Friday, 15 November, 8:30-12:30
Location: FlexOffice, Fraumuensterstrasse 16, 8001 Zurich
In this workshop, Gib describes his hypothesis-driven approach to career advancement. This workshop focuses on:
-the technical skills of a product leader
-the functional leadership skills required to advance your career
-how to isolate the skills you’ll need to develop at different career stages
-how to define, experiment, and measure “career hypotheses”
-how to identify your “superpowers” as a product leader
-how to build your “personal board of directors,” and
-how to effectively position and “brand” yourself as a product leader
Gib’s workshops are highly interactive with a mix of presentation, mini-cases, small-group work, and introspection, all of which work together to jumpstart your career. This workshop is designed for product leaders (PM, design, tech, data/consumer science) at all stages. Early in the session, you’ll be seated with same-stage peers, but late in session will “pair” in potential mentor relationships. (For the mentors, there’s tons of value in learning to teach and coach others– a necessary skill to advance your career.)
More about the workshop host
Gibson Biddle teaches graduate-level entrepreneurship and product management courses at Stanford and Dartmouth and is an adviser to a half-dozen Silicon Valley startups and gives product leadership talks and workshops all around the world.
Gib began his career as a producer at Electronic Arts, then sold his first startup, “Creative Wonders,” to The Learning Company (TLC). He helped TLC, an educational software company to grow, then sold the company to Mattel for $3.5B. In 2005, Gib joined Netflix as VP of Product and in 2007, launched the video streaming service that 150M know and love today.
In 2010, Gib joined his next startup, Chegg. Today, Chegg helps students save $500 million each year by enabling students to rent textbooks instead of buying them. In 2012, Gib launched “Chegg Study,” a monthly homework help service that millions of students use each year to save time, save money, and get smarter. Chegg went public in 2013 and now has a market cap of $4B.
MORNING WORKSHOP WITH GIBSON BIDDLE
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