Do Product Managers Make Good Startup Founders?
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The short answer is (probably) yes, product managers are well equipped to transition to startup founders. The strong entrepreneurial spirit inherent in many product managers has a lot to do with it, and many product managers actually aspire to launch or lead a company of their own.
What’s more, product managers tend to have a broad set of skills and areas of expertise, either naturally occurring or honed in their product management role, which can position them well to make good startup founders.
If leading a startup is on your bucket list, here are a few key skills you’ll need in hand before making the leap.
1. Dig Deep to Identify a Pattern
2. Prioritize Strategically for the Win
3. Wear Many Hats
4. Rally Support Like a Boss
5. Get Inspired
An understanding of above.