This short talk is about Paying It Forward and the important of personal networking in the product management community.  I share three personal vignettes from 2001, 2008 and 2016 to highlight why face-to-face networking is so important — and ways we can all Pay It Forward to build an even stronger product community.  Highlights:

This was recorded at Product Camp Silicon Valley 2017, held at Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business on 25 March. Both audio and video are a bit rough, but I’ve distilled an audio-only version for those who prefer podcasts:

Running time: 21 minutes


Full video is here:

Paying It Forward: Keynote for Product Camp Silicon Valley from RichMironov on Vimeo.


And the handful of slides, since some are hard to read within the video:

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