My ideal product manager is more interested in disproving their idea than proving it.
They are a scientist with the humility to expect they’ll be wrong, the patience to try again, and the hunger to find the truth however unaesthetic it may be. They are a business person, more interested in getting results than questing after their ideal UI or zero bugs. They are a crafts person, not an artist–they value utility over beauty. They are a judge, not a legislator. They are an anthropologist, not a therapist. They are editor, not an author.
Does this also describe my ideal CEO? No.