Abhishek Madan

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What accomplishment  in your product management career has brought you the highest level of  satisfaction and joy? Can you narrate why?

Creating high performance teams. The point of being a leader is to create teams that accomplish far more, and higher quality, than you could have alone.

What aspect of  product management did you struggle the most with? How did you overcome  it?

Can't think of anything, probably what I struggle with most is how product management isn't really the same thing everywhere but there's no overcoming that.

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What's one common  myth about product management that you find common among aspiring PMs.

It is often treated as a standalone skill. PM is not a first job. It's a compound skill built over other atomic skills like engineering, creative, marketing or operations.

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What are some common  pitfalls that product managers must be aware of?

Bad arguments, that's the biggest one. Reasoning by driving discourse is one of the unarticulated skills of being a PM.

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If not product  management, what career would you have picked? Are there any complimentary skillsets that you see between being a PM and your alternate choice?

I have been a copywriter and a developer. All skills are complementary are to being a PM, dependent on industry. e.g. the PMs of iA Writer or Scrivener or Grammarly need to write a lot.

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What is something  about product management that you wish you knew when you started out?

Making time for yourself and for other things is necessary to get better ideas.

What accomplishment  in your product management career has brought you the highest level of  satisfaction and joy? Can you narrate why?

Creating high performance teams. The point of being a leader is to create teams that accomplish far more, and higher quality, than you could have alone.

What aspect of  product management did you struggle the most with? How did you overcome  it?

Can't think of anything, probably what I struggle with most is how product management isn't really the same thing everywhere but there's no overcoming that.

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What's one common  myth about product management that you find common among aspiring PMs.

It is often treated as a standalone skill. PM is not a first job. It's a compound skill built over other atomic skills like engineering, creative, marketing or operations.

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What are some common  pitfalls that product managers must be aware of?

Bad arguments, that's the biggest one. Reasoning by driving discourse is one of the unarticulated skills of being a PM.

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If not product  management, what career would you have picked? Are there any complimentary skillsets that you see between being a PM and your alternate choice?

I have been a copywriter and a developer. All skills are complementary are to being a PM, dependent on industry. e.g. the PMs of iA Writer or Scrivener or Grammarly need to write a lot.

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What is something  about product management that you wish you knew when you started out?

Making time for yourself and for other things is necessary to get better ideas.

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