Living and working in the modern world, while your brain runs a mile a minute.

“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:

Others would say: Everyone always encouraged me to slow down. They told me that I walk too fast, think too fast and talk too fast.

Product Design Question for Product Management Interviews

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.

What is this question about?

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:

  1. Your ability to think BIG, and creatively
  2. Your customer empathy and ability to identify the right user pain points and needs
  3. Your structured, concise communication

How do you answer this product design question?

Use the cGAPSFramework…

  • What are…

Answer Strategic Questions for Product Management Interviews

What is this product management question about?

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:

  1. Can you understand the competitive landscape, emerging tech and consumer trends?
  2. Can you analyze the strength, weaknesses of the company/product and accurately understand it’s goals?
  3. Can you logically evaluate all of the different options and choose the best one that (1) fits…

Strategic Insights and Analytics Question, for Product Management interviews.

What is this product management question about?

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.

  1. Strategic Insights Question — where you should first identify opportunities for the company/product to increase revenues.
  2. Execution Question — after selecting your strategy, you will need to build a roadmap for how to bring the new idea to reality.
  3. Estimation Question — the interviewer might follow-up asking you to estimate the revenue potential of your idea.

That’s three different product management interview questions in one!

Answer Product Design Questions for Product Management Interviews

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.

So, instead of going straight to “work” I went straight into entrepreneurship. After my first venture…

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.

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.

1. Don’t rush

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 “

Angelina Fomina

I’ll help you do the work you love! Product Manager — Facebook, Oculus VR, Shopify.👇Free product management course

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