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Apurva Garware

Apurva Garware

VP Product and GM, Upwork

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Apurva Garware
Apurva Garware
Upwork VP Product and GMApril 28
1. Ability to communicate well - Someone told me early in my career: The single most important PM skill he looks for when hiring a PM is communication. Communication is really a proxy for building trust, driving alignment, having healthy debates when there’s conflict and committing t......Read More
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Apurva Garware
Apurva Garware
Upwork VP Product and GMApril 28
This ends up being a function of what company you work for and what industry/domain your company is in. As a general principle, your organizational chart should always reflect the vision and strategy that your company is working on, not the other way around. Otherwise, you risk shipping your org ......Read More
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Apurva Garware
Apurva Garware
Upwork VP Product and GMApril 28
Obviously this looks different at varying levels of tenure and experience, but key themes are: * Customer focus * Business impact * People / relationships Customer focus speaks to if this person is able to put themselves in the shoes of the customer, whether b2b or b2c, and experience the pr......Read More
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Apurva Garware
Apurva Garware
Upwork VP Product and GMApril 28
B2B and B2C PM’s bring very different strong suits. It’s not to say one is better than the other, but they come with different competencies. I’ve observed that B2B PMs are systems thinkers. They think end to end and consider what it takes to build a robust business at scale. This runs the full......Read More
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Apurva Garware
Apurva Garware
Upwork VP Product and GMApril 28
Early in your career, focus on absorbing and learning as much as you can -- what product management is, what plays naturally to your strengths and interests. Explore, be hungry, be curious. Tap into what really excites you and you’ll discover what you really enjoy. Lean into opportunities to gath......Read More
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VP Product and GM at Upwork
Product Management AMA Contributor
Knows About Product Management Skills, SMB Product Management, Consumer Product Management
Work At Upwork
Senior Product Marketing Manager - Enterprise
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