Video: Can Product Managers Learn Something from Donald Trump?

Like Him or Hate Him, Donald Trump is the Ultimate Product Manager. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, you need to give credit where credit is due. It’s hard to avoid Donald Trump’s brand. Everything has his name on it and it’s always big, shiny and gold. Trump gold courses, Trump Towers, The Apprentice, his casino in Vegas. In fact, Trump is the product. The rest is just great marketing. While you can’t always BE the product you manage, you can surely connect your success with the product’s.

Trump also makes enough noise to make sure he’s heard. As a product manager, you need to be a decisive leader. You need to be heard. Quiet leaders do exist, but they make sure that when they speak, they’re heard.

So, again, whether you like him or hate him, the man knows how to manage a product.


Mark is the Lead Author & Editor of Spectechular Blog. Mark established the Spectechular blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Product Management.