PM needs the sense of smell like shark

Product Manager’s role is often difficult to define. Are we decision makers? Are we responsible for the outcome? Both are true. But those does not necessarily make a great PM. What great PM does is to sense an opportunity from a vague signal, like sharks finds their pray from a smell of a drip of blood. PM needs to sense whether it’s a meaty opportunity, it’s at an available distance, and it’s a viable target. Once you smelled the target, you will relentlessly chase them down.

Some PMs might be born with the instinct, some might be trained to do so. What I know is that it’s a skill that’s hard to achieve in a short term. When looking for a strong PM, you need to look for this killer instinct.