Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter

  • 6h 38m 38s
  • R. Dutt
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2021

Iteration rules product development, but it isn’t enough to produce dramatic results. This book champions Radical Product Thinking, a systematic methodology for building visionary, game-changing products.

Methodologies such as Lean and Agile have democratized innovation by teaching us to harness the power of iteration to innovate faster, but our ability to set a clear destination hasn't kept up with the pace. When we iterate without a clear vision or strategy, our products become bloated, fragmented, and driven by irrelevant metrics. They catch “product diseases” that are often fatal to true innovation.

In Radical Product Thinking (RPT), product development is led by the vision for the change it’s intended to create. This methodology helps leaders reimagine the problems they face and align their team to find creative solutions using five elements: Vision, Strategy, Prioritization, Execution, and Culture. R. Dutt guides listeners through these elements so they develop a clear process for achieving their desired change, incorporate it into daily activities, and turn RPT skills into muscle memory.

This book gives organizations a repeatable model for building vision-driven products by helping us systematically translate vision and strategy into everyday actions so our product becomes a vehicle for creating the change we want to see in the world. Dutt shows us that you don’t have to be a natural-born visionary to produce extraordinary results.

About the Author

R. Dutt is an entrepreneur and product leader who has participated in four acquisitions, two of which were companies that she founded. She has built products in industries including broadcasting, media, advertising technology, government, consumer, robotics, and wine. Dutt advises organizations from high-tech startups to government agencies on building radical products that create a fundamental change instead of optimizing the status quo. She also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Dutt cofounded Radical Product Thinking as a movement of leaders creating vision-driven change and is a frequent speaker at business events and conferences around the world. She graduated from MIT with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and speaks nine languages, currently learning her tenth.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: A Repeatable Model for Building World-Changing Products
  • Chapter 1 - Why We Need Radical Product Thinking
  • Chapter 2 - Product Diseases: When Good Products Go Bad
  • Chapter 3 - Vision: Envisioning Change
  • Chapter 4 - Strategy: Connecting the Why with the How
  • Chapter 5 - Prioritization: Bringing Balance to the Force
  • Chapter 6 - Execution and Measurement: Taking Action (Finally!)
  • Chapter 7 - Culture: Radical Product Thinking Your Organization
  • Chapter 8 - Digital Pollution: The Collateral Damage to Society
  • Chapter 9 - Ethics: The Hippocratic Oath of Product