Most Product Managers know that Technical Knowledge is not Enough
The brutally honest difference between an average product manager and a great product manager may not be necessarily WHAT they know, but WHO they know.
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Technical knowledge is not enough
For many product managers this is a truth they come to agree with quite later, when often it would serve them better had they realised it earlier in their career.
Because product management is as much a social activity as it is a cognitive activity, any good PM will know that beyond figuring out what the right answer or action is, there's a greater task of convincing others to agree along with you.
A sure way for doing this right requires you as a product manager to build out the right network of people.
Think of a network as anyone who will serve as a pointer to the right answers at your work (when necessary), and those who'll support to execute upon those right answers. Both internally and without.
The realisation is not an easy path
However, the biggest hurdle for product managers despite this realisation, is building this network doesn't come naturally to many product managers. Of course there are exceptions.
But many PMs are former engineers, and perhaps, a tad more introverted than others. Which means the idea of building a network of people (who will help you, ironically) may not come easy to them.
That notwithstanding, the brutally honest difference between an average product manager and a great product manager may not be necessarily WHAT they know, but WHO they know.
I assume this applies to many other disciplines.
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