Over the past few weeks, I have been interviewing candidates for a product manager role. And I’ve been thinking about the role of product in the media company because it’s different than most other companies.
At a tech company, the product is the thing that people buy. And product managers are the people responsible for owning the business strategy of a specific product and help launch it. For example, at Twitter, there are likely multiple product managers for Spaces.
Ben Clymer is founder and CEO of Hodinkee, a media and commerce company dedicated to the luxury watch market. What started as a personal blog thanks to a watch from his grandfather has turned into a highly respected business that can sell millions of dollars in watches in minutes.
In this episode, we went through the many different facets of the business, but a few things jumped out to me…