I don't do academic fluff advice.
I only value real-world experience.
I only rely on real-world experience.
I only present what has been battle tested by real-world experience.
That's all this course is.
Let me tell you a little about my story:
3 years ago I had...
Had never made more than $20,000/year
Had never worked in software product management
I didn’t have...
A technical degree (and still don’t)
Didn’t have an extensive network in the industry
An ivy league pedigree
Fast forward to today...
I am a Product Manager at a multi-billion dollar company
I have received the largest one-year raise in my company’s history
I have increased my salary 200%+ (earning more than the six-figure national average)
Built flagship products responsible for tens of millions in revenue
My profession was product management. Yours might not be. It doesn't have to be.
The epiphany I had during my journey was that you can apply the same principles and techniques that the absolute best Product Managers use to build outstanding software products to the product that really matters most: YOU.
Great product solve problems in compelling ways and, in return for that solution, people buy them.
It's the same in your career. You're solving problems (hopefully in compelling ways) and, in return, you get promoted and salary raises.
This course shows the EXACT strategies and techniques I used to accomplish the above results.
This 1.5 hours of could save you a decade in headaches and frustrations. Learn from where I succeeded and failed so you can get the career results you want.
This is my background and story. It's short and included to show that what you'll learn in the lectures that follow are based on actual results (big results!) that were achieved within a short amount of time.
Academic advice is lame. I don't do lame. I only do real-world experience and that's what I pass along here.
This lecture gives you one of the best frameworks to use when managing your career.
It can be used whether you're still trying to break into your dream profession or if you're looking to get rapidly promoted within your current role.
The letters I share will serve as pillars to guide you and lens to look through when making critical career decisions.
My story is not all sunshine and rainbows.
I made some serious mistakes along the way. I present the biggest one here. Learn from it so you can make faster progress than I did.
If a tree falls in the woods....the answer is no.
If you're a rockstar employee and nobody knows about it...as far as career progression is concerned, it doesn't matter.
This lecture talks about how to get and make the most of "shine time".
Don't worry, it's not gimmicky or just "playing the game". Nope, this is hard fought (and deserved) exposure with the right folks to send you on a fast track.
These 3 questions are must answers before you begin a road towards success. Your answers to them might be wrong, but that doesn't matter.
The power is not in whether the answers are right or wrong, it's in the process of thinking (deeply thinking) through the questions.
This is NOT a lecture about being political, false, or "look the part and you'll get the part".
This lecture is about how to effectively lead up and down the chain of command so that you can all get to where you want to be.
The heart of the matter.
This lecture gives you a master product management framework. It's the took that the best product creators in the world use to create world-changing products.
You need to learn it regardless if you have any interest in building physical or digital products.
You need to learn it because YOU are your most important product and you need to manage you.
This lecture ties and applies the product management framework we learned in lecture 7 to YOU and your career.
Learn these techniques and you'll be flying.
Remember: the normal pace is for chumps...this framework is the turbo booster for your career.
I love building great products.
I love helping people build information products.
I love helping people become great professional product managers.
I love helping people manage the most important product of all ...themselves!
I have been doing this both personally and professionally for the last 10 years.
I am currently a Product Manager at HomeAway.