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How to Make Sure Your Product Leadership Team Will Boost You Up - Not Drag You Down

As business advisors and executive coaches, we've worked with dozens of CEOs to help them build and grow their product leadership team as they scale their company. People always think that product managers operate this very critical, high-leverage function that, when executed correctly, greatly facilitates the leap past prototypes into a steady return of profits. What we’ve noticed instead in the startup world, is a lot of people become product managers by default rather than design. They often lack the tools to succeed in their jobs. While the product manager’s ability to think strategica...

The Disproportionate Impact of Coaching on Startup Survival

It is a known fact that startups which are accompanied or coached, view their chances of success as being much higher compared to those that are not. In fact, 83.9% of accompanied startups assess their chances of survival as strong, especially during the current uncertain climate. The right mentoring and coaching support facilitates a startup’s transformation and enables roadmap planning and execution, without straying from the ultimate vision and goal. If your chances of survival increase thanks to the right coaching support, where and how do you get the help you’re looking for? MAIN: De...

A Day in the Life of a Product Management Consultant

Is something broken in your team’s product management? If the answer is yes, you’re in the right place. At Bain Public, we help build roadmaps and innovative products for early-stage companies. How, you ask? Meet George Korkejian, he joined our team last summer and dedicated himself to supporting entrepreneurs through Bain Public. As a product management consultant, he acts as a coach and a mentor to his clients, providing them with frameworks that guide them toward making the best product decisions. It’s not about gut feeling: George presents his clients with the best ways to gather inpu...

The Story Behind Our Work With Wastack

In the last few years, Bain Public has worked closely with Wastack, a company combining hardware, AI, IoT and SaaS to automate landfill operations. From bird control to early fire detection, Wastack has worked hard to transform their business, improve efficiency and cut operational cost and risk. The goal for Wastack has been to automate landfills where software and robotics fill the place of human workers. They want to improve wildlife management efficiency, centralize data to make better decisions, increase landfill life expectancy, mitigate operational hazards and risks (e.g. methane, l...

We do it because it’s good business

This year, by partnering with Founder Fuel, we set a lofty goal to undertake pro bono advisory work bringing the ideas of Product Leadership, Product Strategy and Product Development processes to 2019 cohort startups. We’ve given a full day Product Management workshop and over fifty hours of advisory services in the startup interest. We did so because it’s good business, also for the pedagogic value of enhancing our technology, market and industry understanding. The standout component was our one-on-one time with the startup founders. Running a startup is not easy work. They forgo stabil...