Dan Harden - Wild Business Growth Podcast #160: Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw

Dan Harden – Wild Business Growth Podcast #160: Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw

What does it take to design thousands of products for top companies? It all starts with a little curiosity and creativity. This week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, Dan Harden, will fill you in on the rest from there. Dan is the Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 160: Dan Harden – Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw

Dan Harden, the Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw, joins the show to share his journey from endlessly curious kid to starting the acclaimed product design company that’s brought over 1,000 products to market for Google, Nike, Uber, and other top companies. Hear how to differentiate your company, create balanced tension, find the “It Factor” in products, what Dan learned from working with Steve Jobs, and what excites him about biomimicry. This episode covers everything from industrial design to macro-engineering. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • When did Dan know he could start a whole design firm
  • What is Balanced Tension
  • Was Dan a tinkerer as a kid
  • What is Whipsaw’s hook and character that’s helped it have so much success over the past few decades
  • Passing “The Steve Jobs Test”
  • What is Three-Minute Precognition
  • How can companies identify opportunities to create gifts
  • What is Dan’s favorite painting of all time

Connect with Dan at Whipsaw.com and on Instagram at @WhipsawDesign and @DanHardenDesign.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

Dan Harden - Wild Business Growth Podcast #160: Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw
I could talk to Dan for 99 years straight
Dan Harden - Wild Business Growth Podcast #160: Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw
Dan Harden - Wild Business Growth Podcast #160: Founder, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw

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