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How To Get Into Product Management (And Thrive)

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Lenny Rachitsky
Lenny's Newsletter
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Become a product manager if you are fulfilled by

  • Solving people's problems.
  • Driving business growth.
  • Working closely with a variety of people.
  • Developing a strategy.
  • Getting shit done.
  • Leading a team.
  • Communicating often and broadly.
  • Making decisions.
  • Creating amazing experiences for people.
  • Being organized, detail oriented, and prepared.

The four most common paths into PM roles

  • Internal transition at a large company.
  • Finding a junior PM role at a large company.
  • Joining a startup with a burning need.
  • Starting your own company.

The seven core skills to build

  • Taking any problem and being able to develop a strategy to resolve it.
  • Executing, getting shit done.
  • Communication.
  • Leadership through influence.
  • Making decisions, informed by data.
  • Building great products, and having taste.
  • Always being prepared.
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