Aditya Kumar

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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?

Every role that i have ever had has had one  or 2 peaks that I am proud of. The first one i can remember is getting all the jobs in the world onto LinkedIn Jobs

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

Most recently, the loss of the ability use social capital( friendships, favours, chai break) in a remote world.

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

One common myth about product management is that all you have to do is have a good idea and everything else will magically fall into place. In reality, it's a lot of hard work to bring a product to life and requires a wide range of skills from strategic planning to execution. So if you're an aspiring PM, don't just rely on your ideas - get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work!

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

Assumptions, especially those that slip into your thinking smooth as butter, need to be stopped and relooked at.

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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?

Specialised carpentry.

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

Your own hard work can make you a super hero, but someone elses sloppy work can make you a super villain.

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

Every role that i have ever had has had one  or 2 peaks that I am proud of. The first one i can remember is getting all the jobs in the world onto LinkedIn Jobs

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

Most recently, the loss of the ability use social capital( friendships, favours, chai break) in a remote world.

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

One common myth about product management is that all you have to do is have a good idea and everything else will magically fall into place. In reality, it's a lot of hard work to bring a product to life and requires a wide range of skills from strategic planning to execution. So if you're an aspiring PM, don't just rely on your ideas - get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work!

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

Assumptions, especially those that slip into your thinking smooth as butter, need to be stopped and relooked at.

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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?

Specialised carpentry.

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

Your own hard work can make you a super hero, but someone elses sloppy work can make you a super villain.

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