The Trophy Spouse: Partnering with a Startup

Many staid, established companies look with envy at the sizzle, creativity and sheer sexiness of startups, and wonder about how much of a dent they could make in the market if they combined the startup's cool product with their own marketing, sales, and operational riches. But two companies of such a widely divergent size and strength have just as widely divergent cultures, and happily marrying the two is not a given.

Read The Trophy Spouse: Partnering with a Startup for tips on how a large company can work well with a startup to make their partnership a shining success.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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