Advice to a new PM

A friend of a friend started his first job as a product manager, he asked me what would be my advice to him, I decided to share it here 

  • Meet everyone you can. Make friends. 
  • Start with why?
  • Too much data will kill you. Signal vs noise.
  • Drive new insights continuously, by them you will shall make great products.
  • Question everything. Take nothing for granted.
  • Know when to say no stakeholders, team, and customers (hardest part of the job). 
  • “How do you know?” A powerful question. Helps many times.
  • Manage expectations.
  • Do your best, plan for the worst.
  • Above all, know more about the product and customers than everyone else.