Most Product Managers get into Product because they want to have impact.
This was the reason I moved from Business Intelligence/Analytics into Product back in 2017. I loved discovering insights, answering business questions with data, and making recommendations on action to take.
But it was having an impact on the users and growing the business that I was really after.
Practically every PM job description you find will contain this keyword and most good PMs you talk to will tell you this is one of the things that motivates them. …
A friend recently posed a question on Facebook:
Universal Basic Income (UBI): what are your thoughts pro or con?
There was a lot of thoughtful discussion on this thread.
Much of the discussion seemed to center around the ease of the system to implement (in America) and how much of an improvement it would be over existing social economic programs. There was a bit touching on belief systems too, defining who should and should not get it.
In separate conversations with family members on this topic, I’ve also heard the more politically charged argument:
“Nobody should get something for nothing…
If you can click it, you can track it.
There’s actually a lot more to it than that.
But, essentially any interaction between a human (or, a bot that’s masquerading as a human) and your application can be measured to help you understand how it is being used. You can use that information to derive insights about how to improve the application experience to help users do what they want to do more easily (e.g. complete a form, find a product), so that YOU can get more of the outcome that you’re looking to achieve (e.g. …
I did this myself in August 2011.
I started my own career as a mutual fund accountant in June 2008. At the time I thought this was a pretty natural thing to do with my newly-minted Econ degree, but after a few years I realized that what I really wanted to be doing was Analytics. I didn’t have the skills, the network, or even the vocabulary to start my job search once I had that realization, but by the summer of 2011 I had an offer in-hand and my new career was about to begin.
In the almost 10 years…
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