Ben Berger: Get out of your comfort zone
Sprint Hard, Iterate Fast - Episode 9
In this episode of the Sprint Hard, Iterate Fast podcast, I chat with Ben Berger, the Chief Product Officer at Wisr, a non-bank lender based in Sydney, Australia. Ben discusses his shift to tech from studying psychology to entering the tech industry, where he found his passion in product management.
Ben emphasizes the importance of experimentation, innovation, and disrupting the status quo in the financial industry. Ben reflects on his challenges, including staying in a comfortable but stagnant role for too long and being let go from a dysfunctional organization. Ben advises aspiring product management and tech professionals to step out of their comfort zones, thoroughly research companies, and come prepared with data showcasing their achievements during interviews.
03:43 Experimentation culture at Wisr
05:41 Ben's journey to becoming the Chief Product Officer at Wisr
07:27 Ben’s global product management career
10:53 Staying at a company for too long
12:47 Get out of your comfort zone to grow professionally.
14:56 An unhappy career time that turned out to be the best thing
28:25 How to stand out: Research the company, try out the product
Connect with Ben Berger
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/benberger/
Wisr Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/wisr-australia/
Wisr Website - https://wisr.com.au/
Wisr Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wisraustralia
Wisr Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wisraustralia/
Wisr Linktree: https://linktr.ee/wisr
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LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/reginaldljames/
Beaker & Flint Website - https://www.beakerandflint.com/
Beaker & Flint on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/beaker-flint/
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