Product Hooman Podcast

Episode 3 Feat. Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia

🎙️ Welcome to the 3rd episode of ProductHooman Podcast — A LinkedIn Live Show, where we delve into captivating conversations with product people from around the globe. 🌏

In this insightful episode, we are thrilled to have Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, the founder and CEO of ProductSchool, join us on the podcast. Carlos shares his journey, the evolution of product management, and his vision for the future. Key takeaways from the podcast:

  1. The Evolution of Product Management Over the past decade, the awareness and understanding of product management have grown significantly. Today, many Fortune 100 companies have chief product officers, indicating the strategic importance of the role.

  2. Origin of ProductSchool Carlos founded ProductSchool out of necessity, bridging the gap between engineering and business education. His goal was to create a specialized training platform for aspiring and current product managers.

  3. Handling Chaos and Predictability Carlos emphasizes the importance of balancing chaos and predictability in product management. Successful PMs should embrace big challenges, approach them with an open mind, and iterate based on hypotheses and data.

  4. Frameworks and Best Practices While there is no one-size-fits-all framework, Carlos advocates for a "divide and conquer" approach to solving large problems, breaking them down into smaller, manageable initiatives.

  5. The Impact of AI on Product Management Carlos is optimistic about AI’s potential to transform various industries. He encourages PMs to leverage AI to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance customer experiences.

  6. Resilience in Product Management Drawing from his personal journey, Carlos highlights the importance of resilience and continuous learning. His story of bootstrapping ProductSchool for seven years underscores the value of perseverance and dedication.

  7. Advice for Aspiring PMs Carlos advises early-career PMs to focus on continuous learning, be open to new opportunities, and stay resilient. For senior PMs, he stresses the importance of business acumen and strategic thinking. Carlos’s journey and insights provide valuable lessons for both aspiring and seasoned product managers.

Don’t miss this engaging conversation! Watch the full episode to know more in detail 🚀