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Amazon Product Secrets You Can Steal Today - Pierre Brunelle, Noteable

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Pierre and Aram discuss why treating your company as a product can be so effective. They explore how to increase productivity even in boring tasks, why you should be opinionated as a leader and why you don’t need to necessarily have technical skills as a technical PM. Pierre shares many anecdotes from his experiences at Amazon and all the lessons he took with him to build his company.

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What happens when you accept that many people can do a better job than you? Why should you treat your company as a product? This founder took what he learned working at Amazon and Siemens and started his own company.

About Pierre Brunelle
Pierre Brunelle is the co-founder and CEO of Noteable. Previously, he was a technical product manager at Amazon Europe. He also held a role at Siemens earlier in his career. That said, Pierre has always been an entrepreneur at heart. In fact, he started his first business when he was 15 and it’s still operational today! 

00:00 | Who is Pierre Brunelle?
02:50 | Being a technical product manager at Amazon
04:46 | Amazon EU vs Amazon US
07:36 | Starting a furniture business at 15 (it’s still running)
11:32 | What’s it like to work at Siemens?
13:35 | Is raising $25M enough?
16:03 | Nothing gets done alone
19:06 | How often should you pivot? OR When should you pivot?
22:43 | How product documents are reviewed at Amazon
28:26 | Copying Amazon’s internal operations
30:53 | Creating ownership: dos and don’ts
34:40 | Building a product organization
39:14 | How to do boring work
41:59 | Why he moved from Amazon to entrepreneurship
44:04 | Do technical product managers need to be technical?

(16:56) “I always believe that I don't achieve anything by myself - I think as a CEO or co-founder, it's a great mindset to have.”
(20:41) “Commit to something. And when you get small signals, change, adapt, and commit to the second thing until you have information to make you change your opinion.”

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