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Summer Startup Academy Session 4 with Nick Park from Autotrader.com
 

Summer Startup Academy Session 4 with Nick Park from Autotrader.com

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Session 4 of the Summer Startup Academy has come and gone – but not without some great insight and conversation. In this presentation, Nick Park, director of product innovation at Autotrader.com, ...

Session 4 of the Summer Startup Academy has come and gone – but not without some great insight and conversation. In this presentation, Nick Park, director of product innovation at Autotrader.com, offered his top 10 pieces of advice on how to be a team player and a leader at the same time. Biggest takeaway: Ditch the powerpoints and find the common ground with your potential buyer.

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Summer Startup Academy Session 4 with Nick Park from Autotrader.com Summer Startup Academy Session 4 with Nick Park from Autotrader.com Presentation Transcript

  • Lessons Learned Nick Park, AutoTrader.com
  • part 1 (MIS)adventures in product management (MIS)adventures in product management
  • 1: ThE value of project management In which we realize that we can’t manage ourselves as well as we thought
  • 2: the value of design In which a cliché turns out to be really true
  • 3: The uninstallable app In which we spend 8 hours at a client site and get nowhere
  • 4: The disagreement on terms In which you can’t see each other’s perspective
  • 5: the reality distortion field In which a product leader perceives the world a little differently
  • part 2 How to win customers and influence people How to win customers and influence people
  • 6: the listener and the expert In which you successfully master both
  • 7: the avoidance of a deck In which you respect the intelligence of your customer
  • 8: THE INDUSTRY guru In which the government says “Oh! That’s what our regulation means!”
  • 9: data, data, data In which inflexible minds flex
  • 10: Try, try and try again In which an idea finally finds its time
  • Thank you! Nick.Park@AutoTrader.com