product manager

My story starting as a product manager at Microsoft Word to becoming an Operating Partner at Costanoa Ventures

How was your University time? I landed at Stanford thinking I wanted to be a communications major so I could be a TV anchor but soon realized there were far more interesting things to study while there. I wound up majoring in Political Science when a professor pointed out I was three-quarters of the way …

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Savoring Each Step: How I Fell Into My Dream Product Manager Job

I’m currently working at my dream product manager job, and I love every minute of it! I’m a Product Manager at Blend, where my team and I are creating an entirely new consumer lending experience that’s simpler and more transparent, while ensuring broader access for all types of borrowers. The first question I usually get …

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Product Management Team

My career lessons leading Product management teams at VMware, Cisco and HP

A Quick Guide to the Product Management Team From Chemistry to Clouds is a bit of an odd name for a blog, right? And yet, these four words truly embody the spirit of my journey. Having recently left the big company corporate world after a few decades of moving through different technologies, business models, and …

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How to get into the business of defining experiences that make the world a better place

If the headline interested you, then you have a potential to become a Product Manager. But potential still has to be realized. I would like to share several tips that can help you in that journey. Understand what motivates you to become a Product Manager What gets you out of bed every morning, what gives you …

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How I got my dream job by creating a business around productized expertise

You can look for a dream job, or you can create one 🙂 ​In the ​gig economy of today, that is a very realistic plan actually. By productizing your expertise and then developing a business around that product, you can work on what you are really good at, what keeps you motivated and what gives …

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How I transitioned from software engineering to product management

A story of passion, determination, and courage. “May you have the courage and determination to pursue what you are really passionate about” – Anonymous I’ve always enjoyed talking strategy. As a software engineer, I would typically find myself having the desire to be part of the strategic decision making and slight dissatisfaction when I am …

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Women in Tech – Story of Product Manager turned Entrepreneur making 100x easier to build applications

Becoming an Entrepreneur I’m Ellen Chisa, the CEO and Co-founder of Dark. We want to make it possible for engineers to build a complete scalable app in an afternoon. We’ll make it 100x easier to build applications and bring the ability to write software to a billion people. My day to day involves writing code …

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What I learned in 20 years career developing internet products in telecommunication industry

Peter is a telecommunication leader with over 20 years experience developing and managing world class internet products and operations.  Capitalizing on the growing home Wi-Fi market, Peter founded Netperian in 2015 to focus on Wi-Fi product development and testing. Peter was head of home hardware product development and operations for Bell Canada.   His experience includes …

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