I have worked in Product Management since 2014, most recently at GitLab and Google, yet I didn’t study business nor computer science.
Since very young, I’ve been fascinated by technology. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, my parents cared about education but couldn’t afford private school. I attended public school up until college. Fortunately, I enrolled in a public boarding school specialized in math and science for high school, CROEM. In 2006, I went to MIT with full financial aid thanks to their full-need financial aid.
After studying chemical-biological engineering at MIT, I spent three years in systems integration consulting at Accenture followed by a year in customer success at Bloomreach. It was then that I transitioned into Product Management.
You can read more about my working and management style in my GitLab README.
I write to clarify my thinking about topics of interest. I share my writing, hoping you’ll find it useful. If you do, let me know!
I’ve created a specific section on Product Management articles since that’s what many people have visited in the past.
- Learning Product Management
- Becoming a Product Manager without a Computer Science degree
- How to write a Product Requirements Document (PRD)
- How can a product manager inspire a team to meet a deadline?
- How stressful is it to be a product manager at a tech company?
- Transparent roadmap prioritization
Each of these pages focuses on a topic of interest to me. I keep these updated as I have new thoughts or information on the topic.
- Adoption and Surrogacy
- Bloating (eating and digestion)
- Business models
- Business Operations
- Career growth in startups
- Choices and success
- Climate Change
- Growth Mindset
- Memento mori
- Mental Models
- Personal finances
- Personality Tests Results
- Puerto Rico Politics
- Program Management
- Product Growth
- Product Strategy
- Success (TODO: rewrite to expand on the topic)
- Tools: apps, products and services that I use.
These are more specific articles or more relevant at a specific time.
- Apologize and thank profusely, a lesson that I learned in Japan
- Blog posts from Japan
- Business metrics vs. user value (why I quit Facebook)
- Career transition from consulting into Product Management
- Cherish Today (TODO: redundant, merge)
- CROEM FAQ
- Dealing with ambiguity and stress at work
- Developing courage to lead
- Everyday kindness as the antidote to violence
- Happier through gratitude
- Japanese Customer Service (still popular after 8+ years…)
- Joining GitLab (TODO)
- Joining Google
- Google PM experience (TODO)
- Google PM Interview – full interview process overview
- Google PM interview – how to prepare
- Managing anger by thinking and sleeping
- Managing emotions by pausing before reacting to thoughts
- Managing work during big life transitions (e.g., COVID)
- Richest Man in Babylon: a book written in the 1920s taught me the two most crucial personal finance lessons
- Why join a startup?
- Why I quit consulting to join a startup
- (dis)CONNECTED – a short film about technology and connection
Last Updated on February 5, 2023 by Omar Eduardo