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Taking a winding road might just make you better at your job than the ladder climbers

Professional soccer player. Cinema Manager. Recruitment Consultant. Project Manager. Product Manager.

That’s roughly my career path from leaving school to where I am now, and you definitely can’t say that this is a linear career.

What I can say however is that all of these roles have contributed to the…

If you could tell your younger product self something, what would it be?

In this series, we ask members of the product community what they’d tell their younger product self if they had the chance.

In this post, we hear advice from David Schweizer, Group Product Manager.

If you could go back in time, what is the one product management skill you’d tell your younger self to master, and why?

Assertive elicitation — always pushing customers to the fifth why, because they really, really, don’t know…

If you could tell your younger product self something, what would it be?

In this series we ask members of the product community what they’d tell their younger product self if they had the chance.

In this post, we hear advice from Jim Farrell, Product Lead.

If you could go back in time, what is the one product management skill you’d tell your younger self to master, and why?

Self-awareness.

Being self-aware helps to reduce the introduction of bias in our approach and decisions.

If you could go back in time, what is the one product management lesson you’d tell your younger self, and why?

It's okay…

If you could tell your younger product self something, what would it be?

In this series we ask members of the product community what they’d tell their younger product self if they had the chance.

In this post, we hear advice from Matt Cooper, Chief Innovation Officer.

If you could go back in time, what is the one product management skill you’d tell your younger self to master, and why?

Talking to customers to uncover the information needed to build a solution that solves an urgent…

If you could tell your younger product self something, what would it be?

In this series, we ask members of the product community what they’d tell their younger product self if they had the chance.

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In this post, we hear advice from Nick Cooper, Senior Product Manager.

If you could go back in time, what is the one product management skill you’d tell your younger self to master, and why?

Talking to customers.

Not so much to talk about the product, but to find out what…

If you could tell your younger product self something, what would it be?

In this series we ask members of the product community what they’d tell their younger product self if they had the chance.

In this post, we hear advice from Jaudat Ali, Product Manager.

If you could go back in time, what is the one product management skill you’d tell your younger self to master, and why?

Writing for better asynchronous communication.

Clear and succinct communication is the key to successful product delivery.

If you could go back in time, what is the one product management lesson you’d tell your younger self, and why?

Don’t…

Robert Drury

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