The cheat sheet I wish I had before I became a product manager.
My path into product management — like many others — was a non-traditional one. I started in advertising as an art director, later moved into user experience design and product design, then finally ended up in product management.
There’s been a lot of self-learning along the way. Some from reading as much as I can (thanks, Medium!) but most has been learned on the job, for better or worse.
Looking back, one of the biggest pieces of advice I wish someone had given me before I got into product management is actually a very simple one: