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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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And 10x your intuition for setting the right metrics for your team.
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I’ve always been curious about how people ramp up quickly on an industry and form a perspective in the midst ambiguity, especially with new technologies…
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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…
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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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When people think of Netflix’s biggest competitors, they typically think of other video streaming platforms – Hulu, YouTube, and Prime Video. But the…
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As PMs at Facebook and Tesla, we encountered many ambiguous challenges: from broad ones such as defining the strategy for expanding Facebook Groups to…
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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…
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