What is similar between Steve Jobs and a person who put three thousand toothpicks in their beard? They wanted to make history. What is different between Steve Jobs and a person who put three thousand toothpicks in their beard? They chose different strategies for achieving it.

Over the course of…


After Microsoft and Google, Scott joined Nutmeg as a Chief Product Officer, and now he is a Product Director at Twitter. We discussed if the technical background is required for Product Managers, what is the difference between Google and small startups, and how to create a good vision and strategy.

About skills for Product Managers


Vaibhav used to be a Director of Product and then Vice President at Zynga, and now he is the Head of Growth at Reddit. …


AI is the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers?

We all use ML-driven products almost every day, and the number of these products will be growing exponentially over the next couple of years. According to Crunchbase, in 2018 there were 5000…


What makes a great product decision? The answer to this question is like a Holy Grail of product management: it promises success and prosperity but no clear evidence that it exists. …


At the beginning of 2018, I was trying to invent a mechanism to motivate myself to read more. I studied habit formation (this framework by BJ Fogg is actually quite useful). I even made a bet with a friend on who would read more books by the end of the…


There is a saying, “The theater begins at the cloakroom”. When you come to the theater, there are a lot of details and nuances that will define your experience well before the performance starts. …


Joining a new company is always hard. You know very few people, your email inbox is empty and you are lost in documentation and the new tools you have to explore.

Get these first few weeks wrong and you’ll be left without the solid foundation you need to be successful at your company.

For product managers these first few weeks are even more intense. You are supposed to be “the person with the context”, you are supposed to be at the…


Через несколько месяцев будет 3 года, как мы с мужем уехали из Москвы. Уехали изначально не по какой-то причине, а просто чтобы попробовать, посмотреть “а как у них”. И, если честно, чем дальше, тем меньше нам хочется возвращаться.

Все фотографии в статье — из моего и Витиного Instagram.

Нет, тут…


Один из вопросов, который мне задают чаще всего, — это “а как вы проводите свой день”. В ответ, видимо, ожидается что-то вроде: “ну, сначала стендап, потом 1–1 с техническим менеджером, потом на графички смотрю” и тд. На самом деле, такой ответ (да и вопрос) подразумевает, что человек в корне не…

Anna Buldakova

AI/ML Product manager at Facebook (ex-Intercom, ex-Yandex).

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