Gibson Biddle

Product Advisor
Previously Chegg and Netflix

About Gibson

Gibson Biddle teaches graduate-level entrepreneurship and product management courses at Stanford and Dartmouth 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 130M 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 $3.5B.

Hacking Your Product Leader Career    ⟶

Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $13,000

Subjects: Leadership

In this workshop, Gib describes his hypothesis-driven approach to career advancement -- what he calls “career hacking.” This workshop describes:

  • the technical skills of a product leader
  • the functional leadership skills required as you advance your career
  • how to define, experiment, and measure “career hypotheses”
  • how to identify your “superpowers” as a product leader, then
  • how to isolate the skills you’ll need to develop to advance your career.

Gib will also dive deep into a few areas of product management and leadership. He’ll illustrate:

  • how to use the GLEe, DHM and GEM models to form a cogent product strategy
  • how to embrace consumer science to make “wicked hard” product decisions, and finally
  • how to develop the leadership skills you’ll need to communicate an inspired vision of the future.

Gib’s workshops are highly interactive with a great mix of presentation, mini-cases, and introspection, all of which work together to jumpstart your career.

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Product Strategy Workshop    ⟶

Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $13,000

Subjects: Leadership

This workshop focuses on helping product leaders and product-focused CEOs develop their company’s overall product strategy, and to define the product strategy for each “pod” or “swimming lane” within larger product organizations.

The workshop has a highly interactive, step-by-step approach which introduces different tools, models, and frameworks, followed by the application of these ideas to each participant’s product. In the workshop, Gib Introduces four models:

  • The GLEe model, describing what you will “Get big on,” how you will “Lead from there,” then eventually, “Expand to dent the universe.”
  • The DHM model, defining your hypotheses, or product strategies, for how you will “Delight customers, in Hard-to-copy, Margin-enhancing ways.”
  • A framework for defining metrics that measure both customer and shareholder value.
  • The GEM model, clarifying how you will prioritize Growth, Engagement, and Monetization.
At the end of the workshop, Gib will show how these models work together to define a four-quarter, rolling product roadmap that pulls together product strategies, metrics, and tactics. The workshop ends with highly interactive case studies, demonstrating how Gib utilized quarterly product strategy meetings at both Netflix and Chegg to put a strategy into action, or as he puts it, “make wicked hard decisions about people, product, and the business.

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