I feel a lot of innovation happens at the intersection of two very different and unrelated concepts. When I was at Hike, we built an Avatar product to super-charge ‘expressions’ using ML. Beyond the usual collaboration amongst Product, Design, Tech, and Marketing teams, there was a massive involvement of the Arts and the ML team to find a fine balance between aspiration and resemblance in virtual avatars. This was a very unique product and a great learning experience.
One of the most exciting parts of being at Airmeet is that it is in a category that’s very nascent. Being one of the early players, we are defining how P2P interactions in virtual events would shape up. There’s still a lot to be done to productize high-touch interactions, but Airmeet has set a good benchmark. On top of this, most of our customers give a lot of positive feedback (on emails, calls & social media) which pumps up the team daily.
Personally, I love to be associated with unique products that have a lot of headroom for innovation, and Airmeet gives that space to PMs.
My day typically has four swim lanes:
I think having a deep understanding of the target user persona and their top pain points is critical and above anything else. If a PM gets this right, then other things can be handled.
I try to focus on this part more than other skills and continue to learn from others to improve further.
I rely on Twitter for bite-sized learning and follow some global product leaders, founders, and VCs (list is huge) who regularly share their thoughts and opinion. When it comes to longer formats like blogs and newsletters, I like the content published by Andreessen Horowitz and Lenny Rachitsky.