During a Product chat AMA Wendy and I hosted we discussed the importance of building a network and authentic relationships, joining and participating in communities, and getting mentorship.

Both Wendy and I found these essential throughout our careers but particularly important when first starting.

It allowed us to meet people…

Breaking into product management wasn’t straight forward for me; I didn’t even know what it was early in my career.

However, when I found it — I knew it was what I wanted to do. I read (a lot), attended courses and boot camps. …

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a chance to chat with many people starting, transitioning, or trying to break-into product roles (thank you all for reaching out!).

A common question I heard was: “Can you recommend any books for someone starting out?”

There is a lot of content…

Jose Platero

shipping digital products: learn as I go, try to help others as I grow.

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