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Practical Tips for Success in Product with Maurice Leacock

Posted on
May 24, 2024

In this episode, we’re exploring the world of product management with Maurice Leacock, a seasoned Product Director and current Product Management Consultant at Carrier HVAC. Maurice brings a wealth of experience from leading tech products to market, including robot vacuums, headphones, and fitness scales. We explore the importance of frameworks in product management, the role of passion, and the critical insights gained from beta testing.

Join us for a conversation that highlights Maurice’s professional insights and experiences, offering valuable lessons for aspiring product managers and seasoned professionals alike. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their approach to product development and achieve success in the tech world.

In This Episode:

(0:00) - Intro

(1:46) - The role and impact of frameworks in product management.

(5:06) - Synergies between product management and design.

(7:37) - The influence of passion in product management across different cultures.

(10:03) - The importance of impact and influence in product roles.

(14:38) - Incremental improvement and its significance in the field.

(19:59) - The essential role of customer feedback in product development.

(23:43) - Insights on beta testing and its critical role in refining product-market fit.

(29:55) - Knowledge from Maurice’s experiences in product management across industries.

(35:29) - Lightning round, rapid fire Q&A

About Our Guest:

Maurice Leacock is a seasoned product management professional with over two decades of experience delivering innovative products at industry leaders like Bose, Epson, Sonos, Fitbit, and iRobot. His expertise spans high-end audio, classroom educational systems, connected devices, robotics, and go-to-market strategy.

A passionate advocate for consumer-focused product management, Maurice has spearheaded the development of groundbreaking offerings across multiple domains. He is deeply committed to promoting STEAM education, volunteering his time to mentor students and inspire the next generation of product builders in the greater Boston area.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Maurice actively works to advance product management practices and foster success for emerging talent in the field. He resides in Newton, MA, with his family, where they immerse themselves in the local arts and culture scene, attending as many live performances as possible.

Maurice's diverse background, coupled with his dedication to nurturing future innovators, positions him as a driving force in shaping the products and experiences that enrich people’s lives.

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