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I shared this with a group of product managers at Facebook. A few suggested it might be worth sharing publicly, so here you go:

The topic of self-confidence comes up a fair amount in discussions with/about product managers. In my opinion, it isn’t super productive to focus on confidence as a goal in and of itself. Instead, I see confidence as a by-product of two more important skills: self-awareness and a growth mindset.

Self-awareness is table stakes.

Self-awareness is the ability to be not just brutally honest with yourself, but to be accurate in that brutal honesty, to accurately assess your own strengths and…

Tom Stocky

Technology Fellow at Denali Therapeutics. Previously Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Facebook, Google, MIT. Dad, audiobookworm, todo list enthusiast.

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