The Product Manager Interview PDF

The Product Manager Interview PDF

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The Product Manager Interview PDF

The world’s expert in product management interviews, Lewis C. Lin, gives readers 164 practice questions to gain product management (PM) proficiency to master the interview. This book is ideal for almost all PM roles including:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • Uber
  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft

Fully Solved Solutions

The book contains fully solved solutions so readers can learn, improve and do their best at the PM interview. Here are questions and sample answers you’ll find in the book: The Product Manager Interview PDF

Product Design

  • How would you design an ATM for elderly people?
  • Should Google build a Comcast-like TV cable service?
  • Instagram currently supports 3 to 15 second videos. We’re considering supporting videos of unlimited length. How would you modify the UX to accommodate this?


  • How would you go about pricing UberX or any other new Uber product?
  • Let’s say Google created a teleporting device: which market segments would you go after? How would you price it?


  • Imagine you are the Amazon Web Services (AWS) PM in Sydney. What are the top three metrics you’d look at?
  • Facebook users have declined 20 percent week over week. Diagnose the problem. How would you fix the issue?

Ideal Complement to Decode and Conquer

Many of you have read the PM interview frameworks revealed in Decode and Conquer, including the CIRCLES™, AARM™ and DIGS™ Methods. 

The Product Manager Interview is the perfect complement to Decode and Conquer. With 164 practice questions, you’ll see what the best PM interview responses look and feel like.

What’s New in the Third Edition

Many of the sample answers have been re-written from scratch. The answers are now stronger and easier to follow. In total, thousands of changes have made in this brand new 3rd edition of the book.

This is the new edition of the book formerly titled PM Interview Questions.

Detail About The Product Manager Interview PDF by Lewis C. Lin

  • Name: The Product Manager Interview: 167 Actual Questions and Answers
  • Author: Lewis C. Lin
  • ISBN: 0998120480
  • Language: English
  • Genre: VLSI and ULSI Circuits
  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 17 MB
  • Page: 304

Review – The Product Manager Interview PDF

Interview questions for a product manager position at IT giants sound ridiculously difficult. Some people feel that companies ask such crazy questions to show off their crazy company cultures or select excentric tech guys. However, the author, Lewis C. Lin, who used to be a product manager at Google and Microsoft and is a successful entrepreneur and an interview prep guru, says that those questions are real questions PMs face in daily work. Companies want to see whether candidates are skillful or trained enough to perform PM’s responsibilities. Companies have a fair reason to ask tough questions. The Product Manager Interview PDF

PM questions are tough because PM job is tough. In this book, Lewis shows readers the way to be a successful PM beyond a successful interviewee. Therefore, this book is NOT easy. It is utterly different from quick learning books. The book requires your devotion and diligence. However, your efforts will pay off. Preparation for a PM interview is worthy of hard work because you’ll get brilliant skills through tackling with questions in this book. The Product Manager Interview PDF

So, how should we prepare for a PM interview? Interview tests ( and PM role requires), your ability of estimation, product design, metrics, GTM strategy, and technology. Interview technics like the framework is, of course, important (if you want to learn frameworks, refer to Lewis’s previous books). That said, practice is essential. This book contains 160 actual PM interview questions in analytics, product design, metrics, hypothetical, strategy, technical, and behavioral categories. Lewis also provides detailed practice plans for Google, Facebook, and Amazon, which you can tailor depending on your experience and timelines. Also, he gives a special Slack community where you can improve your interview skills through a mock interview with others. The Product Manager Interview PDF

I imagine many readers still feel the questions are too difficult and get discouraged to see a sample answer which looks way better than your answer. I once practiced case interview for consultant firms and overwhelmed by tough interview questions. (Many of the skills, such as analytics and hypothetical, are also crucial for consultants and many other managerial roles). However, the important thing is not to get a correct answer but acquire and familiarize ways to address problems. The Product Manager Interview PDF

So, don’t worry about how close your answers are to the sample answers. You need information to give a correct answer, but during the interview or often in real life, you don’t have the information. The point is how you analyzed the question and inferred the logic to get an answer. If you practice with the questions with a guide from Lewis, you’ll get fantastic analysis and logic building skills. When you are confident of PM interviews, you are ready to be a successful PM.

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LEWIS C. LIN is CEO of Impact Interview, an interview coaching firm. Lewis was named by CNN as one of the “top 10 job tweeters you should be following.” He has also been featured on FOX, ABC News, San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlantic, The Telegraph, and Business Insider.

Before Impact Interview, Lewis was Microsoft’s Director of Product Management. Prior to Microsoft, he worked at Google, leading new AdWords product launches.

Lewis holds a B.S. in computer science from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also serves on the advisory board for University of Washington’s software product management program. Also download Rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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