March 9, 2021

31 - Lessons Learned Going from Intern to Head of Product: Reneida Leon from Startup Space

How do you successfully get buy-in to new ideas? When should projects get killed? Product Managers know this struggle all too well. This week Reneida Leon joins sharing her lessons across 10+ years of product innovation.


How do you successfully get buy-in to new ideas? When should projects get killed? Product Managers know this struggle all too well. This week Reneida Leon joins sharing her lessons across 10+ years of product innovation. From build vs. buy, internal innovation through labs, and more, you'll hear about the full product lifecycle from different positions across the organization.

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Topics

  • 0:00 - Becoming a product manager
  • 11:01 - Internal versus external innovation
  • 16:54 - Staying motivated when ideas fall flat 
  • 21:25 - Critical traits for getting buy-in
  • 25:47 - How to learn from failure
  • 30:54 - Knowing when to double down and invest further
  • 35:27 - Balancing experience, instinct, & subjectivity
  • 38:03 - How to approach product leadership
  • 44:38 - Favorite tools in the tool belt
  • 47:09 - Wrap up and where to find Reneida

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