward, and How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace. You can find Bob online at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/acceleration-partners/ https://twitter.com/accelerationpar Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
45:05
September 22, 2022
Product-Market Fit Series - Youtube (King of Algorithms)
Product-Market Fit Series - Youtube (King of Algorithms)
Would it really be a series on product-market fit, if we didn't also highlight the products that will win? We get into exactly what sets Youtube apart in terms of monetizing the creator economy and being the preferred destination of Gen Z. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
35:22
September 15, 2022
Product-Market Fit Series : What is Clubhouse?
Product-Market Fit Series : What is Clubhouse?
This week we continue our series on Product-Market Fit and why some companies fail. This week the spotlight is on Clubhouse and how it has fared since its meteoric rise in the early days of Covid in 2020. When you really think about it, is Clubhouse a product or a feature? Tune in as we answer that question. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
31:05
September 08, 2022
Product-Market Fit Series : Why did it fail? Part 1 (Peloton)
Product-Market Fit Series : Why did it fail? Part 1 (Peloton)
You asked, and we answered! Today's episode is the first in a series that will explore product market fit and specifically why some companies fail and others win.  Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
38:20
September 01, 2022
How to snag a VC with David Beazley
How to snag a VC with David Beazley
This week's guest is David Beazley. David is the founder and managing partner for Purple Arch Ventures, a part of Alumni Ventures, one of the most active VC firms in the United States, and he has more than 25 years of private investment experience. Find out more about David and Alumni Ventures at these links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-beazley-136900/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/alumniventures/ https://twitter.com/alumniventures Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
37:36
August 25, 2022
The Risk of being Risky with Lexi Butler
The Risk of being Risky with Lexi Butler
This week we speak with Lexi Butler, a chief of staff at Twitter and founder of Sista Circle Black Women in Tech. Tam and B. discuss the complexity of mitigating risk and ensuring compliance within corporations. Lexi reminds us about the importance of asking why. You can find Lexi at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexib/ https://twitter.com/LexiBSpeaks Find out more about Sista Circle here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scbwit https://www.sistacirclebwit.com/ https://twitter.com/sistacirclebwit Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
40:45
August 18, 2022
How to Spot a Scam : Crypto Edition
How to Spot a Scam : Crypto Edition
We're back this week with an episode discussing the age-old question of how to spot a scam. This time the topic is squarely centered on crypto and other fintech startups and whether the recent implosion was predictable. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
29:26
August 11, 2022
The State of Product Management
The State of Product Management
This week Tam and B. chat with Blair Presley and Sherika Wynter, product experts, about the state of product management. Are Product Managers still the CEOs of the product, or are they, collaborators? This episode is hands down one that will go down in The Drops Podcast hall of fame. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
43:45
July 28, 2022
Tech Layoffs
Tech Layoffs
This week we discuss the rampant layoffs across tech and what it means from an economic and value perspective for tech moving forward. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast  
45:37
July 21, 2022
Beyond Barriers with Brooke Skinner Ricketts
Beyond Barriers with Brooke Skinner Ricketts
This week we interview our first guest, Brooke Skinner Ricketts. In her own words, Brooke Skinner Ricketts is a billion-dollar revenue generator. She is also the former CMO of Cars.com and has held executive roles at Twitter, Avant, and FCB. She also serves on the board of directors of the University of Phoenix and HyreCar. Brooke is currently the President of Beyond Barriers. Beyond Barriers helps organizations win the war for talent and build inclusive cultures that spark innovation. Their platform is the “Peloton of Professional Development,” democratizing access to leadership coaching, high-performance training, and community engagement — at scale. The flagship 6-month Accelerator empowers mid-career women to step into leadership opportunities by learning strategies to remove hard-and-soft skill barriers and become future-ready leaders. They work with the world’s leading brands, and our clients report a measurable increase in employee retention, performance, and advocacy. And their NPS has consistently been over 95%! You can find Beyond Barriers & Brooke at: FB: https://www.facebook.com/iambeyondbarriers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibeyondbarriers IG: https://www.instagram.com/iambeyondbarriers/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/beyondbarriersco/ & https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookericketts/ Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
35:06
July 14, 2022
Venture Capital Pulling Out on being Sugar daddy to Millenials
Venture Capital Pulling Out on being Sugar daddy to Millenials
In this week's episode, Tam and B. discuss the new normal where companies like Uber, Instacart, etc. can no longer afford to subsidize their services with the drying up of widely available VC funding. VCs now have a new task of nurturing the babies they make. Tune in, rate, and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
29:18
July 07, 2022
Will Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey's Bitcoin Academy really have an impact?
Will Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey's Bitcoin Academy really have an impact?
Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey recently announced the Bitcoin Academy and we have so many questions. Questions not only about the viability of the academy and its ability to help the underserved community gain equity but also whether Bitcoin is even a viable long-term technology. Large companies like Coinbase show that the industry is still finding its sea legs.  Moreover, the current economic trends show that business fundamentals are always in season. Tune in and subscribe to the podcast today! Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
23:49
June 30, 2022
Is Justin Timberlake's catalog really worth $100 million?
Is Justin Timberlake's catalog really worth $100 million?
This is the very first episode of the Drops Podcast with B. Pagels-Minor and Tamarly "Tam" Danier. In this episode, Tam and B. discuss the $100 million deal to purchase Justin Timberlake's catalog. Is it really a good value? Email us your questions at: thedropspodcast@gmail.com Connect with us online: Twitter: @thedropspodcast IG: @thedropspodcast FB: @thedropspodcast
23:07
June 23, 2022