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!
Each of these pages focuses on a topic or question of interest to me. I keep these updated as I have new thoughts or information on the topic.
I’ve worked in product management since 2014, so a lot of my writing for a while has focused specifically on product management.
- Learning Product Management: resources to learn how to be a Product Manager and advice I’ve received for onboarding as a new PM on a team.
- Becoming a Product Manager without a Computer Science degree
- Career transition from consulting into Product Management
- Google PM Interview: process overview and how to prepare
- 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
- Business metrics vs. user value (why I quit Facebook)
- [draft] Pricing
- [draft] Program Management
- [draft] Product Growth
- [draft] Product Strategy
Work and Career
Other work-related pages not included in the product management section above.
- [draft] Business models
- [draft] Business Operations
- Career growth in startups
- Dealing with ambiguity and stress at work
- [draft] Developing courage to lead
- [draft] Influencing
- [draft] Innovation
- Joining Google
- Why join a startup?
- Why I quit consulting to join a startup
- 2022 Tech Layoffs
Personal Philosophy and Well-Being
- Choices and success
- [draft] Growth Mindset
- Happier through gratitude
- Managing anger by thinking and sleeping
- Managing emotions by pausing before reacting to thoughts
- Managing work during big life transitions (e.g., COVID)
- Memento mori
- Mental Models
- Productivity: principles, prioritization, tactical implementation.
- Society: collective illusions, inequality, education.
- Success (TODO: rewrite to expand on the topic)
- Personal finances
- Richest Man in Babylon: a book written in 1926 taught me two crucial personal finance lessons
- Apologize and thank profusely, a lesson that I learned in Japan
- [draft] Bloating: eating and digestion
- Blog posts from Japan
- Climate Change
- CROEM FAQ
- Everyday kindness as the antidote to violence
- Japanese Customer Service (still popular after 8+ years…)
- Personality Tests Results
- Puerto Rico Politics
- [draft] Terrariums
- Tools: apps, products and services that I use, notes on privacy and security.
- (dis)CONNECTED – a short film about technology and connection
Last Updated on June 20, 2023 by Omar Eduardo