Luca Beltrami

AMA: Faire Head of Product - Retailers, Luca Beltrami on SMB Product Management

June 15 @ 10:00AM PST
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Faire Head of Product - Retailers, Luca Beltrami on SMB Product Management
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Luca Beltrami
Luca Beltrami
Faire Head of Product, RetailersJune 15
The most important thing for a PM is to bring at least some of the skills of the PM role into their first PM experience so they can lean on some of their strengths to add value immediately while they learn the rest of the craft. As mentioned above, too many new things to learn simultaneously don'...Read More
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Luca Beltrami
Luca Beltrami
Faire Head of Product, RetailersJune 15
Evaluate in this order: * Company: This is by far the biggest predictor of how much you will benefit. Fast growing companies create the best economic outcomes, and the best learning and career opportunities for their employees. Often it's better to join a company post product market fi...Read More
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Luca Beltrami
Luca Beltrami
Faire Head of Product, RetailersJune 15
Let me start from the commonalities: You are building something that solves a user problem and creates customer value that also generates business value in the process. The line between enterprise and SMB is fluid, though in the case of companies like Faire (and I also observed this at Airbnb ...Read More
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Luca Beltrami
Luca Beltrami
Faire Head of Product, RetailersJune 15
When you are the first PM, you are straddling several priorities: 1. Finding product market fit 2. Scaling the team 3. Scaling the product The biggest failure mode is trying to do 2 and 3 before you do 1: As the first PM, your foremost priority should be to establish product market fit. Dist...Read More
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Luca Beltrami
Luca Beltrami
Faire Head of Product, RetailersJune 15
The most important criterion for a promotion is:  Are you consistently performing at a level that would allow you to meet all expectations of your next level. This requires three things: 1. A clear articluation of what it means to perform at the next level: Typically this includes a fra...Read More
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Luca Beltrami
Luca Beltrami
Faire Head of Product, RetailersJune 15
I typically suggest to try to pivot into product management by changing a few variables but not too many - so you have a few strengths to rely on. When you start a new PM role, you are exposing yourself to potential changes on multiple dimensions (in order of likelihood): * Function/ craft: ...Read More
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