To Be A Product Manager | Day 32

This journal helps me improve 1% every day…

Welcome to Day 32 of

To Be A Product Manager

Today I feel super productive. Not getting too much done but I push myself to think during the output process.

I think there must be a balance between thinking and doing, if you get a lot of things done in a day, it not always means that you are doing a great job. Your thinking process is going to cost your plenty of time, taking massive action before a clear purpose is a deadly way of making product.

I also try to build my own workflow when designing a new feature or product, which is ,whatever you are doing, starting with a clear purpose and expecting results in a mind map tool, then you can start a new tree next to them, and write down all of your thoughts and product logic. Just make sure you always have the original purpose in your mind.

I also go out and communicate with other colleagues today. I discussed the design and UX details with visual designer, asked operation team about the content and updated with engineering team about our next plan.


  • Weekly checkin meeting / new task
  • H5 video player wireframes


Be bold enough to express your thoughts with other teammates.

I read Brian Chesky’s post White Walls this morning, he mentioned what he would say while meeting with new hires:

Everything around you was designed by people no more experienced than you. Only four and a half years ago, we were operating out of a 3 bedroom apartment, and we had fewer resources than you have now. Back then, we dreamed of being able to hire the best people in the world. We have now hired you. You are here to change things. If we didn’t want anything to change, you would not be here.

Don’t assume you can’t do something. Push yourself to redefine the boundaries. With this inspiration, I also post my idea about the H5 video player in our group chat, and being challenged by many questions and concerns.

And you don’t need to be afraid of this, because there’s really no good or bad ideas, only better one. You just need to express your thoughts clearly and let others give you their feedback. And you are improving your communication skills as well as logical thinking.

My name is Zake Zhang, a newbie VR product manager based in Shenzhen, China. I’m thinking what if I write daily product journal for 1,000 days?

Thanks for reading and let’s keep on hacking!

Warm Regards,


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