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The Many Paths Into Product Management

This thriving position brings together engineering, design, and business

Preston Smalley
Dec 18, 2018 · 6 min read
The often winding path to product manager. Photo: @dnevozhai via Unsplash

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No Two Paths Are the Same

My Path

The Pitfalls of Some Paths

Transitioning From Engineering

Transitioning From Design

Transitioning From Other Areas

Where to Begin

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Haas graduation photo with my super-supportive wife in May 2008

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Preston Smalley

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Product & Tech Leader for digital TV entertainment, two-sided marketplaces and mobile apps used every day by millions of people. http://www.prestonsmalley.com

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The exclusive data and insights that enable 17,000+ product managers to win. Subscribe via email at productmanagementinsider.com. We are powered by Alpha.