Over the coming weeks I will be sharing segments of a Q&A session I had with Adrian Jank — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Adrian truly The Best Product Person of 2013.
What makes The Best Product Person person of 2013 tick?
> What is the best career advice you received as you entered product management?
It was during a pragmatic marketing training session, and it’s one of their staples “Your opinion, while nice, doesn’t mean shit”.
> What is the hardest lesson you learned as a product manager?
Tough decision! I once took a role at a company where I quickly learned I was not passionate about the problem I was solving. It made paying attention to all the details more difficult to do because the passion wasn’t there. The job didn’t work out and despite a love and passion for product management I thought I might not be cut out for it. I had to stop and really evaluate what types of problems I want to solve. I eventually figured it out, but it was a hard lesson to learn.
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