#042 "Carlos Villaumbrosia - Building the Online School for Product"


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Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia is the Founder and CEO of Product School, the global leader in product management training with a community of over one million product professionals. Product School instructors are real-world Product Leaders working at top companies including Google, Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, Uber, and Amazon.
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5 Key Takeaways:
1. The idea of Product School probably first approached me when I was at business school in UC Berkeley. I met a lot of people from different backgrounds, such as management, consulting, or finance and more traditional business backgrounds that wanted to get their hands dirty, they wanted to be closer to the action, they wanted to work to build something bigger.
2. My experience in an engineering school and then going to Business School inspired me to eventually start a product School, which is a hybrid between those two, that gets the best of both worlds, and can help people learn product management in a much more efficient way.
3. I have 10 years of experience building data products. I started other companies before, and I've been lucky enough to work with incredible mentors throughout my career. So in a way, I feel like I learned a lot of things on the go, and there was no proper curriculum. So I was like, You know what? Yes, I have a big dream to make a global movement but I'm going to start by helping eight people get their first product management job.
4. I would say the secret sauce of Product School is that every single instructor that teaches here keeps a full time job at incredible companies such as Google, Facebook, Airbnb or Uber, we believe that best teachers are practitioners, they are not teachers, actually.