Every individual in an organization has a different motivating factor. As a product manager, we deal with engineering, professional services, support, training, documentation, and QA. Thus it is crucial to comprehend common ground to understand motivating factor among people with different attitude, behavior, values, and culture. Product manager’s job is high touchpoint job, and it touches every department in the organization. Thus, I firmly believe key to the success of this role is to connect before you build and to connect before you lead.
Google displays personalized search suggestions, Netflix populates recommendations for shows, and Amazon provides products you may like widget are notable examples of machine learning or big data products. These product features will not show accurate results until algorithm understand end-user pattern. Therefore, the fundamental question for machine learning/AI/Big Data product managers is whether to ship or to learn?
When Maximus (Russell Crowe) entered an arena as a Gladiator, the entire world noticed a fighter culture of a Roman empire. On the other hand, his father Marcus Aurelius entered an arena of a mind and established a legacy as the Stoic emperor. Do you know what Stoicism means?
Stoicism is one of the most enduring philosophies Greek and Roman taught an entire world. It is a view of an empirical ethics and base for a happy life. Roman and Greek philosophers share deep thoughts to overcome fear and pain points of our life. They provided principles to understand the world around us and work with others collaboratively.