Getting to Here with Great Mentors in Product Management

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More segments from our conversation with Ladislav Bartos  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Ladislav truly The Best Product Person of 2014.

What makes The Best Product Person person of 2014 tick?

Getting to Here

> What key people helped shape you into the product manager you are today?

I have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing and talented people over the last 16 years. One of them is Andrey, who was the CEO of a small startup company called Slando. He is an inspiring leader and a great friend, who sold his first online business at the age of 18 and is currently working on his next startup project.

The second person I would mention is Andy, who is the Director of Motors at Gumtree, a company owned by eBay. He is one of the most inspirational strategists, visionaries and communicators I have ever met. Andy helped me to understand the difference between a manager and a leader.

Watch the video for more on key mentors in product management…

More to Come

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my conversation with other great participants from The Best Product Person of 2014!

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

About ‘The Best Product Person’

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (http://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).

TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded  Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.

TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.

For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visit http://tpgblog.com/tbpp

About ‘The Product Group’

The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 3 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Interaction Designer @ Vitals (New York, NY)
Keywords: Interaction Design, UI, User Experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1058&lf=twf

Senior UX Designer @ Vitals (New York, NY)
Keywords: Design, UI, User Experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1057&lf=twf

Product Manager, Advertising @ Vitals (New York, NY)
Keywords: advertising, product manager
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1056&lf=twf

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 3 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Product Delivery Manager @ Viacom (NYC)
Keywords: distribution, partnerships, product manager, syndication
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1055&lf=twf

Product Delivery Associate @ Viacom (NYC)
Keywords: data, enrichment, product manager
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1054&lf=twf

Head of Product (e-commerce) @ Pinks and Greens (Florham Park, NJ or NYC)
Keywords: e-commerce, product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1053&lf=twf

The Best Product Person of 2014 is…

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Out of the hundreds of nominations, and 3 amazing finalists, the 5th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Ladislav Bartos.

LadislavBartosThe Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group.

Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (tweet)

Ladislav believes that success is in simplicity. That’s why his aim is to help companies to make complex products simple for users. He lives in London, currently working as CPO at Uvic Ltd, previously led product at international startups and large organisations such as Ebay. Ladislav focuses on user centric product development, especially on brand, usability and revenue product challenges. He is passionate about Lean and Agile Product management, innovative business models and business and product strategies. For more about his work, or to connect with him, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/ladislavbartos.

Watch and learn more about Ladislav …

More to Come

Over the coming weeks we will be speaking with and learning more from Ladislav Bartos.

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

About ‘The Best Product Person’

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (http://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).

TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded  Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.

TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.

For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visit http://tpgblog.com/tbpp

About ‘The Product Group’

The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

The Product Person Holiday Party 2014! (recap)

Thank you to everyone who made it to The Product Person Holiday Party 2014!  It was a fun, record-breaking event with over 500 people joining us over the course of the festivities!

And, a few of the highlights were…

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…YOU!  Thank you to everyone who made it!

And, an extra special thank you to InVision who sponsored our event by providing free drinks all around!

  • InVision is the world’s most powerful design collaboration platform, giving you everything you need to prototype, review, test, and track progress on designs. It’s your entire design process, all in one place. Learn more @ http://www.invisionapp.com/

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup …

Thursday, February 5th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!
 

Stay tuned for more announcements about February’s Featured Product, DOWN.

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!

Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!

TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 2 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Product Manager @ Complex Media (New York, NY)
Keywords: Consumer, Content, Platform, Product Management, Web
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1052&lf=twf

Chief Product Officer @ Pinks and Greens (NYC or Florham Park, NJ)
Keywords: e-commerce, magento, mobile, product, retail
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1042&lf=twf

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 4 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Product Management Immersive Instructor @ General Assembly (New York, NY)
Keywords: education, instructor, PM, product management, teach
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1051&lf=twf

Manager, Online Product Management @ The Home Depot (Atlanta, GA)
Keywords: e-Commerce, Product, Product Manager, Retail, Roadmap
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1050&lf=twf

Product Management Intern @ GroundLink Holdings, LLC (New York, NY)
Keywords: Applications, Development, Product, Web, Web Development
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1049&lf=twf

Product Manager, Web @ GroundLink Holdings, LLC (New York, NY)
Keywords: Content, Development, Product, Web, Web Development
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1048&lf=twf

Pinks & Greens, Mistakes and Festivities to Follow

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Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, InVision, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios and Sunshine Suites.

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: Pinks & Greens
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from full phone service to customer segmentation (thanks to Allison Dorst)

Product Management Mistakes
from the invisible to Windows 8

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup

The Product Person Holiday Party 2014!
(not your regularly scheduled roundtable discussion)
Thursday, December 18th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!  

Stay tuned for more announcements about December’s Featured Product, Pinks & Greens.

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!
TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 4 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Product Marketing Manager @ Kinetic Social (New York City)
Keywords: AdTech, Advertising, Internet, Marketing, Social
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1047&lf=twf

Product Manager @ Kinetic Social (New York City)
Keywords: AdTech, Advertising, Internet, Marketing, Social
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1046&lf=twf

Product Manager @ JW Player (New York, NY)
Keywords: Ad Tech, Platform, SaaS, Streaming, Video
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1045&lf=twf

Product Manager for Media Services @ JW Player (New York, NY)
Keywords: API, SaaS, Streaming, Transcoding, Video
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1044&lf=twf