I recently became the product manager for Google Chrome. You might think this is a strange title for a manager of a product, but it makes for a great conversation starter. You might even think I’m crazy, but I can assure you that I’m not. I have been a product manager for over a year, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t curious about how this role affects my life, my career, and who I am.
I have never been a product manager. I never even worked in product management before.
I’ve always been an “in the trenches” type who works on a lot of different aspects of product management. From the user-experience to strategy to the back end to the business side, I’ve always been a “hands-on” type. You can see this in the way I describe how I think about products and their value. I don’t feel like I’m a product manager because I’m only responsible for one thing.
I think of myself as a product manager because I feel like I’m responsible for all the people who build and maintain products. In this way product managers are the people that “do the work.” I see myself as a product manager because I want to make sure the things I do in product management are the best they can be and the most valuable I can be.
I think about products in terms of what they can do for people. They are a tool that can make people’s lives better by making the things they need easier or less complicated to do. What they do is just the means to an end. So when we talk about the value I see for Google products, I think about that. I think about the value that a product can bring to users’ lives and the value they can bring to Google.
I think my goal is to make sure that we are doing the best we can to be the best for users.
I see this happening a lot. If I see a company making a mistake, I am immediately disappointed with it. I think this is something that is being driven by many companies and many people. But because I am so passionate about the things I work on I think I am the best person to talk to about the current situation. So I am here to talk about what Google has done wrong with their product marketing and what I think would be better.
Google is trying to move from ranking on search results to being a business-targeted ad medium. They’re trying to focus their marketing on things that people are most interested in. And while that’s a good thing, I think it’s also a mistake. People are turning to search because it’s the perfect medium for them to get the information they want, but it also means that people need a more direct connection to the things they are interested in.
Google has already been doing this for a while with Gmail and YouTube but theyre really putting their money behind it with Google Plus and Google+. Its a big bet that theyre going to try to make a profit off of, but I think its a bit late in the game. The internet is already dominated by ad-supported content.
Google has been pushing the idea of the “real social network” for a while now. While Google+ is still fairly new, theyve already built a lot of their social network features into their other products. So if you use Google to search for something, you can then share that search on Google+ and see what your friends have been searching for. Google+ is also their “official” social network. You can access the social network via a Google+ tab on Google.com.