Product Management

How Homage Hires Product Managers

This week, I got to grab a cup of Kopi and Roti with Homage's Head of Product & Technology, Arnout Hemel, to learn more about how they hire Product Managers. About Homage Homage was founded in 2016 with the mission of helping seniors age with grace and dignity. Homage believes that…
Yi-Wei Ang
June 9, 2018
Product Management

How StashAway Hires Product Managers

About StashAway Earlier this week, I spoke with Zenan Liu, Head of Product at StashAway, about how they hire Product Managers. For those who don't know, StashAway (founded in late 2016) is a data-driven digital wealth management platform that personalises financial planning and portfolio management for both retail and accredited investors. They're located in…
Yi-Wei Ang
May 30, 2018
Product Management

How Companies in Asia Hire Product Managers

Why this Series? Over the last two years, Frankie and I have been teaching Product Management in a few different forums: General Assembly, Tech in Asia, and e27. One of the most common questions we get is “How can I best prepare for a Product interview?” Over the next few…
Yi-Wei Ang
May 27, 2018
Product Management

How TradeGecko Hires Product Managers

This post is part of a larger series where Frankie and I want to shed light on how different companies in Asia hire Product Managers! To start off this series, I wanted to share more about how we hire Product Managers at TradeGecko. For those who don’t know, I’m currently…
Yi-Wei Ang
May 27, 2018
Product Management

When to hire your first Product Manager

Don't hire too soon One of the most common questions I get from early-startup founders is when they should hire their first Product Manager. The slightly cheeky, oversimplified version of my answer is usually "not right now". Founders in early-stage startups often juggling one too many things. From managing fundraising…
Yi-Wei Ang
May 5, 2018
Product Management

Visualizing your experimentation backlog

Managing your experiment backlog One thing that has helped me tremendously is physically visualizing my experimentation backlog to help me prioritize the team's work. Here's the general principle I abide by when I allocate resources towards multiple options. I first consider the potential Expected Value (EV) of doing something. In…
Yi-Wei Ang
May 3, 2018
Product Management

How to write an Experiment Document

Writing helps you think I'm a big proponent of writing things down. I believe that it brings clarity to your thinking and is a great way for others to help you find flaws in your logic. When I worked at Microsoft, we used to put together (very) long Product Specs…
Yi-Wei Ang
May 2, 2018
Product Management

Thoughtful Disagreement

I've been working through Ray Dalio's Principles (highly recommended). One concept that really resonated with me is one of thoughtful disagreement. “In thoughtful disagreement, your goal is not to convince the other party that you are right - it is to find out which view is true and decide what…
Yi-Wei Ang
May 1, 2018