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In Search of Great Product Guys (and Gals)!

April 5, 2009

vcmike

Those who spend time with me know I am a broken record on the topic of  “it’s all about the people.”

But it seems to me I need to change my tune – a bit. In the consumer web, it’s really all about the product guy (or gal).

Looking back on my happy and not so happy experiences investing in, and working with, consumer web startups, the theme is surprisingly clear. The presence or absence of a great product guy is the single most important determinant of success.

So, for all of you product studs out there, and/or all of you who are friends with product studs, give me a call!

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  1. April 5, 2009

    I saw you already referenced one of my favorite product manager overviews – Ken Norton’s piece.

    For those who want to know what does a product manager really do, here are two short posts i wrote a while back:

    http://elapsedtime.blogspot.com/2007/11/what-f-is-product-management.html

    http://elapsedtime.blogspot.com/2007/11/so-what-do-product-managers-do.html

  2. April 5, 2009

    What exactly are you looking for beyond just being ‘great’?. I may be able to help depending on what kind of opportunity/consumer product you’re looking for. – G

  3. David Polakoff #
    April 6, 2009

    Michael, I don’t disagree with you, but everyone has to be drinking from the Kool-Aid; not just the product guy/gal.

    As I noted in this posting,
    http://davidpolakoff.wordpress.com/category/the-windmills-of-my-immediate-mind/greater-sliced-bread/

    the (website) has just got to be a great consumer experience. To that end, all fingers in the business have to believe that, or decisions get made that infringe upon that consumer experience (e.g., keep the lawyers from taking the helm!). – Dave

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