Decode and Conquer (Second Edition)

Decode and Conquer (Second Edition)




In Decode and Conquer, the author gives an industry insider's perspective on how to conquer the most difficult product management (PM) interviews. The first book focused exclusively on PM interview preparation, Decode and Conquer will reveal:

  • Frameworks for tackling product design and metrics questions, including the CIRCLES Method™, AARM Method™ and DIGS Method™
  • Biggest mistakes PM candidates make at the interview
  • Decode what interviewers are looking for, why they're looking for it, and how to deliver it
  • Answers to the most important PM interview questions

The second edition includes new PM interview questions and answer examples, along with a brand new section on behavioral interview questions.

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Look Inside the Book
Table of Contents
First 9 Pages

205 pages

Electronic Book Format
PDF (Viewable using the free Adobe PDF Reader)

Publish Date
November 28, 2013

Praise for Decode and Conquer

“Getting the interview is one thing, but convincing the hiring manager to give you an offer is another. In Decode and Conquer, Lin uses compelling real-world questions and answers to demonstrate how you can be effective in your interview.”
- Bruce Jaffe, Former Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Decode and Conquer is a fascinating book about how to succeed in product management interviews, especially case questions. It’s essential reading for anyone trying to succeed in a competitive product management job market.”
- Sandi Lin, Former Amazon Bar Raiser and Senior Manager, Product Management

“There are plenty of books focused on interviewing, but Decode and Conquer is the first one that focuses on product management interviews. It’s a unique, indispensable find that deserves to be on the bookshelf on every product management professional.”
- Ingrid Stabb, Senior Director, Oracle

"Decode and Conquer is not only a must-have for people wanting to get into product management, but also for hiring managers who want to identify the best product management candidates through better interviewing."
- Rodrigo Vaca, Vice President, Zoho

"Decode and Conquer demystifies the product management case interview. It walks you through step by step how to give great answers to hard questions." 
- Tim Tow, Senior Manager, Microsoft

“I thought only consultants had it hard with case interviews! But product managers need to be just as well prepared. I will never think about product management interview quite the same. This is a must-have for any product management candidate.”
- Joshua Waldman, Author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies

"I feel really good about the processes and frameworks introduced in this book. I also like the sample answers. It helps me compare how different my own answers are from the model answers."
- Current Google PM candidate

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About the Author
Lewis is the founder of Impact Interview, an interview coaching firm.  Serving clients since 2008, Lewis has helped clients around the world secure jobs at some of the most prestigious companies, including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.  Lewis has been featured in international press including CNN, ABC, CBS, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

Lewis has over 13 years of high-tech experience. Most recently, he was the Director of Product Management at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Lewis worked at Google, where he was responsible for launching new AdWords products.

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