“Weird, abnormal, scattered, too excited, too anxious” — those are just some words that people have used to describe me. I never really understood why I stuck out like sore thumb, no matter where I went.
Everyone from teachers to employers told me:
“Why are things that are easy for everyone hard for you. And why are things that are hard for others are a breathe for you.”
Others would say: “Angelina, slow down”. Everyone always encouraged me to slow down. They told me that I walk too fast, think too fast and talk too fast. …
When I was studying for product management interviews with Google, Facebook, DropBox and many other start-ups this was quite a popular question that people got asked.
This question can also be asked in many other ways like “Design an alarm clock for seniors” or “Design Lyft or Uber for someone that is blind” or “Design YouTube for kids”.
This is a very typical product design question and the interviewer is looking for:
This is a very typical strategic insights question which asks how you would enter a new market! The interviewer can also ask “What market should AirBnB enter next?” or “If you were the CEO of AirBnB what would be your strategy for AirBnB for the next year or two?”
The interviewer is testing you to see the following:
This is one of the more complicated questions I’ve seen come up in Google Product Management Interviews. This product management question, combines a few interview types together.
That’s three different product management interview questions in one! …
Do you have a Product Management interview coming up? If so, chances are you will be asked a product design question like “how would you design a travel app” or “how would you improve Google Maps?”
Product design questions can be really tricky, since the interviewer is looking for big ideas and your ability to think creatively on the spot. You will need to think of at least 3 interesting product ideas. These ideas must solve for the needs and pain points of the user you chose to focus on. …
A funny thing happened when I added “Product Management” to my LinkedIn profile. People start asking me “HOW?”.
I never planned on becoming a Product Manager. In University I studied business and after enjoying my project management class I thought “ok…I want to do something like this but for software not construction.”
At the time, I didn’t even know that Product Management existed. Disappointed with my options (accounting, finance, brand marketing) I decided this whole “suit and tie” and “cubicle life” wasn’t for me.
I’ve been in Beijing studying and working for about 9 months now. I constantly looked for adventures and wanted to get my last spontaneous trip in before going back home. Two weeks before my flight to Canada I made the decision to visit a rural school in China and an amazing Chinese friend I met by accident on the train.
“Marjorie, come with me! This will be the best memory we treasure for the rest of our lives” — I started convincing my beautiful, petite French friend, Marjorie, that I met on exchange to come with me.
“Where are we…
ParseHub, our visual web scraping tool, launched in September 2014. We had our first 10 paying customers within a few weeks of launch. Here are 7 tips that we found useful on our journey and how you too can get your first few customers.
There is a lot of pressure to launch early and grow from day one. Yet premature growth can be detrimental to a small team that is not equipped to handle thousands of sign-ups.
We didn’t launch publicly right away. Instead, we focused on finding a pain point.
We solved one problem for one type of customer…
While still at University I landed a dream internship in Asia. In 6 steps I will share how you can also have the most memorable experience of your life.
During a sweaty summer morning, with one suitcase at hand, I found myself standing in the middle of a hyper busy intersection in Beijing. I flew 6,500 miles from Toronto. Lost, tired and sleep deprived. The journey started when a nice stranger suggested I hop on local transportation to get to my hotel from the airport.
“It will be cheaper than taking a taxi. Don’t worry just remember “Insert Crazy Chinese…