Yes, while this piece is focused specifically on why we need housing, infrastructure investment is important to support our existing population and certainly any growth. Transportation and public infrastructure are both called out in the housing platform that captures my recommended policies.
I’d look at this in two parts:
I think it’s a bit misleading to state it this way. Per the chart below, SF has twice as many unsheltered homeless people per capita than the next highest city. Obviously we want to reduce homelessness of all sorts, but the visible issues that you refer to above are highly driven by unsheltered homelessness.
One of my favorite hacks for adding confidence intervals to other people’s estimates after the fact is by looking carefully at the precision they provide. The bigger the unit, the more uncertainty. This doesn’t always work, but it’s often a good indicator. As I commonly tell my teams, “dates specified in months slip by months; dates specified in days slip by days.”
This is great, and I’d agree these three areas are critical for success as a PM. It’s important for a PM to understand UX, tech, business, marketing, etc, but not necessarily to be an expert capable of doing those jobs directly.
However, I think there is something critical missing from the…
I’ve actually come a ways on this. I used to think it felt overly prejudicial to require PMs with technical backgrounds. But as with most things, the more PMs I’ve hired and worked with, the more Ken Norton’s advice on How to Hire a Product Manager strikes me as dead on. #2 is the…
Thanks for your response, Steven. Very thoughtful, and I’m excited to get the conversation going!
I agree with all of your comments. I’ve talked with my team members quite a bit about “listening and synthesizing” vs “talking and commanding.” For the purpose of this post, I made…