An interview with Samuel Ogunkoya. Samuel is a product management intern at ProducteevTech, a product development agency. Samuel started his career as a physiotherapist before deciding to focus on a different type of user pain, and shares some of his learnings from his journey so far.
We talk about a lot, including:
How he serendipitously landed his first product management job
What made him decide to switch from physiotherapy into product management in the first placeHow his passion for people and his broad interest in technology has affected both parts of his careerWhether his interest in product management was useful in his physiotherapy career, and how he treated his services as a productHow his experience with patients and patients' families helped him develop empathy that he now takes forward to his users & stakeholdersHow he developed a strong dislike for micromanagement from past experience, and how he pushes against this in his product management careerThe resources he used to skill up in product management, and how he prefers hands on sessions to book trainingHow he explained product management to his friends and family and how they reacted when he told them about the changeAdvice for others following him into product management