What you say and what hiring managers hear can be very different things. Avoid these common mistakes.
Building a product customers love is about making it simple and compelling. Here are 3 keys to getting it right.
There was a famous food test where critics were given three meals: chicken, grilled chicken, and Tuscan-seasoned balsamic chicken. The Tuscan chicken got the best ratings. But there was a twist. The three meals were identical except for the name. The critics’ brains literally told them that the Tuscan-seasoned balsamic chicken was tastier than the …Read more
There is something in the startup world, and elsewhere, that I see all the time. It seems like the right thing to do, but there is no better way to kill your chances: the generalist pitch. Here is a quote from an email I got recently: “I would be open to any position that would allow …Read more
I am excited to announce that I have joined the product team at Flatiron Health. I recently decided to make a change and pursue one of my passions in either health or education. After exploring opportunities, I came away deeply inspired by the people and mission at Flatiron. The team is tackling one of the most epic problems …Read more
This post was originally an answer I wrote on quora to What’s the difference between a pre-MBA and post-MBA product management role? As context, I have an MBA myself and have worked as a product manager across multiple companies (Twitter, LinkedIn, and essentially head PM as Founder/CEO of Seamless Receipts). My personal take, specific to the …Read more
Product management is a blend of art and science and ultimately requires you to master 4 subjects: your industry, your user, your product, and your team. It also requires you to apply skills at storytelling, engineering, design, analysis, project management, and leadership. Your intro will send key signals about whether or not you have these …Read more
With busy schedules, technology that keeps us on 24/7, and long commutes, being a working parent is a constant struggle. I am intimately familiar with the problems and tradeoffs. My career is important to me. But so are my wife, my kids, my dog, and the rest of my family. I frequently have to choose …Read more
These 9 tips will help you focus on your priorities, dominate your email, and take control of your schedule. 1. Have a digital inbox for “things to read” People send you interesting links all the time. But if you read them when they arrive, you cede control of your schedule. So flag them to read …Read more