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Mckenzie Lock

Mckenzie Lock

Director of Product , Netflix

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Mckenzie Lock
Mckenzie Lock
Netflix Director of ProductAugust 4
The candidate must “spike” (“8/10” or higher) in all of these areas, in order of importance:  1. Critical Thinking Given how many decisions and complex problems are thrown at PMs, this the #1 most important attribute I screen for. They don’t need to be a rocket scientist (top 0.5% of populati...Read More
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Mckenzie Lock
Mckenzie Lock
Netflix Director of ProductAugust 4
I’ll skip the obvious things - pay well, set a vision, growing company, skill building, career pathing - and highlight some under-rated ones: *  Hire well and have high talent density. Most people who choose a career in Product Management are motivated by self improvement - being around ot...Read More
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Mckenzie Lock
Mckenzie Lock
Netflix Director of ProductAugust 4
The most important thing you can do as a new head of product is to align with the founder/s and/or your manager on what your role is. Most people assume they did this in the interview process. Yet, misalignment on this question are the most common reasons heads of product fail. You want to know: ...Read More
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Mckenzie Lock
Mckenzie Lock
Netflix Director of ProductAugust 4
The good news is that you have an engineering team that is excited about the product & generating ideas. That’s huge. Over the long term, this will make your product more successful....so long as you can channel that excitement towards features that are also exciting to customers. Your goal is...Read More
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Mckenzie Lock
Mckenzie Lock
Netflix Director of ProductAugust 4
Common challenges are: * Fear that the PM will slow the team down or add too much process * Another function has stepped in to fill the PM shoes and is reluctant to give their role up * There is a solutions-first (vs. problem-first) mindset * Founders have trouble letting go of product de...Read More
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Director of Product at Netflix
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Product Management AMA Contributor
Lives In San Francisco, California, United States
Knows About Building a Product Management Team, Product Management Skills, Establishing Product M...more