Alexis and Adrienne are former PMs (Facebook, Tesla, and Google) who share their insights working at top companies in Silicon Valley and share their best practices. Subscribe to get insight into the thought-processes of these great practitioners as they launched products in the …
When you run into a challenge working with others, it’s easy to get frustrated and jump to thinking it comes from incompetence - e.g. maybe it seems li…
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When I first started at Google, I thought the role of a product manager was simply to define the product vision and then work with my team to execute o…
Alexis and Adrienne
The common narrative is that a product manager needs to have certain qualities and operate in a certain way in order to succeed, but the fact of the ma…
Alexis and Adrienne
Early in my career, I* noticed the allure of % goals. If I had to increase restaurant reviews, then % of users who write restaurant reviews sounded lik…
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The common rhetoric is that product managers should act as the glue between engineering, design, and sales. This mindset was a trap. When I first start…
Alexis and Adrienne
In my first months as a PM, I* was more of a “prioritization machine” than a PM. Not in a good way. Engineers would ask me to help prioritize their pro…
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Strategic thinking is powerful -- it can often enable you to play chess when everyone else is playing checkers. Take Tesla’s Master Plan for example, “…
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