I was at Facebook for five years, and managed products ranging from Instagram Video Chat to algorithms for Facebook News Feed. I’ve had many friends…
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…
When I first joined Tesla as a product manager, I remember making a competitive analysis chart to understand the competitive landscape. This is a common…
Most people switch jobs every few years, but as an ex-Facebook RPM, I* switched teams every six months. I saw a lot of different teams quickly early in…
As PMs at Facebook and Tesla, we encountered many ambiguous challenges: from broad ones such as defining the strategy for expanding Facebook Groups to…
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…
As a PM, you'll get assignments such as: "Machine learning is getting exponentially better at predicting outcomes. How do you shape this into an…
And 10x your intuition for setting the right metrics for your team.
A friend recently told me a story about how an Amazon team had chosen a north star metric that misguided them, leading them to millions of dollars in…
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 on…
One of my friends can instantly take a problem that at first appears intractable, like “How would you drive down the cost of Tesla’s autopilot system to…
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…