In this week’s Product Backstage, we talk to Carlos González de Villaumbrosia – the founder and CEO of Product School, an education company that offers product management courses in 15 campuses worldwide, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and London. Carlos offers much-needed advice on how to navigate the perils of becoming a product manager, as well as the opportunities that await those who succeed.
Carlos is one of the pioneers in bringing the art and science of product management to the mainstream, contributing to the growth of professional education in this field and founding one of the best educational programs for PM’s globally.
A word about Product School:
Founded in 2014, Product School is the world’s first technology business school, providing certified courses in Product Management, Data Analytics, Coding, Digital Marketing and Blockchain to professionals across 15 campuses worldwide, as well as online. All courses are taught by real-world product managers working at top technology companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Airbnb, LinkedIn, and Netflix.
The company is also the host of the Product Awards and runs ProductCon, a multi-city conference attended by thousands of professionals every year.
In this episode we asked about the main skills for product managers, the difference in product management roles in different regions (Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Europe), how to transition to product management and why product management is such a challenging but fascinating field. Stay tuned!