degrees

many entry-level product management jobs request heavily technical degrees. however, product management is much more like writing an essay than it is like completing a problem set. perhaps the concrete details are technical, but the context of those details is wrought with narrative and persuasion.

titles

If good product people get rid of the crap and take hits to protect their team, doesn’t Butt of Product make more sense than Head of Product? Still working on this one with my team. Will keep you posted.

optimization

Optimizing is not impossible, but often leads to opportunistic decisions for short-term gains. By focusing on learning about the product you set yourself up for better future decisions and more effective tests.

Jan Overgoor, From Experiments at Airbnb