产品经理的42个原则-原则41-Always Be Learning:永远都要学习!

Product managers are considered “know-it-alls.” Make sure you are worthy of the title.

产品经理被认为是“无所不知的”。确保你配得上这个头衔。

Always Be Learning

永远都要学习

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

“我从不教我的学生;我只是试图提供他们可以学习的条件。”-阿尔伯特.爱因斯坦

In the 1965 article, “Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits,” Gordon E. Moore explained that components in a circuit would increase in capacity by 200 percent per year, or, in other words, we can get a whole lot of stuff on a little wafer. He went on to say that there was no predictable end in that trend.

在1965年的文章“把更多的元件塞进集成电路”中,Gordon E. Moore解释说,电路中的元件将以每年200%的速度增加容量,换句话说,我们可以在一个小晶圆片上得到很多东西。他接着说,这种趋势没有可预测的结局。

This concept went on to become known as Moore’s Law. Being the pragmatist that I am, I saw no reason to doubt this law. It was at that moment of embracing Moore’s Law as truth, that I knew I would spend every day of my adult life learning.

这个概念后来被称为摩尔定律。作为一个实用主义者,我认为没有理由怀疑这条定律。在接受摩尔定律为真理的那一刻,我知道自己成年后的每一天都在学习。

Keeping current in all trends—technology, business, industry, political, culture—requires a passionate desire to study.

跟上所有的潮流——技术、商业、产业、政治、文化——需要有强烈的学习欲望。

The most successful product managers I have known were as comfortable reading Michael Crichton as they were reading Applied Economics. In fact, they spent much of their time in between meetings reading the latest analyst reports and marking up the margins with notes.

我所认识的最成功的产品经理,读迈克尔•克莱顿(Michael Crichton)的书就像读应用经济学一样舒服。事实上,他们大部分时间都是在会议间隙阅读最新的分析师报告,并在边缘做笔记。

I now have the great fortune of working with some of the greatest product managers in the world, and the reason I meet them is because they have a great passion to learn more about their profession; they are hungry for knowledge.

我现在有幸与世界上一些最伟大的产品经理共事,我遇到他们的原因是他们有极大的热情去学习更多关于他们专业的知识;他们渴望知识。

You could say they are “cramming more components onto the integrated circuits” of their brains.

你可以说他们在“往大脑的集成电路里塞更多的元件”。

Here are the steps to successful lifetime learning:

以下是成功终生学习的步骤:

Learn from others—your teammates are a wealth of knowledge. In your team you have engineers, scientists, researchers, marketers, sales and customer service representatives. Each of these individuals can teach you about their area of expertise. Look at them as an untapped resource.

向他人学习——你的队友是知识的财富。你的团队中有工程师、科学家、研究人员、营销人员、销售人员和客户服务代表。每个人都可以教给你他们的专业知识。将它们视为未开发的资源。

Learn the disciplines that complement your skills—in your capacity as a product manager you touch a multitude of business disciplines. Take the time to learn about each of these disciplines. Don’t be hands off on topics that were not in your major. If you don’t know anything about finance, take an online course on finance for non-financial managers. Do you spend your time immersed in technology? Take a marketing course at your local college. You will be surprised at what you will be able to apply instantly to your career.

学习能补足你技能的学科——作为产品经理,你接触了许多商业学科。花点时间学习这些学科。不要对不属于你专业的话题手忙脚乱。如果你对金融一窍不通,那就上一门针对非金融经理的在线金融课程。你把时间花在科技上了吗?在当地大学学习市场营销课程。你会惊讶于你能立即将什么应用到你的职业生涯中。

Learn your industry and expand to other industries—being a master of your industry requires continual learning. No industry is static, and growth is happening all around you. Another way to learn is to contrast. By learning other industries, you gain an advantage of contrasting your industry, and it will help you see things you might have missed. This is the holistic versus myopic view of the industry.

学习你的行业并扩展到其他行业——成为行业的主人需要不断的学习。没有哪个行业是一成不变的,增长就发生在你的周围。另一种学习方法是对比。通过学习其他行业,你可以通过比对你的行业而获得优势,这将帮助你看到你可能错过的东西。这是对该行业的整体看法与短视看法。

Learn from the obvious—as a product manager, you probably think you don’t have anything else you need to learn about product management. You can surround yourself with a group of experts by taking a class, attending a seminar, listening to a webinar, or attending a conference.

向显而易见的人学习——作为产品经理,你可能认为你没有任何其他需要学习的产品管理知识。你可以参加一个课程,参加一个研讨会,听一个网络研讨会,或者参加一个会议,这样你就可以和一群专家在一起。

Learning is a journey with no final destination.

学习是一个没有终点的旅程。

In Moore’s wisdom, he pointed out that capacity was increasing and we couldn’t assume the status quo. The same is true for product managers who have to keep up with an ever-expanding horizon. Product managers are considered “know-it-alls.” Make sure you are worthy of the title.

在摩尔的智慧中,他指出能力在增长,我们不能假设现状。对于产品经理来说也是如此,他们必须跟上不断扩大的视野。产品经理被认为是“无所不知的”。确保你配得上这个头衔。



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